School Details

River Oaks Elementary School

2008 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77019
(713) 942-1460
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 719 students 16 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

96%
74%
79%
94%
64%
69%
96%
74%
79%

TX00194

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  • Houston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
64%
72%
96%
64%
68%
98%
64%
72%
95%
67%
71%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Houston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
70%
77%
99%
69%
75%
97%
70%
77%
96%
66%
73%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Houston Independent School District average
  • Texas 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 Houston. The principal of River Oaks Elementary School is Ms Keri S Fovargue, whose e-mail is kfovargu@houstonisd.org. 719 students attend River Oaks Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the River Oaks Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 8% of the 719 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 8% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at River Oaks Elementary School is 16:1. St Stephen's Episcopal School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 28%
White, non-Hispanic 51% 8%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 20% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 3%
Hispanic 17% 61%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.08%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 63%
Limited English proficiency 4% 30%
Economically disadvantaged 8% 80%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Teachers are great and facilities are well organized. Most importantly my son loves River Oaks Elementary school.

  • (11 months ago)

    My child is in their third year at the school. It has a fantastic after school program supportive pto and parents with ample security. The teachers are also caring. I have found that the school lacks support for children that may have a learning challenge/sensory disfunction but is tested as GT. The school administration does not support testing for adhd or Dyslexia and is reluctant to administer testing. Our experience is that it is a hassle and seems like they don't want that statistic associated with them. The principal is not approachable and hides behind email and letters in communication instead of meeting in person. It has been a true disappointment. My child has been negatively affected and I am considering switching schools.

  • (1 year ago)

    I was a student in this school from kindergarten to fourth grade but unfortunately I had to move to France.. It is the best school ever with teachers who care. I will never forget this school and hope to come visit one day!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our 3rd year with ROE. It was great on the first year as we feel the school cares and teachers were great. They pay much attention to each students and sending kids to tutor if any fall behind. However our 2nd year was not well. Our teacher has a maturnity leave and we have a long term sub then short term sub and daily sub... After 7 or 8 sub teachers in 2 months my child really have done nothing. When she asks a question to the sub teacher she/he has no idea where things are and the question was ignored. These sub teacher really has no interest to teach rather just pass the day and turn the ball to the next. I would like to see a school putting student's benefit the first and being a parent it's just sad to see how things falling apart from one year to another. This year we have a new teacher and we'll see how it goes.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is a gem among HISD. The current administrative team leaves much to be desired (especially given prior principal who was wonderful) but the teachers are excellent the parents super involved in a good way and the kids just plain smart. Great school but you may bang your head in frustration at times.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our daughter had the most phenomenal kindergarten year at ROE last year! This school is so amazing in its academics while simultaneously maintaining such a warm nurturing environment for the children. We had to pinch ourselves so many times throughout the year as we were in disbelief that this was a public school!! We can hardly wait for her to start first grade at this amazing place!

  • (1 year ago)

    River Oaks Elementary School is the BEST elementary school in the city. My older children went to private schools and I can tell you without a doubt that my child at ROE has had a better education. The teachers are the best the parents are involved and the children are kind to one another. If I had to do it all over again all of my children would have attended ROE.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter attended REO 2 years ago >> Iwas happy to see how involved the PTO was and all other parents hepling and partisipating in all activitities

  • (4 years ago)

    I am an alumni of this school and I can say that it is the BEST elementary school that I've ever known of! The teachers and parents are really involved and they want you to succeed.

  • (4 years ago)

    Incredible new principal hired in 2009; fantastic teaching staff and wonderful children. We live in the neighborhood and many of our neighbors are sending their children here and are all very happy.

  • (5 years ago)

    ROE is a wonderful school with great teachers staff students and parents all working together to provide an excellent environment for learning.

  • (5 years ago)

    River Oaks Elementary simply has the best teachers and staff. All the students are treated like the individuals that they are and they thrive in the environment of encouragement mutual respect and high self expectation!

  • (5 years ago)

    terrific IB Program teachers & staff

  • (5 years ago)

    ROE has an excellent Vanguard and IB program. The teachers are very caring knowledgeable and best of the best.

  • (5 years ago)

    Amazing staff + supportive parents = a school filled with happy learners )

  • (5 years ago)

    We entered ROE in 1st grade having moved from another state. We were not even considering public schools until we heard about ROE. Although our son was accepted to the private school to which we applied we opted to go with ROE. We are so happy with our decision. We have been very impressed with the curriculum as well as the level of staff commitment to the children. I'd have to say that the level of parental involvement at ROE is what helps to keep the standards so high.

  • (5 years ago)

    There isn't a better school for elementary/primary years in the city of Houston. The only other elementary school that can compare to it is St. John's. The academic and international baccalaureate program at ROE are simply phenomenal. If you are lucky enough to get a spot here thank your lucky stars.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been at ROE for two years now. Everything believe it or not has been wonderful. My child has been challenged and he has felt loved. He has had to measure to a higher standard of course but I would expect that and am glad for it. He took the challenge to learn and grow and with lots of help from caring teachers and staff he did. I couldn't be more grateful for what this organization has done for my children.

  • (6 years ago)

    Plagued by the same insane emphasis on testing as every other public school so the kids end up feeling constantly judged and measured rather than challenged and treasured. The teachers have been fine especially the science teacher is a favorite; but the principal doesn't appear to possess the tact manners or true sense of respect that are necessary to serve as a role model. I feel sorry for the teachers because it is hard to work for someone who is heavy on criticism and fails to see the forest for the trees.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school once employed the best teachers in Houston. The school has lost all of it's creativity and now promotes 'thinking outside the box within our parameters' teaching. If you look beyond test scores there is not much to impress. Vanguard level teaching and thinking is almost nonexistent.

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