Excellence in Education Coming to Riverstone Community
March 19, 2017
Madera, CA - Creating a kid-friendly residential community has always been a priority for the developers of the new 2,000-acre Riverstone. It’s a commitment seen in every aspect of Riverstone’s inaugural neighborhood, especially the top-notch education that will be offered at the upcoming on-site elementary school.
“It’s very important that our youngest residents have access to a solid, well-rounded education,” said Riverstone’s Tim Jones. “We couldn’t be happier that our partner in nurturing the minds of tomorrow is Golden Valley Unified School District. The district is truly committed to both academic and athletic excellence made possible by an extremely talented, creative and hardworking team of teachers, coaches, students and administrative staff.”
An award-winning school district also known for its technological innovation, Golden Valley Unified comprises nine schools serving nearly 2,000 students. The district maintains an exceptional student-teacher ratio of 24:1, and was named a Silver Award recipient for Best High Schools from U.S. News & World Report.
The district’s Liberty High School, named a California Distinguished School for 2009, boasts a graduation rate of 96.18%, which is the highest graduation rate in the region. Last semester, 60% of Liberty High students finished above a 3.00 GPA, and traditionally, approximately 65% of its Seniors graduate UC/CSU-ready. Liberty High offers nine Advanced Placement classes in a wide variety of subjects, and three ROP classes in Robotics, Digital Media and Sports Medicine. Eighty-five percent of Liberty’s students is involved in extra or co-curricular activities, which include an offering of 24 activities such as Drama, FFA and Band/Choir.
In addition to exemplary academics, Liberty High School is also recognized for its strong athletics program with league, division and valley championships in various sports. In Girls’ athletics, the Golf team recently competed in Division 3 Championships, the Soccer team ranked 2nd in section following their third consecutive Valley Championship Game, and Cross Country finished 3rd in the Valley Championships and competed in State.
Recently in Boys’ athletics, the Basketball team reached section quarterfinals, the Soccer team competed in the first round of playoffs, and the Football team won a Co-NSL Championship.
The district’s Ranchos Middle School, named a California Distinguished School, offers a one-to-one mobile device program for its 7th and 8th graders. Students utilize cutting-edge 10.1 Samsung Note Tablets and Chromebooks both in the classroom and at home, giving teachers the ability to make learning more immersive and participatory.
Two other district schools that have both garnered California Distinguished School honors include Webster Elementary and Sierra View Elementary. Sierra View, which offers students a range of extra-curricular activities such as drama, music and philanthropic programs, is the highest-performing school in Madera County based on SBAC results. Both schools run award-winning reading labs in which all students are assessed three times a year to ensure reading growth. If a student becomes “at risk”, they attend the on-campus reading lab for 30 minutes a day every day of the week—with curriculum and instruction matched to students’ needs. Each lab employs well-trained paraprofessionals and a reading specialist to assess, instruct, motivate and monitor the students.
Situated in the heart of the region’s path of growth, Riverstone—when complete—will total approximately 6,578 single-family, attached and multi-family homes, as well as commercial and mixed-use space including office, service and retail. Amenities at Riverstone are anticipated to include walkable neighborhoods, parks and open space, multiple resort-style community clubhouses, hiking and biking trails, a dog park, a community farm, historic olive and citrus groves, on-site schools, a sustainable water supply and a nearby stretch of the San Joaquin River and adjacent lake.
Now selling at Riverstone are the community’s first new-home collections from McCaffrey Homes and Lennar Homes. For more information on Santerra and Ivy by McCaffrey Homes, call (559) 673-7533 or visit www.McCaffreyHomes.com. For more details on the Cambridge Collection from Lennar Homes, call (559) 994-6567 or visit www.Lennar.com/Madera.
Interested homebuyers for Riverstone are encouraged to visit the community’s website at www.RiverstoneCA.com and add their name to the Interest List.
The freshwater lake eight miles from Riverstone is full of fish and ready. There’s also Millerton Lake, just 13 miles away. Happy angling!