« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
K-5
Public district
Plumas Lake, CA
Students enrolled: 465
 

Contact this school

1220 Zanes Drive
Plumas Lake, CA 95961

School website
(530) 749-0690
(530) 749-0689
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Rio Del Oro Elementary School address.
September 22, 2013
Please someone report this school district to the Department of Education for not following their legal obligations for their Special Education Program. Cobble Stone and Rio Del Oro, both are awful places to send your children. If you live in this area send your child to Arboga Elementary. Academically they are far more advanced than Plumas Lake, and with better teachers. I'm sending my child back to Arboga just after a few weeks. Again, their Special Education services are horrible and they are not following legal procedures.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2013
Teachers here think they are better than everyone else, some are snotty and rude and absolutely DO NOT care about the children. Humiliation in front of other kids in the classroom happens even in kindergarten. Stay away from this school if you don't want your child to grow with low self esteem but watch out for Cobblestone too.... Not all teachers are probably bad but all it takes is one, one ruined child is one too many and a sign of bad leadership, if nothing else. Very disappointed parent

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2013
II agree with all 3 of the posts below. While there are some very good k-2 teachers, there are a few landmines there as well. From 3rd grade forward however, the teachers concentrate almost exclusively on punitive reinforcement. There is very little encouragement, understanding, empathy, or positive reinforcement. Almost everything is concentrated on what you did wrong, how many missed questions will it take to fail, what the punishments will be when you fail, or make a mistake, etc. I was happy to hear that the principal will be moving to another district, however I fear that the teachers currently in place in the upper grades are so entrenched in their disciplinary practices, that it may take years to modify their attitudes and behaviors. Some of the teachers are straight up bullies, and it promotes a hostile attitude in the classrooms and playgrounds. My children will NOT be returning to Rio, period.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2013
If your child forgets to write their name on their assignment, then the teacher will rip it in front of the class.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
This school is great from K-2. The K-2 teachers are fantastic. After that, for 3-5, the disciplinary plan (or disciplinary chaos - more appropriately) is detrimental to conscientious students. Students lack control over when they will receive punishments which often include publicly humiliation. For example, if you as a parent forget to sign off on your child's homework one night, then your child must stand against the wall during recess. That makes the child feel humiliated and the child feels that they lack personal control over avoiding humiliation-type punishments. I could give many more examples of this type of punishment at the school. However, please note, that if you have a good student, then this is not the school for you. Your good student will dread going to this school every day. I would also say that the school is overly focused on test scores and not on encouraging students to learn and flourish.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2013
This is a great school. My daughter has attended Rio for almost 2 years and we both love this school. The teachers really care about the students as well as the principal.Small class sizes and a family oriented environment.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2012
I love rio! my children have been going to rio del oro for the last 3 years. rio has awesome teachers. I am very happy with my child's education. the only problem i have is the PTO , I am not happy with the leadership of the PTO we need a new leader!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2010
My son attended this school from K-3. I only wish I had pulled him out earlier. This school is full of wore out, negative teachers. He attends a different school now and his grades and attitude have improved immensely. At Rio Del Oro he had a D average and he hated to go to school everyday. He now has an A average and is always eager and willing to do go the extra mile to make his teacher proud. Rio Del Oro never positively inspires the children. I noticed it was all who you knew, who dressed the best, and if you didn't live in Plumas Lake and were part of the clickety mom's club.....you just did not fit in. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE......MY BIGGEST REGRET. I would give ZERO stars but this website requires I put at least one.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
The teachers teach very education subjects to there students and make sure each student understands the subject.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
The staff at Rio is awesome they know all the kids by name even if they are in another class. Rio always updates all of us.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2009
It is a great school with a great staff, everyone is so helpful and proactive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Most friendly office staff and teachers of any school I've associated with!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
We have great teachers and everyone is involved with the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Excellent, caring, & friendly teachers and staff! Provides many fun activites for the students and community! My son loves to go to school at Rio and looks forward to each day!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
The teachers are thoughtful and caring, and have the students' best interest at heart

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Attentive teachers, great facility, my child loves school!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Our school has awesome teachers and a result our test scores are great!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Rio Del Oro school is a terrific school where teachers, parents, staff, and kids all work together for our kids and their success.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 22, 2009
The Teacher's and staff are the best. They really care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I have 2 kids who goes to Rio Del Oro Elementary School, and since they started they have improved on their star testing and all other testing that they have on weekly basis. We came from Fresno, Ca. and we had a lot of difficulties from moving place to place, moving school to school throw out California. The time we moved out here 4hrs away from home they have met lots of great fantastic friends who are smart, funny, very highly on their sports, school projects, and they compete with each other on who haves the most awards, and went to school all year long with out missing any days! I love this school they thought these kids out here on how to continue on with their career and have good morals towards others. Since I moved out here Rio Del Oro haves their children write a article each week, to the newspaper Appeal Democrat, with all the schools they choose who s story best describes they meaning of the topic. Rio Del Oro always haves a few number one kids that will win and my Child Sammy Sanchez was one of them. My son came home so excited with the newspaper in his hand on how he won. I was so proud of him, we celebrated that evening and from that point on I realized how this school pushes there kids to win and be good citizen. My kids tell me how much they love school, theses words never came out of their mouth before . My children are now getting better grades, wanting to have study time every night now. I m a very happy mother to be blessed with this school for my children to be in. I want to thank Rio Del Oro Elementary School for having the best teachers that I ever met compare to other schools that we been into.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Their staff treats all people like they are special. Teachers are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2009
My son has had an amazing first year in kindergarten. I am so pleased with the staff I have encountered, namely his teacher, other kindergarten teachers, teachers for P.E., art, and computers. Also the principal and support staff have been very friendly, dedicated and knowledgeable. As a school counselor myself, I have seen the inner workings of many schools by now and I am confident that this school has done a wonderful job for this year and has overcome many of the challenges of a newly developing school. I have attended several board meetings and the board does a thorough job exploring all challenges and strives to reach the best solutions. I am also pleased at the level of activities planned by the school staff and the PTA. A very nice start for my son's first year in public education! Thank you Rio staff!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 01, 2008
This is my childrens first year at Rio and they love it. I have 3 boys, 1 in first grade and 2 in kindergarten. The interactions I have had with both teachers have been great. They all have PE 3 times a week, computers and art class as well. I have spend time in the classroom and feel that the teachers respect the children and genuinely care for them. They are very educated and the fact they are young is great. They take classes regularly for the most updated education and have fresh ideas.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2007
The teachers are constantly being moved from one grade to another. Students are also being moved from one school to another. There have been 5 different principals in the last 2 years in the 3 schools in our district. This inconsistency is not creating an optimal learning environment for students.

- submitted by a teacher
May 03, 2007
My children have gone to this school for two years now. The teacher experience is low so the teachers are learning along with the students. I have had problems with two teachers this past year that required principal involvement. One issue was resolved and the other issue is still in process. I am concerned the students are not expected to do enough and are not pushed to do their best. In one class my 6th grader has if you turn in the homework, you get 100% despite if it is right or wrong. She has a 70% in the class with a test average of 37%. So the question you must ask is does she really get the concept of math. I highly doubt it.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2007
I think Rio Del Oro is a wonderful school. The teachers are very personal and care about the students and families. The standards of which the teachers are held to are reflected in what they teach their students to learn. Both my children attend Rio, my oldest has been very successful in all her classes, my youngest is in love with school and I'm amazed of what she has learned this early in her academic career. I say kudos to the staff and parents of Rio for making it such a great place.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2007
I have to start out with for the past three years my children's teachers have been great. But our older middle school kids need to be more prepared for high school,and our younger kids need less interaction with the older kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2006
This school is very disappointing. My children have been attending for almost two years, and I have had nothing but trouble. From the simplest of things to some very difficult matters. I do not recommend the school or district. We need new leadership for this district, as well as the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2006
My daughter has attended for 2 years. Definitely over crowded. The school is one of only two in this new district. Feels like they want to run it like a small country school when they need to take cues from surrounding cities. The terrible and dangerous parking lot situation is only a small picture of how unorganized it is. There is no PTO and staggered release times make it difficult for parents with 2+ kids at pick up. Teaching to the majority has left my daughter in a position where she is not learning at her potential and she is bored. I know they are trying but you may want to check out the charter school.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2006
Horrible staff, over crowded over all bad experience. There should be enough teachers for our students. Our kids are rarely at grade level.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
May 10, 2006
My daughter started kindergarten in the middle of the school year. When she first began, I did ask the teacher questions about the curriculum and activities. I now feel like I don't know what is going on as far as what my daughter is learning. Parents receive important announcements or reminders, but I also would like to know what my daughter is learning weekly, if not daily. I think the kindergarten program here prepares children for first grade, because their is a lot of academics and curriculum involved. They don't take naps and they don't have as much playtime as traditional K classrooms. My opinions can just be based on the fact that we came in the middle of the year and weren't informed about certain things that were said in the beginning of the year. Also, there is daycare for cheap but has a lot of kids.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: October 28, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Rio Del Oro Elementary School
1220 Zanes Drive, Plumas Lake, CA  95961
(530) 749-0690
Last modified Rio Del Oro Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rio Del Oro Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top