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White Rock Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dallas. The principal of White Rock Elementary School is Nancy K Kinzie, whose e-mail is pio@mailhub.richardson.k12.tx.us. 632 students go to White Rock Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 7% of the White Rock Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 36% of the 632 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 19% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at White Rock Elementary School is 15:1. White Rock North School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 32%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 8%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 15% 35%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 25%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 52%
Limited English proficiency 7% 22%
Economically disadvantaged 36% 50%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    White Rock Elementary is a HUGE success! I can't say enough great things about it. The office staff is wonderful and always helpful with a smile. This is my son's second year and we love it. The parent participation is outstanding. WRE PPCD program is THE BEST! The teachers are like non other. They really care about the children and it shows. Very patient knowledgeable and attentive. My hat goes off to you! Please don't change.

  • (4 years ago)

    We love this neighborhood school! It is quietly tucked inside the neighborhood which makes it the center of our neighborhood. The school has such high parent involvement and the teachers are excellent. WRE is a great community of students staff and parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    We love WRE! Top rated 'Exemplary' ranking by state of Texas. Fabulous teachers strong PTA (w/o being nutty) and great community feel. Good mix of working parents and at-home parents and plus the neighborhood is an amazingly good mix conservative liberal and 'everyone in-between' families. Smart and high-achieving school w/out being snooty & overly competitive. All that and we're in the heart of Dallas and not the burbs! Brilliant!

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers love the kids!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe the teachers are well organized and cater to the needs of the children as well as the parents. Richardson Independent School District has been excellent from the beginning. I recently returned with my son. I was a White Rock Elementary student myself!

  • (5 years ago)

    What a terrific school! RISD is a very strong district overall and White Rock Elem is one of its shining stars. What the teachers are accomplishing on a daily basis with kids from all walks of life is truly great. My child goes to school with sons and daughters of families that value a tight-knit community and a true neighborhood school. The REACH program is tops. The Art teacher and the arts program overall is very strong for a public school- walk down the school's art-filled halls! The academics are challenging but well balanced. The school warmly welcomes the community to be involved and each child is appreciated individually. The front office staff is sincere and always helpful. And Ms. Amanda Lewis is a treasure - a kind and gifted young teacher who has nurtured and carried her kids through a fun-filled year of learning!

  • (5 years ago)

    The community is absolutely fabulous the teachers are great and the parent involvement is like nothing ever experienced before. Wonderful school!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Many parents are former students have married and moved back to the neighborhood to give their kids the same wonderful experience that we had as kids. The community is very tight & involved. Kids play sports together teachers are wonderful and stay in close contact with parents and Becky Reidling (principal) is great. There's even a Dad's Club! It's considered the 'Beaver Cleaver' school of the neighborhood because most families are 2 parent households with SAHM. There has always been a division between the home owners and the 'apartment kids ' both by race and parental involvement. Home owner families tend to stay in the area for years and years and apartment kids tend to have less involved parents and move in and out of the area. Now that the apartments have been torn down so it shouldn't be a problem anymore.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has so many positives. The school encourages parental involvement and the parents 100% support the school and its activities. The classes go on several field trips to enhance their learning. The school also has a great gifted program called REACH for students. The students also are encouraged to help others through special programs throughout the year including a reading challenge that helps raise funds for a sister school in Mexico. The teachers are highly qualified and genuinely care about all of their students.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great parental involvement and wonderful caring teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers at this school are tremendous! There is an extremely high level of parental involvement too. It is a very diverse school.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child came from a private school and found that she was not sufficiently challenged at White Rock Elementary. Many decipline problems arise is class and on the playground. Success in the classroom depends on the quality teachings of the individual teachers and it seems to be a toss of the dice for success.

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