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: