My daughter is a senior at Ranchview. She has attended for 3 years. Her experience has been good thus far. During her first two years, there was some concern regarding her counselor not being helpful, as well as lacking professionalism and a positive attitude. However, she is no longer a counselor at Ranchview. Her new counselor is engaged and helpful. My daughter has been very involved in sports and the theater program. Coach Cherry and Mr. Sanchez are awesome! My son is a freshman at Ranchview. So far, he has had challenges with the newly implemented, "strict", no tolerance attendance policy. Most of his teachers, with the exception of one, seem genuinely concerned about his success. Mrs. Skruch and Mr. Anderson are engaged and committed to helping the students excel. Overall, Ranchview is a diverse and safe high school.
In the 3 years my child has went, the 3 my niece and the 4 a extended family member has went. There have been 3 teachers that showed any kind of actual concern for any of the kids or the struggles they had in class. Most seem to be there for a check or to win a game.
The school is good however the coaches that teach classes do not care about the children and the grades made in their classes. Even as a parent trying to speak with them you get this I'm to busy for this attitude. Which lets me know if you treat a parent as if they are a hassle! Then you most definitely treat the kids that way and no wonder the kids struggle in the class. If sports are the only thing that a coach is concerned with. Then they don't need to teach a regular class. My child has been in this school 3 years and EVERY class taught by a coach has been the same issue. A lack of concern for the children and the grades made in the class.
Principal, vices, staffs, representatives, and counsel-mans of Ranchview High School:
I have walked the halls of this institution and I have seen more than enough to explain to you the gravity this certain topic of concern.
Although not the foremost of issues relating to this school, it is of great necessity that I address the actions that have taken place in the counseling office of Ranchview. In the events involving student assistance, confidentially, the response regarding the staff were horrendous. A child of the school faced medical issues, unable to attend his education for numerous time spans, and was ultimately fined due to previous county education laws. An official offer for help or a professional counselling session was never proposed. Almost a year later, when it finally was, but in an informal way, the same counselors and staff were spewing undeserved anger at the student when the child was well enough to return to school. The adults spoke of how the student should just "get over it" and self-constituted themselves to claim the nonattendance were unnecessary, as if the child who yearned for his education chose to be sick. After reprimanding the student for hours and forcing them to miss even more class time, the student was threatened to be expelled, despite the child's numerous attempt to communicate his reasons and doctor's notes with the school.
I, as a scholar and an advocate for acquiring the utmost education, for our future lies in the erudite children of today, completely and utterly stress the importance of public education (most of all attendance). I, as one privileged of being highly educated, also believe in basic human empathy. The words, tone, and actions that took place in the offices of the counselors was irrefutably uncalled for. Although signs of truancy reflects badly on the school and the student, the resolution is not to emit fear into a child by rambling on with illegal threats. But lastly, and most importantly, I believe in the great potential of this school.
The responses to this issue was understandable, but not excusable. It is not impossible to fix and amend the damage that you have inflicted; and if not for the child you have wronged, then for those of the future who might one day suffer the same experience as this student did. Please attempt to at least reflect, reconsider, and revise your views and actions.
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 !
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.
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 .
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.