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El Rancho Charter School

Charter | 7-8 | 1190 students

We are best known for high academic standards.

 

Living in Anaheim

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $450,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,210.

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Posted June 23, 2014

The administration at this school is extremely dismissive to both the students and parents. A Vice Pincipal fails to return calls in a timely manner, if at all and they never followed through on a complaint of a teacher throwing an object at my child. Office staff is very unprofessional, rude and unwelcoming. They have some good teacher's but the bad out weighs the good. The OCUSD needs to do a serious evaluation on the behavior of this school administrtion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2012

Our younger daughter recently decided to attend El Rancho Middle School. It was a decision she made during the summer after interacting with kids from the school at various local community events and learning about the exciting academic and music programs the school offers. We waited till the school got back from break and visited the school office first thing. The staff was cordial and very accommodating. The registrar signed us up for the Math Algebra Readiness test next morning and picked up the phone and called our old school to get the records transferred. Even though this was such a last minute move for us, our daughter got all the classes she wanted. We volunteered the day of Registration and she even got to meet the Principal while waiting in line to get her picture taken - that was the highlight of her day. The Administrators and Counselors are amazing and have an open door policy. Kudos to El Rancho for providing an exceptional academic environment for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2012

We visited the school two years ago upon moving to CA to register our 8th grader, and decided against it because of the treatment we received from the school's registrar. But living in the area and knowing the kids, we decided to give it another try for our younger child, and we got the same treatment from the same employee. The registrar at El Rancho is curt and dismissive and her demeanor reads, "you are not welcomed here." This time she refused to give me a registration packet because it was her last one. The school's website declares: '"At El Rancho Charter School, we are always looking at ways to improve. Our charter status gives us the ability to think outside the box . I would strongly encourage the Orange Superintendent to investigate this employee and consider this review and TAKE ACTION TO IMPROVE THIS SCHOOL BY REMOVING THE FIRST PERSON A NEW STUDENT AND PARENT ENCOUNTERS UPON NEEDING TO ENROLL. WE PAY TAXES HERE AND SHOULD NOT BE TREATED THIS WAY. Her manner is blatantly appalling and we are in disbelief that the Orange Unified School District would be accepting of such behavior, especially, in an educational environment.


Posted May 16, 2012

Very unhappy with the administration. Very two faced, not trustworthy. Don't send your kids here


Posted September 22, 2009

Great school. Very happy there. The honors program is excellent. Because it is a charter school, the principal has flexibility in making decisions without the bureacracy. Parents need to volunteer a min. of 10 hours a year. Overall, a great learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

El Rancho has a variety of programs that will cater to a diverse student population.... Musical Theater, Academic Decathalon, after-school sports, etc. ERCS students are well-prepared for high school. Parent involvement is mandatory which solidifies its success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

El Rancho has a great Music Department headed by Mrs. Streeter. Her Orchestra has reciever numerous praises for sound quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2008

This school has an amazing musical theatre program. The teacher, Ms. Pitzak, has won many awards of California and for the USA. She won best drama teacher in the whole California and every year is invited with her whole musical theatre, to preform in D.C. and New York. Once, even Japan! This school has the greatest support that you can give/
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

I seriously think ercs is a GREAT school. The teachers are really nice, and everyone is just so friendly and helpful to you! AWESOME SCHOOL! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2007

Nov 2007, My son is in the 8th grade this year (at El Rancho) and my daughter will begin 7th grade there the Fall of 08'. Over all I am very happy with (most) all the teachers my son has had so far. They seem to really care & spend time actually TEACHING the curriculum, not just going through the motions, sorta speak. My son really loves Ms. Stone (math), she has helped him go from a 'D' to a strong B. I've unfortunately had bad experience's with some of the secretaries that work there (rudeness, not acknowledging my presence for a long time) and the school's psychologist-she seems very nice, yet I don't feel she is accurate on her 'grading'. Overall, I would probably give the school about a B.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

My daughter is doing well at El Rancho. We didn't expect miracles but she has turned things around 100%. Hats off to the staff and all her instructors. Very happy with the results, wish I had gone to a school like this! Take advantage of the 'bridge' program for incoming 7th graders...it really helps!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2007

Year-round schedule, some teachers truly dedicated, others just going through the motions, positive honors classes, mandatory parental involvement of 10 hours per school year, relatively safe/secure atmosphere, minimal school spirit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

I'm a freshman right now, and the last two years were great for me at El Rancho! I made many friends, met new people, and most of the teachers were just awesome. I learned a lot at E.R. and all of it has helped me in high school. Probably the best and most influential teachers are: Mr. Keuilian- He is totally awesome! He teaches both Spanish and French. I took french, and he made it so much fun for us! My favorite teacher! Mr. Fryer- Like Mr. K, he made learning so much fun! I always looked forward to science class (unless there was a really hard test) Ms. Stone- She is the nicest, best teacher ever! Math is my least favorite subject, but she always made it better. I enjoyed her class very much. E.R. is an amazing school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 20, 2006

This school is great for my child. She has been having fun, making a lot of new friends, learning many things, having fun assemblies, and meeting great new teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2006

Very good school. This is an 'year-round' school so they don't get a long summer vacation (which is good for us). They do get three weeks off every 9 weeks. It is considered a 'charter school' so uniforms are required (shirts have school logo and pants/shorts/skirts can either be bought at school or just about any dept. store (Dickies brand). Staff keeps tight control of kids (no holding hands, hugging, etc.) Academics are very good; they have after school tutoring or homework clubs for the kids and are monitored by teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2005

El rancho is one of the best schools yet.. teachers are great and they have an outstanding science olympiad team.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 6, 2004

El Rancho has an excellent Science Olympiad program! The coaches, Mr. Walker, Mr. Miller, Mr. Oishi, and Mrs. Ross, have deveoted many hours to helping the students to achieve success. Several other teachers have contributed and there is good parent support. This is just one of the programs available at El Rancho.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2003

I am a former student at El Rancho. I enjoyed my time there. I was there last year when the school went charter. I was involved in the band. The teachers are excellent and really prepared me for high school. I am a 9th grader at Canyon High. My greatest teachers were Ms.Mirise and Mr.Oishi. Thanks for a great two years.


Posted October 8, 2003

I am a former student of El Rancho. I recommend all parents send their child to this school, education is the number priority in this school and it was great! we all were able to learn and have fun. All of the teachers were more than willing to help me when I needed it - Ms. Shannon Mirise, a history teacher at El Rancho, was a big help and part of my success at El Rancho.


Posted August 10, 2003

I love this school very much.I like very much myself.The only problem I can find is that there are way too many students per class.Otherwise this is a great school.El Rancho....rock on baby!!


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

953

Change from
2012 to 2013

+6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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This school's
API score

953

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+6

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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10 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

549 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
68%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

575 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
33%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

597 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

573 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Females86%
Males83%
African American73%
Asian94%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability86%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females88%
Males87%
African American82%
Asian95%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability80%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students98%
Females99%
Males98%
African Americann/a
Asian99%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)99%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state100%

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Females91%
Males81%
African American92%
Asian96%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability82%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state82%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students70%
Females72%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability41%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students96%
Females95%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students89%
Females87%
Males91%
African American92%
Asian96%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disability52%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state84%

Science

All Students98%
Females98%
Males99%
African American100%
Asian99%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)99%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate94%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)98%
Parent education - college graduate99%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 51%
Asian 20%
Hispanic 19%
Two or more races 3%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
Japanese
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • California Distinguished School (2005)
  • Register Silver Medalist (2013)
  • California Distinguished School (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:51 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • John Besta
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (714) 281-8791

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Builder's Club
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • El Rancho converted to a charter school in July of 2002. The school is now operated by its own governing board comprised of parents and teachers. This very local control allows the school to better meet the needs of our students and our community.
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9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
1190
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
1255
Students typically come from these schools
Canyon Rim Elementary
Crescent Intermediate
Running Springs Elementary

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Canyon High School
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181 South Del Giorgio Road
Anaheim, CA 92808
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Phone: (714) 997-6238

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