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River Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 799 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 7 ratings

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Posted March 23, 2014

RRE is a greay school in a great area. This is our 2nd year here and it has exceeded allour expectations. The ARMY will be moving us next year and it will be hard to find another public school that cares so much. From the administration to the teachers and support,we couldnt have asked for a better structured and safe atmosphere for our kids prosper. I cant begin to speak on my son former teacher amd my daughter current teacher...Mrs.Phillips!!! She is just awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2014

River Ridge is an awesome school! My son has been attending here for 3 years. The teachers and staff are wonderful and really want the students to succeed. We will be moving soon and it is really hard to find a comparable school. We are going to miss River Ridge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

Great school in a great area!! Had 4 kids attend this school. Teachers and parents are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

my school is River Ridge Elementary and my granddaughter has attended for going on five years. It is one of the nicest and well run schools I've every known of. Not only is the Principal and Vice Principal and Staff are considerate and concerned for the children, but also for the parents and grandparents. I think the Teachers care very much for the kids and try to help them any time they're having problems. The learning curriculum is topnotch and they have many wonderful programs such as Boosterthon against bullying and they teach them to be courteous and respect others. I will never forget all of the great people of River Ridge including teachers, coaches, PTO and Staff.


Posted August 15, 2013

Great school! It's in a fantastic location, away from major roads, but close to the residential hub of the area. I have 2 kids there, and have never been happier with any school. As a military member, I've seen a lot of them through the years, and RRE is the best, hands down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2012

My son is in 1st grade. We love RRE. The best part of this school is how involved the parents are in their children's education. The parents and the great teachers are what makes this school so great! I couldn't be any happier knowing that everyday my son is getting the best education I could ask for!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL ITS THE BEST! IT HAS A GREAT LUNCH FOR THE KIDS!


Posted December 29, 2011

My children attended this school for two years. We transitioned here from a private school. The staff and administration are pleasant and pretty involved, but as a whole our experience was very mediocre. There's some really good teachers, but it's luck of the draw to get one of the few. There are loads of extra curricular activities and field trips to expose the children, but in my opinion this time can be better utilized in the classroom. Very confusing routines that are always subject to change (both for parents and children). Too much junk mail and fundraisers coming home. Lots of last minute emails about projects due the next day and power points to study. Not enough work done in the classrooms. this school is not a 10. Maybe 6.75-8 at best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2011

Love the teachers and assistant principal! Overall a really good school. The parents play an important role in the school's success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2011

RRE is a great school! The teachers care about the children and work extremely hard every day to ensure their students' success. Administration and faculty work together as a team and the school environment is always very welcoming. My child has been a student at River Ridge for 4 years and loves going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2011

This school is fantastic. The administration is fantastic and you can tell they really care about the students. I feel that this school is one of the best schools in the county!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

I agree with the last couple of posts. The current principal does lack tact, unfortunately; I think the Asst Principal is very nice, professional, and cordial. One thing I've noticed quite a bit is that there is a big lack of communication amongst the staff at RRE. You would expect more quality. Also, the BS/AS program there, called RASP, doesn't do a good job of keeping proper tally of tuition received so make sure you keep record of your payments. I've corrected them twice on omissions of payments received. However, the RASP rep is extremely helpful and willing to work with you on any issues you may encounter. Looks to me like they are lacking basic accounting/bookeeping software since entries are made on paper to this day! You would think with all the fundraising events the school has that they would have recent technology to better their business. Overall I give this school 2 to 3 stars. I second that this school ranks great in GA but just okay nationwide.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2011

The teachers overall seem to be good; however, there are a few bad apples. There are also some exceptional teachers that strive for exceeded excellence and genuine success through their students. There is a lot "junk/donation" mail soliciting parents daily; we have attend for three years and each year I have averaged over $375/yr in soliciting daily paperwork sent home. The princpal is also lacking in tact at times, but can be helpful if you are an extremely involved parent. Academically, this school excels by GA standards, but not nationally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2011

This our 2nd year at RRE. Our oldest was in 2nd grade last year 2009-2010 and had a fantastic teacher that really worked with him on some weak spots and he ultimately did just fine at the end of the year moving onto 3rd. Based on this experience, we thought we would have a similar experience with our youngest who started Kindergarten this year 2010-2011. We were WRONG. Unfortunately, the teachers that our youngest has have very passively suggested ADHD, granted- without actually *saying* "ADHD" - but used so many words, several times, alluding to it, particularly "impulsivity" (a heavily-used word in the realm of ADHD)- that they might as well have said it right out; of course, if they would have, they know they would be in very big trouble. We know/understand him best and since he is doing fine academically while not posing a physical threat, we do not agree with their passive suggestions. He's very spirited, always trying to be funny/center of attention. I fear for how many kids in this school/county may be unnecessarily drugged for the sake of teachers. Our son "hates" school now; way to go RRE at discouraging such a young child, his 1st school year!! We won't return next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Great Teachers, excellent school environment, family oriented, and good results
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers are wonderful and the parents are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

Awesome School! Great teachers willing to work with your child on problems and help those that are ahead stay ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

We love River Ridge! Great all around! No complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

3 Years Old! Great location! Amazing teachers! It could not be better!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

135 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

135 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

135 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 44%
Black 8% 37%
Asian 6% 3%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Evans, GA 30809
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