Riverbend Elementary School students will become critical, creative learners and thinkers, and independent problems solvers. They will demonstrate the characteristics of competent, responsible and caring citizens, and acquire the academic and communication skills necessary for contribution and success in a diverse global society.
Riverbend was honored for excellence in 2016 by the California Department of Education. The prestigious Gold Ribbon School Award is based on innovation and effectiveness in implementing state academic content and performance standards.
Riverbend Elementary School resides on the property once known as part of Sutter Hock Farm, founded by Captain John Sutter, a prominent pioneer in California’s history.
In 1841, Captain John Sutter built a home at Hock Farm along the west bank of the Feather River, a few miles south of what would become Yuba City. Hock Farm supplied the settlement at Sutter’s Fort, and had well over thousands of horses and livestock freely ranging his farm property.
Riverbend Elementary School’s school mascot, the colt, signifies the energy and spirit of our pioneers. The riparian theme is existent in our school building and landscaping, and the Riverbend Colts will continue the link from the past to the future in our school community and culture.
Sutter County Museum, Sharyl Simmons, Assistant Curator
John Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier, Albert L. Hurtado