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Apple Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 731
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14334 Pioneer Road
Apple Valley, CA 92307

(760) 247-2663
(760) 247-4947
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March 23, 2015
My child really enjoys her teacher and classmates but I do no enjoy the office staff. The women in the office are very rude and they get away with it because the principle is even worse. Terrible ! I want to switch schools so my child doesn't have to deal with these people anymore.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2015
Very disappointed. The secretary is rude and the principle needs to participate and have concerns for each child in that school. I've left messages with the principle and still waiting for a reply.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2014
I am very thankful for mr. Calderon's 7th grade class and mrs. Taylor helping with math in ACES...thank you very much to both of you...

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2014
Good teaching clean classrooms great invironment great staff good transportation food proctors great staff in cafeteria staff always pays attention to students to make sure there always afar and ok

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2014
Some of the teachers are ok but the principal does not seem to care about the well being of the children that attend. When I was having problems she was not willing to help at all. When I told her that I would have to transfer him if they were not willing to work with me, her only response was that I would have to provide my own transportation.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2013
Rancho Verde Elementary is a wonderful school. There are many opportunity and ways your child can grow to there best ability. I want to take the time to thank the staff at Rancho Verde Elementary School.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
The teachers my kids have had so far are great but I keep hearing how bad this principle is, I hope I never have to deal with him.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
I do not like this school. And only knowing that the principal and staff there are very rude makes me even more uncomfortable.

- submitted by a community member
July 17, 2012
My Son has learning and behavioral disabilities. this school is not recommended at all if you have any kind of special needs children. The staff in the office is rude. The principle is mean rude and further more an alcoholic. Its not right attending meetings and the room we are in reeks of booze. Further more they rather suspend a child with disabilities instead of trying to help him. Yes there are many students and parents that love rancho verde but wait till you have a child who has learning and mental disabilities. they will not give them a one to one aid and when they cant deal with them they suspend them. my son was suspended 5 times in a 4 month period. I have fought and fought with the school about the issue and even gave recommendation on how to handle my boy. But nope they rather suspend him. the staff are rude to the kids and make them feel like they are bad children and even made a few rude comments about my child to me in front of other students and parents. Still searching for a school that with deal with him and work with him. my son is classified by the state of california as being disabled but the school does not care.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2012
The office staff at this school is very rude,and unprofessional. My son had a situation occur on the school bus. I received a phone number to call transportation. My wife called the school to speak with the principal.The principal yelled,and then hung up the phone. This is not the type of education I want my kids to be taught. Maybe the office staff could use a vacation,but i'm not sure if that would help because their demeanor seems to be the same from the first day of school.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2011
i feel that this school has some serous problems when it comes to there special eduction students, like the administrator and some staff members they are rude, and intolerable and break IEHP laws for people with disability's it looks to me that they feel that they are superior because of there position in the school. i thought they where in these fields to see students progress, and excel in the future weather it be handicap are not this is the first time i have ever run into this and it is disturbing to me.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2008
The only Problem I see is the Office Staff. They need to take a little more pride in there Job. The Teachers are excellent beyond thee Office.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2007
I have 4 kids enrolled in this school, and they all love it. I have been encourage as a parent to be involved in every aspect of their schooling, and they encourage parents to help and volunteer.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
My eldest child, who has graduated from high school, attended Rancho Verde and my two youngest children are now there. I am very happy with their education. Their teachers have always been very caring and still inquire about my eldest. We have never had a problem with the staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2006
This was our child's fourth elementary school due to work transfers and we had hoped her last, but unfortunately, the school suffers from bully problems and a severe lack of interest or support from the principal and teachers. The office staff was rude, angry and not child friendly. My child did not improve and actually became afraid of going to school. The music program my child was involved in was a failure - her excitement to learn to play an instrument turned to fear. We removed our child, for her safety and sanity, from this school. We would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2005
My son has been in this school since Kindergarden. The teachers are great.I just believe there should be more control over bullies.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2005
Rancho Verde school has such a dedicated staff that cares about the students' needs. They continue to work towards meeting the academic needs of each student walking through their gates.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
I have been very pleased with my son's educational experience at Rancho Verde School. He has attended Rancho Verde from kindergarten through fifth grade. He has had caring, creative teachers who have helped him build his character, and who have nurtured his creativity. He is in the GATE program and is actively involved in learning. He has had excellent test scores every year. I support the school by working with my son at home and by supporting his teachers and the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2005
This school has been a big disappointment. My son came from a school that had a great GATE program but Rancho Verde doesn't ahve a functional GATE program in place. My son has a learning plan in place but that learning plan has been completely ignored by the educators on staff. The secretarial staff has been cranky and hard to deal with as well. This is the 3rd public school that my son has attended and the only one that I have been completely disappointed in. I cannot recommend this school at all.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2004
This school does an amazing job! My children have had excellent teachers that have gone above and beyond what was expected by my husband and I. The school has a warm and inviting atmosphere for parents to be involved with their children's education. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent

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Rancho Verde Elementary School
14334 Pioneer Road, Apple Valley, CA  92307
(760) 247-2663
Last modified Rancho Verde Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-7. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rancho Verde Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top