School Details

River Road Elementary School

516 Heath Dr, Columbus, GA 31904
(706) 748-3072

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 413 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Muscogee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

River Road Elementary School is a public elementary school in Columbus. The principal of River Road Elementary School is Philip Bush and can be contacted at 413 children attend River Road Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 15% of the River Road Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 75% of the 413 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 67% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at River Road Elementary School is 14:1. Brookstone School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 49% 28%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Asian 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 58%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 17% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 65%
Limited English proficiency 15% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 75% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love the River road school it has been a blessing since my child has arrived I love everything about the school system only problem that I do have is parents need to be more involved in activities the principal needs to listen more and get involved. My child loves going to River road since she or he has made that trans action from another school to yours. Thank you for your time.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school. Great people. Students have their disciplinary moments but they are good. Parents should be more involved.

  • (9 years ago)

    While there are several extracurricular clubs there is not much dedication by the advisors of some of the clubs. Would like to see it taken more seriously. Principal is 'welcoming' however seems to somewhat tire of concerns if not resolved in first meeting unfortunatly. Wish there was an organized P.E. Class with grades given on report card. Georgia doesn't seem to think this is important as schools up north.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending River Road since aug 2004. I really like the school and teachers. When we moved here from south carolina I was worried that mt daughter would like the school. I'm happy the say she loves River Road Elem.

  • (11 years ago)

    Great class size this school is not over crowded. Strong leadership and a focus on test scores.

  • (11 years ago)

    River Road is a great school because of the safe environment and the quality of education provided for the children. I have experienced a very friendly 'family-like' atmosphere at River Road. The Principal has an open-door policy and welcomes parents to contact her if there are issues/concerns/questions/comments etc. I believe that parents should be heard and River Road welcomes this. I wouldn't want my daughter at any other elementary school. Not to mention our Partner In Education W.C. Bradley is second to none!

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