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Welcome From the Principal


Welcome From the Principal

Welcome From the Principal

Kirk Pavelich, principal
Dear Parents,
Welcome to Royal View Elementary School! I am thrilled to once again have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful group of people at a building recognized nationally and statewide for academic excellence. I eagerly look forward to working with all of you to continue Royal View’s standing as a model school for elementary buildings at the local, state and national levels.

Thank you for entrusting your child to us. It is our goal to provide each student with the academic and social opportunities deemed necessary to become fully functioning individuals in a global community. To help us as we strive for this goal, the staff members at Royal View have developed a school improvement plan that is reviewed annually. Our goals for the school year are:

1. All students will reach high standards, at a minimum attaining Adequate Yearly Progress, in the area of reading and language arts.

2. All students will reach high standards, at a minimum attaining Adequate Yearly Progress, in the area of mathematics.

3. All staff members will be provided the opportunity to meet frequently throughout the year as Teacher Based Teams (TBT's) to engage in meaningful discussions about student performance on common assessments and instructional best practices.

4. All staff members will cultivate a building-wide atmosphere of collaboration through consistent grade level team meetings to discuss student progress, interventions and performance on benchmark assessments.

5. All students and staff members will cultivate a building-wide culture of positive behavior support through engagement in the "Royal Pride" program that rewards students who are respectful, responsible and active learners.

In addition, literacy development is one of the most important goals for the staff at Royal View Elementary. Every staff member at our building is committed to building and sustaining a school culture in which high quality literacy instruction for all students is our most important priority.

To achieve our goal of literacy for all, Royal View Elementary embraces a balanced, comprehensive approach to literacy. Our approach will be guided by educational research aimed at increasing students’ ability to make personal connections to the world by preparing them to become successful participants in a global society. Rigorous and relevant instruction in listening, oral language development, reading, writing, and presentation skills will form the foundation needed across all grade levels to build strong, motivated, literate students.

At Royal View, we believe that parents, teachers, and students working together is of the utmost importance in helping us achieve all of our goals. Please feel free to visit our school and talk with any of our staff members. It is our desire to work together so that Royal View can continue to be an inviting place where your child can "learn and grow."

This upcoming school year will once again be filled with both great rewards and challenges. I look forward to working together to make a positive impact in the lives of our students.


Kirk V. Pavelich, Principal
Royal View Elementary
13220 Ridge Road
North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: 440-582-9080

[email protected] 


School Profile

Royal View Elementary was founded in 1964, with one addition of six classrooms in 1988. In 1996, our building was transformed from a 2-3 building to a neighborhood K-4 building. Due to high enrollment in 2004, redistricting was necessary to balance populations at each elementary school and kindergarten students were moved to an early childhood center. As of 2015, our kindergarteners rejoined us. 

Currently, Royal View has 42 full-time staff members and 14 part-time staff members serving our student population of 405 students. Seventy-nine percent of certificated staff members have attained at least a master’s degree. All teachers are designated Highly Qualified by the State of Ohio.

On September 9, 2010, the United States Department of Education recognized Royal View as a National Blue Ribbon School. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Blue Ribbon Schools are ranked among the state’s highest performing schools as measured by their performance on state assessments.

In 2015, the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators presented Royal View with the Hall of Fame School Award. The Hall of Fame School award recognizes schools that go above and beyond the call of duty to get students, teachers, and community members excited about education. Royal View staff members submitted an extensive application documenting the quality of their educational program in the following areas: instructional system, student achievement, student development, personnel, administration, school management, and stakeholders.

Additionally, Royal View has received many other acknowledgments for excellence. Recognitions include the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Family Partnership Award from the National PTA, the Honor Student Council Excellence Award from the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National PTA Parental Involvement Certification of Excellence, the State Superintendent’s School of Distinction, Buckeye Best Healthy School Award, state winner of the PTA Rescue Recess Award, and the 2007 Emerging School of Character awarded by the Ohio Partners in Character Education.

Royal View is unique because we offer a variety of student-centered groups. These include first grade Pride Patrol, Conflict Managers, Morning Greeters, and Royal Ambassadors. General education students assist students with multiple disabilities by volunteering to be a member of “Petty’s Pals.” Student Council holds community service projects throughout the year. Support groups exist to ensure students’ emotional/social needs are met. Friendship Circle is for students struggling to make friends. MASH (Motivation, Academics, Social Skills and Happiness) group is for students lacking in these areas. Stepping Stones help selected students with disabilities engage in positive interactions throughout their school day.
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