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Riojas Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 653 students

 

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted April 23, 2014

Riojas is AMAZING!! Though we only attended for 7mths because of a relocation for my husbands work, it was by far the best 7mths. The teachers love the kids, are very dedicated to teaching them well above state standards. The principal and office staff could not be more friendly. Very organized drop off and pick up. Enthusiastic teachers for specials as well. Just love this school! We moved to a different school with in the state and my kids were 2 months ahead of the children at their new school. Highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2013

This school is amazing. Most of the time communication is great but there have been times where I didn't receive info on an event that required something from me like my attendance or an item the day before or two.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2013

An amazing school with an equally amazing staff!! So blessed that our kids get to attend such a fine school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

We moved from overseas.... the school has been fantastic for our daughter. Wonderful caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

I have never met a more dedicated group of educators that are committed to their students both in class and outside activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2011

My child just enter puplic school this past year, I was a little nervous about her attending the school to our surprise we love Riojas so now I will just wait till she's in middle school to put her back in private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2011

The school district made us move our son to this new school. We started the year there but moved him to a private school. They don't seem to know what they are doing. They like to have alot of fun but they don't teach the kids anything. The principal is nice but does not know how to run a school. I wish we had stayed at Murchison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2010

This is a Great school! what a difference from Murchison Elementary. Principal very approchable and friendly, easy to talk to and willing to cooperate with childrens success. Have a great teacher this year, she's so in touch with her role as a teacher and expectations as well as understanding of studens. I love it!
—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.

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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female97%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
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

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
86%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female85%
Male78%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education67%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
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

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American70%
Asian91%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education71%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
Black or African American64%
Asian73%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education40%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female80%
Male85%
Black or African American90%
Asian91%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education71%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
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 Students82%
Female89%
Male76%
Black or African American60%
Asian75%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
Black or African American78%
Asian88%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female66%
Male63%
Black or African American40%
Asian75%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted59%
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".
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2008-2009.

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 29%
Hispanic 28% 52%
Black 12% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Two or more races 6% 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) 8%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • TAMMY REBECEK
Fax number
  • (512) 594-4105

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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3400 Crispin Hall Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
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Phone: (512) 594-4100

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