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PK-6
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Gilbert, AZ
Students enrolled: 577
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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601 North Key Biscayne
Gilbert, AZ 85234

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(480) 497-9343
(480) 497-9574
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January 27, 2014
I have two kids that go to Sonoma Ranch. One of them started from 1st grade all the way to 6th. The principal is horrible. The office staff even worse. Snooty, caddy, gossiping people don't belong around children. The music teacher, pe teacher (new one), and most of the teachers are great. Mrs. Nelson hates kids and it is not hard to see. The preschool program is an overpriced joke. I am so happy to be moving. The front office needs some testosterone. Way too much estrogen up there, if you know what I mean. Too many girls (not women) with attitude problems. Find another job please. Like I said, most of the teachers are great, but with the poor office staff (even the nurse) being so bad and a terrible principal, the leadership makes the rest not so good.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
**Id rate this school at 2.5 stars, Im at a 50/50 with this school (unacceptable in my book) and am working towards getting my son out ASAP. Principal Terry is awful, ignorant to say the least.. as other reviewers have said he has no people skills, that is an understatement. I had a returned call from the superintendent of GPS within 7 hours due to Terry's incompetence. My sons inclusive teacher is fantastic, his primary teacher on the other hand I wish I could say the same but unfortunately I can not. I have had emails from her with my sons name spelled 3 different ways, his name is Aden.. how difficult is that? Im assuming she obtained her degree online or at some sub par university. I get other students homework sent home with my sons folder, she has given my son TAP water when I send him to school every day w. a fresh bottle of R.O. water, freshly made lunches have gone to waste, I use mostly organic and was disgusted that she would give my child processed garbage over what I had sent in. Front desk ladies, main one is very nice the unpleasant looking one is well... very unpleasant. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
My children have been going to Sonoma Ranch for years. The teachers help them feel welcome. The school has a very active PTSO that keeps the children engaged in fun activities and supports the school with fundraisers.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2011
I went to this school from kindergarten til the 6th grade. Now im a freshman. The teacher's there are the best, the tricks they use to help us i still use to this very day! I rate this school 5 stars! I love and miss you all!

- submitted by a community member
March 26, 2010
The office staff is outstanding. The teachers we have had (especially mrs. Munley in music and the former p.E. Teacher) have been super committed and incredible. The principal needs people skills. If our decision rode on him to send our kids to school there or not we would not- but the rest of the staff is so great that we choose to stay.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2010
I disagree with the comment below Great Special Education Teachers. Do your research before sending your kids to this school if they have special ed needs. We are almost done at Sonoma Ranch for special ed but things have really changed over the last two years. When a principal and school psychologist don t want to be there to help the kids who need it, it is downhill from there. If your child doesn t have special ed needs, the classroom teachers are wonderful and the Sonoma Ranch community is great.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2010
We two kids attending SR, we have nothing but kudos.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Great Special Education Teachers/Aides.

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September 11, 2009
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June 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 24, 2009
This school has great teachers and a fantastic PTSO!! Wonderful. This year though has been such a disappointment in the principal. We have been spoiled for many years prior. It is a sad shame that we received him. All we ask is that a leader actually likes children and wants to be around them. Stiffed necked, snooty people don't belong with children. Disapointment is on the minds of so many of the parents. Not many are speaking up as far as we know, but we know the truth. I feel soooo sorry for the teachers also.

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July 24, 2008
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March 13, 2008
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February 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 17, 2007
I love Sonoma Ranch! I went there for all 7 years. The school is great, the teachers really cared, and the principal (both principals) were very involved!!!!!!

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July 14, 2006
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July 14, 2006
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June 19, 2006
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May 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2006
My child has been at Sonoma Ranch for 3 years. This is an excellent school - from academics to teacher/parent involvement. The communication is wonderful. When we transferred here, everyone made my son feel welcome!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2006
Fantastic school. Head Teacher is fantastic, staff dedicated. Good academic programs and extracurricular activities. PTO is very active

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
I find Sonoma Ranch Elementary top notch. Starting from the principle to the teachers they provide a great and safe learning environment for my children. I love the 'Character Counts' program that emphasis on respect for yourself and others. It is also nice to have the option for your child to choose to play an instrument in traditional band or strings (violin, cello, base). There is also the 'fun run' the kids love and our 'family picnic' (that was a lot of fun). Sonoma Ranch gives you the feeling of a big family.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2006
My daughter has been at Sonoma Ranch for almost 3 years now. I love the teachers and principal. They (teachers and principal) want and try to see that the children succeed. There are numerous extracurricular activities (such as Fun Runs) in which the children can participate. The teaching quality has been very good, and, to this point, there has been a safe and nourishing learning environment. There is quite a bit of parental involvement but it could be better.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
This school has excellent teachers who truly care about the academic success of their students.

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August 04, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 28, 2005
Although parent involvement could increase in multiple settings, the staff is very help ful and ready to work with the students to see them succeed.

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July 22, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
July 14, 2005
My son has been at this school for 2 years and it has been great. The staff is wonderful and take the time to know each child individually. My son has special education needs and they have been very good to work with setting his annual IEP. The only thing I am disappointed in is the lack of parent involvement in the PTSO. It would be nice if more people would show for meetings.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2005
We have been residents of Sonoma Ranch since 1999. Four of my children have all attended Sonoma Ranch Elementary School. I love everything about the school except for the principal. The school's previous principal retired in either 2000 or 2001. The new one certainly leaves alot to be desired. I have had a few run ins with this new principal, which were either iniated by myself or by her.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2005
It used to be a great school, but not anymore after my daughter and I have experienced there for two years with changed principle. The principle is the main problem we have to deal with. I can't trust her and I am tired of dealing with her. She is the person you wish you never met her. I can't risk my daughter's future there. I am moving her to another school.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2005
Great School! My kids love this school and the teachers. The principal is wonderful.

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March 18, 2005
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October 25, 2004
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October 04, 2004
This is our son's first year at Sonoma Ranch, and it has been a wonderful experience. The teachers and staff are very helpful. The school streses the 'Character Counts' Program which I find very important at this age group. The principal knows all of the children by name and is very involved with them. Keep up the good work Sonoma Ranch!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2004
This is our first year with this school and so far so good. My child is in kindergarten and he is learning how fun school is. His confidence with writing and reading is starting to get a boost.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2004
Sonoma Ranch has offered my children a great start in preparing them for the future. The teachers are very caring and motivated to help the children be their best. The district offers many options for student to develop their strengths and Sonoma Ranch has been a wonderful place for my children.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2004
The teachers were very involved eith the students.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2003
I have two children attending Sonoma Ranch. Overall I would have to rate this school ok. Some discrimination takes place at this school. I am considering transfering my chilren to a different school.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
Both of my children are happy and excited to go to school everyday. I am so impressed with the way this school is run, and the involvement of the parents. The whole community is amazing.

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Sonoma Ranch Elementary School
601 North Key Biscayne, Gilbert, AZ  85234
(480) 497-9343
Last modified Sonoma Ranch Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sonoma Ranch Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top