We have two kids in Rancho. The teachers are very, very good; I don't know of any parent who can complain about the teachers, and many of the parents are quite demanding at this school. The principal is moving to the east coast, so who our new principal will be is a wild card. Yes, there are a lot of fund raisers, but it is all voluntary and given the state's cutbacks, it's necessary. There is a fantastic after school enrichment program with all kinds of classes available for the kids and the cub scouts is a very active program here. Some of the moms form cliques, but us dads are mostly oblivious to it.
Rancho Romero is a terrific school with a great learning environment for kids - period. I am a working mom and not overly involved and while I understand some of the comments folks have written about the parents, it is somewhat irrelevant to the education your child receives. Overall, with few exceptions, the teachers are very good. Principals simply are not able to dismiss teachers who do not perform, so every school has a few. Rancho has prepared my children well for middle school, and provided a safe atmosphere. We were lucky that our children biked to school so I didn't deal with the traffic.
I love RRE ! All i think is how greatful my kid is to go to Rancho Romero!THe staff is great!
Parental involvement at this school is outstanding and benefits all children who attend this school! This is our fourth year at Rancho and in my experience, the teachers at this school strive to be the best and teach the students with calm structure and amazing dedication, what's not to love??
Drop off/ pick up is a nightmare. The donation solicitations never end. Front office employees have been less than wonderful to deal with. Parents are extremely active, which I see as a positive and negative. With that said, I feel my children are receiving a great education, and I have always liked their teachers.
I transferred my children out of this school. The parents are very competitive with each other and are actually too involved with the school; it appears that the parents are running the school. They ask for money constantly. It has an atmosphere of a 'popularity contest' where the same families who donate/volunter the most get the best teachers for their kids each year.
I think it's a good school. Lots or parent involvement and fund raising. Lots of fund raising. I did feel like I was writing a check every time I turned around. The drop off and pick up is a mess. One way in and one way out. The teachers are spoiled but I think they do a good job.
At the time my 2 children attended this school, 1999-2003, we were not at all happy. Several of the teachers, I felt, were there just because it was a high-income area and many were 'pampered' by the parents and principle. It was more of a popularity contest between teachers and not enough attention was paid to quality of education.
As much parental invovlement as you choose, great teachers and a very socially aware school doing lots of fundraising for themselves and others.
Parents are very envolved with an administration that responds to the unique needs of the community. Rated as a Blue Ribbon School. A variety of enrichment classes are offered after school through the YMCA and Park and Recreation programs. There is on site schoolage child care available before and after school provided by the YMCA.
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