I must say that having attended this school for half a year, I was thoroughly disappointed. I hardly knew the principal and the school work was too easy with lenient grading scales. There was way too much bullying and too many cliques with little school diversity and although there were 'Character Cards' there was never a cap on the bullying or irresponsible behavior. There was too many 'fun days' and 'Character Party' days where little to no work was done. I loved the teachers though.
My school is so energetic that helps us as students to care about our future. Ashton Ranch helps us reach our goals everyday.
My daughter has attended Ashton Ranch for the past 3 years. I have found that the school has its ups and downs but not any different from other schools in the surrounding areas. There are plenty of extra curricular activities for all ages to participate in. The 7th grade team stays after school to provide extra help to any student that needs it. My duaghter has grown a great deal academically and has made some amazing friends along the way. The majority of the families that attend Ashton Ranch are involved parents in their child life and pay attention to what is going on, making it nice that my daughter was able to meet people with the same parental background. We are unfortunately moving this summer and will greatly miss Ashton Ranch, if you are looking for an involved school, with great academic success, you will be very Happy with Ashton Ranch.
I have been a proud parent since 2009. Dr. Stoeve is a stern but compassionate principal who wants only to improve the academic and social lives of each and every child in the school while striving to move the children in becoming 21 century learners. The teachers are dedicated individuals that seek to empower the children. The office staff, while small for such a high volume school, is extremely courteous, professional and efficient. I came from another school in the district where the PTA was dysfunctional at best. Here, the PTA is strong. These ladies are fantastic. There are so many different fun opportunities for families to come out and spend time together. My husband has taken my daughter to the father and daughter dances for the last 2 years and both my daughter and husband could not believe how beautiful it was. My children love their teachers and the school. There is a Drama and Art afterschool program where the kids can. Everyone in the school works well together. My only concern is that there isn't enough parental participation. My children's teachers tell me often that they have no volunteers to help out. What a shame!
Ashton Ranch is a great school. The Administrator is a great leader and has done wonders with this school. It's rather unfortunate that some take his concern, structure and attention to detail as a negative aspect; when in fact he's the driving force of moving Ashton Ranch forward to being and "A" school. The front office staff is friendly, efficient and helpful in light of the fact they not only support the almost 80 + faculty and staff, but the parents/guardians of over almost 1,100 students. My hat goes off them and all of the professionals who work tirelessly to motivate our students both now and for the future.
I am impressed with the overall learning environment of the school. I am however disappointed with the lack of parent volunteers. No one could ever keep me from volunteering in a school where my very own children attend. That's just ridiculous. Parents sit back and complain an awful lot but I say...be part of the solution and not part of the problem...,VOLUNTEER, attend meetings, become active at the school. These are our kids. Let's how them how to work together for the betterment of the future. Remember they learn by example.
This school is terrible... Dr. Stove is a jerk and doesn't even care about the students unless they get good AIMS scores. I do not like the office ladies... They have no personality. Signing a child out is horrid. The nurse is mean to my child.... I am very annoyed with this whole school. My little girl just got out of Kindergarten and her teacher was mean and very rude. I am not planning on sending any of my kids here. I am very annoyed!
My children attended for 2 years and I am soooo happy they will be attending a different school in the fall. Dr. Stoeve is a pompous jerk, he doesn't care about the students at all, he only cares about test scores and the money the school receives. The front office ladies are not friendly or welcoming at all, and getting involved with the PTA is nearly impossible. The only good thing about this school is the teachers, they are excellent but so terribly oppressed by Dr. Stoeve and his ridiculous policies.
The majority of kids at this school seem to be extremely disrespectful. Bullying is definately an issue.
Lacking communication from staff. Have not heard from anyone at the school. Would like more information.
Principal is a joke at this school. Extremely rude and arrogant to any parent he encounters. We are new to the district and have been shocked at the disrespectful treatment we have seen towards parents and students by the principal just in the first few days. It is obvious he cares nothing about the education of the children. The teachers seem very nice so far but restricted by his poor leadership. We are quickly looking for Charter or private schools as an alternative. Shame on the district for putting this unprofessional clown in charge this school.
My children have attended the school for the past 4 years. I am happy to see how the school has progressed in all areas. The PTA has improved from year to year, focusing on families and having the children get the best experience they can. Under the principals direction and guidance the teachers have stepped up their skills and have shown improvement by their test scores. The office staff is efficient and friendly. The school has gotten better and better each year. Many who have left want and do end up coming back. There's no place like The Ranch!
My child has attended this school for 2 years now. The principal is only concerned with test scores. He moves teachers to different grades every year against their wishes. The staff is very unhappy under his direction. I work in the school every week in all different areas. Parents & staff have told me that they wish the principal would move on to another school. He would make a much better high school principal instead of k-8. I know for a fact this year that there are some really good teachers looking for new positions outside of Ashton Ranch in hopes of getting away from the principal. We are looking to move our child out of the school next year.
The principal here is excellent. Some of the students are intimidated by him, but they should be. He's nice, but he's not there to be their best friend. The teacher's are excellent too. The librarian is absolutely wonderful; the best in the district. This school offers a variety of after school activities ranging from sports to art to drama club. The school's drama club started up a few years ago, and it has grown tremendously. The club puts on excellent productions every year now. The directors are definitely talented, and the students are amazing. The PTA is quite supportive. I have heard that parents have moved within the schools area because they wanted their children to go to this school!
The classes are are over crowded. The office ladies are not welcoming at all. When you walk in no one smiles and Dr. Stoeve hascome out to the front office before and never smiles or says hello. The ladies act like you are interrupting them. And never smile. They need more of a outgoing personality in there and I have said that about 4 years ago. Still they have new people but not nicer ones. One person has always been friendly and outgoing is Mr. Shouse. Walking in the front office does change the mood very much I usually end up in a unhappy and sad person when I leave the office. And now they have. new furniture and that does not change the mood at all. To bad they couldnt buy nicer personalities. [
My son has attended Ashton Ranch for just over two years. He loves his teachers. The only down fall is the outdoor curriculum. I feelt the children should have more outside time, however that is a dystric thing, not a school problem. Great prinipal, great teachers!!!
I just want to commend all the staff at Ashton Ranch for a great job they do, especially the office staff they are very accommodating many times they have gone out of their way to help me and my children. I'm looking forward to another wonderful year with the Ashton Ranch team. Way to go Dr Stoeve and Mr Shouse and office staff. Have a great Summer!!!!!
i have been very disappointed in this school. I don't like the front desk they are rude. the teachers are not supportive and the classes are way overstaff. I do not care for their policies and they are not striving for the best education for my children. I will be moving my children out next year.
I am very displeased with how are principal handles the school, he was just supposed to be a sub until we got an new principal, but nooo i hope we get a new one!
This school majors in minors but has no plan of action for important issues, like bullying or programs for kids who need extra help. This year was a nightmare. We won't be back next year. :(
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