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Riverdale Elementary School
5006 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737
Riverdale Elementary serves students in kindergarten through the sixth grade. The school has approximately 586 studentsMore from over 30 countries. The school's principal is Carol Cantu.
William Wirt Middle School
62nd Pl & Tuckerman St, Riverdale, MD 20737

William Wirt Middle School is a Title 1 school that serves students in grades six through eight. Principal PrenticeMore Christian provides the students with the "Principal's Book of the Month," which encourages teen reading. The school also has an active renaissance program that encourages students to participate in theater.

The school has a 15 percent school suspension rate.

Gap Buster Learning Center
6200 Sheridan St, Riverdale, MD 20737

Gap Buster is located at the Center for Educational Partnership, an former school building owned by The University ofMore Maryland that is now the home base for various student programs within the community.

According to the center's founder, Dr. Yvette Butler, students attending Gap Buster programs are eager to learn and be successful. The program was initially created to break down any academic achievement gap for African-American and minority students.

Since opening in 1999, Gap Buster has become not only a place for students to get extra academic help, but to take advantage of enrichment classes, summer camps and opportunities to travel to foreign countries. Gap Buster recently opened an HIV/AIDS testing clinic. The center also has a location in Montgomery County.

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