Collaboratively educate and empower our scholars to thrive in challenging environments

RGSD Vision

RGSD will be a district where:

  • There are high expectations for all. 
  • There will be healthy, loving, empathetic and kind relationships.
  • Students are at the center of our decisions.
  • Supports are provided so students become grade-level ready.
  • There is transparency, accountability, timely, clear communication, and high levels of customer service.
  • All stakeholders have a voice.
  • There is a focus on college and career readiness.

RGSD Value Statements


Students are at the forefront of all decisions.


A safe learning climate and caring staff are essential to meeting the social, emotional and academic needs of all students.


The school, families and community work together, supporting each other.


We demonstrate honesty, transparency, ethical behavior and trustworthiness in everything we do every day.

 RGSD Beliefs

The district vision and mission are guided by the following belief statements:

  •     We believe the district is accountable for educating all children.
  •     We believe parents are the first and primary educators in our students' lives.
  •     We believe that the Board of Education makes informed, student-centered decisions that are compliant with state statutes and sensitive to the needs of the community.
  •     We believe that student learning needs to be the focus of financial, business and instructional decisions.
  •     We believe the educational process is a shared effort demanding the involvement of parents, students, teachers, administrators, and the community.
  •     We believe that all students can learn and must be taught effectively with a diverse, challenging and differentiated curriculum supported by technology according to individual needs and differences.
  •     We believe that all people have dignity and worth, and must be treated with respect.  Learning values and ethics are important parts of every student's education.
  •     We believe that understanding and acknowledging the value of cultural and individual diversity enriches the learning environment and is essential to a caring society.
  •     We believe that every individual has a right to a safe, healthy and disciplined learning environment where teaching, learning, and working take place.
  •     We believe that high expectations and accountability for each staff member and student will result in maximizing learning and success.  All students must be afforded opportunities to express creativity, develop techniques for problem solving, and practice critical thinking skills.
  •     We believe the input and expertise of the entire community are vital to the development of our educational system.
  •     We believe that relevant professional development is essential for all staff to improve student achievement and district operations.
  •     We believe that our students benefit from a variety of learning opportunities to transition from school to adultlife.
  •     We believe that students should be prepared to succeed in higher education and/ or career goals.  
  •     We believe career education opportunities are vital for our students.
  •     We believe that to educate the child fully we must address the social, emotional, academic and physical needs of students.
  •     We believe that community commitment and ownership are essential for the success of the district.

Nondiscrimination policy

The Riverview Gardens School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex or handicapping conditions in the provision of educational services, admissions, or employment.

If you have inquires or concerns regarding the application of this nondiscrimination policy, you may contact the local school principal or the Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent at 1370 Northumberland Dr., St. Louis, MO   63137. Phone 314-869-2505.