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3777 E. Houston Ave
Gilbert, AZ 85234

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(480) 507-1359
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October 19, 2014
Can the person who posted on September 25 elaborate a little bit more please? I'm thinking about bringing my kids to the school, but would like to know little bit more about it.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2014
We have been at CRRE for years and used to love it. There are some AMAZING teachers, yet the leadership is mediocre at best. There is far too much political rhetoric. Physical education is not taught properly, nor often enough. There are far too many faults with the school to list all of them here. I truly wish I had better news for those of you looking to place your children at this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
This school has a dedicated staff that provides a great education & helps build the community. Fantastic neighborhood school

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
We love CRRE! The teachers are very knowledgeable, the community is very supportive and the staff is friendly and helpful. I have 4 kids that attend Carol Rae and we have been very pleased with the school, it's staff and the education they have received so far.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
Watching the chaos during school drop off and pick up its a wonder no kids have been run over or snatched. If the lack of control on the outside is indicative of the chaos on the inside then the charter schools are clearly the way to go.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2011
I can't say enough great things bout Carol Rae Ranch Elementary! We bought a house in Gilbert for the schools and they did not disappoint. My daughter attended kindergarten through second grade and loved each teacher she had: Waymack, Kitagawa, Risssi. Each took an invested interest in my daughter and took her education and our involvement seriously. The front desk staff and principal knew my daughter's name from day one and made a point to say hello to her by name whenever they saw her. Sadly we are moving out of state and pray we find a school as wonderful as CRRE!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
Carol Rae Ranch is amazing!!! I have experience in Education. Incredible teachers! We were so sad to leave because we moved. We were there seven years and cannot say enough great things about this school!

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2010
I hate to do this but I am not very happy with this school. It's not what I was told to expect with Gilbert schools and how good they are supposed to be. Hopefully someone will read this and try to make some changes. Just transferred to this school from out of town. I can compare only 1 other school in the East Valley and if I do that, this school is poor in comparison to the other school. They don't get ENOUGH homework or classwork. There is NO homework on Fridays or holiday weekends. It seems as if the school is more concerned with raising money than they are with getting the children more educated because I get lots of notices on fundraisers for the school. I definitely believe they need to rethink what is MOST important. Dissapointed.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2010
I love this school! The 3rd and 4th grade teachers are wonderful and great at what they do. If you want your child going to school everyday with a smile then consider Carol Rae. A great shcool.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2010
Some of the teachers yell all day. Some are great with the kids. Classes have too many children. Principal seems distant from the yelling teachers. Watch out. Most of all, an okay school.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 25, 2009
Carol Rae Ranch is a great school. The 4th grade teachers are in a click. Mr. Fetsco was the best teacher. 3ed gd. Principal is very nice.

- submitted by a community member
October 01, 2008
Great teachers, great curriculum. As a parent of a Kindergartener and 1st grader, they really reinforce the importance of learning at home and reading to your children.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2008
This is a great school. Those who have complained in the past about lack of parent involvement are probably not involved themselves. I have been an involved parent from the first year my children have been going to Carol Rae. Those who complain are usually those who stand by and watch other do all the work. If you have a complaint, get involved. You would be surprised how much you might learn about how hard some of these volunteers work!

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 08, 2007
We moved to Gilbert from CA in Feb 2005, knowing that GPS was one of the best. (did some research prior to our move) We found a great school in this district. I am incredibly happy that my kids go to CRRE. One graduated last yr, one is in 3rd grade, another is in ADK, and my last one will be in ADK 2008/2009. Parent involvement is great and I'm really happy with the teachers. So far, they have been wonderful to my kids. (Mr. Fetsco, Mrs. Ruhrer, Mrs. Andrus- you guys are awesome!) The comradery among the students is fantastic & school spirit is super! Now that a new elem. school opened up last yr, it's not so over-crowded, which is wonderful. The student-teacher ratio is much better than before. The extra-curricular activities are fair, but would love to see more! Very, very pleased!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2007
My son just had the best 2nd grade year I could have asked for. He progressed way above my dreams. I owe a huge thank you to Mr. Fetsco for making this possbile. He is awesome.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2006
Our kids enjoy the school (3 daughters), most of the teachers we have had have been above average. There seems to be a lot of parent involvement. Principle is fair-minded. One of the best schools in Gilbert if you're looking to move into school boundaries.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2006
We have had 3 boys attend this school. The oldest of which is in a wheelchair. We received excellent services as well as great teachers. Lots of parental involvement and will truly miss the area. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
April 20, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating March 30, 2006
They have all day kindergarten with 1040 kids enrolled in the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2006
Teachers, Principal, and staff are very supportive and loving to the children. Academics are average, but school unity and spirit is high. They have a special education preschool and programs for ESL learners, but not much for gifted students or students with learning disabilities other than a reading specialists. Good parent participation.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2005
I want to know why this school is excepting out bound students when this school is over crowed. What is going to happen when they build the new housing development?

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2005
Mrs. Mull is definitly a wonderful all-day K teacher! We loved her!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
We moved into this neighborhood in order for my kid's to attend this school. Although the teachers try as hard as they can -the classes are overcrowded and my children are understimulated. The teachers are in desperate need of assistance and parent involvment is pitiful to say the least!! We also have to drive to other elementary schools in the neighborhood for after school activities as there has not been enough interest by the students/parents to make these activities happen at C.R.Ranch. I have loved the teachers so far-just feel sorry that they don't have assistance as I said before.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
Carol Rae is getting to crowed there are too many kids in a classroom. The teachers don't seemed to be very happy because of this. The principal needs to be focus on what is going on in this school. There are too many favortism certain students get the teachers they want because of their parents. The rest of the children are put in classes that they don't belong in and makes a lot of kids very unhappy and very disrupted.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2005
I was impressed of the school's curriculum. My son had grown to be confident with reading and writing. His teacher was so supportive with him. She often talks top me regarding my son's improvement

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2004
I think the teachers have good intentions and do their best. The principal in my experience would benefit from more time on the job and a friendlier disposition.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2004
The school is starting it's fifth year. My four kids have been there from the start. They love CRRE and so do I. The teachers are great and parent and neighborhood involvement is right up there. Their dad has received a big job offer and would have to relocate, but the kids do not have any desire to leave their school. It makes me feel so good when they leave each morning with the desire to learn and they are excited to be going to school!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2004
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March 16, 2004
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February 19, 2004
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October 18, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2003
My daughter is in the 3rd grade at Carol Rae Ranch. We are new to the area and are very happy with the school. She says the teachers are great, and loves the specialty programs.

- submitted by a parent
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Carol Rae Ranch Elementary School
3777 E. Houston Ave, Gilbert, AZ  85234
(480) 507-1359
Last modified Carol Rae Ranch Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carol Rae Ranch Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top