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Rios Elementary School

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Posted July 22, 2013

I have 3 kids in the school 5th, 4th and k I like the school and love the teacher *****
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2011

MY CHILD WENT TO RIOS FOR TWO YEARS, FIRST YEAR WAS FINE BUT THE SECOND YEAR THE TEACHER WAS ALWAYS TELLING ME I SHOULD PUT HIM ON MEDICATION OVER MONTHS OF TIME I KEPT SAYING NO I DON'T BELIEVE IN MEDICATING MY CHILD.I OVER HEARD HER HAVING THE SAME CONVERSATION WITH ANOTHER PARENT.WE HAVE LEFT THE SCHOOL BUT BEFORE WE LEFT SHE HAD GOT FOUR STUDENTS ON MEDS.I GOT TIRED OF HER MAKING ME FEEL LIKE I WAS A BAD PARENT.I RAN INTO AN PARENT THAT'S CHILD IS STILL GO THERE AND SHE TOLD ME SHES DOING THE SAME TO HER. SHES REALLY NICE TEACHER I JUST WISH SHE WOULD KNOW WHEN TO STOP BUGGING PARENTS ON THIS TOPIC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

I am very disapointed with the school. The teachers are always yelling at the students. The class lessons are unmotivating for students and teachers seem to be pushing kids through the grades/years without concern for their success. Whatever happened to the teacher who showed a child how wonderful and exciting learning can be. My student's teacher drolly reads lessons as students sit blankly watching her and only take note to write down the correct answer. My student is learning nothing and this is a waste of his time and a poor excuse for an education :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2008

What an awesome staff this school has. Since my son started in '04 I feel he is truly cared about both as a student and as a person! Kudos Rios!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2007

My Daughter has been going to Rios for three years and I think it's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

My child is a second grader at Rios Elementary school, and has learned more than I thought he will since Kindergarten. I am amazed with the quality of teachers and staff they have at this school. Yet we never had a problem communicating with the teachers or the principal herself. There is a friendly atmosphere at this school, you can sense it as soon as you walk in the Office, and be greeted by the nice secretaries working there. As a parent, I get to participate in most of the school's activities and parties. I also attend the school events, performances and sports, there's a lot going on here, and that's really good to get parents involved and participating. I'm glad my child goes to Rios, and my older child just graduated from Rios too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

A small quaint school set off the street. The school has family events, after school music for 4th grade and up. Parents are always welcome in the classrooms.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 10, 2005

Small Country school that is wonderful for all the children. Everyone knows everyone and the teachers are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

Our kindergartener attends Rios. We have been very surprised by the level of parent involvement at this school and the wonderful communication from his teacher. We have another son who is in second grade and attends a different school. The communication with the staff at Rios more than surpasses what we have to 'squeeze out' of our second grader's school. The academic program at Rios is excellent and the teachers there seem to very well seasoned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

Rios has become very disappointing for us. There is some good points to the school. Yet the bad experiences overshadow the good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

The 2nd grade classes at rios are wonderful! teachers get parents involved & communicate well with parents. My daugher loves her teachers, enjoys the challenges of her daily homework and looks forward to going to school each day. A child who enjoys school will excel in all subjects & my daughter is proof! bravo to the 2nd grade teachers at rios for creating a safe, comfortable environment that's fun to learn in! a special thanks to mrs. Scantlin & mrs. Perry for recognizing each child's academic achievements. Kids with exceptional skills aren't left waiting while other catch up and those needing more help aren't left behind. Scantlin & perry make a great team, always finding new ways to keep their class challenged. Thank you for all you do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

Academically, the school is fairly challenging. The extracurricular activities seem a little on the scarce side. Overall, I liked the school, however, when it comes to communication about the children to parents, I don't think some things are handled very well by the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2004

My child has been their since 1st grade he know in 5th, it has been wonderful, I have been pleased with staff, teachers, and principle.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

833

Change from
2012 to 2013

+14

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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 the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

833

What is the API?
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

+14

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. 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
(2012)

6 / 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)

3 / 10

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students67%
Females75%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner82%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students70%
Females75%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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 Students25%
Females24%
Males27%
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)29%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students60%
Females56%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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 Students79%
Females79%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
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 graduate89%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females72%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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 Students72%
Females79%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
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 graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females68%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
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)72%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students79%
Females79%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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)89%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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
White 50%
Hispanic 37%
Black 4%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/AN/A
English language learners 22%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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14314 Rios Canyon Road
El Cajon, CA 92021
Phone: (619) 588-3090

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