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Austin, TX
Students enrolled: 757
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11501 Staked Plains Drive
Austin, TX 78717

(512) 570-6500
(512) 570-6505
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May 22, 2015
This the worst school you can ever get your kids to. They really don't care about your kid. They hire teachers who lack compassion. They are not welcoming for new kids. If your kid is good enough and know what they think he/ she was supposed to know and generally nice kid, he will e left by himself. My kid has been ignored because he is well behaved and knows all his stuff. Even if you go and talk to the trencher or the principal, they will do nothing to help your kid succeed. They lack the tools and knowladge. My kid didn't learn a thing since he started going to rutledge elementary, horibble and terrible school.

- submitted by a community member

May 07, 2015
Extremely disappointing and an average school. We took our kid out of the mediocrity. No care is taken for k8ds who are academically advanced and their PACE Maths and English program is unsatisfactory.

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2015
We are in our 4th year at Rutledge and love it! The teachers and administration have a passion for teaching and ensuring our children receive the best overall learning experience. Avery Ranch offers a very tight knit community and this definitely spills over into the school and the parent involvement. There is a very active PTA that takes pride in doing all they can to add value to the school. The building is always very clean and well cares for. Our family is very pleased with the experience this school is offering our children.

- submitted by a parent

December 21, 2014
Our daughter is in her 3rd year at Rutledge and it's a great school. All teachers so far have been excellent, the kids are very well behaved and there's a lot of parent involvement in every day activities. The school building is always in top shape, clean and organized, great Library, Gym, Art, Music rooms, playground, we couldn't be more pleased.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2014
Love this school!! Great teachers and principal!! They really take good care of our kids!!

- submitted by a parent

October 30, 2013
Very good school surrounded by safe neighborhood. Principal is very active. The school building is very clean and well maintained.PTA also rocks. We are very happy with this school. Last but not least, teachers are great too.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2013
This school is very inviting and welcoming. I like the number of volunteers at the school and the staff. Everyone seems involved and enthusiastic. The QUEST program is wonderful and the teacher for it is amazing. Both of my sons have learned so much and have enjoyed the creative and critical thinking aspects that the program offers.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2013
Starting our son at Rutledge this coming school year, in kindergardten. We have heard great things about this school and look forward to it.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2013
We just love this school! There is a warm and friendly atmosphere at Rutledge and our kids are challenged on a daily basis. I have had nothing but support from the staff if any issues have come up, and the kids have fun there.

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2010
Virtually perfect. I can honestly say that I have not had one negative interaction with a teacher, staff member or administrator. Everyone seems to have his or her heart (and head) in the job 100%. They genuinely care about the students and parents. I feel like my child is getting an amazing education and is surrounded by well behaved children whose parents stay very involved.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2010
All of the teachers that our children have had have been exceptional. We have been extremely pleased with Rutledge.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2009
Great school. Good variety of standard and non-standard offerings.

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April 25, 2009
Our son has dyslexia and we have received exceptional support from everyone at the school. He loves going to school every day and delighted to visit with his previous teachers. Very low staff turnover make for a very stable environment - unlike other schools that seem to switch principal with each new year.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2009
This was my daughter's first year and she's in 3rd grade. We were a little nervous since she'd never changed schools before but her first year at Rutledge has been a pleasure. She quickly made friends and the staff has just loved and supported her like I wouldn't have dreamed. She's been very successful academically as well and we've been impressed by the thoughtfulness and commitment of the staff to every child.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2007
This was our daughters first year at this school as a Kinder. and was in Mrs. Steczkowskis class. I cannot praise her and the school enough! Parent involvement is amazing, students feel instantly loved, involved and proud of this school. So far I am pleased with their academic curriculum. I am concerned about growth already though. This school is in Avery Ranch and is the only elem. school in the entire neighborhood (which is a quite large neighborhood), and not all of Avery even is zoned to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2007
This is our second year in this phenomenal school, and we could not be happier! Rutledge has an incredible, child-centered atmosphere like no other, and the teaching staff is beyond compare. The administrative and office staff will bend over backwards to help parents, and there is a consistent focus on student success and safety. We have had children in 3 other elementary schools over the years, and we have never experienced the level of support and dedication to children's needs as we have found at Rutledge. This is by far the best school in the Austin area! Our children are loved and encouraged daily, and we feel certain that they are receiving the best educational experience possible.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2007
This has been our first year at Rutledge and we have loved it! I've felt that my child has had a great year of learning, friendship and fun. We moved here from another state and the academic quality of Rutledge is far superior to the school we came from.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2007
Overall, we have been very pleased with our daughter's experience at Rutledge. However, unlike other posters, our 'problem kids' have not been the kids from a disadvantaged socio-economic background, but from a few kids who live in Avery Ranch. My daughter was in the Pre-K program for english second language students and students who met income requirements last year. I have never met a nicer group of parents or kids! We had a Halloween party and met at parks throughout the year. This year our daughter is in Kinder and we are extremely happy with Mrs. Martin! Her classroom is always open to parents, she always has an excess of volunteers and I haven't once heard her raise her voice. The school is very responsive to concerns and we have been pleased with our daughter's academic progress. Though the principal is never available to meet Mr. Perkins (vice-principal) is very attentive.

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2006
We actually moved to Avery Ranch specifically so our child could go to this school, after meeting the principal the summer before. She is awesome. It takes a while for a volunteer program to get going, but it's already very effective. At Rutledge there were about 100 volunteers at the Volunteer Orientation. LISD zoning includes some lower income areas, but we feel this is better (more balanced) than having a homogenous population of wealthy kids. I volunteered to teach Spanish last year and never saw a discipline problem. It is no surprise to me that Rutledge was nearly rated Exemplary on TAKS in its first year (I don't think the data has been published yet). Watch this school. I predict it will be #1 in the district within 2 years.

- submitted by a teacher

June 28, 2006
While Rutledge does have a population of lower socio-economic students, they are not the majority as seems to be indicated in previous opinions and provide much-needed diversity to the population. The neighborhood these students live in is not near the school and they are being temporarily zoned to Rutledge, so that will also change as Leander re-zones over the next two years. The staff and administration are excellent - the best school my children have attended, hands-down. As far as parental involvment, this was the first year Rutledge was open, and it is pretty hard to get parent volunteer programs up and running from scratch. Most schools have had years to build them up, and Rutledge will be there, too, in a few years. I thought involvement was excellent considering the number of students (low 400's), the population of lower socio-economic families, and it being the first year.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2006
Although I am pleased with the staff overall, I am disappointed with the academic level at Rutledge, as well as the seeming lack of discipline. As indicated in the other review, there are a number of students from disadvanted homes, which I believe has contributed to Rutledge getting off to a rough start. This may change over the next few years, as I hope it will. It would be nice to see more parental involvement at Rutledge as well. It may help to solve some of the discipline issues. On the other hand, Rutledge does encourage creativity and self-expression. I just think they need to find a balance between free-spirited and safety and discipline.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2006
Rutledge Elementary has more government assist/low income students than middle class income students in attendance. As well as more sub-standard students at this school than other Leander ISD schools which hinders learning for the average and accelerated students.

- submitted by a parent

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Rutledge Elementary School
11501 Staked Plains Drive, Austin, TX  78717
(512) 570-6500
Last modified Rutledge Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rutledge Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top