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River Pines Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 751 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2014

Riverpines Elementary. I can not begin to tell you the nightmare I have experienced this school year for my child. Bullying, kids making fun of him because he struggles in some areas and teachers not doing anything much, but once the child acts out, he is immediately sent to the principal's office. My child's self esteem has plummeted. This school is so lacking in spirit, boring, very hard to be involved as a parent, you go to volunteer for something and are told, we have enough parents or either parents are not invited, etc., I really had high hopes for the school, but there is lack of leadership here, lack of organization and respect for parents. I am withdrawing my child and hope that others do not have to experience what I have had to and find an alternative schooling for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

generally my kids and i have liked this school. the teachers have been pretty awesome. i did have a few issues with our 4th grade teacher but all ended well. having more fun activities would be nice but i feel that the teachers care about the kids and i'm happy with that. the principal on the other hand is no where to be found during events or issues. need to replace her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2010

This school lacks school spirit. Walking into the school feels like a death sentence. The principle does not involve her school in any way shape or form to raise money for the school. No Box Tops contest,no fundraisers, no water bottle labels contest. The children are not involved in music shows,school plays,or parties. I would love for the school t be an exciting place to be. It seems to me that the children just walk in do class work and then go home for the day. And this day in and day out. The only exciting thing that the children look forward to at the school is early release. Everything is such a drag abd boring at the school. The orientations that I have had to attend for my kids this year lacks motivation and spunk. They need to get the parents excited about upcoming ideas for the school.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students79%
Female88%
Male68%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female86%
Male93%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female79%
Male86%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students75%
Female80%
Male71%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education40%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual66%

Math

All Students63%
Female62%
Male65%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual74%
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 Students55%
Female64%
Male48%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual58%

Math

All Students56%
Female65%
Male49%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education0%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual59%

Writing

All Students40%
Female54%
Male30%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special education0%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingual34%
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 Students55%
Female63%
Male48%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education14%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual24%

Math

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education50%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual88%

Science

All Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education20%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual42%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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 66% 52%
Black 24% 13%
White 6% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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) 40%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • BETSY CROSS
Fax number
  • (281) 641-3317

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2400 Cold River Drive
Humble, TX 77396
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Phone: (281) 641-3300

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