Riverstone’s Stone Creek Elementary Underway
May 17, 2020
For many people, the current learn-at-home situation is shedding new light on the importance of education and what it means to reside within a quality school district. Providing opportunities for an exceptional education has always been a priority at the 2,000-acre Riverstone master-planned community, and a shining example is its upcoming on-site school campus—Stone Creek Elementary.
With foundations now set for the first two administration buildings, Stone Creek Elementary is right on track for its planned opening in time for the 2021 school year.
“We’re thrilled with the progress being made on what will ultimately become a very forward-thinking educational facility,” said Riverstone’s Tim Jones. “From the innovative envisioning of its indoor-outdoor spaces to the highest-quality design of its ball fields and playgrounds, Stone Creek will be a Central Valley standout…and the fact that it will be part of Madera’s #1 school district just makes it even more outstanding.”
Belonging to the award-winning Golden Valley USD and only a short walk or bike ride away from Riverstone’s neighborhoods of homes, the innovative 15.5-acre campus of Stone Creek is planned to feature tech-forward 21st century classrooms, a state-of-the-art Library/Media Center, a dedicated music room, outdoor learning spaces, an outdoor amphitheater and a dynamic sports complex.
The campus will be the first elementary school built under Golden Valley USD (the district broke away from Madera Unified School District in 1998).
Comprising nine schools serving nearly 2,000 students, Golden Valley USD maintains an exceptional student-teacher ratio of 24:1, and was named a Silver Award recipient for Best High Schools from U.S. News & World Report.
One of the district’s shining stars—Webster Elementary—was recently named a 2020 California Distinguished School, a prestigious accolade that honors some of California's most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Webster Elementary is the temporary home for TK-6th graders and their families living at Riverstone. With a school-wide attendance rate of 98%, Webster boasts the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding standards in the district. More than 60% of students met or exceeded standards in both ELA (English Language Arts) and math for 3rd through 6th grades.
Situated in the heart of the region’s path of growth, Riverstone—when complete—will total approximately 6,578 single-family, attached and multi-family homes. Coming soon is the one-million-square-foot Riverwalk mixed-use lifestyle retail destination. Amenities at Riverstone include walkable neighborhoods, parks and open space, a dog park, a sustainable water supply and The Lodge community clubhouse with resort-style swimming pools, a trainer-designed fitness center, demonstration kitchen, Gear Barn, outdoor gathering spaces with firepits, and ongoing monthly activities such as self-defense classes, book clubs, arts and crafts, specialty meal cooking classes and more. Future amenities are anticipated to include hiking and biking trails, a community farm and the on-site Stone Creek Elementary school belonging to the award-winning Golden Valley Unified School District.
For more information about the new-home community of Riverstone and its collections of new homes from Bonadelle Neighborhoods, Crown Homes, D.R. Horton, Lennar, Wathen Castanos Homes and Woodside Homes, homebuyers are encouraged to visit the community’s website at www.RiverstoneCA.com and add their name to the Interest List. Model Home tours for all homebuilders are available by appointment.
The freshwater lake eight miles from Riverstone is full of fish and ready. There’s also Millerton Lake, just 13 miles away. Happy angling!