Rice Elementary School

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409 Carriage Dr

Tyler, TX 75703

(903) 262-2555

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 780

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

10 Parent Reviews for Rice Elementary School

Overall, our experience with Rice Elementary has been good. Parent involvement is a definite strength for Rice. Everyone seems to cooperate well with each other, and everyone seems genuinely proud of their school. My son has had two teachers that weren't great teachers in my opinion, however I understand ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/10/12

We have found the teachers and staff at Rice to be excellent. The PTA is fantastic and we are pleased in general with parent involvement. We recently began a search for a new home and the one thing it had to have was to be zoned for Rice so we could stay here!

Posted by a parent on 02/21/09

Considered to be the best public elementary school in town surely does not say much for public education. The children are unruley, poorly spoken and most seem to have defiant attitudes. Plan on spending money for private school tuition if you expect a positive elementary education for your children. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/10/08

My children have attended schools in two different schools, and Rice is by far the best school that they ever attended! The teachers were great, the first ones that have actually cared about the children. This is one school that I am proud to say that my children go here!

Posted by a parent on 05/25/07

My children have attended 4 different elementary schools in 4 different states. Rice has been my least favorite. The beginning of the year Open House was attended by only 7 out of 24 parents. The teachers have tried to put a stop to bullying of children but they don't seem to be backed up by the administration. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/21/07

I am a parent of two students at Rice and have had the experience of attending another school in TISD. I have found the parent-teacher relationships and participation to be beyond my expectations. It is a pleasure to volunteer at the school.

Posted by a parent on 01/06/06

I too was horrofied at the behavior of some of the children at Rice. I found most of the teachers adequate but not all. Ms. Rowe in first grade is actually one of the best teachers that I have ever encountered and I truly wished that she could follow my child through school teaching him forever. The ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/28/05

We were disappointed with our Rice experience. I found that the quality of education your child gets depends very much on the quality of your child's teacher. In Kindergarten, we were very pleased, as we had an excellent teacher. In first grade, we had a teacher who did not spend much time on individual ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/14/05

We found Rice to be out of control. The children were not well disciplined, bullies were rampant and the education was lacking. The administrative staff was very little help and the teachers seemed to not care about our concerns.

Posted by a parent on 07/26/04

I think rice is great. we had some learning problems with one of our children and the teachers were very caring and ready to help in any way possible.

Posted by a parent on 02/05/04

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Test scores for Rice Elementary School

TAKS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Rice Elementary School
Tyler Isd
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Tyler schools — Rice Elementary School is located at 409 Carriage Dr, Tyler TX 75703. 409 Carriage Dr is in the 75703 ZIP code in Tyler, TX The school district for Rice Elementary School is the Tyler Isd. Rice Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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