I agree with the parent review below, the teachers publically humiliate the students as a form of punishment. I don't agree that the K-2nd teachers are fantastic. When my daughter was in kindergarten I felt her teacher should have been teaching an upper grade. The teacher was very unsympathetic. Then when my daughter was in first grade, she was sent out so much she spent more time in the office and/or in a kindergarten classroom, than in her own class. When the teacher sent her out, she said "GET OUT!" and pointed to the door. There's a lack of professionalism among the staff, and I believe there is a lot of teaching to the test which is BAD.I also agree with the review below, if you want your child to hate school and fake like their sick everyday, then send you child to Rio Del Oro Elementary.
If your child forgets to write their name on their assignment, then the teacher will rip it in front of the class.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The teachers teach very education subjects to there students and make sure each student understands the subject.
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.
It is a great school with a great staff, everyone is so helpful and proactive.
Most friendly office staff and teachers of any school I've associated with!
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!
The teachers are thoughtful and caring, and have the students' best interest at heart
Our school has awesome teachers and a result our test scores are great!!!!
Rio Del Oro school is a terrific school where teachers, parents, staff, and kids all work together for our kids and their success.
The Teacher's and staff are the best. They really care about the kids.
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.
Their staff treats all people like they are special. Teachers are wonderful!
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!!!
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