I have mixed feelings about Ashland Ranch. On the one hand, they have fantastic teachers and involved parents. On the other, they have an principal whose leadership and financial skills are sorely lacking.
My daughter attended Ashland Ranch during her kindergarten year. We loved her teacher and the year was great. However during her first grade year the response to issues from her teacher and the principal was very poor. I have since moved my daughter to another school and she has attended it since. We love our back to basics school and she has excelled in the environment. The structure, great response from teachers and the administration, the cirriculum and parent involvement outshines Ashland Ranch. In my view Ashland Ranch has poor administration and could do with a overhaul.
I have two children who attend Ashland Ranch and we love this school. Every Teacher we have had from Kdg. - 4th has been wonderful! Although both of my children have had all A's, I feel they have been challenged and are consitently learning. I sometimes feel the homework is a bit too much especaially for the younger grades. All of my experiences with the Teachers have been great. The one time I needed the Principals assitance she was wonderful, helpful, caring & professional. I hope our future years here at Ashland Ranch are just as Great!
Parent involvement is great at Ashland Ranch. We have been happy with the programs offered and just amazed at the wonderful dedicated teachers. We feel the teachers make the school, even with the negative administration. Teacher quality is high and outweighs lack of principal leadership.
I enjoy Ashland Ranch Elementary school. My children have had good experiences there. I really like the teachers and the activities they do with the children. After school on the campus is a bit scary though. Only Kindergarten and first grade teachers escort their students out and the rest of the children run wild to their destinations. It is very unsafe with all the running and little ones get knocked over. Other than that I like the school overall.
This is my son's first year here at Ashland Ranch...He is in the 1st grade and I have nothing but good things to say about his teacher and his progress so far....The staff are always so informative and helpful...he is also enrolled in the VIK program and loves it....Keep up the good work!
This is my child's first year (second grader) at Ashland Ranch and so far I am very disappointed! He on the other hand loves his teacher, which means a lot to me. However, my first parent contact/invitation with this school ie curriculum night was not good. I left so confused and very uninformed! It was unorganized and very unprofessional! Parents, teachers and the principal all standing around looking at these posters of circles and rectangles filled with words! Very confusing! Never experienced such a uncanny curriculum night quite like this before!
There are many professional teachers at Ashland Ranch however, the administration is a disaster! I've had a few opportunities to meet with the principal and each time I've left with many unanswered questions,confused and disappointed! Very concerned parent.
My son is in first grade, so far this experience with this school is not the greatest, or far from it. My concern has been so far with the school being so crowded. Security at the school is horrible, and pick up or drop off is worst. No computer courses either.
I have attended several schools in GPS, and I cannot believe how fabulous this school is. What a wonderful school, the front office, the teachers, the principle, I don't know how it is possible to have every contact I have made from the nurse to the principle, be positive, but it has been my experience. Wow!
I don't like the principal of this school. She is rather harsh with the children and is wishy-washy in her disciplne. The front office is something to be desired! The teachers are good with the children, strict but loving and the ones my children had always kept their classrooms controlled. The curriculum moves too slowly for those students who are advanced and need daily challenges. Way too much review in the early grades (1st-3rd) with too much emphasis on the mundane. This is definitely not the school for the child that needs to be challenged!
As compared to many other elementary schools that I and my children have been affiliated with, Ashland Ranch Elementary is definitely one of the best. The staff are truly committed and professional. The campus is first rate.
Ashland Ranch Elementary is an excellent school. Yes, the front office can be a bit curt at times, however their main priority is to make sure that classes are not disrupted unnecessarily and that the campus remains as safe as possible, and that is an enormous task for anyone with a school this size. You will not find a better kindergarten teacher than Mrs. Motroni anywhere - she is top of the line. Wow! All of our teachers at this school have been extraordinary, with maybe the exception of one. This is a terrific environment in which to have your children.
My child has been in the all day kindergarten class this year and has enjoyed it hugely. She loves her teachers and has really improved her spelling and handwriting over the year. The school is very well designed with lots of wide bright corridors and pleasant rooms plus large outside facilities. This is a great school and I would recommend it to any parent looking for a caring environment for their children.
While Ashland Ranch may have some good teachers, it severly lacks in regards to the Principal. We were in Ashland Ranch district for a couple years until Spectrum Elementary was complete. Spectrum is by far a better school with better leadership.
Our children have attended Ashland Ranch since it opened. We have been very impressed with the teachers in grades K-3 (no experience above, yet), especialy 1st grade. We have one child that needs special education and we've been pleased with the school psych and speech teacher. The principal has listened to our concerns and has been eager to help work out issues that have come up. However, we do feel that there are issues involving her leadership and communication skills.
School has excellent resources and some great teachers. However I believe it is poorly managed and Principal has extremely poor people and organizational skills. Interactions with front office have been poor at best. Kindergarten registration process is laughable. There is a very involved PTSO and the facility is great and I see teachers doing a great job.
Unhappy with the one size fits all approach to teaching. I would like to see smaller class sizes, more hands on teaching and structure in the classrooms. Not happy with Principal's attitude and lack of parental input for school.
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