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Rio Vista Elementary School

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Posted August 5, 2013

I attended this school and I loved it. There was never any bullying problems. Mysinlings go there now and never say anything about a bullying problem.


Posted June 20, 2013

Rio vista is a great school. I attended this school and i loved it! The teachers were very helpful and caring. Especially Ms.Vizzcaino,im always going to remember her. I loved the progams it has like the Casa Program it actually kept me entertained. I also took Read 180 with Ms.Guillen and it helped in my reading alot. I remember that the school would give us icecream everytime we put great effort on homework and tests.That motivated us to do our best in school:) To be honest the lunch they give in this school was the best,very delicious,i miss the food as well. There is so many great things to say about this school. Im always gonna remember my childhood in this school.Great memories. Kids that attend to this school are very fortunate to be there, im sure that their gonna have a great time and education.


Posted May 24, 2013

There is a major bullying problem at this school. Both of my children have been bullied several times in the past two years. And honestly nothing is done about it by the staff or the principals. The teachers are the only ones who seem to care. Mrs. De soucy is a fantastic teacher! There's other great teachers there as well. They definitely have their hands full with too many students per teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2013

My daugther attended Rio Vista and she love every second of it. We are moving and the only thing that wanted to hold me back from moving was Mrs. Archuleta she is awesome. We will miss U.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

Great School. The teachers are good to the students and help them as much as they can. Parents need to step in and help their children succeed its not always the teachers responsibility. I was a student here years ago and i have great memories of the place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

Good School. The kids enjoy coming and love their teachers! Well organized staff with good ideas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

terrible staff. Too many students per teacher. The casa program allows students to leave early without parental permission
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

Wonderful School!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

My daughter is in 4th grade and she has been doing great at this school. They have a wonderful afterschool program. Most of her teachers have been very good, and I love the new uniform policy, it is so easy in the mornings when it comes to dressing up, we do not go through any kind of arguments any more, and she is much better at school, knowing that no one is going to criticize what she is wearing. Children can be very rude and the uniform policy helps very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

I have two kids that are attending to this school and am very satisfy with everything great teachers. This school has improved a lot. What I don t like it s the uniform dress code. I believe that the schools that have uniformed dress code are the bad schools so Rio vista doing that it doesn t look good at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2006

Overall, I'm not real satisfied with the whole school program and encouragement from the school as a whole. Ie. Awards, recognition for various achievments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

This school has poor state ratings, and we were not impressed with the teacher's ability to challenge the students. Expectations are not high and communication w/ parents was poor (from administrators & teachers). Our son interacted well with the other students but we felt he was being held back because he was a more advanced student than most and the teachers were not motivated to challenge him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

This school needs help. I would not recommend this school for any child. I would request that they bus your child to another of their schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2004

School is below average. Teachers seem unmotivated. School does not challenge the children enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2004

Rio Vista is overcrouded. The ratio of students to teachers is high. There is also minimal supervision on the play ground. Materials are short and the children are the ones who suffer.
—Submitted by a former student


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This school's
API score

794

Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

794

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

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Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
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4 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females59%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

Math

All Students71%
Females82%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner70%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate90%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students33%
Females32%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state28%

Math

All Students58%
Females49%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females57%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students70%
Females63%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Females63%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state52%

Math

All Students70%
Females70%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state68%

Science

All Students48%
Females44%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 86%
White 5%
Asian 4%
Black 2%
Two or more races 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/AN/A
English language learners 58%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 15%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Rafael Plascencia
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310 North Rio Vista Street
Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (714) 986-7240

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