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Ranchview High School

Public | 9-12 | 801 students

 

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Posted December 5, 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


Posted November 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted June 7, 2006

Good school, with opportunity to do almost extra-curricular acticity you want.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2006

I love this school my son loves the school the teachers and staff are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted August 12, 2005

Sports is good, the band is great, drill team and cheerleading..not so much
—Submitted by a former student


Posted 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


Posted February 4, 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


Posted August 6, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

190 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

189 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

226 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

227 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

226 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

228 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students91%
Female95%
Male85%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
80%
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
63%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black or African American79%
Asian88%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education80%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American94%
Asian97%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American91%
Asian97%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education78%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Black or African American64%
Asian76%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education25%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students54%
Female60%
Male47%
Black or African American45%
Asian65%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education11%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American86%
Asian84%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education80%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students55%
Female63%
Male50%
Black or African American50%
Asian65%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education18%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education88%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black or African American78%
Asian94%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education100%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Black or African American83%
Asian97%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education82%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 40% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 23% 4%
White 18% 29%
Hispanic 16% 52%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Nurse(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30am
School end time
  • 2:30pm
School Leader's name
  • SHERIE SKRUCH
Fax number
  • (972) 968-5010

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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8401 Valley Ranch Parkway East
Irving, TX 75063
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Phone: (972) 968-5020

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