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8401 Valley Ranch Parkway East
Irving, TX 75063

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January 03, 2014
My school is Ranchview High School (Irving, TX), part of Carrollton ISD ranked #7 top ISD in Texas!, Ranchview offers so much to develop students looking to go to college or be ready for the next steps.. Great teachers, great kids, caring administration, solid athletic program. At Ranchview, you can either take IB courses to prepare for college or you can get an IB diploma if you want to commit to the whole program after your sophomore year. The Student athlete will love the coaching staff and the opportunity to excel in one of the most competitive athletic districts in the state of Texas. Football, track, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf. Ranchview has been gaining momentum in all sports at this new school. You compete with Celina, Argyle, Frisco Lone Star and other powers and the coaches are great and care about the kids. The music program is incredible too, award winning orchestra and bands, a few of the excellent extracurricular activities that your kids can get involved in. Looking for a place to develop young leaders and a great high school experience? Drop in to Las Colinas and see what others are finding ....Wolfpack pride in achievement !

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2013
Both of my teenagers attend this school. I am pleased with the teachers, coaches, and administration. They all exhibit care and concern for the students. My children are doing well thanks to this highly engaged and responsive staff. I am excited about a more positive culture that came with the leadership changes in the school this year. This is a very small high school compared to the average, which has obvious benefits. I can rate the school higher once they figure out how to effectively deal with the behavior issues of a handful of very toxic students.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2013
1. Has very good education 2. Teachers are great 3. Coaches are great leaders and examples 4. Very well organized 5. Awesome athletic program 6. Healthy environment to learn and get help

- submitted by a student
March 22, 2013
I am a student a Ranchview and I really like how the teacher care about the students and try to help get As. The only problem I have is that everyone puts this school down and its really not that bad. The school needs more money and more students so that the school become a better place .

- submitted by a student
December 07, 2012
Im currently a freshman and i hate how they made us check-out textbooks when we don't even use it outside of school. They even make us pay $60 or more if we lose it, which is pretty unfair since we barely or never use them. They also used the money they gained to get the new iMacs, which in my opinion is a waste. They could've gotten better teachers and better food with all they money they spent on those. Some teachers are extremely great teachers, however some aren't so great.

- submitted by a student
November 04, 2012
RHS focuses too much on dress code! There is no need to be constantly hounding students on what their wearing. The focus should be on education! They are too consumed on rules and regulations instead of teaching us students. This school kills any form of self expression and creativity when it shouldn't even be a topic at hand. How do you pride yourself on being academically superior and providing a family environment but treat us like untouchables? Most of the teaches are RUDE! Most of them don't even care about the students. This school needs to step it up, WE'RE ALL READY TO LEAVE!

- submitted by a student
January 02, 2012
My child attends this school this year as a freshman. The asst principal mcmurray needs to be replaced fast and the teachers lack leadership and direction they are very lazy NOT all but the ones that teach my son. Teachers do not follow up with parents, lose work, give very little instructions and expect the kids to know what to do. The students are somewhat rowdy and on several occasions have had religious conversations. There are muslims there and are very outspoken. This is my childs first year and I'm already thinking of moving him to another school. I gave it 2 stars because of the 2 teachers who are nice and helpful other than that horrible school. Let's not discuss the football team or lack of ugh!

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2011
This is a great school. The curriculum is awesome. The teachers love the students and the students love the teachers. Great activities, fun field trips for the kids, and a reasonable amount of challenging homework.

- submitted by a community member
March 23, 2011
I go to this school, and it isn't anything special by ANY means. The principles are very dedicated as well as the teachers, but there is definitely a quantity over quality issue when it comes to their staff. Their only good sports teams are basketball, and volleyball. Half the teachers at Ranchview make you slam your head on the desk in frustration of poor explanation, and boring BORING assignments.

- submitted by a student
February 24, 2011
This school is severly lacking in leadership. The saying that "the inmates run the asylum" is very appropriate at this school. The current prinicipal (Hicks) will tell you what he thinks you want to hear but will not follow up on anything discussed. The learning enviroment that is set forth is not conducive for learning and furthermore the leadership does not care.

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2010
I am in my senior year in RHS and based on my experiences, this school isn't the best. Most of the staff would spend more time socializing with students or getting the class settled down for a while. They intentionally drag on the discussions too long. The school lacks school spirit compared to other schools in the district. RHS counselors are helpful most of the time, but sometimes they can get a bit pushy when discussing schedules and classes. In this school year, there's quite a handful of new teachers, some coming from nearby schools. It would seem that some teachers aren't really motivated to teach. They would find a hand out and have students complete it. A number of the teachers there are also coaches, they re more lax to their students compared to full time classroom teachers. The academic programs are excellent, gaining recognition from area and regional levels. Ranchview is a 3A school, which is a small school compared to the other 5A schools in the area. The fine arts department is well known to the other schools. Rules are enforced, but most of the time the staff are very lax about them. The facilities are OK, since the facility was opened in 2002.

- submitted by a student
March 08, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 24, 2010
There are those who say that Ranchview is a 'great, blossoming school' however, they overlook the fact that the students at Ranchview could care less about their education. From first hand experience, being a student here is more about how popular and good you look than how you are excelling in school. The programs are lacking a strong moral background- just like the students- and its not a safe environment to be in.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 04, 2009
i know how is ranch view it's good.in my opinion it's best school in us.....i was student os there.but my i can't study there.my family problem......but at now i miss that school...it's my like family

- submitted by a student
no rating October 14, 2008
***I wish I could say that my experience with this school has been as great as the other reviews I've just read but so far, I'm not sold on having my child finish out her high school career here. I have come across some teachers that don't seem to be ecstatic about teaching or communicating, the athletics instuctors that I've had conact with are even less communicative and there was a school safety issue that wasn't handled with the highest integrity. My hopes are that by the end of the school year my opinion will have changed drastically. I would love to come back & write a review completely opposite of what I am writing now.

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September 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 24, 2008
My daughter is beginning her 3rd year and will graduate this year. This is an up and coming school with strong, competent leadership and high quality teachers. Unfortunately, the nature of the Valley Ranch area and deficiencies in affordable housing can sometimes create a transient student community. It can be hard to put down roots here and stay; there are also students who are rather well off or even privileged attending this school. I frequently find faculty and parent group expectations that are beyond my financial means as a single parent. We are continually met with expectations that my evenings are free and available for school participation; no, I am at work-2 jobs. My daughter has to work, too, but there is little understanding for our reality. Love the school, but hate what I have to do to keep her there.

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August 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2008
Anytime I've had worries or concerns about our child. The counselors, teachers, and principal have been quick to help. It's nice to know our child is in caring hands.

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January 24, 2008
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January 22, 2008
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October 12, 2007
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October 04, 2007
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July 19, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 27, 2007
I transferred to this school from another school in the district. I have been in this district since kindergarten and this is by far the best school I have attended. The principal, Mr. Hicks, is supportive, kind, and a great leader. He cares about each student and has done really well as Ranchview s new principal. The teachers are also supportive and helpful. There are opportunities to take challenging classes, which is nice for those students who are preparing for college. The extracurricular activities are still growing, but their size is proportional to the school s population. I have noticed very low parent participation. This school does feel very safe and I enjoy going to school. The staff maintains control without it being too strict. Overall, this is my favorite school and I am looking forward to the next few years!

- submitted by a student
May 29, 2007
I have been a part of Ranchview since it opened and I've graduated last year among the first graduates. I was very honored to graduate among the charter class and to be a part of their championship colorguard, theatre,journalism and choir department. There is so much to love about this school, because everyone has a chance to participate in as many activities as they would like. High School is a time for self-discovery. I'm glad Ranchview encourages that. Go Wolves!

- submitted by a former student
May 26, 2007
Student body small and very diverse, both economically and culturally. One of its best attributes, in fact. Because of small population, extracurricular activities accessible to everyone. Teachers respond quickly to emails and concerns and principals is not difficult to reach. Test scores not as high as they could be, but there are many resources available to anyone who wants to improve. The campus is new and technologically up to date. There is even a police on campus. Ranchview is in its infancy, and has the potential to be one of the best high schools in the area in time. Unfortunately, parents are not as involved as they should or could be.

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May 17, 2007
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March 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 01, 2007
Parents are apathetic. Teachers are mostly middle school teachers with little to no experience teaching at the high school level. Academics are adequate for students who are not looking for a challenging or college prep curriculum. Advanced academics are very limited. Students are not prepared for college level study or life after high school. Little to no guidance in college search or college application process. The principal is new this year so maybe these things will change. Extracurriculars are good and allow students to be involved. Students overall get along well and are supportive of each other. Student life is good but the academics are sorely lacking.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2006
I transfered to this school my junior year. It was my favorite school. The teachers are helpful and the extra curriculars are growing. With the championship colorguard and award winning band and orchestra, the basketball team going to state, it really is a positive environment. The morale and school spirit is high, and most everyone gets along. Because it is so new, there are no cliques that go around and berate others. The only thing that I found wrong was lack of tradition, and that will be erased with time.

- submitted by a former student
November 07, 2006
I transfered to this school from another school in this district. It was absolutely the best change I have ever made. The people are wonderful and learning is so much more fun. I think people should give Ranchview more credit. It is a great school, and in my opinion, it is better than almost all the schools in CFBISD.

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2006
I really love this school the teacher and staff are always helpful. They keep me updated on everything the school has and this the first school that i seen putting God first. I really Love Ranchview High School

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2006
Good school, with opportunity to do almost extra-curricular acticity you want.

- submitted by a student
May 30, 2006
I love this school my son loves the school the teachers and staff are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
I have to gone to ranchview for 4 years now and i love it. It's not too small or too big the extra curricular activites at this school are top knotch! The band and colorguard are medalists every year. Championship cologuard and the first year of seniors and second year varsity basketball team making it to state was phenominal. I reccomend this school to anyone. The academic scholars of the school are great kids there are making it to georgetown...harvard...texas christian univesity and southern methodist university. The school is great. Lots of parent envolvement in everything especially for homecoming and proms.

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May 02, 2006
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May 01, 2006
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April 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2005
Good academic programs are available for students, many new teachers with little expeiance. Much smaller than traditional high schools and much less opportunities in extracurricular activities. Fairly well ennforced dress code and identification badge policy.

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 12, 2005
Sports is good, the band is great, drill team and cheerleading..not so much

- submitted by a former student
May 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2005
The up-and-coming Fine Arts department is proving that Ranchview would make a great Fine Arts Magnet for the CFBISD. The teachers are amazingly personable and easy to communicate concerns with. Each student is put to a challenge to enrich their minds, and the faculty guides them.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2005
This is my daughters first year at this school and it has been an awsome experience for her. The school is like her second family, every one there is very united... So far So good!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2004
Grades 9-11 now. This is a wonderful school! The staff is awsome! They are very supportive and really care about our kids! Our son loves Ranchview and we do too!

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Ranchview High School
8401 Valley Ranch Parkway East, Irving, TX  75063
(972) 968-5020
Last modified Ranchview High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ranchview High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top