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Del Rio, TX
Students enrolled: 600

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P O Box 428002
Del Rio, TX 78842

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(830) 778-4668
(830) 778-4921
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May 26, 2015
We are military and were stationed at Laughlin for nearly 2 years. My sons attended K, 1st, and 2nd at Ruben Chavira. Ms. Gutierrez, Ms. De La Rosa, Mrs. White, and Mrs. Garza are all wonderful teachers. They kept me informed of my sons' progress in class and truly enjoy teaching. The crafts and activities the boys brought home showed the teachers love to make education fun. My sons always come home happy and I am surprised at how much they've learned here compared to my oldest son's experience with Kindergarten and 1st grade in California. There, I was teaching him more than the teachers were due to half days and furlough days.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2014
My school is sensitive to my child's education. The teachers plan daily and look for the best resources that are current and technology based. My school offers various parent activities at different times of the day because they know I work and cannot make the morning or evening sessions always. I have a choice. The principal is friendly, but firm and respects everyone's opinion.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2011
my name is matthew parra i went here from 2nd grade all the way threw 3rd grade my mom was the 5th grade science teacher mrs.maldonado

- submitted by a community member
no rating
December 22, 2009
This is a very good school, but I disagree with some of the testing tactics used by its administrators. Too much emphasis is placed on keeping their exemplary status. On testing days, the entire school shuts down and normal routines are not followed. One of my children is in a lower non-testing grade and his teacher is always being pulled out of class in order to help out with the upper grades. This does not benefit my child's instruction. My older child should learn how to take a test under the usual daily routine circumstances. When entering the middle school grades, life is not going to stand still for him when he is required to take a test. I think these tactics are hindering both my children and sending the younger students a negative message that they are not as important as the upper grade students.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2009
I think that Ruben Chavira is awesome! I have two children that attend and we have never had any problems with the teachers or staff. Communication is the key to a successful year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 22, 2008
Ruben Chavira is the best school I have ever been a part of. The administration is directly involved with the students, which is not all that common. Teachers dedicate much of their 'free time' to the students, school activities, and each other. The environment at the school is positive and up-beat.

- submitted by a teacher

September 16, 2008
The teachers should be rated higher. Those teachers meet and plan together. They work with the students that need help. Many of the teachers tutor without pay. Many of the teachers tutor other grade levels to help the students reach their potential. Many teachers go on week-ends at no pay to get their lessons ready for the week. Many teachers go beyond the curriculum to gain the interest of the child's learnings.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
June 03, 2008
We just moved from Del Rio to Houston and Ruben Chavira was by far the better school for my Kindergarten son. It helps that every Kindergarten teacher has an aide. Try your hardest to get Mrs. Zaragoza. She is a natural and is so loving. On another note, we had no problem dis-enrolling our son.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2007
This school is the better one in the district. The leadership makes a great effort to involve parents. Not as many exracurricular activities as Buena Vista, but school is by far better. Discipline is an issue, but is adistrict wide problem. Leadership works well with teachers and PTO.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2005
My children attended school there last school year and for the most part we loved this school. However, upon dis-enrolling my children from this school because we were moving I was treated rather rudely from the office staff.It was a bad way to end what I thought had been a great experience over all for my children. I can now see that my children are better off for our move as they have excelled quite a bit since the move to another school in a whole other school district. I do want to say that for the most part and there were a few teachers in particular who were outstanding and for that I am truly thankful! Mrs. Zaragosa is one of the best teachers my youngest child had while there!

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2005
I have been so impressed by this school. The professional yet fun loving attitude of the staff is awesome. My son attended Kinder here and while working hard loves school. The teachers push all the children to be their best at all times. They have a gifted program starting in first grade. Being a small town we were conerned about public schools , I feel sorry for all the parents who choose private over this school. Wish we weren't moving!! They stress that everything is a choice. 'Make it a great day or not the choice is up to me' how great to learn this at such a young age. My only concern was the stressing of attendence. Yes it is important, but it is hard to explain to a 5 year old that he needs to stay home if sick when he knows he's not going to get a prize.

- submitted by a parent

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Ruben Chavira Elementary School
P O Box 428002, Del Rio, TX  78842
(830) 778-4668
Last modified Ruben Chavira Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ruben Chavira Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top