Welcome to Riverside Elementary

  • riverside buildingEquitably educate all students without exception.

    Important School Reminders

    1. Report if your child is going to be absent.

    2. Please notify the main office of any phone number or address changes.

    3. Please remember to bring a form of picture identification when picking up your child during school or at dismissal.


  • Address
    1400 Centre Avenue
    Reading, PA 19601

    Main Office: 610-371-5896
    Fax: 610-371-5899

    Grades: PreK-4
    School Colors: Red and Black
    School Mascot: Red Knight


  • Elementary School Hours 
    8:05 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

    Kindergarten Hours
    8:05 a.m.-2:10 p.m.

    Pre-Kindergarten Hours
    Morning.: 8:05 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
    Afternoon: 12 p.m.-2:40 p.m.

School Contacts

  • Principal: Justin Storch, M.Ed.  

    • Assistant Principal: Ryan Nye, M.Ed. 
    • School Nurse: Ginger Motley
    • School Counselors: Tracie Tucker (Grades K-2) and Rebecca O'Connell (Grades 3-4)
    • School Social Worker: Marsha Ganter
    • Office Secretary: Kathy Mengel
    • Attendance Secretary: Alejandra Loaiza
    • Parent Outreach: Ronnie Delacruz
    • Home and School Visitor: Dave Marrella

A Message from the Principal

  • Welcome to Riverside Elementary School!

    Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members,

    It is with great joy and enthusiasm that we extend a warm welcome to you all at Riverside Elementary School. We are thrilled to embark on a new academic year filled with endless opportunities for growth, learning, and success.

    At Riverside Elementary, we believe in fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment where every student feels valued, respected, and inspired to reach their full potential. Our dedicated team of educators is committed to providing top-notch education that goes beyond textbooks, focusing on the development of the whole child. Through a blend of innovative teaching methods, interactive learning experiences, and fostering a safe and supportive learning environment, we aim to ignite the spark of curiosity and creativity in our students.

    Parents and guardians, your partnership is essential in creating a strong foundation for your child's educational journey. We encourage open communication and collaboration between the school and home, as together we can empower our students to excel academically and develop the life skills necessary for a bright future.

    Community members, we value your support in shaping the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and change-makers. Your involvement enriches the learning environment and reinforces the sense of unity that defines Riverside Elementary School.

    As we embark on this exciting adventure, let us remember that every day presents an opportunity to learn, grow, and make a positive impact. We invite you to explore our website, stay updated on school events, and join us in creating a vibrant educational community.

    Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of educating your children. Let's make this academic year one of growth, exploration, and achievement.


    Warm regards,

    Justin Storch, M.Ed

    Principal, Riverside Elementary School