About our School

    Welcome to Alcott Elementary School!
    Alcott Elementary School is located in Riverside, CA and is one of 52 schools in Riverside Unified. It is a public school that serves approximately 775 students in grades K-6. Our mascot is the Alley cat and our school colors are blue and yellow. Built in 1961, Alcott was named in honor of author Louisa May Alcott who wrote one of the most widely read books of the 19th Century, Little Women. In the spirit of Louisa May Alcott, a lifelong learner, our motto is "Learn More, Be More!"


    At Alcott Elementary School, we develop well-rounded, intelligent, and curious students through a strong partnership between parents, students, teachers, and the community at large. We foster a collaborative culture where all students learn at optimal levels and thrive socially and emotionally. Students demonstrate high levels of achievement on assessments and through the creative processes of music, art, and drama.


    Our vision for an exemplary school is centered on continuously improving student achievement. We understand that our collective and collaborative investment in rigorous and meaningful work will engage students who are performing at every level of achievement.

    We envision a school where all students have access to curriculum and extra-curricular activities that enhance the central mission of learning. Students are expected to ask questions and seek answers. They listen to one another,reflect upon their learning, and offer insight to enhance their understanding of content.

    We envision a school where all students can become productive citizens and lifelong learners. In our school, adults model the tenets of good citizenship that we expect in our students and they are given the building blocks they need to succeed. These building blocks include character development, high expectations for learning, and a warm and encouraging environment where students feel safe to learn and grow.

    The future of our society depends on the citizens we create today!

  • Alcott offers curricula and after school programs that emphasize high academic achievement and character development.

  • Fully-credentialed teaching staff

  • 27 general education classes and 3 special education classes

  • Journey to Success Program based on John Wooden's Pyramid of Success

  • Free H.E.A.R.T.S. after school program (Helping Elementary Achievers Reach The Stars)

  • RUSD Band Program 5-6

  • Visual Arts Program K-6

  • Intervention Program: During instructional day and after school

  • Accelerated Reader Program

  • Scholar Awards each trimester

  • Science Fair

  • Parent Groups: including School Site Council, English Learner Advisory Committee, Alcott School Foundation

  • Parent Workshops and Family Events throughout the year

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