Students enrolled 666
School leader KATHRYN BALLARD

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3400 Welsh Avenue
College Station, TX 77845

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(979) 764-5570
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4 stars
Based on 12 ratings

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October 24, 2013
I just want to tell you how happy my husband and I are with our choice to enroll My daughter Judy in rock prairie school. We are very impressed with all the teachers that are taking care of Judy, especially that her mother language is Arabic, so efforts and time are touchable on Judy attendance and education. I really recommend it as the top of all around.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2013
Awesome school! My daughter went to kindergarten here and learned SO fast! She loved this school and her teachers. The principal is awesome, very involved, even standing out front in the rain helping to direct traffic one day. She is always present and dedicated and very helpful. We would run into her in the hall when we came to pick up our daughter early, or to go to the library during the book fair, or at any number of after school activities. Teachers, staff, and principal are all terrific! My daughter got such a great start at this school!

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2012
We moved into town just this year and all I heard was rave reviews about Rock Prarie; so we got a house so our youngest could go here. Well I wish there were more comments out there than what I read on the school when I was looking for them so here's mine. To start out with, last year my son was getting A's and B's. This year he is a C/D student. I truly believe this has everything with his self esteem. He was bullied all year by a group of kids. To the point he would come home begging me to home school him. The staff, including the principle, would not respond to any of my e-mails at all throughout the year. It is two days before the end of school today and again my son was punched in the stomach. I'm not expecting to hear from them on today's incident either. I have another son that goes to the intermediate school. He was also bullied pretty bad this year but each time I heard from the teacher and the principle telling me the actions taken to resolve it. Again I want to emphasize, not one time did the Rock Prarie teachers or principle respond to Any of my e-mails of my son getting bullied. Just tells me they don't care about anything other than their school scores.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2012
I am only writing to kindly and disrespectfully disagree with some negative comments posted here. There are actually a lot of good things to be said about this school and some of the teachers. Mrs. Bratcher (music teacher) is the most wonderful music teacher you can find! Dedicated, passionate, she does a superb job with each grade programs! The GT teacher, Mrs. Gallagher, another wonderful teacher, not just for the GT program, but also for the enrichment activities she does with all students! Sure, the teachers expect the best from the students, but how else would you have a school be rated for years in a row "exemplary" other than by working hard? I will not claim that I know all teachers (I do not), but the ones who taught or teach my child are great ones! I highly recommend The Rock! Gabriela Stoleru

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2011
Avoid like the plague! Non responsive/unhelpful staff. Rude and arrogant teachers, all kids are the same mentality (that s what you can expect here).The only good thing about this school is the curriculum and the 1 teacher (Mrs. Turner 1st grade) they have that gives a hoot about whether or not a student succeeds. Other than that you can expect teachers that only care about how much time they spend doing anything but teaching. Mrs. O'Quinn is the worst so far. She will brag about her 11 start students and blame any non "A" achievements on the child & the parents. If you ask for them to give you the work directly to study with your child you will have to pull teeth to get a snarky "I will send you everything from now on." Just don't expect the staff to actually maintain the ideals of what teachers used to be, that is, taking responsibility for all student grade outcomes and working with the parents to make sure No Child Gets Left Behind. Hope you are a stay at home mom like me and have the time to pick up where they lack or that your kid is an honor roll student, otherwise I wish you the best of luck.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2011
I was very pleased with the school in it s entirety the first year my child attended. The second year was the worst experience bar none! My daughter went from a s and b s to d s and f s. When we brought our concerns to the teacher they were met with a bad attitude and the teacher blaming the child. We called a meeting with the principle in which the teacher did not feel confident coming alone so she brought our child s other teacher and began to tell us how it was entirely our child s fault that she was not passing. I feel I should mention all of the work was correct but not in the right form or not done quickly enough. We asked for the teacher to send us the work they would be doing in class to help her study and she flat out refused! I would not recommend this school to my enemy let alone any parent who cares about their child s capabilities and self esteem. We will be taking the issue up with the school board if the principle does not respond appropriately.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
It's a very diverse group of students, due to the international influence of our local university. The teachers work hard to bring exciting programs and field trips to the kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2009
We absolutely love this school, & our daughter does too. As much as she would love to live closer to our families (800 miles away), she's always quick to add, 'But if we move, can we do it after the 4th grade so I can still go to Rock Prairie?' The staff is amazing, & the principal is wonderful. For a school of its size, I have to say that it feels more like 'family' than the much-smaller school I attended as a child. Parental involvement is outstanding, & the variety of programs offered at this level is amazing. I honestly can't say enough nice things about this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 18, 2009
We love rock prairie!! The teaching staff is excellent with a nice blend of new energetic teachers and some of the most experienced in the district. There is a nice gardening program that donates food to a local charity. The GT teacher is great and has programs that include a variety of children. The music program is excellent, headed by one of the best teachers in the district. The new principal is very experienced and does a great job. He is a principal that the children are fond of, not afraid of. The only negative experience we've had there is that the vice principal doesn't have good skills for working with children. I can't believe the way I hear her speak to them. She needs to be replaced. Other than that, we love Rock Prairie.

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March 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 25, 2007
Positive learning environment, High parental involvment, Safe, Caring, Pushes children to do their best. Nice facilities, clean. Close to area homes, hospital, fire and other CSISD schools. Central location. All of my children have gone and are still attending. We love it! Cari Bullington

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2005
Wonderful teachers, and very high level of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2004
Wonderful learning environment. Safe place, caring teachers, achievemnet based standards, and nice building and facilities.

- submitted by a parent
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Rock Prairie Elementary School
3400 Welsh Avenue, College Station, TX  77845
(979) 764-5570
Last modified Rock Prairie Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rock Prairie Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top