Our School

Mission Statement

 School, parents, and community working together

to provide each student an appropriate learning

experience in a positive, secure environment. 


Our Belief Statement 

Riverbend believes in providing stimulating experiences for all children to reach their fullest potential within a positive, secure environment.

 We also believe a successful school is a community of learners who contribute positively to the school, the community, and the world.

In addition, a prosperous school is one that encourages involvement, fosters communication, and welcomes support from students, teachers, parents, and the community, which it serves.



Riverbend is an Honor School of Excellence 

2011 National Blue Ribbon School. 


      The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools based on one of two criteria:

  1. Schools whose students, regardless of backgrounds, are high performing. These are schools ranked among the state's highest performing schools as measured by their performance on state assessments or in the case of private schools, that score at the highest performance level on tests referenced by national norms in at least the most recent year tested; and
  2. Schools with at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that improve student performance to high levels as measured by the school's performance on state assessments or nationally-normed tests.       

Riverbend Elementary Campus


As a part of our county goal, we will be working together to ensure the success of our students with preparation for tomorrow and learning for a lifetime.

Riverbend Elementary School serves the Crabtree, Iron Duff, and Fines Creek area of Haywood County. The school was named for the bend in the Pigeon River located close to the school. This area of Haywood County is one of the most beautiful, desirable areas in the county. This wonderful new school, located one mile north of I-40, replaced two older schools which were in a declining state of repair. These communities have come together in this new location to establish one of the best schools in the area.

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