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Riverside Applied Lrn Center

Public | PK-5 | 318 students

 

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17 reviews of this school


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Posted October 5, 2011

This school is absolutely wonderful!! The parents are so involved and the teachers are great. Mrs. Briese is one of the best kindergarten teachers around. All of my children will attend this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2011

My son loves to get up every morning to attend RALC. He started there in kindergarten and every teacher he has had has been EXCELLENT. They challenge him and keep him interested which means I have to be on my toes as a parent. They do so much at RALC sometimes I am exhausted but I am grateful that my son is having the same kind of educational experience I had when I was in elementary school. Keep up the GREAT WORK RALC teachers and staff. 3rd grade we are on our way!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2011

It is wonderful to read all of the amazing reviews from our parents. We are a small school that has come a long way in the past few years. I have been at this school for the last 3 years and I am so blessed to have been chosen to work here with these terrific teachers and students. I could not ask for a better group of staff and parents to work with. Every year my students amaze me with their desire to learn and explore. I am very proud of our students for their Exemplary scores the past 2 years, but ratings aren't everything. These kids are thinkers. They ask why and how? They work hard every day to develop problem solving skills that will help them succeed in every aspect of life. Again, I couldn't ask for a better school to be apart of!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 10, 2010

The administration know my children and they feel like the staff cares about them. RALC also teaches the students to be accountable and responsible in a respectable way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2010

RALC has Great Teachers!! The time and activities that they have for their students makes a parent feel Greatful to know that they leave their children in Good Hands!!! Way to GO RALC.... Sandra
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

Awesome teachers with caring hearts with their students' best interest in mind. My two girls have been involved in the Ballet Folklorico dance group that is offered at the school and they love it. They look forward to going to school and learning everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

We came from a previous school before RALC. I love that my daughter is challenged here at this school, as before she was not. It's a small school, which i love i don't feel like she is just a number or child in another school. The teachers and staff are awesome, helping and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

The teachers at this school have been amazing. They have nurtured and inspired our three children in ways I will be forever thankful! I feel certain these teachers will be ones that as adults our kids will fondly remember as making a difference in their lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

It is amazing what this school has done for my grandchild. My grandaughter was devlopmental delayed according to ECI and at this point of the school; year she is one of the leaders in class and is already doing 1st grade work and she is in Pre-k. I'm so glad I worked hard to get my granddaughter into this school is has meet and exceeded anything I could have imagined. We are very blessed even without the award to have this school. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

RALC is a small school with a family environment. I am truly amazed at how much my daughter has learned in her first year at RALC. The teachers and staff are wonderful and so helpful. The prompt communication the staff has with the parents is the best. I am so happy to have my daughter be a student and RALC and would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

The teachers and staff care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

This school is a great place for kids to learn and grow. My kids has been there since Pre-k and they love going every year.The Teacher are caring and and just great people who want our kids to be great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

This was our first year at Riverside. I had high expectations as my oldest son attended the other ALC in FWISD, which was an awesome school. Overall the school is great. Like a said I had high expectations. It just does not meet the qualities of the other ALC. The teachers, however, are great. Lacked in parent involvement, school functions were unorganized, building is old and dated, in need of repairs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2007

Great School. My son came from a very public school that had hundreds of kids. To large to do anything. This is a small school in comparison and it shows. He gets more hands on work, there so many extra curricular activities (chess, basketball, art....) He loves it. All his teachers have been wonderful and very supportive. Can't say enough. Looking for a school, this is the one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

We applied for a different ALC that we thought was wonderful. However, the district choose children by lottery so we got our third choice, Riverside ALC. We loved our Kindergarten teacher only to be moved to a new class on day 2. There were so many kids they had to make a third K class. Open house was a nightmare. No microphones, kids and parents being loud, started late....totally unorganized. The worst thing that happened was that my 5 year old was left outside Alone. I was going to be 10 min late, called the office to let them know. I mistakenly thought they would take care of him until I arrived. A friend saw him outside with the icecream man alone. The school didn't even know he was gone. They never apologized and instead went on and on to a 5 year old about his responsibilities to stay in line.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

This is our first year here. We love it! There is chess, and Ballet Folklorico year round. They offer Basketball in the Spring. The students are involved in projects and they really have a voice. This year, the fourth grade had an idea to create a school flag. There was a vote for the best design and the PTA funded the creation of the flags. The students are well integrated and they have a great time together. The teachers and parents are really involved. It is a great school to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2003

If you like to be apart of your child's school life this is the school for you and your child. Parent's are welcomed here. they love home support in every way! We are a small school with a big school punch! my daughter has been here for two year's and she does not want to go back to the old school she love's it here! They learn alot but have fun at they same time that's what it's all about. Lunch time they eat more than get in trouble like most big school's they are so busy trying to get the kid's to be quiet that they don't have time to eat here it's more relaxed. By the end of the year you and your child will know all most every one not just in their class but all the classes mabey not by name but by the face for sure.


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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English100%
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 Students92%
Female88%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students92%
Female86%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students94%
Female90%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students94%
Female90%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented80%
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 Students73%
Female70%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female85%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female80%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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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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 75% 52%
White 11% 29%
Black 9% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 37%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • RUDY VALDEZ
Fax number
  • (817) 815-5850

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3600 Fossil Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76111
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Phone: (817) 815-5800

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