About ROE

About ROE

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 Accomplishments

2005-2011 TEA Exemplary School
2009 Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll School
2008-2009 NCEA Higher Performing School in the State of Texas
2010 Children at Risk Top Ten Elementary Schools in Houston
2010 No Place for Hate School
2008-2011 Odyssey of the Mind State and World Honors