Removing rude staff member that one needs to get through in order to get to the actual person you want to communicate with. (See previous years of several complaints on The Great School website from others) I do agree and glad they are gone because I was not going to enroll my kid in this school but realized it wasnt the representation of the school but just the few minor staff members I had to deal with to get my questions answered.
Depends on the teacher. They are not all the same. Most of the teachers are great but the same rumours are heard over and over again and year after year about the same instructor (complaints) and she is still there, and doing the same thing.
West ranch is the worst high school in the Santa Clarita valley due to excessive bullying, racism and drug abuse. The students here are snobby and rude along with the parents and office staff. I recommend canyon or Valencia high school. Do not send your child to west ranch. Traffic and parking are the worst at west ranch considering the school is located on top of an ant hill in the middle of nowhere. If you want your children to be successful then send them to canyon.
West Ranch has excellent academic opportunities. I have met many teachers here over the years and every one of them has been positive, enthusiastic and passionate about their subject. It also has programs that are not available in other area high schools as well as a huge selection of clubs. You will also find the parents in this area care about their kids education which makes a big difference. We are very lucky to be part of an outstanding school.
Apparently the school took parents comments seriously and replaced rude staff! (That was two years ago). I found them to be very accommodating and helpful and get things done. Counselors do a great job returning calls right away- atleast with us.
I believe school does well on test scores because the community and parents care about the child's education and this school seems to have alot of foreign born kids who bring their hard work ethics to the school and where education is important. I also disagree with previous comments that staff are rude as I experienced polite and nice staff. I did encounter a rude principal outside of school though. He acted like he was the king because he was the principal. I don't think he realized that he doesn't pay us but we pay him his salary and shouldnt act so noble and arrogant. But then when I see him on campus he seems different. He reminds me of a man with two faces. I do know he appears to be politcially conservative and disagree with a lot of his comments he has made in private to some of us parents.
this is a great school however i must agree with the majority of the complaints and say this office staff is horrid, the principals assistant is arrogant as they come. Doesn't even care to look people in the eyes. maybe that why its best to employee people of this country. grow up and realize that you are here to work for our children and to accommodate us as parents. Many of us get the feeling this foreigner in particular thinks she does us a favor