Riffenburgh Elementary School

1320 East Stuart Street Fort Collins CO 80525
Principal: Melanie Mierzwa
Phone:(970) 488-7935 Fax:(970) 488-7937 Attendance: (970) 488-7936
Hours:8:45am-3:28pm 1/2 Day Kindergarten Hours:8:45am-12:30pm

About Us

School Profile


Working Together to Achieve Educational Excellence

Riffenburgh Elementary School is located in the south central/east area of Fort Collins on the Front Range of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. It was named in honor of Waldo Riffenburgh, who served as a member and president of the Fort Collins Board of Education for eighteen years. The school occupies what was once part of Ed and Cora Johnson's farm. It adjoins Edora Park, which was named to honor Ed and Dora.

Riffenburgh is recognized throughout the neighborhood as a rich learning environment. We have a strong history of sound academic excellence and strive to continue that excellence through sustainable learning to meet state standards.

Our Riffenburgh staff is well-trained and recognized for their dedication and expertise. Many of our staff members have master's degrees. We have a commitment to meeting the diverse needs of our students. This includes use of technology, hands- on activities, and enrichment. We have numerous student activities both within the context of the regular school day and as after-school activities. Running Club, Choir, Scouts, Student Council, and Odyssey of the Mind are examples of the variety of activities available.

Decision-making at Riffenburgh has several components. Staff, parents, and community members are involved either through our Leadership Team or our School Improvement Team. Both entities meet at least monthly. We are fortunate to have parents, community members, and teachers who are eager and excited to be an integral part of planning and implementing curriculum and school business.

"The Riffenburgh Community...working together to achieve educational excellence." We invite you to visit our school and watch as we put our words into action. We hope this is the place you will want your children to be.