River Islands Technology Academy
11 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About River Islands Technology Academy
River Islands Technology Academy (RITA) is an innovative public charter school located in Lathrop, California. Founded in 2010, RITA is focused on developing students’ skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The school offers a unique and rigorous academic program that combines traditional classroom instruction with project-based learning, digital literacy, and hands-on experiences.
RITA’s curriculum is designed to prepare students for college and career success. The school has a strong emphasis on problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. Students are encouraged to explore their interests and develop their skills in the areas of computer science, engineering, robotics, and coding. In addition, RITA offers a variety of extracurricular activities and clubs, including robotics, coding, and engineering clubs.
At RITA, students are given the opportunity to explore their interests, develop their skills, and prepare for their future. The school provides a supportive learning environment that encourages students to take risks, think critically, and work collaboratively. RITA is committed to preparing students for college and career success, and is dedicated to providing students with the tools they need to be successful in the 21st century.
1175 Marina Dr.
Lathrop, CA 95330
K – 8
Overview River Islands Technology Academy
River Islands Technology Academy serves 1,021 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
River Islands Technology Academy placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).
Verdict on River Islands Technology Academy
River Islands Technology Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of River Islands Technology Academy is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.