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Rancho Cucamonga High School4
Posted March 14, 2015
- a community member
I am Rancho Alumni of 2014. My time at Rancho was awesome. Rancho is unique because it has a self sufficient culture of kindness and prosperity. All the students want their classmates to succeed and are willing to help. The social aspect is great. There are plenty of students who are just looking for friends and anybody new to meet. If your child finds them self in a situation where their friends aren't being so friendly, there are many opportunities to walk away and meet new people. The Academics are the only drawback, while they had (in my years) the best english and history departments in the county.. their math and science departments are sub par to say the least. I am a numbers man myself, and I found it much more difficult to grasp important concepts that I would be using throughout my math career. That is my only issue with this school. All in all, Rancho is a great school with many different opportunities to succeed. Your child will love it there, guaranteed. and if they don't then they aren't trying hard enough.
This school is great in everyday. well disciplined and well mannered students, decent student appearance, so does their teachers and staffs. Students are well engaged in their school activities. School security and police are very visible and helpful in both students and Parents. I will definitely have all my kids finish their high school in here.
My son absolutely loves this school,it's a friendly campus with teachers that seem to truly care about the students,New principal and he is so fun and involved with the kids. I'm in the process of moving and doing everything in my power to insure I can keep my child at Rancho.
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.
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.
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.