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Rice Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 643 students

 
 

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Posted August 10, 2012

Overall, our experience with Rice Elementary has been good. Parent involvement is a definite strength for Rice. Everyone seems to cooperate well with each other, and everyone seems genuinely proud of their school. My son has had two teachers that weren't great teachers in my opinion, however I understand this would be possible at any school my son might attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2009

We have found the teachers and staff at Rice to be excellent. The PTA is fantastic and we are pleased in general with parent involvement. We recently began a search for a new home and the one thing it had to have was to be zoned for Rice so we could stay here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

Considered to be the best public elementary school in town surely does not say much for public education. The children are unruley, poorly spoken and most seem to have defiant attitudes. Plan on spending money for private school tuition if you expect a positive elementary education for your children. The staff is handicapped by similarly negative administration attitudes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2007

My children have attended schools in two different schools, and Rice is by far the best school that they ever attended! The teachers were great, the first ones that have actually cared about the children. This is one school that I am proud to say that my children go here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

My children have attended 4 different elementary schools in 4 different states. Rice has been my least favorite. The beginning of the year Open House was attended by only 7 out of 24 parents. The teachers have tried to put a stop to bullying of children but they don't seem to be backed up by the administration. they refuse to seperate trouble makers into different classrooms. Resource teachers don't tailor their teaching for the individual as was done in previous schools my son attended. As a result his being in the resource classroom was a waste of his time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

I am a parent of two students at Rice and have had the experience of attending another school in TISD. I have found the parent-teacher relationships and participation to be beyond my expectations. It is a pleasure to volunteer at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2005

I too was horrofied at the behavior of some of the children at Rice. I found most of the teachers adequate but not all. Ms. Rowe in first grade is actually one of the best teachers that I have ever encountered and I truly wished that she could follow my child through school teaching him forever. The children however are undisciplined, snotty and mean for the most part.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

We were disappointed with our Rice experience. I found that the quality of education your child gets depends very much on the quality of your child's teacher. In Kindergarten, we were very pleased, as we had an excellent teacher. In first grade, we had a teacher who did not spend much time on individual instruction. We watched our kindergarden-aged daughter (who attended a private school) catch up and almost pass her first grade sister. They're both in private school now, and doing very well there. The principal & staff are excellent, but we struck out on teacher choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

We found Rice to be out of control. The children were not well disciplined, bullies were rampant and the education was lacking. The administrative staff was very little help and the teachers seemed to not care about our concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2004

I think rice is great. we had some learning problems with one of our children and the teachers were very caring and ready to help in any way possible.
—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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

147 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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 82% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African American96%
Asian91%
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education20%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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%
Female95%
Male84%
Black or African American77%
Asian89%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black or African American54%
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education80%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female96%
Male81%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education50%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education50%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African American67%
Asian94%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education29%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Female77%
Male71%
Black or African American45%
Asian90%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female56%
Male62%
Black or African American38%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female69%
Male60%
Black or African American47%
Asian100%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
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 Students75%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African American69%
Asian100%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education40%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female56%
Male68%
Black or African American44%
Asian100%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female64%
Male78%
Black or African American52%
Asian88%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 29%
Black 24% 13%
Hispanic 14% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 3% 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) 5%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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409 Carriage Drive
Tyler, TX 75703
Phone: (903) 262-2555

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