School Details

Rio Vista Elementary School

67-700 Verona Road, Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 416-0032
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 729 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

75%
52%
56%
85%
61%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Palm Springs Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
36%
46%
73%
61%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Palm Springs Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
57%
65%
92%
70%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Palm Springs Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
51%
60%
80%
58%
65%
72%
47%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Palm Springs Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rio Vista Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cathedral City. The principal of Rio Vista Elementary School is Mike Long, who can be contacted at mlong@psusd.us. 729 children attend Rio Vista Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 37% of the Rio Vista Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 69% of the 729 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Rio Vista Elementary School is 22:1. Landau Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 71% 71%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Filipino 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 23470%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.1% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 73%
Limited English proficiency 37% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The test scores are improving and some of the teachers are good but this school suffers from a fundamental problem with the attitudes of the staff and as a result several of our peers moved their kids to the local charter school. I noticed one parent on here mentioned the librarian. True the librarian is condescending and rude towards the students and creates an unpleasant atmosphere to the point where students get intimidated. You speak to the principal but nothing changes. Other teachers seem to have a chip on their shoulders and aren't friendly with parents so parents don't get involved. I feel with a change of attitude this school has the potential to be so much better than what it is. I feel you must stay on top of your kid and watch attitudes from the staff at this school because they impact the self-esteem of your child. Choose wisely and pay careful attention.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child loved this school! After being disappointed with the attitude and professionalism of the teachers at a catholic private school we took a risk on public school and were actually so pleased with our decision. Our child felt appreciated supported and for the first time happy to attend school and excited to learn from the teachers. She especially appreciated her 5th grade GATE teacher who was and probably still is phenomenal!

  • (3 years ago)

    Wonderful School! Dedicated GATE teachers. A true leader principal. Amazing librarian. Safe school environment for my 2 children.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a good school however some of the staff seem like they hate their job. The librarian is rude to the kids and parents. Yes there are some great teachers but there is a great deal of improvement needed with some of the teachers and staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    Mi daughter has 2 years attending to this school we are so happy with everything teachers are greats and the learning is exellent !!! Love this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    my kids enrolled in theis school 2 years ago after being in a catholic school for over 4 years. I was very dissapionted to find no playground equipment and no bus service The after care program on property had a waiting list and the more challanged students have priority in joining the program. In comparisson to the other public schools it is one of the best and one of the newest

  • (6 years ago)

    I really enjoy the teachers at this school they all have an open door policy. it is a pleasure to return to rio vista and continue to support the teachers and staff. they encourage the students to learn.

  • (6 years ago)

    I really enjoyed this school my children loved it and felt safe. I felt they were being challenged and enjoyed learning. The only downfall to this school is the parking...!

  • (8 years ago)

    Highly qualified and dedicated teachers. Excellent leadership by Principal. Great environment for learning!

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is in Mrs. Jacobs' afternoon kindergarten class. She is a wonderful teacher that is full of energy and shows love for each and every child. The school is under dress code which I love. It's a brand new school (only in it's 3rd year) and the facilities are clean and very visually appealing. I am very happy with the elementary school I chose for my son.

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