I'm a parent of two children who currently attend Foulks Ranch. We've been at the school a total of 4 years. I am completely satisfied with the school, from the teachers to administration. When we moved to Elk Grove, we specifically bought our home in the area so my kiddos could attend Foulks Ranch.
This school is horrible. They teach only to the test. Math and English only..no history or science or pe or art. Overwhelming homework.
In regards to the review talking about special needs kids..they are not lumped together. We have a special needs student there and they are fully included as they should be. This school does set high standards for the students and my children have excelled beyond our expectations.
My kids have been at Foulks Ranch for several years. We transferred from a good private school due to the economy, and based upon the glowing reviews, we felt it would be okay. It really seems like our kids are numbers here, not people (literally - each child is assigned a number and that's what they use in the classroom, the lunch room, etc). I realize that I can't expect individualized instruction when there are 30 kids per classroom, but it's just such a one-size-fits-all approach to instruction that I'm left disappointed for the most part. Gifted kids, special-needs kids, they're all lumped together, and instruction is aimed at the lowest common denominator. I haven't seen any enrichment for advanced learners. Perhaps this is the case at all public schools, I don't know. It seems that about 80% of the kids make Honor Roll, so grading is far from strenuous. We will likely be going back to private school next year so our kids will be prepared for junior high. Foulks Ranch is adequate and safe, but don't expect a top-notch or well-rounded education for your child here.
Supportive and motivated staff and teachers. Encourage community involvement. Kids are priority number one.
The caring, dedicated administration along with superb teachers & staff are the foundation of Foulks Ranch. A strong sense of pride, unity, & community amongst students, teachers, & parents is what makes this school truly unique.
The atmosphere is a wonderful, compassionate learning enviornment. The teachers work dilligently to propel the students to reach their full potential!
Great school...But people could you please make Vice Principal John sounds like a man.
In the fall, I'll have a 4th grader, 2nd grader and Kindergartner attending Foulks Ranch and we couldn't be happier! The last 4 years have been nothing but a positive experience for our kids and as parents. Fabulous teachers, phenomenal principal, high academic and behavioral standards, and great school spirit. Foulks Ranch is the best!
I love this school. Everyone from the Principal to the custodian works so hard to make sure every single student excel academically without sacrificing what kids love most - play and fun!
You could not pay for a better education than the one your children will recieve at Foulks Ranch. The administration, teachers and staff focus on the whole child, not just the academics. There are opportunites for students to participate in the accelerated program, leadership, performing arts and so much more. The teachers go far above and beyond the state standards. I am especially impressed with the focus on character education. The adminstration know each and every student on a first name basis and are always in the classrooms and playground interacting with the kids. The children are enthusiastic about learning and it is reflected in thier Foulks Ranch pride!
I cannot begin to say enough about the staff at Foulks Ranch. They make every day a wonderful experience for our children.
Foulks Ranch Elementary School is outstanding. The student population and the leadership combine to create a positive, safe and achievement oriented environment. I highly recommend Foulks Ranch!
My child has been attending Foulks Ranch for 2 years. It has been such a pleasant experience. The parental involvement is amazing and the communication between teacher and parent is wonderful! We couldn't ask for anything better!
We love FoulksRanch, the staff, the Principal, the PTA and the kids. School is safe, environment is very friendly and positive atmosphere for young children. We highly recommend it.
I moved to my neighborhood just so my kids would be able to attend this school. I love how it offers extra curricular programs like choir, band and sports.
Foulks Ranch is an awesome school. The academics are outstanding (it's a blue ribbon school), there is much parent involvement, the teachers are wonderful and they have great after-school sports programs.
While teachers seem to care a great deal for the students, I see that teachers put in a minimal effort. Little time is spent using the disctrict and state adopted curricula, and a lot of time is spent 'playing.'
I have three kids attending Foulks Ranch, one in kindergarten, one in 2nd grade and one in 5th. I am so pleased with everything from the office personnel to the teachers and classroom environments, the extra curricular activities available and the friendliness on campus. The school has a positive feel to it. Principal Kropp and Vice Principal Stantin are really great with the kids and are a delight at assemblies. The curriculum is challenging without being a burden, the homework is reasonable and there are so many interesting projects the kids are given to do. Parent participation is welcome and so much fun. It's just a wonderful school in every way.
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