River Oaks Elementary School

16950 Mcguffeys Trail
Woodbridge, VA 22191
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
River Oaks Elementary School serves 737 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
River Oaks Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

River Oaks Elementary School's student population of 737 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students737 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

River Oaks Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of River Oaks Elementary School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1350 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
70%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
28%
16%
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Black
53%
22%
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White
7%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.630.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrince William County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to River Oaks Elementary School is Potomac High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Potomac Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mary Williams Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Dumfries Mary Williams Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 751 students
    0.7 miles
    3100 Panther Pride Drive
    Dumfries, VA 22026
    (703) 445-8376
    0.7 PK-5 751
  • Dumfries Potomac Middle School Math: 56% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,261 student
    0.7 miles
    3130 Panther Pride Drive
    Dumfries, VA 22026
    (703) 221-4996
    0.7 6-8 1,261
  • Dumfries Covington-harper Elementary School Reading: 77%
    Grades: PK-5 | 559 students
    1.0 miles
    2500 River Heritage Blvd.
    Dumfries, VA 22026
    (571) 466-4500
    1 PK-5 559
  • Dumfries Potomac High School Magnet School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,029 students
    1.1 miles
    3401 Panther Pride Drive
    Dumfries, VA 22026
    (703) 441-4200
    1.1 9-12 2,029
  • Dumfries Swans Creek Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 689 students
    1.4 miles
    17700 Wayside Dr.
    Dumfries, VA 22026
    (703) 445-0930
    1.4 PK-5 689

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