This school is good, but still trails in it's API scores and has been second to Los Osos High the past 4 years my son has been in high school. I did not like the environment and took my kids up the street to the new school, Los Osos. My son now attends UC irvine.
Rancho Cucamonga High School is a wreck. Unsafe, racist, poor academics. The principal has lost control.
My son has attended Rancho Cucamonga High all four years, I love this school, the best choice I have ever made for my son future, the best experience for both my son and I, just a great school in the IE.
I have been going to this school since my 2nd Semester of Sophmore year in 2012. So far the school has been very helpful and improves it's system each day. The whole staff is wonderful.
There are a lot of clubs and activities to cover a wide variety of students interests. Excellent school spirit. Administrative Staff is visible daily throughout the campus. The Office Staff is very friendly and helpful. The Counselors truly care about the students. The school has a large student body, but surprisingly the Administrators seem to know most of the students by name and who their friends are. Teachers are hit and miss. Some go above and beyond to reach their students and are amazing. Others appear to be burnt out and have lost focus. They need to re-evaluate why they became educators in the first place. If teachers aren't reaching their students, it's time to try a different approach. Not all students learn in the same way. The school has a great online communication tool so parents/students can track their progress. When asking why all teachers don't post grades and information, I was told it is "not in their contract" so they don't have to. It is frustrating when the school provides this tool and it isn't used. The school offers free tutoring. If you get good teachers, your child will bloom. If you get one of the others, It will be a long year.
Moving to California from the MidWest we really expected more when everyone bragged so much about the schools. The teachers are more focused on careers and administration paychecks. It all looks good and they have everything in place to be the best, but drop the ball when it comes to inspiring students. They would rather crush them to make it look like it is hard than teach them and help them achieve difficult goals. Really miss the MidWest teachers that really care and make high school a prep for college than pretending they are one.
My daughter has attended this school for 3 years now. She takes honors and AP classes and her teachers have been great for the exception of two. For the most part teachers seem to care for the students and will tutor them if needed. I like the diversity in the students and there are also clubs for pretty much anything your child is interested in. If your kid is into sports, they have good athletic programs. Overall I am happy with the quality of education she is getting here. I actually belong to another school district but she likes her school so much that we drive 20 minutes each way. Rancho is a great school with good teachers and staff.
I LOVED RCHS for my son. He made great friends and had wonderful teachers. A few teachers were a bit strange but you find that everywhere. We will miss Mr. Oduro for our younger boys since he left to a new school. He was a great leader and the kids loved him. We feel very lucky to be at RCHS and can feel our kids are in a safe and nurturing public high school. Not an easy thing to find in Southern California!
I went to this school for only three months,but I have to say that it is the best school in California. The students are friendly and the staff is always there to help. They have outstanding sports and teachers. The teachers that i had were the best that Rancho had.And i give everyone at Rancho a big hand for another outstanding year. keep up the great work. You stay classy Rancho.
This school is a number 1 rankekd school in the whole entire state from its acedemics, sports, and its outrages SPIRIT. This school is currently neck-to-neck with its rivalry school, Los Osos. They both are fine schools in the whole area but by anyone who lives around here knows that Rancho Cucamonga High School is a much, much better high school for students to attend. In 2010 RCHS had an API score of 817, now with the students and staff committing to this school they saw a 19 point gain in their API score for 2011 which is 836. LOHS had an API score of 840 in 2010, now they had a decrease in their test score which is now 837 in 2011. Rancho Cucamonga High School and Los Osos High School both have the highest API score's in the entire Inland Empire. With the improvement at RCHS there API score is set to fly this upcoming year and pass LOHS's API score. They both are good schools but by anyone in this area, Rancho Cucamonga High School would be the best pick in a school for your student to attend to.
We have only had grief with this school. You have to know to ask for everything. They volunteer zero information. My kids are getting an education, but not without major parental guidance and protection.
This is our third child to attend RCHS in the past ten years. We are as pleased with Rancho this year, as we were when we began. Mr. Oduro is an amazing leader who values his students and staff.
I love going to this school. It's pretty cool and the teachers are pretty smart.(:
This school has been succeeding all year round and I love being here. =)
My daughter is a senior and will be graduating in May. Great teachers and great counselor, Mr. Allan.
My son is a 9th grader who has always struggled in school. I advised my sons counselor upon enrollment as well as his teachers at open house. They all immediately stepped in and provided me with resources for him and in-school parenting classes for me. Thx RCHS
I am an alumni of this school and believe that it is an excellent place to learn and develop lasting friendships. The teachers and staff are terrific and are truly devoted to each students success. I am thrilled that Mr. Kern Oduro is the Principal of this school. I was fortunate enough to be in his Natural Science II class. He is an amazing person who has dedicated many years to his students at RCHS and has proven to be an integral figure achieving school's mission.
I have two sons attending Rancho Cucamonga. We are from the south and I can say that my experience at Rancho has been refreshing. They have some of the sweetest, inclusive, tolerant children I have met. The staff is friendly and it feels like a family there. My sons both play football and the team spirit at Rancho is unbelievable. Maybe that is why they are heading to CIF championship!! Thanks Rancho staff and students...well done.
I am a parent of 2 RCHS students, one graduated last year and another in sophomore. My experience with RCHS over-all is great. We met a lady in the school parking lot and we thought she was lost come to find out she was checking out the school. My daughter's response to her was this is the best non-threatening inter-racial school you can send your kid to. Here all the students are encouraged to excel and reach for the highest goal in life no matter what your skin color or race is. Best teachers, good students, friendly staff. Keep up the good work!
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