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Eagle Mountain, UT
Students enrolled: 360

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7789 Tawny Owl Circle
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

(801) 789-4000
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March 26, 2015
Most of the teachers are fine. There's a vibe if insincerity from administration. My son seems to enjoy the other students.

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2014
My kids started in this school recently, and I am really happy with what I have seen. Last year one of my kids was struggling with math, and spelling. I felt like every time my kid would come home, I would have to reteach everything my kid was supposed to learn at school. We are in the middle of the school year now in Ranches Academy, and my kid's progress has been considerable. I love the after school clubs they have going on at the moment such as choir, chess, basketball, musical instruments (strings), and running. I wish I would have known about the school years ago.

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2013
I moved my kids from a local public school to this school in hopes that there reading and math skill would improve. Both my kids are behind at this school, but the issue has been addressed and they are both making great progress!! I like how the class sizes are smaller at this school. I only wish they could get a school lunch program. I don't always have the time to make lunches, or if lunches are forgotten I can't always get it to them as I am in school myself.

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2013
This school has changed. We were in that school for many years and are now completely dissatisfied with this school. The school has become militant with a myriad of controlling rules (from the way they walk in the hall to how many paper towels they can use). They make odd, questionable financial decisions, such as expanding the school when many of their teachers are very underpaid (resulting in many of their best teachers leaving). I don't trust the school's test scores. I've seen too much turnover and too many of the best teachers leave. Something is not quite right with the test scores and not quite right with the way the school is administered.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2012
Problems at this school outweigh the benefits. High test scores, but low teacher retention. 5 teachers (out of 13) left in one year. No system of checks and balances. School Board supports the director, but does not represent the teachers or families if they have differing opinions. If you have a concern, there is no one over the director to go to. Has implemented a strict code of conduct used for military and reform schools, even though students were already well behaved. Director more focused on rules and procedures than children. Felt great here until I had a concern, I didn't even care as much about the outcome as I was disappointed about the process - the dialogue was squelched before it even started..

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2012
Coming from a private school to this charter school has been a rewarding experience. My children are making greater strides here than at their previous school. It is exciting to see them loving school again, exceeding their goals and meeting great friends, teachers and administration. The school focuses on the critical aspects of a child's education and does it well; the test results speak for themselves. These results happen in part from an administration that has the best interest of the students, teachers and families in mind. The teachers care about and are devoted to their students. I am impressed with their caliber and talents. Everyone at the school is professional, thoughtful, warm and friendly. I feel blessed to be associated with this school and feel that my children will receive a great education. The uniforms are varied, inexpensive, comfortable and work. The director, school board, teachers and staff work very hard to ensure the school sets meaningful goals and then meets or exceeds them. My children feel safe and have attributed that to the values promoted and expected in the hallways and classrooms. If you have the opportunity to come here I highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2012
Our entire family loves this school! One of our children went from mediocre grades and great anxiety at a previous school to straight A's and absolute joy in attending school under the great care of his teacher. It is obvious that the administration and teachers care a great deal for this school as well as for each individual child, helping them to reach their greatest potential. As parents, we feel we have been well informed and involved with things going on at Ranches Academy. We appreciate all the hard work that administration and teachers put in to this remarkable school! We only wish there were a Ranches Academy Jr. High and High school.

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2012
Fantastic school. The test scores are through the roof. They are very careful to let the excelled students reach their potential. At the same time, they spend A LOT of time, money, and resources on the students who are behind to give them the best chances possible. My only disdain is for the uniforms -- don't get me wrong: I understand how they function, and I don't totally disagree. But I think this one is a little overkill, OPPRESSIVE and Marxist. Lots of schools have dress codes.... maybe we could lighten up a little like they have? Please? WHY DO YOU HAVE TO DRESS LIKE A *BOY* IN ORDER TO GET AN EDUCATION?????? seems like we should be past that in american society by now.... i'm just saying....

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2009
I love this school! I love how they put you at your own leval. The teachers are the best!

- submitted by a student

December 13, 2008
Love the school! Class sizes are small (capped at 25) and teachers know students individually. The kids wear uniforms which helps eliminate the what should I wear to school dilemma. I love the ability grouping and the emphasis on the basics (math, reading, language).

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2008
This is an excellent school especially in light of the shoddy education available from nearby elementary schools. The faculty really care about each child on an individual basis and as a parent I really feel that my voice is heard.

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2007
Hi, I think this is a great school for all kids they individually challenge each of the Kids to there limits. They make sure we parents know what's going on at school and my daughter has gotten straight A's at this School!

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2006
Great school, better than the public schools in the area. Higher academic standards especially in the math area. Great teachers and programs.

- submitted by a parent

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Ranches Academy
7789 Tawny Owl Circle, Eagle Mountain, UT  84005
(801) 789-4000
Last modified Ranches Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ranches Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top