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Rutledge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 757 students

 
 

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5 stars

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18 reviews of this school


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Posted February 11, 2014

Love this school!! Great teachers and principal!! They really take good care of our kids!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 2, 2009

Great school. Good variety of standard and non-standard offerings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted January 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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 staff


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 7, 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


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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American40%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education73%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female93%
Male100%
Black or African American67%
Asian94%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African American83%
Asian94%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American40%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American40%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education71%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education86%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Black or African American40%
Asian92%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female72%
Male82%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black or African American40%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education60%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education50%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 29%
Hispanic 24% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 16% 4%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 12%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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11501 Staked Plains Drive
Austin, TX 78717
Phone: (512) 570-6500

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