Award-Winning Learning at Riverstone

October 20, 2023

For many of today’s homebuying families, finding the right school district is just as important as finding the right home. Both are within easy reach at Riverstone, the 2,000-acre master-planned community just north of Fresno that offers a large variety of dream homes as well as a dream school—Stone Creek Elementary.

Belonging to Golden Valley USD, Stone Creek Elementary school at Riverstone features 21st century classrooms, a state-of-the-art Library/Media Center, a dedicated music room, outdoor learning spaces and an outdoor amphitheater.
The innovative 15.5-acre campus of Stone Creek Elementary school includes a dynamic sports complex with high-quality sports courts, ball fields and playgrounds.

The “Sunbirds” are back in session at the onsite TK-6th grade school, which was just named a 2023 California Distinguished School. Stone Creek Elementary also belongs to the award-winning Golden Valley Unified School District—which is Madera’s number-one school district and one of the highest performing school districts in the Central Valley.

“We couldn’t be happier that Stone Creek received this important recognition,” said Riverstone’s Tim Jones. “It’s a testament to all the hard work and dedication of our wonderful teachers and administrative staff as well as the many parents behind the scenes. This onsite school continues to be an academic standout in terms of the impact it makes on students’ lives. Without a doubt, it’s one of the best things about living at Riverstone.”

An innovative 15.5-acre campus conveniently situated just a short walk or bike ride away from Riverstone’s new-home collections, Stone Creek Elementary features tech-forward classrooms, a state-of-the-art Library/Media Center, a dedicated music room, outdoor learning spaces, an outdoor amphitheater and a dynamic sports complex with the highest-quality ball fields and playgrounds.

Stone Creek Elementary Principal, Shellie Roth, notes, “Stone Creek continues to thrive in the Riverstone community. We are blessed to follow the leadership of Golden Valley Unified School District. Our students, staff and parents benefit from the vision set by Mr. Hatch, our superintendent. We are encouraged by the growth we have seen in our students’ academics during our first two years.”

Helping to make busy school days a little more convenient is Riverwalk, the retail district of Riverstone that is located practically around the corner from Stone Creek Elementary. Residents can grab a morning brew at Dutch Bros. Coffee or a smoothie at the Fresh Fill food market with an in-store Juice It Up! The ever-growing variety of stores also includes Blast & Brew, Me-n-Ed’s Pizza, Judy’s Donuts and Papi’s Mex Grill, a local favorite that has been serving authentic and delicious Mexican food in the Valley for almost a decade.

A quality education is one of the best-known aspects of Riverstone, and it may have influenced its recent nomination to receive a CVLUX Luxury Award, a prestigious accolade determined by the voting public that honors only the best of the best in the Central Valley. This year, Riverstone has again been nominated for Best Community and its next-door Riverwalk has been nominated for Best Shopping Center. Those who wish to vote may cast their ballots online by visiting Voting is open through December 29, 2023.

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 private trail network for hiking and biking, 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.

For more information about the new-home community of Riverstone and its collections of new homes from Bonadelle Neighborhoods, Crown Homes, Granville Homes, Lennar, Wathen Castanos Homes, Wilson Homes and Woodside Homes, homebuyers are encouraged to tour the builders’ Model Homes or visit the community’s website at and add their name to the Interest List.


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