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We are excited that you have chosen to explore our the River Birch Elementary website, and we hope you find the content informative and helpful. We will update this site often with news and information that will assist in our parent/school partnership. Please bookmark our site and return to it often.

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A Message from the Principal

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At River Birch Elementary, we believe all belong, all learn, and all grow! My name is Heather Gorgas, and I am proud to be the principal of this incredible school.  At River Birch, we serve approximately 650 learners in grades kindergarten through fourth grade.  Our team strives to build strong relationships with students, families, and community because we believe it is vital to the success of each learner we serve. 

Our emphasis on the development of the whole child starts with a safe and respectful learning environment.  In order for all students to learn, they have the right to feel safe and supported.  We expect all students to learn and grow, which is why we work to provide cognitively challenging learning experiences.  Our school community believes strongly in school-family collaboration. Families and caregivers are encouraged to take an active role in their child’s learning. We have a strong PTO that hosts several family events each year!  In addition to these fun events, they also work tirelessly to support the staff by volunteering and grant funding.

The Avon Community School Corporation is one of the best in Indiana. I want to encourage you to visit our school and look forward to another great year!

This website is here to inform, so please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. You can email me or call me at (317) 544-6800. 
A partner in your child's education, 
Mrs. Heather Gorgas, Principal

Meet our Teacher & Support Staff of the Year

Meet the two special people who were nominated by their peers as our 2022 Teacher & Support Staff of the Year.

sara randall
theresa dotts

School Start- and End-Times

Bus Drop Time Start-/End-Times Office Hours
9:15 am 9:25 am - 4:10 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
artist's rendering of river birch

The River Birch Story

In a farm field located in the northwest corner of Avon, Indiana, ground was broken in July 2008 for Avon Community School Corporation’s newest elementary school—River Birch Elementary. After a detailed demographic study, which was conducted in 2007 by Avon Community Schools, it was determined that this site would best serve future educational needs of our learning community. Patterned after our Avon sister school, River Birch Elementary borrowed the same architectural footprint as Cedar Elementary, which opened in Avon in 2006. By utilizing the same architectural designs and layouts as Cedar Elementary, Avon Community Schools were able to reduce construction startup costs while simultaneously improving the educational capabilities of the River Birch by making a few minor structural adjustments.

River Birch Elementary opened for leading and learning in 2010. In the last twelve years, enrollment has peaked at nearly 850 students. As a result of consistent enrollment growth in Avon Schools, boundaries were adjusted to create a more equitable experience for all learners and famililies.  Currently, our enrollment is approximately 650 students in grades K-4.  


Contact Us

5456 E. County Road 75 N.
Avon, IN 46123

p (317) 544-6800
f (317) 544-6801

Heather Gorgas

Kyle Kopke

Leanne Jones

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