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River Oaks Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 337 students

 

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Posted November 18, 2011

best school ever! I have 2 daughters that attend, so far there doing great. they both did very well on the meap so that tells me that the school is doing what it's supposed to do. I would like to just say that I beleive they have the best 1st grade teacher any child can get! (Mrs.Holmes) she is the kind of teacher that makes every child feel so special and that they can acheive anything they put there mind to. I can't wait till my son is in her class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2011

love the small community feel. teachers are great. most teachers have been with the school for 10 years or more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

i have two daughters in river oaks and i like this school very much ,i think this school is best
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Posted August 9, 2007

After the second grade we took our child out of river oaks and put her into a private school. River Oaks was extremely crowded and had too large of a class size. Alot of the kids do not read as well. Every school function was chaotic.
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Posted July 12, 2006

My child just graduated from River Oaks this year. They taught her so much. I don't think she would have got where she is today without the help and guidance of River Oaks. Thank You.
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Posted May 24, 2006

Both of my boys have gone to this school, and let's say one of my boys was a hand full for the principal and me. Everyone there was kind and patient and understanding with us. We worked together and because of their love and concern for children's education and well being my son is now in middle school doing fine. Thank You, Mrs. King and Staff @ this amazing school! Thank You.
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Posted October 3, 2003

My daughter has only been going to river oaks for a few weeks. So far I am very impressed with how the school operates. I attended my first pta meeting and was well informed of a new math program that was introduced at River Oaks. This new program should make learning mathematics easier and more fun as well as simple for all children.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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25%

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36%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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32%

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41%

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51%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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45%

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40%

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34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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55%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
4%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 69%
African-American 13% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Multiracial N/A 2%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Joseph Martin
Fax number
  • (313) 827-6755

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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20755 Ann Arbor Trail
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
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