This school really gets kids involved at all levels. There is some type of activity for every child, before, during or after school. Great school pride!
A big school but works hard to connect kids to one another and the community.
I like our school as we have many good diverse young adults. They work hard to empower & encourage all students in life & academics.
Yes, of course it is the staff. I have worked in other districts and other jobs. RBVHS has the most professional and hard wroking staff.
It's a wonderful 'neighborhood' high school which grew to house over 3,000 students from half of our city, population 90+ thousand residents.
It's a wonderfully staffed school, where the entire staff really care about the students.
Teachers and administration working with the parents to provide the best education with a very limited budget.
Rancho has high expectations of its students and gives them the tools to help them succeed. High quality teachers and staff inspire students to excel.
the Marching Band is fantastic and provides a student who can not pay for all the fees, they still let them in. Music is a necessity in schools.
If your child is gifted and in the AP or IB track this may be a great school but less than 1% of the kids complete the IB program. the school is one of the best in North County by the state scores but is seriously lacking in many areas. the School district was to build two new High schools in the past ten years to relive overcrowding but only built one campus and called it two. Like all public schools in CA the teachers are either great (10%) or retired in class right after getting tenure (90%). The administration is afraid of the teachers, their union, and their full time lawyers. Thus any disagreements with kooky classroom or grading practices are just ignored (after all it is a public school). Cont.
I am a current senior who has taken the hardest classes at RBVHS. [full ib] Basically here's the rock hard truth: if you take the honors route then the teachers will never ever ever give up on you, they're almost always there to help you even if you dont understand things at first, and i think this hs has the best learning environment one could hope for. also to whoever said there was no orchestra, this is true but there is an excellent marching band and wind ensemble (woot!) which i am proud to be a member of. recommend this school to whoever wants to learn. if the student has zero motivation to learn or to act then nothing not even the best teachers can help them. unfortunately this does happen within this large public school, there are people who just kinda give up and this is where the negative comments come from.
Rancho offers a rewarding International Baccalaureate (IB) Program that allows students to expand their minds, grow as people, and create organizations that will have a lasting impact on their community. Rancho also provides an exceptional AP/Honors Program, along with a prodigious Athletic Program that will ultimately lead your child to success.
I'm a freshmen at RBV, and I have to say I love i there! It's a really good school, and I don't think it's bad at all. Since the beganing of the school year I haven't seen any one being bullied or any fights going on... The only thing I don't like is that there's making out and drugs, but all school's have that... But RBV's a great school, I love it there. =]
I am very disappointed and frustrated with most the staff and especially counseling at RBVH! I do not recommend this school. Students who live in this area are better off going to a private school or moving to different district.
My son is in his second year at RBV. I find the teaching staff and counselors very formal and defensive. Rather than the honors courses being enriching and inspiring, it is more like a work load that is unsurmountable. The tutoring sessions offered are not available to student athletes, and they are so crowded that it is imposible to get quality help. I am extremely disappointed and discouraged with RBV.
If your student is taking advantage of the Honors and advanced placement classes, you couldn't have a better school. The teachers are excellent and they are pushing the kids to their highest levels.
Rancho is grossly overcrowded. 3500 kids in a school built for 1800. Two tier academic system, AP, Honors and IP.which the school stresses and the regular classes which are for English Learners and the less gifted or motivated.No vocational training. One counselor for approximately 500 kids.Physical plant old and worn. Bathrooms not well kept.Serious traffic problems. Dress code ignored. Many classes overcrowded.
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