The Roseville City School District Board of Education voted to name its newest school, Riego Creek Elementary, which will serve transitional kindergarten through fifth grade students residing in the Fiddyment Farm neighborhood, which is part of the West Roseville Specific Plan. The school is currently in the planning and approval phase with an anticipated build in 2022.
The District accepted naming submissions from the public for the school. During the six-week submission period, the district received 15 suggestions that proposed namesakes of local landmarks, a famous scientist, and historical individuals who have made contributions to the City.
“Even in a growing district like ours, naming a school remains an extraordinary opportunity and we hope Riego Creek will resonate with the community,” says Board President Alisa Fong. “As our city grows west, Riego has become a name that is familiar to our residents, especially as Riego Road becomes a main arterial route.”
Derivi Castellanos Architects (DCA) will oversee design and Jeff Luchetti Construction (JLC) will oversee the build. The school site, formerly known as F-71, is located near the intersection of Hayden Parkway and Holt Parkway in west Roseville. Riego Creek Elementary will accommodate 800 students at full capacity, and will include indoor and outdoor learning spaces, flexible learning space, and a dedicated music room on a 10-acre site, adjacent to a city park. Orchard Ranch Elementary in the Westpark neighborhood was the District’s most recent new school to open in 2017. At that time, it opened with 450 students and now has more than 700 students.
About Roseville City School District: The Roseville City School District (RCSD) serves more than 10,000 transitional kindergarten through eighth grade students in 19 unique schools. Offering specialized programs, such as International Baccalaureate (IB), GATE, AVID, Career Technical Education (CTE) courses, art and music education, the District focuses on maximizing student achievement while exceeding parents’ expectations. Learn more at rcsdk8.org.
About West Roseville Specific Plan: WRSP includes 3,162 acres west of Fiddyment Road, generally north of Pleasant Grove Boulevard. The specific plan includes 8,792 single and multi-family units, including approximately 704 age-restricted units, 57 acres of commercial, 109 acres of industrial, 255 acres of park, 705 acres of open space, and 108 acres of schools. At build-out, the plan area is expected to accommodate approximately 22,332 residents and provide 3,726 jobs.