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Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 1,151

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7550 Seuss Drive
Houston, TX 77025

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(713) 349-1800
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April 18, 2015
Beautiful school! However..... Behavior at the school in all grade levels has been steadily getting worse, There is more concern with how the school looks than how the kids act. Instead of writing up the kids who act badly, Discipline seems to be "ALL kids will be punished with either removal of privileges or extra work for all." I've heard stories from my child as well as other kids and their parents. It is a STEM school but doesn't have the needed classes to make it different than any other neighborhood school. Getting good teachers is hit or miss. There are some very caring teachers, but I have seen a lot of teacher turn over and it always seems that the good teachers are the ones to leave. Because it is a magnet school, if your home school is really really bad and The Rice School offered your child a spot, take it. BUT STAY INVOLVED and do not expect a true STEM school. As for me, my child will not be returning. I must add, my child is an 'A/B' GT student with no discipline issues.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2015
This school is not perfect but a very good school compared to others. The teachers here are very nice and very helpful. The students here sometimes do behave very rudely, but if you actually get to know them, they are actually very nice.

- submitted by a community member

April 10, 2014
I would have to say this school is not what it use to be. My husband and I were very disappointed with the quality of teachers in there kindergarten cluster. This is why we choose to transfer our son to another school.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2014
This school use to be a really good school ,but now to me it's ghetto. There is not a day where you will not see a fight or something going on around the school. In the past since I was here since kindergarten everything has completely changed. If you are in GT then you won't get so much of the drama ,but you will get a glimpse of it. These events and problems are really only in 6 th grade 2013 - 2014. Even the good people have to suffer. The teacher communication with the parents is terrible. My mom had a difficult time with some of my teachers. I had a really bad experience with bullying and being called names. There is not really a lot of school functions and pep rallies and a real middle school experience that you would expect. If you really don't want your child to deal with the comments that I have told you about then don't send your child to the rice school.

- submitted by a community member

January 24, 2014
My daughter has attended from kinder through 4th grade. Excellent teachers she has scored HS on testing results. Improved so much in math and science skills as well. Very caring teacher and staff members. Discipline is excellent. All middle school students are well behaved and they interact so well with the elementary students!

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2013
I personally think that the Rice School has a lot of caring teachers. Or maybe my children have just been blessed to be in the best classrooms. They go out of their way to help a student that wants to learn. Teacher parent communication is great if both sides are willing to make it work. Parent involvement is above outstanding. My family has been very happy with Rice. One note the after school program stinks. Rude, disorganized and unprofessional. That is why I gave Rice 4 stars it would be 5 if the after school program did not exists.

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2009
My children all attended Rice from K through 8. The education they received while at Rice was exceptional. I attribute much of their success now due to the quality of education they received while at Rice. Education begins at home with involved parents who are willing to work with their children in order to assure their success. Hats off to the excellent Teachers, Staff and Adminstrators of The Rice School. Update...former students of Rice, Junior in College, Senior and Freshman (High School).

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2008
The teachers at this school do not want to teach us and all they care about is ther pay check!!!!

- submitted by a student

October 09, 2007
Teachers are not interested in quality but quantity. Yelling,intimidating is their way to teach discipline. Great arts program but horrible in technology and Spanish. Kids are not happy, just look at their faces. I'm a parent and I'm very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2007
I attended this school for middle school and it is overrated. The 'Rice' name makes it sound prestigious but really the school is lacking in many things. The biggest problem I had with the school was that the majority of the students lacked discipline. A number of the teachers were not well qualified to teach and did not instruct students well. There were numerous fights and even whole class violence when I was there. There were few extracurricular activities and there were only a handful of students who were actually really interested in learning. I would not recommend this school at all to anyone unless you have no other choice of schools.

- submitted by a student
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April 25, 2007
The quality of the academic programs is subprime. The school touts itself as a magnet school for spanish and technology, yet I've had children there for four years who have hardly learned any spanish. Additionally, some of the teachers are entirely too harsh with the children. This school is entirely over-rated, and as another parent noted; the administration protects the rights of the faculty - at the expense of the child! The level of parental involvement is good however, and the school has the best fine arts program I've ever seen. Kudos to Ms. Gilmore, the fine arts instructor.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2005
Facility and most of faculty are well above average. Student population is a major hindrance to learning, however. There is a prevailing culture of disrespect at the school and more time is spent disciplining than educating, of necessity. Very weak gifted and talented program. This is also not a racially balanced or racially normative school. Extracurriculars are unremarkable. Parent involvement is probably better than average. Great potential but the kid culture there is not success oriented and scholastic excellence is demeaned rather than supported by the majority of the kids.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2004
I am very disapointed. The majority of the teachers and staff apparently beleive that yelling and intimidating their students is the way to discipline and gain respect. The staff is great at covering for each other and will never admit to any wrong doing. They have an interim principal. Maybe this will finally bring some change. I will way they have a few great teachers who inspire the children, but they are the exception.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2004
I feel that the staff is very incompetent. The teachers are very inconsiderate as for as I have my education and you have to get yours. The principle and staff does not follow the school policy but are very harsh on their students. If anyone is looking for your child to be treated equally do not send your child here.

- submitted by a teacher

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Rice School /La Escuela Rice
7550 Seuss Drive, Houston, TX  77025
(713) 349-1800
Last modified Rice School /La Escuela Rice is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rice School /La Escuela Rice Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top