River Oaks Elementary serves approximately 700 culturally and economically diverse students in the Houston Independent School District. Our students consist of those residing in the HISD attendance zone for River Oaks as well as those students across the city that apply and are accepted into our Vanguard Program for the gifted and talented. Through our school-wide International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, we develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

Our Mission

River Oaks Elementary School develops extraordinary learners through a program of differentiated, rigorous inquiry so that they may innovate and collaborate in a global society. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme provides our framework for the development of internationally-minded learners who embody the ten attributes of the IB learner profile…inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective.

Our Core Beliefs

All learners have the right to develop their gifts and talents. All learners benefit from project-based learning that fosters creativity and innovation. All learners deserve enrichment opportunities that stimulate intellectual, physical, and creative growth. All stakeholders (learners, staff, parents, and community members) play a vital role in the success of our school and thrive in a culture of mutual respect.

Our Recent Accomplishments

Texas Honor Roll 2018 Scholar School2017 Scholar School, 2016 Scholar School, 2015 Scholar School
IB World School Authorization est. 2005 – 2018
Imagine Learning School of Excellence in Mathematics 2019-2020
School Choice Leadership Award 2020 2020
Children at Risk Rank 2018 #5 in Houston, #17 in State; 2017 #4 in Houston, #12 in State; 2016 #1 in Houston, #1 in State
Young Inventors Showcase Campus est. 2009 – 2017
River Oaks Elementary
2008 Kirby Drive
Houston, Texas 77019
phone: 713.942.1460