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River Oaks Academy

Private | 3-12

We are best known for individualized programming.

 
 

Living in Houston

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $253,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $920.

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Posted August 7, 2009

River Oaks provides small classes, a structured environment, loving and extremely capable teachers and staff. It has been a wonderful environment for my teenage daughter, who has had a lot of difficulty functioning in a mainstream public school classroom. She loves being a big fish in a small pond
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

ROA staff are understanding, dedicated, and exemplars of special educators. Though TEA and other accreditation compliance overtax administrative personnel, they know each pupil and his/her needs and work with ISD personnel as well as parents and mental-health professionals to provide basic educational service for those to whom such may even be a stretch and the enriched, educational demanding curricula for those who are quite intellectually capable even if behavioral issues have interferred with their education in a typical classroom setting. Counseling is added, though limited, benefit (which could be improved). Our daughter has been in BAC class, therapeutic setting and other placements, and by far the most satisfactory has been ROA. It may literally have saved her life, but there is absolutely no doubt it has dramatically advanced her educational, intellectual, social-skill, interpersonal, and career potential. Top of the heap in a special-education community that in fact contains numerous choices. 100%
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Posted July 29, 2009

Very good school that meets many different special needs of children. Small school with little frills, but the attention to students is not lacking. Parent communications with staff could be improved, but they work well with students.
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Posted February 11, 2009

Great school! They really get to know your child. They can help children other schools refuse to give a change!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 31%
Black 9% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 3% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Student chosen outstanding journalist in city-wide competition.

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Luis Valdes, PhD
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (713) 783-7286

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special ed
  • Special eduction
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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10600 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77042
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Phone: (713) 783-7200

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