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River Oaks Academy

Public | PK-5 | 603 students

 
 

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2 stars

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2011:
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Posted March 12, 2014

My child has been in ROA for 4 years and the experience has been challenging. ROA has some really good teachers who care about the students and their learning. However the teachers are overloaded, lack support and assistance (from administration and parents) and have too many behavioral issues to attend to, which results in frustration and disorganization. Behavioral issues creates distractions and chaos in the classroom and issues on the bus. The prior assistant principle who was reassigned for the 2013-14 year is greatly missed; new dean of students is offensive and accusatory toward the well behaved students and lack appropriate communication skills. It is my perception that the administration is unapproachable, not supportive of teachers, lacks understanding of teacher needs and not open to listening to teachers. The prior three years were average made positive by very good and well experienced teachers; however even a good teacher this year cannot make up for the overall poor experience. ROA is not reflective of the community and lacks diversity. My family is searching for better opportunities for 2014-15 and will not return to ROA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2014

If you are moving to Charlotte or thinking of registering your kid for this school DON'T! My son is an honor roll student, reading on an 8th grade level and is well above grade level in math and science. The administration is a joke. The principal and assistant principal are completely disconnected. The receptionist is rude and the dean of students has no regard for the children. My son was getting bullied and when my child defended himself and beat up all the bullies he gets in trouble. This after we informed them of the students. Never considering that these same group of kids are constantly in trouble. In short send if you want your kid treated like more than a number send them somewhere else. This has by far been the worst school year ever. Listen to the other reviews!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2012

Since the new school year, I have seen some improvements. There is a bit more friendliness and parent involvement encouragement. But I am not sure why the main front office lady (first initial starts with a C) seems like she is not happy to be there. I wish she would find another job if she does not like working there. I have been to other schools in CMS (older schools, newer schools) and the front office administrators have been pleasant. Not too overly happy-but pleasant. There is a new older lady in there that is nice, but the one that has been there for some time (I would rather not place her name in this) can come off pretty harsh. Here is a tip for her or something that her management should share with her- Even though every parent and student is not easy to deal with, she needs to remember that she is getting paid for what she does at the school (unless she is volunteering, which I doubt.) She needs to provide good customer service. Everyone provides customer service. There is NO job where you have NO customers. Please treat everyone like you would like to be treated when you come into a business. The teachers should not talk to the parents like we are children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2012

This school is ok I'm not Please with the Teacher that my son has she get upset very easy and she put the child on Yellow or pink then emails the parent to let him or her know that the child is not listening and that they neeed to come and talk to them. she doesnt have time for Conference with the parents. If she doent have the patience with kid this is not her field. This school need to do better and helping our kids in everything. Concerned Parent.......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

My daughter attended this school and it's all about numbers. Teacher are Frustrated so they take it out on the childrens. The school is ran like a military camp that they push the kids so much that some of them act out aggressively to the teacher and other children. The bullying rate is off the map at this school the it's over looked because the principal only cares about number and walking around thinking she CUTE!!!. You have to stay on the teachers about updates on your child's progress in class or if he or she is having problems with classes work, you want hear from them, You have LAZY , UNCARING and unprofessional staff at the school that it was a nightmare for my child. It upsets me when you think a teacher can't do wrong and you blame the parent because you just want protect you child and get them the best education. It's hurtful!!!!! River Oaks will crush you child s education and destroy their dreams to become something in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2011

This school has excellent teachers, leadership and academic programs. The faculty and staff really work hard to create the perfect learning environment and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 47% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students38%
Female49%
Male26%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female49%
Male21%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students23%
Female28%
Male19%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students26%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female32%
Male24%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students38%
Female40%
Male37%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female40%
Male31%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female40%
Male55%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 70% 26%
White 12% 52%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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