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About This School

Rouse Elementary School is a public elementary school in Brandon. 896 students attend Rouse Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 37% of the 896 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Rouse Elementary School is 19:1. Brandon Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Gymnastics

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 75%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 22%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 38%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The office staff are incredibly incompetent and rude. The teachers are tasked with more than they can handle. The learning environment is more conducive to learning to rush rather learn. My son loves his friends but comes home to learn math because they don't have time through out the day. Very disappointed with the quality of education as well as the treatment that I as the parent gets from faculty (thought we were supposed to be on the same team???)

  • (2 years ago)

    1st grade is awful.The children are rushed through everything all day long. They are rushed during lunch rushed during bathroom breaks. I have not had a decent conversation with my child's teacher because she seems to be too "rushed". I do understand that 1st grade is when the children begin to read and start math but Rouse needs slow down and pay attention to these children. And Rouse staff needs a DRESS CODE!!! Especially the PRINCIPAL!!! I'm like pardon me are we at school or are we headed to the beach?

  • (3 years ago)

    I love our school because they have been great to by babygirl and she has learned alot!! The school is very clean and neat and the principal and faculty are awesome people!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a grandparent. I think Rouse's teachers and the overall program are above average. I think the after school program could improve on monitoring the nutrition and hydration of the children. I would not wait for them to ask to eat drink or go to the restroom. I would require that they each sit down at some point every 1/2 hour and sip eat drink or use the rest room if they can.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter Haley has learned so much this year and I can not thank her teachers Mrs. Blakeney and Mrs. Vincent enough. Allison

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school with excellent caring teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child has really done well and learned alot from her teachers at Rouse

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very upset with rouse. This was our first year there. We had problems from the start. Also the kids only has about 10 min. To eat. When i questioned 'why' i was told that it was because they ' have too many kids.' Well that's your problem! my child deserves enough time to eat! also their playground time is also always cut short. One time i saw a child who had thrown up on themselves in the lunchroom. The teacher did not take the child to the office. Instead the child just remained in the lunch room with the other kids. When they all lined up to leave i said 'um is the child ok?' She said 'well no they threw up on themselves but what can i do about it? We can't reach their parents.' How about not letting them around other kids?! I was infuriated! my child won't go back.

  • (7 years ago)

    It was a long process to get my child qualified and approved for an IEP plan. Her kindergarten teachers were not adept on how to handle ADHD and learning disabled students. She had a great first grade teacher who encouraged my daughter to succeed academically and socially. She is now in second grade and is not having the same level of academic and social involvement. If she doesn't know how to do her work in class she is told she can do it in her special class later and to read a book while everyone else is working. Her grades on her report cards reflect that she is performing exceptionally well. However at home she struggles with understanding basic concepts which were already taught in class throughout the year. I question how much she is independently doing understanding and retaining through the chosen teaching methods.

  • (7 years ago)

    First year here. Open house was excellent. Classes were clean organized and creative. Class size is on the high side but special attention is given to each child. Music & library are great. Parents are given announcements via email and paperwork. More info is needed about PTO and from the classroom mom. Office staff is wonderful and actually start to know you by name. The bus driver is very nice and on time. The carpool line is quite long but very structured and safe. Open communication between teacher and parent is encouraged. Child says 'playground is cool!' I would recommend this school due to the location newness of school teachers and quality of learning.

  • (9 years ago)

    We enrolled our son in Rouse last fall. Overall we were satisfied with Kelli Adcock (Principal)and the teacher my son was assigned; however we felt the school system in general was behind slightly academically. Also it took our son a while to adjust to what time classes began 7 25am was 35 minutes earlier than he was previous accustomed. I do not want to come accross only providing negatives about Rouse as we met many new parents and felt the teachers did a very good job with what they had to work with. (I think those of us in Ms all know how far we have come academically but we still have many mountains to cross to get off the bottom standards).

  • (9 years ago)

    We are in our first year at Rouse with our daughter in Kindergarten. We love the school teachers administration and the PTO. Our daughter has excelled beyond our imagination with reading and math at the Kindergarten level. I have compared the work that she is doing with several websites and found that she is performing above her present grade level and half-way through the first grade level in math. Thank you Rouse!

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers and staff at Rouse Elementary have truely been a blessing to our sons. With their perfect blend of love and discipline both of our boys have become more independent and self-confident.

  • (9 years ago)

    We moved here from another state where there seemed to be more of a premium on challenging the kids to learn new concepts. Although the teachers here are extremely friendly and courtious I don't believe that they have the necessary direction to accomplish anything but the absolute basics. Our daughter is bringing home work that she had previously done in kindergarten in her last school. I believe after numerous memos from the school that the only goal that they are wanting to achieve is to get the kids prepared to pass the standardized tests. They do not have art class phys. ed. music language etc. They are not preparing our daughters to excel at the next level. Our daughter isn't allowed on a field trip b/c I won't sign a release absolving the school from responsibility even after I told the principal she is being hit/pushed in class already.

  • (9 years ago)

    A good word to describe Rouse Elementary is 'positive.' My oldest child is in his second year at Rouse. He is a first grader this year and he loves it! His kindergarten and first grade teachers have well exceeded my expectations. He has enjoyed learning new things and making new friends. I am very pleased with the leadership teacher quality available activities and overall quality of Rouse. I am looking forward to my two younger children attending Rouse in the near future. I believe that the teachers are helping my older child to build an excellent foundation for his future school years. I am confident that my two younger children will receive the same quality of education when they attend Rouse Elementary.

  • (9 years ago)

    Rouse is an excellent school with excellent teachers. We are in our third year with our second son there. Fortunatly we can afford to send our boys to a private school but Brandon Schools are top notch and we have seen no reason to do so.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is our second year at Rouse and we love it! We have been blessed with some great teachers. I don't think you can get a bad teacher here. There are 1068 students hundreds more than the published number on this website.

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