Rangeview High School is a school that establishing the path for all other urban high schools to follow. Staff care, are thoughtful, and go above and beyond for the students. They offer the best ACT Prep class in the state- Mr. Petry is awesome. Leadership is solid.
My son is doing good here at Rangeview. He enjoys his classes, respects his teachers. Rangeview offers a wide range of opportunities. It is up to the child to grab the reigns and be productive. I love that discipline is strict, that enables students like my son to be able to enjoy his education. If your child can follow rules and values their education, then Rangeview is the place to go. We are very happy with the new Principal and the guidelines he has implemented. Thank you Mr. Fay, for making this school a place for kids to feel safe and have the opportunity to embrace a strong education!
My husband and I went in to have a discussion with the Dean of Students about an incident that happened in the hallway that ended up in the suspension of our child. I took the morning off of work as a teacher myself to attend this meeting. When we arrived we were told the Dean had called in "sick." We then asked to see someone who could speak to us about this matter. We were told to wait in the Attendance Office. Then we were escorted to another office by two police officers who had taken over the matter along with another Dean. We viewed the video of our son in the hallway and saw no reason for the suspension. We were not allowed to voice our opinions, we could not talk to the teacher and our son's voice was not allowed to be heard.. As long as the police were there to speak for the Dean and the teacher, to them the matter was settled and they were not going to let us comment. My opinion is, if you want to speak to anyone in the administration at this school you had better bring an attorney with you. As a teacher, it is important to bring all of the persons involved in and have a civil discussion and come up with a solution and an action plan. That does not happen here.
RangeView highschool is not any diffrenet than other school like gateway or hinkly. The teachers teach at there own pase, and when stutdents are being bullied the staff doest really seem to do much about the situation. It seems like they make issues worse by makeing students talk to each other because that just makes the bulliy wanna be even meaner to the poor student. Students fight aot in the hallways and its really crowded in the hallways. I didnt feel safe in that school and its getting bad in there i wouldnt wanna be a new student there so plz dont bring ur kids there its not fun.
Rangeview HS is a very good school. My son graduated from Rangeview and he was very inspired by Ms. Fox. to pursue an English major,. He says Ms. Fox is one of the best teachers he has ever had. My daughter is also attending Rangeview. Both of my kids have had good teachers at Rangeview and my kids worked very hard on many assignments. Both of my kids have received excellent grades!
It is difficult to put the Rangeview experience into words, but they are losing 17 more teachers, so this is bound to get worse. Students making very low state test scores are told that they are advanced in their classrooms. If you bring up an issue about your student it will be hushed over, weather the issue is good or bad, its really sad. The principal is unresponsive and the staff seems determined to use students until they can get as much government money as possible. Student have been forced to make quick decisions about their futures, about the same way used car salesmen force themselves on suspected buyers. Students are allowed to know take a "pre-test" and then they are given that same information for their regular "test" and then they are allowed to keep taking it until they pass. Counselors fail to present honest information to all students. Students know more information about the personal lives of teachers then they do about actual subjects. They are lax in every area - take a hard look at the tardy policy. There are systemic problems that the current administration is not equipped to deal with, nor do they have the inclination.
As a Student this is definitely the best school APS has to offer, i've attended two other schools in the area, Rangeview teachers actually care about the students, the administration do their job, all the sports programs are great, and we learn actual skills that are needed after graduation.
Rangeview is challenging and fun. It has many clubs and sports and a good staff. It is top of APS in test scores, curriculum, and safety. However Rangeview is forced to succumb to the ludicrous ruling of APS, bringing us Standard Based Grading, a soon to come no off period schedule, and what once was a 93% for an A idea (which actually might have been exclusively Rangeview). APS brings forth condescending and degrading policies that has been haunting many concerned parents and students seeking equal opportunities with other competing students (outside of APS), and quality education. Parents seeking this school should be very cautious knowing fool well that you may harm the probability of your students' success with college admission and scholarships.
This school is really lacking. Standard Based grading is a joke. How does a kid really know how they're doing in the big picture when all they get is a letter... A, P, PP, U. And some how a bunch of these translates to A, B, C, D over a term. Any college looking at these kids must just wonder what the heck!? The curriculum is not challenging enough in the slightest and the teachers are unimpressive. The test scores are even less impressive.
This school is very good, but it really needs to re-evaluate some of its teachers
Rangeview High School may have wonderful teachers, but it means nothing if the children are taken out of classes that actually work for them. The school shuffles around students that have been there for several years out of good classes; and gives these now open spots to transfer students who should not get top priority. After all, isn't it the students who go and choose what classes they would like for the following year. My daughter was not only moved out of a class that she was actually learning in once, but twice. I'd like to see some changes to Rangeview before I send any of my children back there.
Rangview High School is a great school. my daughter loves this school. She recently moved from eagelcrest where she disliked the school. Here in rangview she has made so many more friends and seems to enjoy it more. Im really proud of her. and I only want the best for my daughter.
I am finally a Senior and apart of the '08 class! Sadly, I do not attend Rangeview anymore, but I have attended during my Sophomore and Junior year. I'm proud to say that Rangeview High School is the best high school within the APS district, regardless of not achieving academically great like Douglas County. Academics is not enough to fulfill a student's wants and needs, the social environment does and I have to honestly say that Rangeview rocks with social environment. If social environment is good, then students can achieve better academically. However, life is what a student makes it.
Academic programs are well set so that students that are below average, average, and above average are able to find a class that meets their needs. Rangeview students are held to a higher standard than other schools in Aurora. To receive and 'A', a Rangeview student needs a 93% or higher, while other schools only need a 90% or higher. I spread myself out in the activities that I participate in. I am a manager for the Girls Swim Team, Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Treasurer of the DECA Club, and the National Honor Society. Rangeview has nearly 100 different clubs and activities, and if there isn't a club that you want, you can always create one.(With school approval) Overall I believe that Rangeview is a school in which I would recommend to anyone and I am proud to be a Rangeview Raider. Also, the staff is for the Students
My son started at Rangeview this year. It seems to be great for him. At Columbia he was getting C's and D's and now he's getting A's and B's. I believe the Teachers do all they can to help the kids understand what they are to be learning.
this is a get school. i have so many friends and the teachers are great. the sports are great to get involued in and they are improving every year.
The quality of academics at rangeview is low. The school has lowered its expectations do to the inability of the incoming students to achieve average grades. The extracurricular activities are administered very poorly, particularly the sports. As far as I know there is only minimum parent involvement.
Right now I attend this school, I'm a freshmen before I started school I was frightened to go but after a couple weeks went by I feel more better now. The new semester started and I never heard as many kids talk about their grades before, I think it's because they relized that they to straighten up to get better grades. I honestly didn't do that good from the last E grades but now I'm more focused then ever.
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