School Details

Rios Elementary School

14314 Rios Canyon Road, El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 588-3090
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 296 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

67%
57%
56%
70%
62%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Cajon Valley Union School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
40%
46%
60%
64%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Cajon Valley Union School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
64%
65%
77%
74%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Cajon Valley Union School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
59%
60%
63%
65%
65%
79%
55%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Cajon Valley Union School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rios Elementary School is a public elementary school in El Cajon. The principal of Rios Elementary School is Maria Kehoe, whose e-mail is kehoem@cajonvalley.net. 296 students go to Rios Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 22% of the Rios Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 64% of the 296 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Rios Elementary School is 18:1. Lakeview Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 50% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Hispanic 37% 33%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% 2%
Unspecified 2% 10%
Filipino 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 51%
Limited English proficiency 22% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I have 3 kids in the school 5th 4th and k I like the school and love the teacher *****

  • (3 years ago)

    MY CHILD WENT TO RIOS FOR TWO YEARS FIRST YEAR WAS FINE BUT THE SECOND YEAR THE TEACHER WAS ALWAYS TELLING ME I SHOULD PUT HIM ON MEDICATION OVER MONTHS OF TIME I KEPT SAYING NO I DON'T BELIEVE IN MEDICATING MY CHILD.I OVER HEARD HER HAVING THE SAME CONVERSATION WITH ANOTHER PARENT.WE HAVE LEFT THE SCHOOL BUT BEFORE WE LEFT SHE HAD GOT FOUR STUDENTS ON MEDS.I GOT TIRED OF HER MAKING ME FEEL LIKE I WAS A BAD PARENT.I RAN INTO AN PARENT THAT'S CHILD IS STILL GO THERE AND SHE TOLD ME SHES DOING THE SAME TO HER. SHES REALLY NICE TEACHER I JUST WISH SHE WOULD KNOW WHEN TO STOP BUGGING PARENTS ON THIS TOPIC.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very disapointed with the school. The teachers are always yelling at the students. The class lessons are unmotivating for students and teachers seem to be pushing kids through the grades/years without concern for their success. Whatever happened to the teacher who showed a child how wonderful and exciting learning can be. My student's teacher drolly reads lessons as students sit blankly watching her and only take note to write down the correct answer. My student is learning nothing and this is a waste of his time and a poor excuse for an education (

  • (7 years ago)

    What an awesome staff this school has. Since my son started in '04 I feel he is truly cared about both as a student and as a person! Kudos Rios!

  • (8 years ago)

    My Daughter has been going to Rios for three years and I think it's a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child is a second grader at Rios Elementary school and has learned more than I thought he will since Kindergarten. I am amazed with the quality of teachers and staff they have at this school. Yet we never had a problem communicating with the teachers or the principal herself. There is a friendly atmosphere at this school you can sense it as soon as you walk in the Office and be greeted by the nice secretaries working there. As a parent I get to participate in most of the school's activities and parties. I also attend the school events performances and sports there's a lot going on here and that's really good to get parents involved and participating. I'm glad my child goes to Rios and my older child just graduated from Rios too.

  • (9 years ago)

    A small quaint school set off the street. The school has family events after school music for 4th grade and up. Parents are always welcome in the classrooms.

  • (9 years ago)

    Small Country school that is wonderful for all the children. Everyone knows everyone and the teachers are the best!

  • (9 years ago)

    Our kindergartener attends Rios. We have been very surprised by the level of parent involvement at this school and the wonderful communication from his teacher. We have another son who is in second grade and attends a different school. The communication with the staff at Rios more than surpasses what we have to 'squeeze out' of our second grader's school. The academic program at Rios is excellent and the teachers there seem to very well seasoned.

  • (9 years ago)

    Rios has become very disappointing for us. There is some good points to the school. Yet the bad experiences overshadow the good.

  • (10 years ago)

    The 2nd grade classes at rios are wonderful! teachers get parents involved & communicate well with parents. My daugher loves her teachers enjoys the challenges of her daily homework and looks forward to going to school each day. A child who enjoys school will excel in all subjects & my daughter is proof! bravo to the 2nd grade teachers at rios for creating a safe comfortable environment that's fun to learn in! a special thanks to mrs. Scantlin & mrs. Perry for recognizing each child's academic achievements. Kids with exceptional skills aren't left waiting while other catch up and those needing more help aren't left behind. Scantlin & perry make a great team always finding new ways to keep their class challenged. Thank you for all you do!

  • (10 years ago)

    Academically the school is fairly challenging. The extracurricular activities seem a little on the scarce side. Overall I liked the school however when it comes to communication about the children to parents I don't think some things are handled very well by the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child has been their since 1st grade he know in 5th it has been wonderful I have been pleased with staff teachers and principle.

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