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Mission Statement

Students will graduate prepared and motivated to succeed in their choice of career and higher education and to contribute to the common good. ×

Rio Vista Elementary School

Rio Vista Elementary School is located in the northern section of Cathedral City. As one of the sixteen elementary schools in the Palm Springs Unified School District, Rio Vista serves approximately 780 students in grades kindergarten through five.


Steve Marlatt Ed.D., Principal
67-700 Verona Road
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone: (760) 416-0032
Fax: (760) 416-0087


Rio Vista Elementary School is a school of excellence where our community of learners, including all faculty, students, parents, and community members work as a team to increase student achievement, to build academic success, to encourage good citizenship, to develop healthy values, and to elevate a sense of happiness and well-being for all students. Our school promotes good manners and good citizenship: respect, perseverance, kindness, fairness, responsibility, friendship, caring, trustworthiness, consideration, and pride. Our school instills a desire tolearn in each child. Parents and teachers are sensitive to each child's individual needs so that every student reaches his/her full potential. Every Student is challenged to strive for his or her best. Our school is a safe and secure environment that supports diversity and inclusion. Our school provides a well-rounded, enriched education to establish college readiness.

Rio Vista Elementary School Events
Monday, April 13, 2015 -
8:00am to 2:20pm
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:00pm
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, March 6, 2015 - 2:20pm
Rio Vista Elementary School News

I am very pleased to announce that Rio Vista Elementary School has been selected as a 2016 California Gold Ribbon School.  The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award recognizes schools with a model program or practice that includes standards-based a