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.
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!
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!
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.
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.