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Riverchase Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 428 students

 

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Posted September 3, 2014

Excellent school! The principal is a strong leader runs the school well. When I drop my daughter off I know that she's in great hands
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

This is a public school that has/had some wonderful teachers. However, the lack of communication by the administration is frustrating. Dealing with parents at the school who seem to have only one goal and that is to punish teachers is another problem. This could be a great school, but some things need to change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2013

My daughter is in kindergarten and we both love Riverchase! There are always great things happening at the school. We helped put in a large garden, they are always doing after school activities, and really try to get everyone involved. This is a great public school! We are excited for first grade!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2012

DON'T EVER THINK ABOUT PUTTING YOUR CHILD IN THIS SCHOOL, I WENT TO EAT LUNCH WITH MY KID ONE DAY AND I FELT AS IF I WAS IN A PRISON.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2011

this is a horrible school - my child has a learning disability and one of the teachers repeatedly made fun of the student; the principal didn't do anything about it (the teacher gets away with being a true BULLY)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2009

Good school,depends on teacher,teachers are excellent for KG but need to improve with staff at desk, principal not impressive at all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

I think Riverchase elementary school is an amazing school they have awesome teachers. For the past 4.5 years the entire staff has been very active in helpig children succed academically and emotionally. Kudos!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

I feel that Riverchase Elementary excels in providing and fostering an excellent environment in education for their students. The staff is highly qualified and educated in the top notch curriculm that is implemented throughout the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2009

Staff is not very pleasant in talk and most of the time give hard time to parents and students as well. No communication what so ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

horrible school! the teachers are rude and dont care if kids fail
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2008

No communication with the teacher and the new principle ms.williams is rude. They rather fail a student rather helping them with their education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

i think Riverchase elementary school is an amazing school they have wonderful teachers and an amazing principal. they are so glad to help are children to succed to go on by preparing them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2006

Riverchase is a wonderful school. The entire staff is very caring of the student body and the parent involvement is outstanding! We love our school and the Riverchase family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2006

Very organized. Facilities are in very good condition. My impression is that students are happy and enjoy the school. Gifted and talented program is available, but not many activities related to this program. Overall a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2005

I am a new teacher at this school and am impressed with the staff, students, and parents. The school has been very receptive to new teachers and students. I love my students and love what I do.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 9, 2005

We are impressed with the teachers in the first two years of my son's attendance at this school (1st and 2nd).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

We have two sons who are attending this school. We would recommend this school. Great diversity and balanced teaching system
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

This is my daughters first year at Riverchase ES, we have had a wonderful time interacting with office personnel, teachers, tutors, school nurse plus her assistant and especially the principal. My daughter is a member of the choir and the art group, both keep her interest at a high level and has become a priority in our household. The location is excellent, the building in well thought out, the grounds are safe and secure, and the most important aspect is that the children seem confident in themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

I am somehow satisfied with the work load that my kids return home with as homework. I will like to see them more occupied after school with school homeworks rather than my personal assignments to them. They are brilliant kids and makes A's and honor roll's and I will like them to keep it that way. So please stress more on take home activities and homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

Coming from Louisiana school's there is no comparison to what my daughter has learned at Riverchase Elementary. Every report card she has had nothing lower than an 'A'. What she is learning in the first grade is probably on a 4th grade level in Louisisana, not unless they attend a private school. But even then they are not learning as much! The only thing I do not agree with is not only happening at Riverchase but it is at all Texas schools, is that I believe they need more Physical Education than what they are getting. There are more over weight kids than ever and they need more than once or twice a week of Physical Education. I feel they should have it every day for an hour. Instead they are craming there heads for the TASKs test. Not only the Teacher should teach, the parent's needs to also!
—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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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 85% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female89%
Male96%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education60%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented90%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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 77% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%
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 Students80%
Female85%
Male73%
Black or African American79%
Asian93%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female77%
Male62%
Black or African American53%
Asian100%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
Black or African American57%
Asian71%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female60%
Male68%
Black or African American71%
Asian57%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted59%
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%
Female93%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian89%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female87%
Male91%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Black or African American88%
Asian89%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted84%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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

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
Black 30% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 29% 4%
Hispanic 22% 52%
White 15% 29%
Two or more races 3% 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) 26%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 13%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:55 pm
School Leader's name
  • RHONDA SHEPARD
Fax number
  • (972) 968-2910

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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272 South MacArthur Boulevard
Coppell, TX 75019
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Phone: (972) 968-2900

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