This school has amazing leadership and a wonderful staff. It has a child-centered philosophy with a very involved parent community. They offer a number of elective courses including Art, 3D Design, Band, Percussion, Choir, Careers in Technology, Drama, Leadership, Sports Agility. After-school activities are also available including Competitive Drum Line, Show Choir, Science Olympiad, Jr. Achievement, and after-school sports in volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Free tutoring is available before and after school which is awesome! The students at Rancho are exposed to the latest technology while receiving an education that is grounded in traditional and proven methods of instruction. The staff places a high priority in developing responsible citizens through Character Education and REACH (Responsibility|Effort| Attitude|Character|Honor). Through this program, they emphasize the importance of each of these themes and recognize students for their achievement and good citizenship. The students success is important to all. They set high standards and the students achieve them. This school was selected as a 2013 California Distinguished school with an API of 865.
My son is doing very well at Rancho and he loves the staff there. We are really impressed with the school overall.
I couldn't have asked for a better experience! My son was challenged in his work, the teachers updated the website with grades often so I always knew what my son's current grade was (and so did he), and the principal sent out messages by phone on a regular basis to notify, remind, and keep you informed of everything going on. The REACH card allowed students to do things like bump up a quiz grade, excuse a homework assignment, be first in line for food, etc. which was an excellent way to reward those who had achieved a good GPA -- a wonderful incentive for students to do their best. The principal really knows how to successfully run a school filled with more teenagers than most of us would ever want to be around, and her staff follows in her footsteps to make sure the kids are learning.
i love this school especially the staff that work there and it is such a good place to learn and i am happy that i go here
Very impressed with the school overall, but especially the principal.
It was a great experience for both my child and for me as a parent. Thank you staff for two great years.
This School has no manners, they are rude and show their kids disrespect. They have teachers that are very disorganized and forgetful. They need to have better quality leadership!!!
This is a good school with high parent involvement - a couple of educators have been an issue; but overall the staff is caring and conciensious. No extracurricular activities due to lack of funding - not enough title one kids to qualify for federal programs.
This school is good, I think that the academic programs are good, all the teachers are excellent, but some of the pe classes should be smaller, my class has over 100! The drama teacher is cool! My english teacher rocks! I think the lunche time is way 2 short! but, overall I like Rrancho.
This district is awesome. I only wish my child would have been enrolled in the district earlier. The staff at Rancho is fully supportive, even to the point of calling during the weekend.
The teachers and staff are wonderful with this difficult age. Rancho-Starbuck is safe and fun and the kids learn a lot.
As a parent with a learning disabled child, I can say that the teachers at Rancho are some of the best. They were helpful understanding and provided an environment that my son wanted to learn in. Thanks to all of them, esspecially Mr. Evans.
Both of my children have attended Rancho-Starbuck. This school is absolutely the best. The principal and assistant principals are wonderful. The teachers are terrific. Even when one of my children had to be disciplined, the faculty handled it with the utmost respect and care. This excellence begins at the top with Dr. Randolph, the Superintendent.
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