School Details

River Oaks Elementary School

20755 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
(313) 827-6750
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 337 students 17 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

25%
48%
40%
25%
50%
61%

MI00195

None
98%
96%
95%
76%
80%
87%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Dearborn City School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
50%
45%
57%
61%
70%
45%
58%
51%

MI00195

None
83%
92%
92%
68%
82%
84%
30%
53%
47%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Dearborn City School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
50%
45%
62%
63%
72%
14%
15%
17%

MI00195

None
83%
82%
80%
92%
82%
85%
82%
74%
78%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Dearborn City School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

River Oaks Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dearborn Heights. The principal of River Oaks Elementary School is Joseph Martin and can be contacted at MartinJ@dearbornschools.org. 337 children attend River Oaks Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 78% of the 337 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at River Oaks Elementary School is 17:1. Carver Elementary-Middle School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 92%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.8%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    best school ever! I have 2 daughters that attend so far there doing great. they both did very well on the meap so that tells me that the school is doing what it's supposed to do. I would like to just say that I beleive they have the best 1st grade teacher any child can get! (Mrs.Holmes) she is the kind of teacher that makes every child feel so special and that they can acheive anything they put there mind to. I can't wait till my son is in her class.

  • (3 years ago)

    love the small community feel. teachers are great. most teachers have been with the school for 10 years or more.

  • (7 years ago)

    i have two daughters in river oaks and i like this school very much i think this school is best

  • (7 years ago)

    After the second grade we took our child out of river oaks and put her into a private school. River Oaks was extremely crowded and had too large of a class size. Alot of the kids do not read as well. Every school function was chaotic.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child just graduated from River Oaks this year. They taught her so much. I don't think she would have got where she is today without the help and guidance of River Oaks. Thank You.

  • (9 years ago)

    Both of my boys have gone to this school and let's say one of my boys was a hand full for the principal and me. Everyone there was kind and patient and understanding with us. We worked together and because of their love and concern for children's education and well being my son is now in middle school doing fine. Thank You Mrs. King and Staff @ this amazing school! Thank You.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter has only been going to river oaks for a few weeks. So far I am very impressed with how the school operates. I attended my first pta meeting and was well informed of a new math program that was introduced at River Oaks. This new program should make learning mathematics easier and more fun as well as simple for all children.

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