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River Road/El Camino Del Rio Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 348 students

 

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Posted August 27, 2014

This is a Spanish/English Dual Immersion neighborhood school. It has a wonderful community feel, passionate and talented teachers and support staff, an energetic and committed new principal, and a parent group devoted to helping make it a great place for our kids to learn, play, and connect with the community. The dual immersion focus in this diverse neighborhood in Eugene creates a natural opportunity for students to learn in their native language (English or Spanish) while becoming proficient in a second language. The school also provides opportunities for students and families to learn about and celebrate Latino cultural traditions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2014

Both my son and daughter have gone through River Road (Camino del Rio) and loved it. I especially enjoy the cultural connections made between the program and extracurricular activities such as marimba, dia de los muertos, Fiesta and field trips. This school offers a rich set of experiences for kids that help them to love the language and become global citizens.
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Posted July 25, 2010

Our son has loved his time at River Road. Great teachers and principal. The new dual language spanish program is the best model I have ever seen. Students are in classes with half native speaking students and half native english speaking students. The students help each other and the english speaking students get access to proper pronunciation unlike what you can get if you are in an all english speaking immersion program.
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Posted March 20, 2010

Our daughter loved River Road/El Camino del Rio all of the six years she was there. Great teachers, great principal, wonderful parent group (in which I was quite active). Our only regret-- Spanish/English immersion started the year she graduated to middle school--we wish she could have gone through this excellent program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

Our Daughter has attended River Road for the past 3 years and we are very pleased with the schoool as a whole. We have a daughter who is happy to go to school and learning at her grade level or above. We as parents, are very involved and volunteer at the school often. As far as better choices in the 4J district.....RR is a great choice for us being only 8 blocks away by bicycle...class sizes also remain smaller than most 4J schools and the school is culturally mixed...something you don't find much of in Eugene.....a big plus!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

My son has been at River Road Elementary for two years now and I could not be more impressed. The teachers and staff are amazing. The principal integrates himself into the students lives and the inner workings of his school thoroughly. The school menu is healthy and the extra-curricular activities are wonderful. I was not impressed with River Road Elementary when I was a student there about 20 years ago, but Paco Furlan has truly changed the face and character of that school. I would not want my child anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2007

Basically River Road offers little if any real growth for students, no music, art and limited extracurricular activities. Teachers have a very high turnover rate. As a matter of fact my son's teachers have left the school the following year, every year he has been there. Historically River Road is near or at the bottom in state reading exams. There are Way better options available to 4j students then River Road.
—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 61% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

2010

 
 
18%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students41%
Female48%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female86%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students42%
Female38%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female57%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
Female50%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 65%
Hispanic 41% 21%
Two or more races 7% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Black 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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