There are several educational institutes in our community from private to public schools and higher education institutes in our surrounding communities.

Riverbank Unified School District
The Riverbank Unified School District (RUSD) has an enrollment of 3,159 students with 5 schools (3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school).

Elementary Schools
2 of the 3 elementary schools are California Distinguished Schools and 1 is in its5th year of a SB 1274 grant for restructuring. Class size reduction has been implemented at the 3 elementary schools within this District. Riverbank children also attend schools in the Sylvan Union School District (SUSD). Private schools include Cornerstone Christian School and Riverbank Christian Academy.

For those interested in attending colleges or universities, Modesto Junior College (MJC) is approximately 10 miles (18 minutes) from Riverbank. MJC provides instructional programs leading to transfers to 4-year colleges, that leads to various associate degrees and vocational programs that lead to a certification in a specific trade.


Just 19 miles from the City of Riverbank we have the California State University, Stanislaus (CSUS). Bachelor degree programs offered at CSUS include:
  • Art
  • Business
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Science
CSUS also offers Master's degrees in:
  • Business Administration
  • Communication Studies
  • Education
  • English
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration