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Tinton Falls, NJ
Students enrolled: 822
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235 Hope Rd
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

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(732) 542-4777
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April 18, 2014
I have a lower school student who has attended Ranney school since Beginners. Ranney school has been the best investment my husband and I have made. Our son has had incredible experiences and opportunities at his school. His teachers are like family not to just him, but for me and my husband- they help us make decisions best for him and we share trust in shaping his school experience as he grows up. Even when we have had concerns we feel welcome to come in and speak to the teacher and administrators to help us support our son. There is always an open door. We are proud of him and his school. Ranney is a great place to raise a family! An excellent school! We can't wait to cross the lawn and celebrate his graduation.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2014
We have a son in the upper school who is having a great experience at Ranney. He is working hard and seems challenged academically but loves his teachers, advisors, and the whole staff. We have been so impressed by the caliber of teaching and have been hearing great things about college counseling. The college list is incredibly impressive. The athletic program could probably use a little attention, but we feel as if that, too, will improve. We have heard great things about the new AD coming in... The new headmaster seems to be making a lot of positive changes.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2014
We are new parents of a pre-k daughter and could not be happier with our choice. Ranney is such a warm and nurturing environment, and we feel that she is so excited about learning new things every had. We are impressed by the new headmaster. He seems great. He often gets the kids out of the car at the early childhood center and has a daughter in the same grade. We love our teacher, the staff, and other parents. It is a wonderful community. There is also a lot of diversity, which we are excited about We looked at private schools that seemed pretty homogenous. The campus is great, and she is able to do so many things--swimming, science, music Next year she will start learning languages. Overall, a great experience so far...

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2014
Excellent learning environment that allows the student to explore all areas of possible interest. Challenging curriculum that prepares the student for future educational success and much more advanced than any other learning institution in the area. Quality teachers who take the time to Know and Value your child and who are engaged with each individual student. All aspects of the school work to see your child exceeds in any endeavor they undertake.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2014
I have a 2nd grader and 5th grader (both boys) at Ranney and their school experience has been nothing short of fabulous. They both entered as beginners when they were 3. Ranney has an incredible arts and music department. My 11 year old has learned to play violin well enough to play in orchestras without even a private lesson. With extended hours and after school programming for enrichment Ranney school is perfect for families with two working parents. Your children get exposed to so many activities that it helps to hone in on where your child's talents and interests lie. Every year, my children have loved their teachers, friends and overall school experience. If you are a stay at home parent, the school offers many ways to be involved and be around your children during the school day. My boys love to see me helping out around the school. I feel that the friends and the bonds that they have formed with last through a lifetime and can be extremely valuable for social networking in the future.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2014
After six years at Ranney, I can honestly say that it has been a privilege to be part of this community. Ranney is truly an exceptional and multifaceted school. Every family will have a different experience based on their child s interests but there are some common denominators. For me, it comes down to two things. The first is, at Ranney, every child is known and valued they truly are and, at Ranney, it s cool to be smart. Ranney isn t for everyone. The academics are rigorous and there is a lot of homework every night, but the classes are small and the teachers are exceptional educators. They genuinely enjoy teaching and the students benefit from the enthusiasm they bring to the classroom each and every day. The new headmaster is also amazing. He is committed to preserving what is special about Ranney celebrating the unique nature of every child - while being open to changes that help students fulfill their full potential, whatever that happens to be. We are as enthusiastic today as we were six years ago and look forward with excitement to all the Upper School has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2013
I have had two children that went to Ranney from Beginners 3 years to the end of middle school. Although I've paid tuition and was generous to the PSA, I never donated to the school. Still, at every turn, the administration and teachers were highly focused on my children from day one. If there was an issue or challenge, you were able to discuss it in detail with the administrators almost immediately. Recently, my child was considering boarding school, even though, he was a full year removed from Ranney, they took the time to meet with us, research our options, and offer to contact their contacts at our prospective schools on our behalf. The Headmaster Dr. Sykoff, came in to meet with us and spent time helping us. Keep in mind, he has announced his retirement, our son is no longer a student and we have never been donors or benefactors. All schools have their flaws but Ranney, its board and Dr. Sykoff have progressively improved this school every year since we've been there. Anyone who is serious about their children's experience should consider this school. i've found it to have a great bunch of involved parents, strong leadership and consistent progressive direction.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2013
Send One kid in 6th and the other in 9th. My older son was having academic problems but shortly after the school noticed they helped him in many ways by staying after, tutoring by older students, and just more lessons on how to study. ONE on ONE is big here. They really are a great school made with great kids. The community is welcoming and a great place to be.... There are things that will be in every single school meaning bullying ext

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2012
Am looking into schools near this area and came across Ranney School. I've heard great things about the school. The only negative I've heard was that some children are just not academically cut out for Ranney (hence some negative reviews) but most other dedicated students and parents seem to love the school. The curriculum comparison between Ranney and other top public/private schools near the Rumson area show that Ranney's curriculum is often 1-2 years faster/accelerated. We are very excited for the potential to send our children here. The most impressive statistic was the 100% college matriculation rate for the last 5 years. 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. Wow.....

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2012
From another post..."Their is bullying" and "learner than the very rigorous"....? horrible.... No one who actually attends Ranney or a parent of a Ranney student would use such horrible grammar. If you are a student who can't keep up with the curriculum, study harder. If you are a disgruntled parent, send your child somewhere else. Monmouth county has TONS of great private AND public schools.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
i have 2 children in MS. Their is bullying in MS as with every MS, this admin can't seem to wrap their hands around it and control it. My child has been out of school more than in and I have spent thousands on private tutors. The child that was the ring leader supposedly has a family that donates a lot. I hate to think that would influence discipline but I have to say it certainly seems to have. Unless your child is a self motivated independant learner than the very rigorous academics will overwhelm them. Socially if your child has ever had problems I wouldn't suggest ever sending them to this school with it's small social structure, when a child is on the outs, they are out with the entire class. Parents seem to be able to throw their weight around with the headmaster and make unrealistic demands. Teacher retention is a concern for me, faculty does change more than appears to be effective. For the right child, a very intellectual & a solid social standing with their peers this school can be great & academically challenging. I believe they need more student support services. The support staff they have are overloaded and a bit demeaning to parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2012
My child has attended this school for 10 years from pre-k through middle school. The lower school was satisfactory, however do not waste your money on the middle school. I should have taken my child out. They are all fluff and no substance. They do not teach anything, and don't care what your child learns. Definitely not worth the money. There is no accountability on behalf of the faculty, so be prepared to pay for tutors in addition to the excessive tuition. I would not mind the large price tag, but they do not deliver what is promised in the Middle School.. I cannot wait for the current year to be over and get my child out of there. Unless you are a very wealthy family that donates alot of money they only pay you lip service and never really do anything to help or educate your child. Save your money and send you child to another school. This place is not worth it at all.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2011
Honestly I agree with the post below me in that many of these posts seem to have been written by students pretending to be parents. I recently graduated as a Ranney lifer and now am a college student. Simply put, although the school has its flaws - every school does - the place prepared me for undergraduate work. To be specific, I thought the lower school program was fantastic, I mean what do you know when you're seven years old, but still I thought it was great. The middle school, not so much. Yeah the middle school needs a lot of work. But the high school was phenominal. I didn't have one bad teacher in my four years of high school. A lot of kids, including myself, got into colleges that they shouldn't have because the college admissions pulls rediculously hard for each student. I'd say this: if you're a parent who's absolutely loaded with cash money and wants your kid to grow up in a very very safe environment for their whole life, start them out young. If your goal is to put your kid in the best spot to get into a good school and have the money, start them out in high school. Don't start them out in 6th grade though, it would be a waste.

- submitted by a community member
December 13, 2011
I am a former student debating sending my children to Ranney. I'm trying to determine whether anyone actually screens these reviews to ensure they're coming from parents, not just whining brats who are disenchanted with their teachers. Half of the reviews that are supposedly written by parents have misspellings, poor grammar, and sound like they were written by home school dropouts. I'm doubting their validity. If this review makes it online, then I guess no one is verifying whether the reviewers are for real, and this is just a forum for complainers.

- submitted by a community member
October 06, 2011
I disagree with the last several reviews. I think there is great opportunity for all students at Ranney. If you have an academically gifted student, they can truly soar...and have superior opportunities when they apply to college. There is great support for students who struggle academically. There is outstanding communication between the staff, administration, and students. I feel my three children who have gone through Ranney were truly "known and valued". It is a very small enviroment, which doesn't work for all students. There is ample opportunity for athletics, but not as highly competitive as larger schools. That said, many students receive athletic scholarships to top tier colleges. It is very expensive, but we have had a wonderful ride. We were not in a position to make a large donation, yet the headmaster knew my children and treated them well.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2011
I agree with the last several reviews. Save your money. The headmaster is only concerned with families that have bought into the propoganda and have donated greatly. Students that have above moral character and grades are not valued unless there is a substantial donation behind it. The Board of Trustees buy their way onto it and are only there to further their own childrens experience. There is grade elevation and teachers do not teach especially in middle school and upper school. Parebts of children who are bullied who do not donate are told that the school cannot do anything Children who have left the school in my experience are much happier and get a better idea of the real world. If you choose the send your child there go prepared for an eye opening . It usually takes about three years upom average to see the whole picture.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2011
I have 2 children that graduated from Ranney and the short answer is, save your money. Ranney is focused on money. They inflate grades for the students who's parents contribute in the thousands and those who's parents don't get bullied by the teachers and administrators. Teachers don't teach and it's very common to higher private tutors at home as recommended by Ranney teachers. a phrase my kids often heard from a teacher was 'i have a headache, have your tutors go over this chapter when you get home'. The headmaster, dr sykoff, fosters a sense of animosity and unhealthy competitivness among students. Awards are only given to students who's parents have special status with the staff and who, again, donate in the thousands. They are always looking at the bottom line, meaning statistics of who got into what college, but what they don't tell you is most of Ranney's kids struggle and a large precentage drop-out once they reach college because academically they're not prepared. My kids both got into top schools and are both doing graduate work now, so it's not sour grapes but merely some valid and sincere advice. save your money and the headaches you will encounter. good luck :)

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2011
Ranney talks a great talk, too bad they do not deliver they boast how every child is valued, your valued higher if you give a big donation. I have a 7th grader at Ranney who can't wait to get out. Ranney boasts about the honor code and moral value, I have found that most of the children are rich snobs who think they are better then everyone else. I spend alot of time re-teaching what should have been taught at school, the teachers used to be great, now I find uninterested, and lazy instructors who don't do their jobs, my son is a A student which I give myself and my son credit for not the teachers. I thought my son would be a lifer but i am extremely disappointed. Ranney has become obsessed with money and I am always harassed every year to donate money! not after paying $23,000.00 per year in tuition I am not getting my moneys worth and leaving! if you value your child DO NOT send them here. we have wasted seven years here and wish we left sooner you will not receive what they boast about it's all talk to get your check and if you have a problem good luck I find that the staff are mean spirited and not loving or nurturing or care about the students who do not send in big donations!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2011
The quality of an independent school can be quickly determined by a look at where its graduates matriculate.

- submitted by a community member
May 18, 2011
PLEASE think twice . The teachers do not teach the children. Nearly every student has some type of tutor at home to teach the lesson that was not covered in school. The children miss so much of the work in class so they can attend meaningless athletic awards programs during school. Some of the teacher are good but they usually leave. The teachers that stay are really the ones that need to go. Many times my child and others have said that many of the teachers will just sit in class and ask them to read the chapter in the book while they are the computer doing work to get their master degree online(the teacher even tells them this). The children get homework and some say it is to much but the reality is that much of this work could have been done in class but the teacher never have enough time or lack interest to cover it in class. Ask any student that left Ranney and went to another school you will find out that they were behind in many subjects. Ranney will tell you how superior they are academically just ask the students how many tutor they have and you will see who should get credit. PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK before you send your child to Ranney.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2011
After 12 years at Ranney (daughter started at 3.5 yrs old) we will be leaving Ranney as our daughter enters 10th grade. Poor administration and continuing double standards haunt Ranney. As some of the other reviews and comments state, and as the kids get older we as parents begin to realize how much of what Ranney is is just talk and not action. The Board has supported the administration in keeping old, dead wood teachers and the arts and sports programs reflect this. Sad, the school could be a good school. They do need to learn that 'a dead fish starts to stink at its head"

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2010
Ranney is one of the best private schools ever=] they have great technology.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2010
This school excells in academic wise and envirmetel safty, and the people are just great to be around. they work hard with the students. My student was not doing well at a local school we sent him to ranney and he started to improve and have a loot more friends. Its campus is just out-standing. if your child is doing fine were he is he will have more of a challenge when faces ranney.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
I don't believe that this school deserves the amount of trash talk it is getting. Yes students get a lot of work, and some struggle. If you actually put more thought into the ridiculous things you post, the thought that sailing through middle school and high school isn't a good thing. Struggling is what prepares you for what is next. This forum is chock full of lies and slander. For all the parents with a complete outside view, no matter what you think you know, it's probably wrong. If you really hate the school that much, nobody said you have to come here.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2009
Ranney School is a wonderful place where everyone knows your child and education is unparallel in the area. I see my daugther confidently attacking math problems, going over the moon in science and computer lab and getting exposure through language program (french and mandarin chinese) to the magic of the world outside of my county and US. Staff has very high expectations from Every child and motivation to learn is fantastic - it is enviroment where cool kid is a outstanding student and sky is the limit. It has been a pleasure watching my daughter absorbing and learning and asking and becoming a child me and my husband dreamed to have.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2009
My child is in the Upper School, and it's a wonderful place. In fact, my older children are Ranney grads, and I can see how the quality of the teaching staff has improved significantly over the past few years. I find the administration supportive, accessible, and fair. The college office, however, is amazing--they work to find the right fit for your child. Not every kid is a superstar in my child's class, but there are a lot of top kids in every class.

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June 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 10, 2009
The administration is ruining a potentially outstanding school. Teachers who genuinely care about their students are abused; hence, there is a high turnover. Why do you think they don't post individual teacher bios on their website? Ultimately, unrealistic expectations are placed on teachers and coaches by administrators who lack the credentials and academic background to manage an academic institution effectively. Although the class size is small, if your child is not academically disciplined or gifted, your child will struggle! If you think sending your child to this school will help them get into an ivy or top-notch college, think again. Check out each year's list of where graduates are going; it looks identical to most public school lists. The students are great kids, however, the sense of entitlement and the nonexistent follow-through of disciplinary policies eventually teaches them poor values and morals. I would never send my child here.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 08, 2009
I am an Alumni of the Ranney School. I believe many of the negative reviews posted in this discussion by current students tend to be quite skewed, as observing and qualifying a school whilst you attend the institution can lead to a distortion of the real value of the education you will gain during your years there. Ranney gave me an education, that in comparison to friends who went to public, or even other private school is profoundly superior. When applying to college, just attending Ranney will give you a leg up on a competing application with identical statistics and attributes, where the other applicant went to another school. But perhaps the greatest strength of the Ranney Schhol is the makeup of the student body itself. Ranney was and continues to be one of the most diverse schools I have ever seen. Ranney produces worldly, sophisticated, and successful graduates.

- submitted by a community member
March 24, 2009
Excellent school. Would never send my child anywhere else. Teachers really care about students and their success. Classes are small, so a lot of attention is paid to each child.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 16, 2008
My son is a freshman at Ranney. We selected Ranney School even though he was accepted to all private schools we applied to and we definitely had other options. I read negative comments before making a decision and was a bit apprehensive. However, mainly for logistical reasons, we chose Ranney and never regretted it. In fact, when I read the same comments now, I can't believe they describe the same school my son is going to. But there is only one Ranney School in Tinton Falls so it must be it. Now more specific things. In my opinion one of the best Ranney qualities are teachers who love what they do and care about the students. We did not make any contributions to school yet my son has very good grades Also, look at the school campus. It is great. Dr. Sykoff is a passionate educator and exceptional administrator.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2008
My daughter entered Kindergarden last year without even knowing her alphabet. Within months she was reading beginners' books and by the end of the year, CHAPTER books! I was blown away by their excellent curriculum and teaching body. They teach at an advanced level, meaning 1st graders learn 2nd grade concepts. Class sizes are small, about 13 kids per class. They treat children with respect, as if they were little adults and talk to them acknowledging their intelligence therefore encouraging mature thinking and behavior. I love everything about this school. It is very expensive, but worth every penny. Lunch is obligatory in school, which is my only problem, because the kids choose their food, basically with no supervision, and my daughter tends to overeat, so she's gaining weight. But that would be a problem in any school (even with no school!). If you can afford it, this is the best choice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 10, 2008
I am currently a student at Ranney. I am entering my junior year, and I've attended the school for over 10 years. Reading many of these negative reviews, I can most certainly agree with all of them. Ranney is a highly overrated, intensely commercialized school intent on creating a facade of excellence meanwhile charging top dollar for a sub par education. While the school does provide a rather comfortable atmosphere at times, there tends to be an awful lot of stress among students and teachers. It is true the teachers don't stay long. While the school may look good in comparison to others in terms of the number of courses and extracurriculars available, Ranney is not worth the tuition. There are many good things about the school, but the glaring cost of the tuition, compounded by Ranney's many drawbacks, greatly outweighs any reason to send your children.

- submitted by a student
June 04, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
March 09, 2008
Ive been at ranney school for all my life. I am currently a junior. Over the course of my academic career at Ranney I have noticed the change in the learning quality and over all caring of the student body by the faculty. You will not get satisfactory teaching here and the tuition is completly ridiculous. Do not send your children here for high school or middle school.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 18, 2007
I am a student I have been there all my life if you are looking for a good private school for your child this is the school to go.

- submitted by a student
April 16, 2007
I am a current student at Ranney School. I have been here all of my life. I entered the high school this year, and was very disappointed in the music program. There was no concert band, so a couple of my friends and I formed one. There are around 9 people in this band. That's not enough for a real band! We have to play relativley basic songs. Also, I have seen now that in comparison to when I entered this school, Ranney's morals have gone a bit down. I don't want to leave, I love the school. I just wish they would fix all the problems that are in our school.

- submitted by a student
March 26, 2007
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March 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2007
Ranney is a great academic facility dedicated to the education of a particular student. As this is my first year at this school, (I am a freshman), I cannot exaggerate more to say that Ranney has the most ambitious set of students I have ever seen. With a total of 57 students in my grade, I have come to find that friendship is truely commited and pledged with all due respect. Please, I reccomend you go to the open houses and just be introduced to the school. It can't hurt.

- submitted by a student
December 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2006
Its a good school for academically strong child.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2006
Ranney School is a premier private institution. It offers dedicated educators that incorporate humor and compassion into their teaching. The art program is expanding by including music in Upper School. The number of AP courses are nearly 2 dozen. Those APs offered in the Math Department and English Department are especially successful. The History Department has clever teachers and solid instruction, even giving the option of AP US History to highly qualified sophomores. The sports include some champion teams, namely girls' soccer, girls' tennis, and girls' basketball. Alternative competitive sports, like winter fencing, winter track, spring golf, and winter squash are available for those desiring something any from the mainstream. The extracurricular activities are varied and award-winning. There are competitive extracurriculars, like Mock Trial, Science League, Math League, Model UN, Model Congress, BRITE, and Academic Team. There are productive clubs, like the newspaper, yearbook, and literary magazine. Overall, Ranney is top-notch.

- submitted by a student
February 06, 2006
There is an attitude of arrogance that starts from the headmaster down. They present a wonderful fake face but wait until you have a complaint and see what happens. Many rich parents just pay the fee, are not involved in their kid's education and therefore have no complaints. So the school continues on without a seriously needed change of administration. Unfortunetly, this could be the top school in the state, but is not.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2006
Good quality for the academic programs. Music involvement in band practice and 2 on stage Coffeehouses, in which students can perform, music, drama and arts. Sports are:tennis, lacrosse, cross country, swimming, field hockey, fencing, soccer, baseball. Good parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2005
Very good school with a diverse student body and quality extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
The academics are unsurpassed, extracurricular activities are abundant, and parent involvement raises so much money for this school that it is bound to continue to be great for decades to come!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2005
This is one of the very best in the state. I think they are rated 1st in many different publications. They have everything, including the most challenging academics, sports and extra activities.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2005
I sent two children to Ranney I was so disappointed in the school. They do not teach basic skills to their young students coming in at the age of 3 -k. The staff told me they should know it when they enroll. what a laugh at 3 years of age. they have a steamroller mentality you get it or go hire a tutor to teach them at home. Save you money find a better school. And you will save on hiring a tutor in your home. AT a parent teacher meeting, I was informed most of the students their have to be tutored in order for them to keep up. FOR THE MONEY YOU PAY YOUR CHILD SHOULD GET A GOOD EDUCATION.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2005
I am a current student of Ranney, and I consider it to be an excellent educational institution. There exists a fine selection of sports teams that travel far to compete with other schools in our conference. Although the academic programs are challenging, teachers ensure that students are comfortable and confident. The parents' association sponsors several events to foster a sense of community and support. The teachers are caring, qualified educators with a zest for learning. A myriad of extracurriculars offers many artistic and competitive outlets. This is a top-notch school!

- submitted by a student
January 23, 2005
As a current student at Ranney School, I may be most qualified to comment on the quality of the surroundings and education. I have found competent, caring teachers with organized methods and sheer interest in teaching. The available activities are numerous and structured to provide all students with a well-rounded foundation. The curricula support academic excellence. Though they may not reveal it, all students are grateful for the challenge and individual attention. The administration may have areas in which to be improved, but the overall result is positive because of the dedication of teachers who ensure productive learning. I am truly honored and fortunate to attend Ranney.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 27, 2004
It was so disappointing to read the reviews by parents. My children attended the Ranney School in the mid to late 70's and it was a wonderful place for an excellent education. I taught there for four years with talented, dedicated teachers. Mrs. McMahon and Mr. Ranney were supportive, respecful and encouraging.

- submitted by a teacher
October 04, 2004
I can relate to the different view points of all the previous reviews. On one hand, children at Ranney do receive a good education and have the opportunity to interact with children of different backgrounds. In today's world, this is wonderful. On the other hand, all the negative energy that surrounds the treatment of the teachers can, and does, trickle down to the students -- it is inevitable. I, like other people who have posted here, believe that changes to administration would do the school a world of good. Unfortunately, this is not going to happen any time soon. It seems the students, teachers and other employees are pressured to live up to the picture the administration would like to present about the school. What should be more important than this 'picture of grandeur' is actually nuturing children. Sadly, this doesn't seem to be the goal of the administration.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2004
As a former teacher at Ranney, I have to agree with the statments that the administration treats their faculty poorly. They behave in very unprofessional ways and instead of confronting the teacher about a situation they gossip and ask other teachers. I have found that the administration is too emotional to be objective and often times will handle a situation without giving it proper thought. The other teachers I have encountered there are fabulous, however they all have similar feelings and experiences. They stay simply for the love of the children.

- submitted by a teacher
February 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
I would have to agree with the first review. I'd also like to add that the reason there is a high turn over rate for teachers and administrators isn't because these employees are unqualified; it is because of the treatment they receive from the principals, assistant head of school and head of school. I have had the occasion to bear witness to the awful treatment by the school's leadership. Their egos and salaries seem more important than the welfare of the school. If new leadership were in place, I think the school would thrive. But, until that happens, the revolving door of teachers and administrators will continue. You'd be hard pressed to find teachers who have been there a long time.

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2003
For a private school ranging from K-12, one would be led to believe the sincerity and integrity to be at high standards. This is, unfortunately, not the case. Teachers at the school come and go as if it were a jackpot for temp positions. In addition, there has been several cases, mainly focused in the elementary school, of racial bias. Many parents, whom I have known, have taken their children out of the school and to a public school because of this bias. In addition, most teachers at the school are not of the finest grade of teaching material. For example, they have hired a professor with a PhD in Physics to teach the high school AP Physics class. Rather than making sure the students understood the material, he gave the entire class A's without even taking the final exam. When time came for AP Examinations, with no surprise, majority of the students did poorly. In the end, with such a high cost of tuition, one would be led to believe the status of its academic excellence is unsurpassable. Quite ironically, the facade that the school portrays is beyond recognition. In conclusion, your child is most likely better off at any other school than this one. As for your hard earned money, you will be glad to have saved it rather than thrown it down the tubes for something that is not necessary by any means.

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Ranney School
235 Hope Rd, Tinton Falls, NJ  07724
(732) 542-4777
Last modified Ranney School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Ranney School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 62 reviews. Top