River Road High School

Summary:

River Road High School is a public high school in Amarillo, Texas, serving 402 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Amarillo Independent School District, which is ranked 590 out of 968 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While River Road High School has a higher percentage of White students (57.96%) compared to nearby schools like Amarillo High School (65.99%) and Palo Duro High School (11.49%), its academic performance, as measured by STAAR EOC test scores, is generally lower than the surrounding schools and the state average. For example, in Algebra I, only 33% of River Road High School students were proficient or better, compared to 51% at Amarillo High School and 45% statewide. Additionally, the school's four-year graduation rate, while relatively high, has been declining, and its dropout rate has been increasing.

River Road High School also has a higher percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (62.94%) compared to nearby schools like Highland Park High School (35.09%) and Amarillo High School (33.92%), suggesting a higher concentration of economically disadvantaged students. This disparity in socioeconomic status may contribute to the school's underperformance compared to its neighbors, despite having higher per-student spending than some of the surrounding schools.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 101 W Mobley
       Amarillo, TX  79108-1620


(806) 383-8867

District: River Road Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
989th of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,035 Help


Feeder schools for River Road High School:

Elementary:    Rolling Hills Elementary
    Willow Vista Eca
Middle:    River Road Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  10.8 Help
Number of students:  402

Racial breakdown:

White:
58.0%
Hispanic:
35.6%
Two or more races:
3.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  62.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details River Road High School ranks worse than 50.4% of high schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.8. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of River Road High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (58%), Hispanic (35.6%), two or more races (3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 62.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at River Road High School is 10.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at River Road High School is $13,035.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

River Road High School:

SchoolDigger ranks River Road High School 989th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See River Road High School in the ranking list.)

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River Road Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks River Road Independent School District (Isd) 590th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for River Road High School

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Rank History for all students at River Road High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 63.98 539th 1427 62.2%
2005 54.57 769th 1429 46.2%
2006 65.81 514th 1430 64.1%
2007 57.02 773rd 1497 48.4%
2008 58.89 723rd 1510 52.1%
2009 51.95 936th 1539 39.2%
2010 54.27 911th 1568 41.9%
2011 62.84 691st 1672 58.7%
2012 48.11 881st 1603 45.0%
2013 57.94 671st 1652 59.4%
2014 52.37 870th 1734 49.8%
2015 51.57 939th 1743 46.1%
2016 24.06 1459th 1762 17.2%
2017 31.73 1213th 1777 31.7%
2018 49.34 810th 1797 54.9%
2019 48.35 904th 1857 51.3%
2021 45.24 995th 1861 46.5%
2022 36.72 1194th 1876 36.4%
2023 47.80 989th 1961 49.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at River Road High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.13 437th 582 24.9%
2021 0.06 588th 588 0.0%
2022 8.37 628th 664 5.4%
2023 4.87 648th 677 4.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at River Road High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.94 387th 1113 65.2%
2019 67.12 200th 1136 82.4%
2021 14.07 1142nd 1195 4.4%
2022 18.60 1124th 1278 12.1%
2023 37.68 726th 1371 47.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at River Road High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.24 851st 1347 36.8%
2019 53.72 450th 1357 66.8%
2021 67.16 265th 1382 80.8%
2022 34.82 926th 1418 34.7%
2023 34.13 965th 1478 34.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at River Road High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.79 680th 1794 62.1%
2019 49.79 804th 1818 55.8%
2021 44.99 957th 1848 48.2%
2022 35.65 1202nd 1847 34.9%
2023 53.37 709th 1897 62.6%
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Rank History for Female students at River Road High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.37 847th 1781 52.4%
2019 45.47 1017th 1798 43.4%
2021 41.75 1069th 1815 41.1%
2022 30.35 1303rd 1841 29.2%
2023 42.61 1086th 1891 42.6%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at River Road High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.96 261st 1137 77.0%
2019 33.82 955th 1145 16.6%
2021 32.75 963rd 1177 18.2%
2022 5.67 1128th 1172 3.8%
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Rank History for At Risk students at River Road High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.47 1084th 1784 39.2%
2019 46.70 840th 1810 53.6%
2021 38.77 1057th 1829 42.2%
2022 26.10 1422nd 1837 22.6%
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Rank History for Male students at River Road High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.54 919th 1803 49.0%
2019 47.97 877th 1824 51.9%
2021 45.28 943rd 1840 48.8%
2022 40.04 1054th 1853 43.1%
2023 49.90 865th 1913 54.8%
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Rank History for African American students at River Road High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 77.94 148th 1031 85.6%
2023 43.48 521st 1069 51.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at River Road High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.82 815th 1691 51.8%
2019 50.01 772nd 1714 55.0%
2021 56.41 634th 1743 63.6%
2022 28.63 1280th 1762 27.4%
2023 43.30 969th 1820 46.8%
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Rank History for White students at River Road High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.38 1064th 1539 30.9%
2019 34.92 1092nd 1526 28.4%
2021 21.79 1251st 1510 17.2%
2022 26.33 1197th 1525 21.5%
2023 37.64 1016th 1576 35.5%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for River Road High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 540 0 0 29 9 n/a n/a 0 578
1990 517 0 1 27 2 n/a n/a 0 547
1991 533 1 2 31 2 n/a n/a 0 569
1992 561 1 2 33 5 n/a n/a 0 602
1993 578 0 1 36 3 n/a n/a 0 618
1994 591 0 2 34 5 n/a n/a 0 632
1995 617 0 4 45 4 n/a n/a 0 670
1996 617 0 4 45 4 n/a n/a 0 670
1997 627 0 3 46 4 n/a n/a 0 680
1998 691 4 3 64 2 n/a n/a 0 764
1999 536 0 2 38 0 n/a n/a 0 576
2000 425 1 0 29 0 n/a n/a 0 455
2001 422 3 0 38 0 n/a n/a 0 463
2002 399 3 2 51 2 n/a n/a 0 457
2003 399 3 2 51 2 n/a n/a 0 457
2004 401 4 1 38 3 n/a n/a 0 447
2005 381 1 2 36 6 n/a n/a 0 426
2006 324 1 2 45 5 n/a n/a 0 377
2007 343 2 3 49 8 n/a n/a 0 405
2008 342 0 0 49 8 n/a n/a 0 399
2009 354 0 0 46 4 n/a n/a 0 404
2010 362 1 1 52 6 n/a n/a 0 422
2011 363 1 1 65 8 0 9 0 447
2012 335 0 1 76 8 0 9 0 429
2013 301 0 0 75 9 0 13 0 398
2014 313 2 0 84 9 0 9 0 417
2015 303 3 0 85 6 0 8 0 405
2016 309 4 0 81 5 0 8 0 407
2017 311 5 2 81 3 0 11 0 413
2018 280 5 1 90 2 0 14 0 392
2019 270 5 1 97 1 0 14 0 388
2020 266 4 2 115 3 0 11 0 401
2021 269 5 1 120 3 0 8 0 406
2022 269 11 1 151 3 0 13 0 448
2023 233 11 2 143 1 0 12 0 402

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at River Road High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 578 n/a n/a n/a
1990 547 36.0 15.1 n/a
1991 569 36.0 15.8 n/a
1992 602 42.3 14.2 10
1993 618 43.0 14.4 10.4
1994 632 43.4 14.6 8.1
1995 670 52.1 12.9 8.8
1996 670 52.1 12.9 8.8
1997 680 53.1 12.8 10.4
1998 764 60.2 12.7 9.3
1999 576 49.6 11.6 21.4
2000 455 46.7 9.7 17.1
2001 463 45.9 10.1 17.7
2002 457 42.9 10.7 23.6
2003 457 42.9 10.7 23.6
2004 447 41.4 10.8 24.8
2005 426 37.4 11.4 30.8
2006 377 40.4 9.3 36.6
2007 405 34.9 11.6 35.8
2008 399 34.7 11.5 31.3
2009 404 34.1 11.8 35.6
2010 422 32.7 12.8 40.3
2011 447 30.8 14.4 42.7
2012 429 32.5 13.1 48.3
2013 398 32.6 12.2 46.7
2014 417 31.5 13.2 48.9
2015 405 31.0 13.0 46.9
2016 407 30.0 13.5 47.9
2017 413 28.3 14.5 50.1
2018 392 33.9 11.5 53.6
2019 388 35.8 10.8 50.8
2020 401 38.4 10.4 53.9
2021 406 38.2 10.6 52.2
2022 448 36.7 12.1 51.3
2023 402 37.2 10.8 62.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio River Road High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 578 n/a n/a n/a
1990 547 36.0 15.1 n/a
1991 569 36.0 15.8 n/a
1992 602 42.3 14.2 10
1993 618 43.0 14.4 10.4
1994 632 43.4 14.6 8.1
1995 670 52.1 12.9 8.8
1996 670 52.1 12.9 8.8
1997 680 53.1 12.8 10.4
1998 764 60.2 12.7 9.3
1999 576 49.6 11.6 21.4
2000 455 46.7 9.7 17.1
2001 463 45.9 10.1 17.7
2002 457 42.9 10.7 23.6
2003 457 42.9 10.7 23.6
2004 447 41.4 10.8 24.8
2005 426 37.4 11.4 30.8
2006 377 40.4 9.3 36.6
2007 405 34.9 11.6 35.8
2008 399 34.7 11.5 31.3
2009 404 34.1 11.8 35.6
2010 422 32.7 12.8 40.3
2011 447 30.8 14.4 42.7
2012 429 32.5 13.1 48.3
2013 398 32.6 12.2 46.7
2014 417 31.5 13.2 48.9
2015 405 31.0 13.0 46.9
2016 407 30.0 13.5 47.9
2017 413 28.3 14.5 50.1
2018 392 33.9 11.5 53.6
2019 388 35.8 10.8 50.8
2020 401 38.4 10.4 53.9
2021 406 38.2 10.6 52.2
2022 448 36.7 12.1 51.3
2023 402 37.2 10.8 62.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for River Road High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $814 (6.8%) $11,234 (93.2%) $12,048
2020 $746 (6.1%) $11,394 (93.8%) $12,141
2021 $1,031 (7.9%) $12,004 (92.1%) $13,035

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on River Road High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 904th of 1857 High schoolsRanks 989th of 1961 High schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (River Road High School)4333
 10%
   End of Course Algebra I (River Road Independent School District (Isd))5443
 11%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (River Road High School)6565
   End of Course Biology (River Road Independent School District (Isd))6565
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (River Road High School)5456
 2%
   End of Course English I Reading (River Road Independent School District (Isd))5456
 2%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (River Road High School)4257
 15%
   End of Course English II Reading (River Road Independent School District (Isd))4257
 15%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (River Road High School)7664
 12%
   End of Course U.S. History (River Road Independent School District (Isd))7664
 12%
   End of Course U.S. History (Texas)7571
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students388402
 3.6%
African American511
 120%
American Indian11
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic97143
 47.4%
Pacific Islander00
White270233
 13.7%
Two or More Races1412
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients50.8%62.9%
 12.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about River Road High School

Students at River Road High School are 58% White, 36% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 3% African American.

River Road High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Rolling Hills Elementary
Elementary : Willow Vista Eca
Middle : River Road Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 402 students attended River Road High School.

River Road High School ranks 989th of 1961 Texas high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Texas Education Agency.

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