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Rivers Elementary School

Public | PK-4

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 26, 2014

Firstly and most importantly, the teachers are wonderful, kind, creative, and dedicated. Their curriculum in reading and math is challenging and I have watched my children grow immensely in these two subjects. The school is lacking in extracurricular subjects, however. They do have PE and Music every other day. This is not the school's fault, but a state funding issue. Lastly, the principle is not friendly to parents or students. The students are afraid of her and many parents complain about her lack of professionalism or general kindness when discussing any child issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2011

This is a wonderful school with excellent teachers! Our children have enjoyed attending this school and have learned so much! I truly appreciate everything they have taught my children! The teachers are kind and truly care about each childs sucess. They have fun while learning at Rivers and I am so happy to have been able to place my children there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

I attended the school as a child from K-6. Back then Altus Public Schools had elementary football, and cheerleading in the elementary schools. Since then the schools have restructured to add preschool to Rivers and moved fifth and sixth to a Middle School. Now a parent of a child that has attended the school for two years and being involved with the PTO there for two years, I see wonderful things for the school. It is extremely difficult to get parents involved at the school, however, the PTO continues to raise money for the school through fundraisers and numerous school activities such as (Watermelon Welcome, Spag. Dinner, Cherry Dale Fundraiser, Santa Shop, Book Fairs, Family Game Nights, and Spring Carnival) to help better the education and classroom experience for the children. The teachers and principal are wonderful and involved with the children both inside and outside of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

This school is the best (not greatest) the city can offer in Elementary schools. I found a huge gap in curriculum between Kindergarten and 1st grade. My middle daughter had a hard transition. My oldest daughter had no challenge in the 4th grade. She breezed through with very little homework. The school she attended in a previous state was more of a challenge for her than this one. Most teachers are willing to let parents be involved, but not all. The principal is not the greatest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

Quality is above average for the state. There are no sport programs however. There are two gifted programs, on for visually talented and the other is a basic accelerated program. Music is a class which children attend every other day, rotating with PE. Parent involvement is high.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 54%
Hispanic 16% 13%
Two or more races 12% 5%
Black 8% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3000 North Veterans Dr
Altus, OK 73521
Phone: (580) 481-2183

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