School Details

Rosemary Kennedy Elementary School

6411 Mitchell Avenue, Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 358-1655
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 588 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

59%
47%
56%
71%
56%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Alvord Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
37%
46%
58%
59%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Alvord Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
60%
65%
74%
68%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Alvord Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
53%
60%
70%
59%
65%
59%
41%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Alvord Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rosemary Kennedy Elementary School is a public elementary school in Riverside. The principal of Rosemary Kennedy Elementary School is Jacqueline Casillas and can be contacted at jcassilas@alvord.k12.ca.us. 588 children attend Rosemary Kennedy Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Unspecified; and Black, non-Hispanic. 53% of the Rosemary Kennedy Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 75% of the 588 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Rosemary Kennedy Elementary School is 20:1. Twinhill Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 81% 72%
Unspecified 5% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian 2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 14%
Filipino 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 19716%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 65%
Limited English proficiency 53% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The school is awesome. All the teachers are super with kids and teach them so very much. All the staff is super as well. I been so pleased with the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    This coming school year I will have two children attending Rosemary Kennedy. I cannot say enough good things about this school. My daughters Kindergarten teacher (Ms. Hayes) was great; she worked with my shy child and she really excelled. 1st grade was even better Mrs. Elsey is just amazing; both teacher's curriculum was the best I've seen for elementary school kids. Rosemary really emphasizes learning and working kids to their full potential which I highly admire. I agree with the low level of extra curricular activities. Mrs. Casillas the Principal does not get too involved with parent complaints but I'm sure she has enough to worry about but leaves it to the teacher and parents to sort out.

  • (3 years ago)

    While there are some things that have bothered me about this school they've had to do with problems with lack of funding and the district. Our experience with the school itself and the classroom have been great. I can't say enough positive things about the kindergarten classes and teachers Mrs Manda and Mrs Ryan in particular. It's obvious that they care about the students and go above and beyond in their classroms each day. I can't thank them enough for what they've given my child this year. I feel great about the foundation she has received and look forward to the first grade experience.

  • (3 years ago)

    The office staff are wonderful but their 3rd grader teachers leave something to be desired. They think a military regiment is what all kids need. LOVE the 4th grade staff. There is not one who won't go out of their way to help your kids. Just be mindful if you do have a problem do not go to the Principal she will not care or help. You have to go to the District to resolve anything.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is great. They are very careing and kind. The staff is allways ther to help. The teachers realy love the kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has shown the ability to work me as a parent and the general attitude is very amiable.

  • (8 years ago)

    most teachers really want to teach here. Some show no enthusiastum at all. They had a chior this year but not next. Small but active parent group. Principle and classified staff work hard.

  • (9 years ago)

    My experience with this school so far has been great I have two children attending the school and so far I have not been disappointed.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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