School Details

River Oaks Elementary School

16950 McGuffeys Trail, Woodbridge, VA 22191
(703) 441-0050
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 611 students 15 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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65%
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84%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
74%
70%
65%
81%
75%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
75%
73%
68%
71%
71%
51%
76%
69%
78%
81%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia 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 Dumfries. The principal of River Oaks Elementary School is Aerica A. Williams. 611 students go to River Oaks Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 57% of the 611 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at River Oaks Elementary School is 15:1. Mary Williams Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 58% 23%
Hispanic 24% 24%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 41%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My child has attended River Oaks for several years. The school has declined in the last few years with low parent participation to an increase in discipline problems. The tone of the atmosphere/climate is set from the top down (leadership/administration). Instead of them being PROACTIVE the administration is mostly reactive but mostly INACTIVE. Unruly undisciplined/mal-behaved kids & their parents run this school NOT the leadership/administration. Students are allowed to blatantly disrespect teachers & staff with little to no consequences & they know it so it just continues with minimal discipline action issued i.e. time-out no recess warning etc. As a parent I emphasize the importance of education how to act accordingly & the consequences of chosen actions so I don't have to visit the school because my child is misbehaving. Meanwhile my child is subjected to disruption/distraction daily from kids whose parents don't emphasize the same & who look at the school as a "baby-sitter". There are many teachers who are good at what they do & should be applauded but there are many others who only see this as a paycheck. This is a sad look at our upcoming generation.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter was in kindergarten this year and we couldn't have asked for a better school experience than the one we had at River Oaks. The teachers and staff are wonderful and took the time to get to know her. Whenever I was on campus or was just dropping or picking her up we were always greeted with hellos or told goodbye. We were never ignored. The curriculum was rigorous enough for my daughter and it was tiered to meet the needs of all learners. River Oaks is a wonderful example that a child does not need to go to the newest school in order to get the best education. It is the teachers that make the difference not the building.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers at this school are wonderful. My girl likes all of her teachers so far and actually enjoys going to this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    It's a great school teachers really care for their students. And discipline is good too.

  • (7 years ago)

    Larger than average classes result in kids sitting right on top of each other and teacher losing control of classes. Bulling tolerated and not addressed unless pushed by parents.

  • (7 years ago)

    My 7-year old daughter is a prime example of what I see in every student at ROES. ROES provides opportunity tools and positive reinforcement that enables our children to exceed even their expectations. The look and sound of a child when they have accomplished a task is a wonderful gift to experience! I am confident that My daughter excels because her teacher says she can. She believes in her teacher Ms. Barrett and is encouraged to challenge herself daily and to use what she has learned in the classroom outside the classroom. ROES students have the unique opportunity to showcase their talents in many interesting and fun ways. ROES is the reason for all the new-found confidence I see in my child. We are still amazed by the things that she will do and what she does. ROES has set the stage for a great educational experience.

  • (8 years ago)

    River Oaks Elementary is an amazing school. The administrators teachers and staff are kind and caring. The Spanish program is excellent and the PTO offers many family activities. My eldest daughter was so inspired and well taught by her fifth grade teacher (Ms. I. Burt) that she came up with a 'life plan' which included her goal of attending Harvard. I still have two children at River Oaks and I must say everyone makes you feel like your a part of the River Oaks family. It is a wonderful school!

  • (10 years ago)

    This is the 9th year of having my children at River Oaks and have several years to go! We have been with 4 principals so far. I love the school enviornment. The teachers and staff really care about the students and are always finding new and exciting ways for the kids to learn. River Oaks has that family feeling that you don't find to often these days. My oldest is in high school and my next oldest is in Middle School. Both have gone on to the IBMYP program and now the oldest is in the Cambridge program. River Oaks definatley prepares the students and gives them a firm foundation for higher learning.

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