Prestigious Sugar Land Schools
RiverPark West is located in the highly recognized and award winning Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. More than 75 percent of Lamar Consolidated ISD graduates are college-bound, and half of the high school graduates are recommended or distinguished program participants, making them "Texas School Grant Eligible."
Recognition in Education
The newest addition to the Lamar CISD is Hutchison Elementary School. The school is located right in the RiverPark West community. Greatschools, a non-profit organization that ranks schools nationwide based on test scores, student performance, teacher performance and parent reviews, gave Hutchison Elementary a Distinguished Schools rating, making it one of the few elementary schools in Texas to receive this coveted ranking.
RiverPark West students also attend Wessendorff Middle School, Lamar Junior High and Lamar Consolidated High School. The TEA Recognized Wessendorff Middle School, which serves grade 6, has also received a Distinguished Schools rating from Greatschools and has just been named the UIL 6th grade academic champ – the ninth year in a row that the school has earned this honor. Wessendorff, in 2008 and in 2009, was named a Texas Business and Education Coalition (TEBC) Honor Roll School, which recognizes the top 4 percent performing schools in Texas. Adding to its honors is four TEA Gold Performance acknowledgements, which measures student performance on tests and attendance rates.
Lamar Junior High is known for its experienced teachers and outstanding student performance. Lamar Junior High serves students in grades seven and eight.
Engineering the Future
High school students at Lamar Consolidated High School will soon have a broadened array of elective courses in engineering and engineering technology. Beginning last school year, high school students in grades 9 and 10 will have an opportunity to join students from across the nation to explore engineering and engineering technology as a potential career. LCISD has joined the national pre-engineering program titled Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Currently offered in more than 3,000 school districts in all 50 states, PLTW curriculum was developed with the help of engineers and engineering universities and allows students to use science, technology, math and engineering to solve real world problems.
For more information on this and other programs in the district, as well as the schools serving children in RiverPark West, visit the website at www.LCISD.org.