The magnet school is not stellar. The coordinator is unresponsive and the administration is not held accountable. This school is a place to lose your kid as it struggles to teach english and has an unbelievable lack of; care, concern and education!
This school is two schools; the Magnet Program and as the kids call it the 'general population'. As a parent of a child in the Magnet Program I find it is, at best, an effort to improve the overall test performance of a school at risk of losing federal funding. The administration is not engaged nor responsive a a productive way.
The Magnet program is stellar!! The Coordinator is energetic and is there for my child. Her teachers are also excellent, especially her Geometry teacher. This school is the best kept secret in the city!
I attend this school now! It is so great. The medical program is as best as ever. They offer so many AP classes. Don't be fooled about security. We have an indoor school now and most fights occur out of school or in secluded areas. I hope to see you there!
I love the school so much. I love the Aviation program that I am in. I have fun at school eveyday. The school premises is beautiful. If you saw the inside without seeing the surrounding neighborhood, you would not be able to guess it is in the heart of the ghetto. I have not had any problems with students this school year so far. But I do love the dance team. Go Rams!
They have the very best medical and aviation magnet programs in the state.
Rancho High School is considered a bad school beacuse people only look to the outside, they should think about academics not the look of it besides now with the new building and all new, educaution is better. With the new building came new stuff. And if your child is interested in Aviation or Medicine(Medical) you should enroll them in the 4-year Magnet Programs.just go to http://magnet.ccsd.net/ or for Rancho HS go to http://magnet.ccsd.net/high/rancho.html or http://www.ccsd.net/schools/rancho/
Contrary to popular belief, Rancho High School is a great institution of learning... it just isnt in the ideal location. With a police station 2 blocks north, and Channel 3 news 1 block west, it's virtually guaranteed that any scuffle in the hallways will be heard about on the evening news. As both a recent alumni and older brother to a current student, I can say wholeheartedly that the quality of learning, dedication of staff, and school pride is above reproach. The magnet program in particular at Rancho is nationally ranked as being among the best in the country. And for the 2006 school year, they're getting a brand new campus, books... everything negative associated with the old campus will be a moot point. I couldnt be prouder than to one day have my own son or daughter graduate wearing the colors of my alma mater. Go Rams!
We are loving the new school building. Security guards is visible. Safety is being addressed by the school. Some of the security guards has kids going to school at Rancho. Now if we can get the state to provide new books we r in business ! I don't mind contibuting to pay for new books and I am sure the other parents feel the same way. I don't mind helping in expenses. Our goal is to have the children learn and have books up to date. Go Rancho !
Rancho is a horrible school. The facilities are dirty and unkept. The whole school should be condemned. My daughter has teachers who curse and yell continuously at the students. She is enrolled in the medical magnet program and I have never had to deal with so many idiotic people in my life. They constantly give you a big run around when it comes to parent meetings with the magnet office. The principal is an arrogant, self-absorbed man who takes credit for all of the students hard work. The art programs are terrible. I'm overjoyed that my daughter is graduating out of this horrible school in a few weeks. My suggestion: don't consider Rancho for your child.
For those who dont know Rancho has gone downhill big time! Former students from The Ranch would be appalled from the injustice students are made to face each day, From administrators who are quick to implement discipline without gathering the facts,to restrooms that are poorly supplied for the students. If you want the facts check out Rancho for yourself, because I see this everyday with my own two eyes.If you descide to visit The Ranch talk to the students because they have no reason to lie.
My Son attended 9th and 10th grade at Ranco High before we PCS'd from Las Vegas in June of 2003. I was not impressed with the School or the Principal. I worked with one person at that school who seemed to really care about the students and that was Mr Calderone. I can tell you that if your student has a learning problem than you really need to be on top of things. My son Misses that school, but I DON'T! If you can afford to send your child to a priviate school than I would!
For the most part, Rancho is a fair school. It's not in a safe area, the principal is in it only for the sports and some of the teachers are not the best at teaching.
Rancho High School is a great school. It has a great diversity of students which bring in a welcoming enviroment. There are also great programs and activities for Teenagers to enjoy, For example Student council, Folklorico, Band, Diverse sports and Mariachi. It has some wonderful teachers who are not in it for the money but the true satisfaction of seeing your child succeed. In addition it has a great and career fullfiling Aviation and Medical Magnet Program.
They have a very good magnet school program. However, I fear for my child's safety whenever they have after school activities. There have been problems of safety in the past, not only within the school premises but also the surrounding neighborhood as well.
Susan Mictcum has been very helpful with problems occuring reguarding scheduling for after school activities associated with the magnet portion. Due to the location of the school and the ethnic student enrollment there have allready been a few confrontations with my white child and the predominant hispanic population. Again the principal is hard to reach and has yet to return 3 messages.
This magnet school has an excellent medical and aviation academy that currently (2004) has 1000 students.
Good school, the principal is unapproachable and arrogant, doesn't treat his teachers with repect. However the school is safe and has a great curriculum. Glad I have children attending
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