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K-5
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Oceanside, CA
Students enrolled: 783

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4275 Via Rancho Road
Oceanside, CA 92057

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(760) 967-9720
(760) 967-4077
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June 12, 2014
I have a 1st and a 3rd graders attending this school. I can only say", "Excellent" I will never let my children go anywhere else. Great teachers and staff. I must also commend the parents. They are a very responsible and hands on class of people.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2014
I have a 5th and a 4th grader who have attended Ivey Ranch Elementary since Kindergarten. I am so glad my children had a chance to attend this school. First of all, my children are learning all subjects - reading, science, mathematics, social studies, art and drama. Each year the children get to participate in unique grade level fuel;d trips and activities. 4th grade was our favorite year so far. The students put on a play, take part in Gold Rush Days (a simulated gold mining town day) square dance, go to Rancho Adobe field trip, build missions with their classes, study native american life in CA, and more that I am probably forgetting. The best is 5th grade with whale watching field trips and a week at 5th grade camp in March without parents! In 4th and 5th grade students can play in strings and then in 5th they can play in band and/or strings. They have Biztown, Kids College, K Kids students leadership, a fun run, Halloween festivals, movie nights and much more. Much of these activities are supported by PTO. I am very happy to have my children attend Ivey Ranch.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2014
This school is amazing! It's not just a school, it's a community of people working together for the kids. My daughter has been at Ivey from kinder and now, 4th. Every teacher we have had has been excellent! She has learned so much during her time at the school. I love all the amazing programs and special events they have for their students. The PTO helps this school and the community so much! This is a really good school!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2014
Not sure why everyone is doing backflips to get in here. Yes test scores are high, however with the exception of a few stellar teachers I find the majority to be less than kind to the kids and the class sizes are around 30 students. I don't want my kids leaving here for the MLK middle school were security and drug sniffing dogs are the norm either. I will relocate ASAP.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2013
The teaching staff at this school is fantastic. The teachers put in a lot of effort and extra time to meet the needs of all students. They are supported by a wonderful volunteer support team of parents and community members. The principal is very visible and involved with the parents and the children. His energy and dedication to the school is amazing! The PTO is very involved in coordinating fun family events and works hard to raise much needed funds for the school to keep the many fantastic programs and technology available that help inspire students and support learning. This is a great public school that is managing to do it right! We are so grateful to be a part of this school community.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
From the time you drop your child off at school with Mr. Legg greeting all students each morning, to the time of pickup, this school excels! We have had an extremely positive experience with our son at this school. He learned and grew so much in his 1st grade year. I used to be in the classroom regularly and noticed professionalism throughout the day with my sons teacher. Unfortunately we have moved and we are missing Ivey every single day while we watch our son attend a less than stellar school (although highly rated). . . we struggle daily.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
I am so happy with the way the school has started the year off! My children are new to the district (1st and 3rd grade) and have been treated with such great care. I am super excited to see how the rest of the year goes. My 3rd grader came back after her first day excited to be learning something new on the first day!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2011
I love Ivey Ranch and feel so blessed to have my kids in school there. There is a lot of great moms and teachers who work together to make Ivey a great place for our kids to learn and have fun while doing it..I believe the PTO has done a great job for Ivey and have planned some really fun events in the past..I love our principal and we are so lucky to have him at Ivey. His engery is so contagious on campus and the kids love him.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
I agree with the last review 100%. My son is above grade average in all areas and he was a little bored in class last year. I had to supplement his home education at home to keep him challenged. The PTO was VERY cliquey, I felt like I was back in high school. The good news is that parents are very involved at IR. My son's class was full of parent volunteers every day. The principal is very visible, visits the classrooms daily (hard to do in a school this large). I think the racial mix is perfect - there are kids of all colors here but the focus is strictly on English. We planned on moving to a better school district years ago but have been pleasantly surprised by IR. Just wish we had better options for middle and high school.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2011
I love this school and it has been a blessing to have my son able to attend this school. The only issue we have found is the school's unwillingness/inability to provide a GATE program or alternative options for students who need to be more challenged. It seems to be a running problem and I am unsure how to fix it except to supplement at home. There will be a newly elected PTO in the fall of 2011, for which I am grateful for. The old PTO from the last 2 years has been very clique-ish and has detoured some great families from wanting to volunteer more. I am hoping the new PTO will allow for more events for students and opportunities for a wider range of volunteers. We also now have a new principal who has just been AMAZING to say least. He has changed the whole mood and environment of the staff and the students, which makes for a much better learning environment. I can't speak enough good things about him.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2011
This school is awesome! My child has been in this school since Kindergarten and the teachers have remained positive and dedicated to teach the children, despite all of the budget cutbacks. Ivey Ranch was our first and only choice for public school for our children in Oceanside, CA. GO COYOTES!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2011
I can't say enough about Ivey Ranch Elementary! My son started Kindergarten in mid year and was accepted with open arms. The prinicpal introducted himself to him and even checked up on him after his first day. The teachers are so incredibly enthuastic! The kids are great and best of all... my son is HAPPY! I am so greatful that we live in this community. Hats off to a job well done! FIRST TO 900!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
Ivey Ranch Elementary is an awesome school. The parents are involved and my son loves his teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2010
Ivey Ranch has an awesome PTO that get the parents involved with their children and the school. It would be great if they were awarded the money to upgrade their playgrounds!

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2010
Truly an amazing public school. It is no wonder that parents moving to the area, seek out homes in Ivey's boundaries. Having had a child in another OUSD school, I can attest to the powerful difference that being a student at this school makes. Happy, well educated children in an environment of focus, care and dedication combined with active parental involvement. I love that there is a school uniform & that nearly 100% of parents support this (it is optional, of course). We've been there for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & now 4th. Ivey is the best elementary school in the OUSD. Just ask around. Parents line up to get their children in!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
My granddaughter is so happy and loves going to school everyday. Ths is her first year there and she is so interested and loves to learn.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
I believe the teachers and the staff are very genuine with the children and enjoy helping them to grow. Its hard to find teachers that really enjoy helping the children and love to watch them grow!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Ivey Ranch and their staff are caring, hardworking, sincere and wonderful. They strive everyday to make sure their kids are healthy, happy and give their all. Thank you to all the staff for 6 years of greatness.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
My granddaughter has been going to Ivey Ranch for several years now. I enjoy hearing my granddaughters stories about what she has learned throughout the day and what is to come. All of the teachers go above and beyond to make sure each child excels. Thank you for giving my granddaughter an excellent education while allowing her to enjoy school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 11, 2010
My daughter has attended Ivey Ranch for the last four years. I love the dedication the teachers, staff, and principal have for our children. I feel completely safe with the school and how they deal with situations that may arise. I enjoy all of the family activities and fundraiser nights. GO COYOTES!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Ivey Ranch is a great school for our son. The teachers and staff are committed to excellence.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
I can't explain how much I appreciate all of the teachers, staff, and the pricipal at Ivey Ranch. My daughter loves going to school everyday and enjoys changing classes for different subjects. The school definitely encourages children to excel in every subject. We love Ivey Ranch!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
Not only do we have the best teachers around, we have a beautiful campus and dedicated volunteers. The YMCA before and after care program is outstanding as well. We have watched our child blossom and she looks forward to going to school every day. We are truly lucky to have such a wonderful school in our neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
My granddaughter attends Ivey Ranch and loves it. I enjoy going to all of the school functions and seeing all of the parent participation. The teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a community member
May 11, 2010
Ivey Ranch is an incredible school with caring and supportive teachers and staff. The PTO works really hard to make sure our kids get everything they possible can out of Ivey Ranch. I love going to the fundraisers and seeing other families meeting and talking about how wonderful Ivey Ranch is. Thanks Ivey Ranch for being an outstanding school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
My children have had amazing experiences being a part of this school! The school is very good about keeping the parents informed of upcoming events. The teachers have made my kids truly enjoy going to school. They actually look forward to going every day. My 8 year old is actually writting a bok about what a difference his teacher has been making for him. I have seen remarkable changes in their reading, writting, math and science knowledge. The principle is involved with the the teachers and the students. I love this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
My son moved from a private school to Ivey Ranch this year and he loves it. He loves his teacher and tells me on Saturday he can't wait until Monday to get back to Ivey Ranch.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The teachers are genuinly passionate about their jobs...we love you Mrs. Messerschmitt!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
I dare you to find more devoted teachers, or parents, anywhere. One of the top-performing schools in the district. Ivey rocks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
My daughter started Kindergarten this year and couldn't be happier. She has learned so much and had a great time doing it! We love Ivey Ranch.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Ivey Ranch has a committed staff and a dedication to excellence that is second to none.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I have had both my daughters at Ivey. They loved their experience because teachers, staff and parents worked together to make a positive learning experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Ivey's teachers are great, the parents are great, the school is well run and has a wonderful environment for their students. We love Ivey Ranch!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
I love Ivey Ranch because it is a school who supports the needs of all students. Always looking for ways to provide the best possible learning opportunities.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 04, 2010
Excellent teachers. Active and engaging PTO. They have their act together

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
I lvoe Ivey Ranch becasue they have great teachers to help the kids learn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The teachers and staff really care about the kids. I have had children in other schools and trust me these teachers go above and beyond!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
It is a safe, wonderful learning environment. There is an amazing staff and tons of parent support. It is a very organized and well run school. My girls are doing wonderful at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The teachers are great and the kids love the school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Ivey Ranch has wonderful teachers and a lot of parent support!

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
The teachers and staff obviously care about all their students and making sure every is able to learn. It's a real community school, too, with lots of parental involvement.

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May 01, 2010
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- submitted by a student
November 02, 2009
Wonderful Cool Fun Fantastic Excellent,great learning experience

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August 11, 2009
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March 07, 2009
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March 04, 2009
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January 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2009
My son is currently in kindergarten at Ivey Ranch. I was concerned because he was only four when he started, and I thought the whole thing would be overwhelming for him. I've found the teacher and staff very receptive. Any concerns are immediately addressed. The teacher is open to discussion on any matter. She gives and takes suggestions equally. I couldn't have asked for a better introduction to school for my son. He loves it there.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
I am a parent and I love the teachers my son has had so far. This year his teacher is going out of her way to help my son with his reading. The office staff is great and so are the noon dutys.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
I was a student at this school in 2000 and graduated from school in 2005 and I had fun in the school and got A's all three trimesters.Now I am a 9th grader and I still like this school.I would recommend this school.

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August 23, 2008
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June 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 23, 2008
The teachers and staff at this school I believe care more about getting the day over with rather than taking the time to spend with them. I have also observed that some of the teachers at Ivey Ranch do not care if the child does their homework or not, they give neither good nor negitive responces to a child that has learning dissabilities and needs the extra help . They would rather drug the child on medications that are truly not needed if the teachers and staff cared. I also want to note that I do belive that the white children of lower income families get treated with more discrimination than any other race at that school, and I say that with personal experience. As a matter of fact everything that I have noted has been a personal experience for myself and my family. I would never recomend this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2007
We feel very fortunate that our children, have been able to attend Ivey Ranch. The quality of academic programs and teachers have not only met our expectations, but have exceeded them. Having to relocate back to the East Coast this summer, we will miss everyone, but we leave knowing that our children have received a solid foundation of learning that will positively affect their scholastic years ahead of them . Every teacher has been excellent, not only in their teaching abilities, but in the way they care and deal with each and every child. The entire staff from Mrs. Wilson on down, are all very competent and go out of their way for the children. The parent association is excellent and make each and every event excellent. Parents care at this school and are very involved. We will miss you Ivery Ranch!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
March 05, 2007
3 of my children and 2 of my grandchildren went to Ivey Ranch (grandchildren still there). It is an excellent school. The staff really care about the kids. I have some adopted children and they were in need of special education, the school went out of their way to meet the needs! All my children went there for at least 3 years, some from K-5 including my gradchildren. Great school! Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2006
I'm a child who went to Ivey and graduated in 2006. I came out of this school with straight A's each trimester because of the great teachers. Thanks for supporting me. Ms. Dahlquist rocks!

- submitted by a student
May 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2006
Our son has attended Ivey Ranch for three years and he loves it. It is in a great location and has very good programs like GATE and wonderful afterschool programs.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
Loved this school. Academics were great. Budget cuts have left few extracurricular activities. Parents are always encouraged and welcome to be involved.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2005
Ivey Ranch is the best Elementary School in Oceanside, CA. They are a Blue Ribbon school whcih speaks for itself. It is very diverse and they infuse multicultural themes into their curriculum. I would recomend this school to anyone moving to this area. There is an on-site YMCA before and after school program as well. Military friendly.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2005
I worked in the classroom with one of the Kindergarten teachers and was very impressed by her ability to keep the children engaged and learning. They need more parent helpers, though, since the kinder classes are grouped most of the day.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2004
My child has attended Ivey Ranch for six years now. I have been completely happy with everyone of his teachers, office staff and parents. Ivey Ranch has provided a great start for my child and for many other children. Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2003
I am a newer teacher at this school. I have taught at a lot of other schools. I have 3 degrees and 3 credentials so I appreciate education. The quality of the teachers at this school is outstanding. The teachers' ability to cooperate and work together is unbelievable. The administrative staff is very friendly and helpful. I have always felt that the greeting you get at the office is an accurate sample of the school as a whole. The principal is there for the teachers and the students. I am proud to say that I am a part of this school.

- submitted by a teacher
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Ivey Ranch Elementary School
4275 Via Rancho Road, Oceanside, CA  92057
(760) 967-9720
Last modified Ivey Ranch Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ivey Ranch Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 66 reviews. Top