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About This School

Rio Vista Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Rio Vista Elementary School is Kevin McClay. 380 children attend Rio Vista Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 15% of the Rio Vista Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 53% of the 380 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Rio Vista Elementary School is 15:1. Toluca 'Crossroads' School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 34% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 9%
Filipino 3% 2%
Unspecified 3% 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 11%
Asian 10% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 646343%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 75%
Limited English proficiency 15% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My son has just completed 5 years here at Rio Vista and is on his way to middle school...I would not trade the memories he has made at this school for anything in the world. Diversity is certainly not an issue here as there are just a little of everyone here and I know that no matter what your background is you will not be disappointed!

  • (10 months ago)

    So happy with Rio Vista!!! Our son loves it and enjoys going to school there everyday. We love the entire staff and feel completely safe sending our boy there. Support your public schools everybody! Especially the ones like Rio Vista who really really care about their students and the community.

  • (10 months ago)

    Truth is always comes and it will show the people how good is this school IS...one or two exceptional negative opinion never can be an example..I love this school for it's own gratitude.All the teachers and stuffs are amazing.PTA try their best to help the school every way.Most of all when the kids love going to school and happy returns what else you need off course then you can the marital development too.

  • (11 months ago)

    This school does not value diversity. Take a tour and see who is with you on tour then look at who consistently gets left out. Chandler ES is a FAR SUPERIOR education and everybody doesn't look the same. I wouldn't send my dog to this school after how I was treated for more than a year.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is on its way from good to great!!! The kids love being in school. I wish they offer more challenging academic programs in the coming years.

  • (1 year ago)

    EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT school. I've could of not ask for more. I'm very proud of this school so happy my Daughter attends this school. very organized the staff is very friendly and helpful the principal great. he stands outside by the maing entrance every morning greating parents and students. The valet drop off/and pick up nice touch and convinient for parents.

  • (1 year ago)

    My Child has been attending Rio Vista since Kindergarten and is now going to be begin the 4th grade. I also used to work at this school for 8 years and actually moved out of our residential school Carpenter Charter Elementary to make sure she could attend Rio Vista. The positives at this school are small campus small class size teachers who stay happily at Rio Vista for years very DIVERSE atmosphere and that family feeling that everyone genuinely cares here. We have an amazing principal and office staff as well. I am so happy I was lucky enough to judge a school from behind the scene as well as a parent. If your thinking of considering this school for your child you will not be disappointed. It has the feel of a private school with out the yearly tuition!! Hope this post helps a lot of you )

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful principal who is caring kind easy to speak to and completely involved with everything going on at the school trying to make it the best school possible. Small class sizes with a personable community. The Pre-K teacher is a perfect balance of kind and firm academic and play. The students and parents alike adore her. GREAT great arts program with music dance and instruments. Very involved non-policitcal or gossipy PTA all striving to better the school and pull together to get great things done!. Nice kids that are happy safe and following a very healthy structured/strict set of rules for the school. Wonderful representation of Los Angeles with a perfect mix of students from different cultures and socieo-economic backgrounds.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is finishing up his third year at this school and we love it. The small enrollment is a real advantage over some of the larger public schools in the area and means that the principal and staff really get to know each child and family. The principal is a wonderful leader the PTA is active and strong and the teachers are excellent. We are so happy to be at this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our son is in Grade 3 and is having a wonderful educational challenging year with his teacher. This is the first male teacher he has ever had and we can not say enough about our sons positive experience. He tells us that he is learning more than educational skills everyday. He is learning life skills that he will never forget from this amazing teacher. We as parents are very involved in or son's education and in supporting our schools in whatever way we can. This is the only time he will be a kid and we want to cherish every moment of these precious years as they fly by fast. A small school with a lot of caring teachers and parents. We love it here and our son loves it here as well. We feel a real sense of belonging to our neighborhood school and our community. It takes time to give time. However we know that way down the path in life these are really the golden days. We have a wonderful Principle that really cares. He listens to everyone and is willing to do his best to resolve any issues that we may have. He greets every parent and their children as they enter school every morning with a warm smile. We are proud Roadrunners'

  • (3 years ago)

    We LOVE this school. Our son is in the Pre-K program with Mrs. K and it is excellent. She is beyond wonderful. So grateful for such a fantastic program and school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am so proud of Rio Vista. This is our family's 5th year here and I can see that this school is getting better every year - our API is now 857 and we truly are one of the best school's in the state because of the dedication of our teachers. More and more parents are getting involved and our school PTA just raised $20 000 from a golf tournament that will help pay for arts and computers. Most of all my kids feel safe here - it is truly a loving community and small (only 3 classes/grade) so it's not overwhelming for youngsters. I feel like I'm getting a private school education for free without the "bullying" problems or "spoiled" problems some of my private-school Mom-friends talk about. Principal Kevin McClay has been an awesome addition to the school in the last two years and is really moving it forward.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was impressed with the reading and writing skills of the Kindergarteners by years end. But it looks like all work and no play. Is there any help with the development of the whole child?

  • (3 years ago)

    Because they have the best teachers and parents who care.

  • (3 years ago)

    My sisters and I went to Rio Vista so it bring me joy to see all of my old teacher who I looked up to that are still here and to meet all of the wonderful new ones starting with the wonderful Pre k teacher she is AMAZING!

  • (3 years ago)

    Great teachers and great principal. The school is ranked one of the best in the area. My child loves it.

  • (3 years ago)

    Its the greatest school that my son is going the teachers are great they care about their students my loves going to school each day

  • (3 years ago)

    Great principal and wonderful teachers. We love Rio Vista Elementary school !!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Wonderful diversity across many levels! A beautiful representative sample of what makes Los Angeles great!

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers and staff here really care about the students they go above and beyond to make sure the kids are doing their very best and given the very best! My son goes here and we could not have ask for a better school!

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