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River Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 522 students

 

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Posted March 12, 2013

We have had nothing but good experiences at River Oaks. The new principal seems to motivate staff, and my kid is happy. Seems to me if you have an individual problem w your kid, a a specific adult, you would be more involved in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

Just found out about this site. River Oaks is great. It is a TEA Recognized School! My daughter is happy here, and we really like her teacher. Check out the school website and see the photos and extra activities. We love it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

One thing we like about our school is the diversity. Our kids are going to school with peers that are as diverse as what they will find in the real world. It's a good neighborhood school. Impressed by the test scores too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

I'm confused by the "GreatSchools Rating" of 3 for our school. With TAKS we've been a TEA Recognized School for a few years. With STAAR, we except the same, the best, from our kids. You should look beyond test scores, anyway. We have a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

Not sure why the reviews here seem so off. Maybe it's the curse of all online reviews, anyone with an agenda can post. I just feel the need to balance it out for those of you really using this site to evaluate our school. Please come and participate. It is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

Not impressed with this school at all. Discipline problems, apathetic teacher. My daughter is in 2nd grade. lot of trouble with other kids stealing her stuff, she comes home and tells me her classroom is too loud and disruptive to learn anything in. Tried to get in touch with teacher and principal with no response. If youre thinking of enrolling your child, you should fully research all your options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

My daughter is in first grade here, and attended Kindergarten here as well, and we've been very impressed with both of her teachers and the leadership of Mrs. Khan as Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

I am used to being involved in my son's education but when I ask how he did on tests the teacher has no idea and will not look it up. When I come up there to look for missing papers every Friday she seems shocked. The missing paper are not in the HUGE pile of work that was sent home. She had them all along. If you ask her what the worksheet looks like she states that she does not have anymore. She can't even show you the Key so you can see what it looks like. My son was absent from school and she could not give him his work since she was out of worksheets. I am sure that the school has a printer the worksheets are all from online sites. The school is not focused on each child success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

I am a single mother of a 5 year old little girl, who started K this year. I have been NOTHING but impressed and happy with this school. From registration to now, things have been wonderful. My daughter loves it, her teacher is dedicated and involved and it shows in my daughters behavior. She is excited to wake up and attend school and the YMCA after school program everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

this year, fall 07-08, was the first year that Mrs. Khan has been the principal. My son is in kindergarten so I don't really know the contrast, but understand that teachers are happier with new leadership. My son has done well and loves his class and teachers. They are very challenging this year - he has good homework every night. It's not draining, but a good start. I believe they are working out whatever kinks were leftover.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2007

My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed the last three years she has been attending River Oaks Elementary. Every one of her teachers has been challenging, encouraging, and realistically optimistic. We have experienced positive interactions with the professional staff as well. We have spoken with many parents that feel the same way, but unfortunately they must not know about this website. The comments are strangely skewed on this site.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2007

This school is not condusive to challenging students. They have discipline problems, issues, and they're facing great diversity and do not know how to change with the times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2007

I agree 100% about the office staff needing serious training on handling parents and students with respect and courtesy. I also agree with the parent who commented on the oppressive discipline and rules. It seems that this school expects behavior problems out of all children and therefor treats all children as behavior problems. It does not surprise me that the school has quickly moved from being a recognized school to one which could not make the cut. The school seems to expect more from the children than the teachers! Parent involvement is encouraged but the current PTO could take the same lessons in courtesy as the office staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

We were extremely disappointed. If your child needs severe structure (i.e. lots of paperwork!) and oppressive discipline this may be the place for him/her. Our daughter was miserable!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

I really love this schools it is very nice and all the staff is very friendly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2005

This school is a fantastic learning environment for children. The teachers are hands on in every aspect and offer a wide variety of curriculum. The after school tutoring program is also very beneficial and the teachers are dedicated to helping the kids.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted May 2, 2005

This school has an excellent special education department. They have been very succesful in helping my child achieve her goals for the year. The staf there is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

We had a great year and look forward to the next,however the registrar and secretary need a little training in dealing with parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2004

My son excelled greatly for the year 2003-2004. However the administration should take a second look at the office staff.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students81%
Female92%
Male70%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education40%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education56%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students76%
Female66%
Male82%
Black or African American67%
Asian88%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students81%
Female85%
Male79%
Black or African American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education60%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students82%
Female75%
Male86%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education90%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
Black or African American72%
Asian83%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education100%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female69%
Male76%
Black or African American72%
Asian80%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education73%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual72%
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 Students84%
Female97%
Male74%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education80%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual90%

Math

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education43%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual74%

Writing

All Students84%
Female90%
Male79%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingual73%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual73%

Math

All Students79%
Female75%
Male82%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual81%

Science

All Students71%
Female68%
Male76%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education43%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual59%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 55% 52%
Black 26% 13%
White 11% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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) 36%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • TERE RALSTON
Fax number
  • (512) 594-5005

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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12401 Scofield Farms Drive
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: (512) 594-5000

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