School Details

Rancho Alamitos High School

11351 Dale Street, Garden Grove, CA 92841
(714) 663-6415
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1992 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Garden Grove Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • Garden Grove Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Garden Grove Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rancho Alamitos High School is a public high school in Garden Grove. The principal of Rancho Alamitos High School is Mary Jane Hibbard, who can be contacted at mhibbard@ggusd.us. 1,992 children attend Rancho Alamitos High School and are mostly Hispanic, Asian, and Filipino. 28% of the Rancho Alamitos High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 80% of the 1,992 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Rancho Alamitos High School is 22:1. Marie L. Hare High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 54% 53%
Asian 30% 31%
Filipino 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% %
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 47980%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 0.9%
Unspecified 0.4% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.05% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 67%
Limited English proficiency 28% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    When i first started at this school in two years ago i was told by every one of my closest friends that it was a bad school and should get a transfer to Grove (which is actually closer to where i live). Out of all of my closest friends only one of them was going to Rancho. It wasnt the best experience ever but after a month i start liking the school. The teachers were great most students were kind and accepting and i was a part of the marching band. Since then ive gotten my best friend to transfer to Ranch from GROVE and join the school's color guard. Now im a junior with full on Vaquero pride. I seriously can not imagine being at a different school. Rancho has proven to amazing and I'm proud to say that I am a Vaquero to all of my friends who go to Grove or any other GGUSD school. I extremely reccomend Rancho if you want your student to succeed academically and learn in a healthy and supportive environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has showed me how well they care about my childrens education. The students here get along with the special education students. There's so much activities in this school i don't regret sending my children in rancho (

  • (1 year ago)

    Rancho Alamitos has been a very bad school to be at and I agree with that comment below. My son has experienced bullying by one of his classmates and all they do to him is call him names and laugh. If you want your children to go to a actual high school which is better is Pacifica High School or Garden Grove High School.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is nothing but lots of disrespectful students and staffs has trouble dealing with students who does not participate in class. All Students in classes are nothing but just talking and laughing at other students. Rancho Alamitos needs to improve. I would recommend other parents to have their children go to a different high school like Garden Grove High School or Pacifica High School

  • (2 years ago)

    Rancho Alamitos is a horrible school because of low test scores teachers not educating student's that much not many elective classes to choose and students are rude.

  • (2 years ago)

    Rancho Alamitos has gotten a lot worse this year due to the lack of elective classes students not being involved in education low test scores and teachers not educating students that much.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love Rancho! When I currently entered the 9th grade I was told Rancho was a bad school that I should transfer to Pacifica or Grove. I'm telling you everyone was wrong. Rancho is a great school. I have learned a lot in my classes. The administration truly cares for their student's education. I have enjoyed participating in the music programs and in a number of clubs and sports on campus. There is a lot of school pride in every teacher staff and especially the students. I will miss Rancho when I graduate and will always be proud to be a Vaquero.

  • (3 years ago)

    THIS SCHOOL IS A GOOD SCHOOL AND THE SCHOOL PRIDE IS AMAZING!! I ATTEND TO THIS SCHOOL RIGHT NOW AND ITS MY FIST YEAR. I WAS SURPRISED AT THE PRIDE THE STUDENTS SHOWED! VERY GOOD SCHOOL AND PROMISING TEACHERS.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school teachers care about you and are ALWAYS offering retakes to a test and help after or before school. Teachers always help you in class and are always trying to find great ideas to make the class fun and interesting. Do NOT try to transfer schools just because people say its a bad school because of test scores. Its a AWESOME school to be at so don't get fooled by what people say because test scores don't say everything.

  • (3 years ago)

    Rancho when I was there it was fine. just when you sign up for sports watch out the coaches will pick favorites. When your not that favorite it seems that you can do nothing right. But overall my time there was fine. Liked a lot of my teachers. When I was there were some strict rules but as I said the school is OK.

  • (5 years ago)

    Rancho Alamitos High School (GGUSD) is the best school ever besides Newport Harbor High School (NMUSD). I went to Rancho Alamitos High School for almost two years and the school is the best thing ever!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I just wish the sports were a little more fair to all players not just the couches favorites.

  • (6 years ago)

    Rancho has consistently been getting better every year for the past 3 - 4 years. I had a son there in 2001 and now have children there again There is a college going focus campus wide. The extra curricular programs are outstanding. I'm glad my children are at Rancho. They are getting a solid education in a very diverse student environment.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love my teacher! I feel they really care about me and my success. I transfered from another school last year from a school where I didn't feel valued. The teachers and administration at Rancho are different. It feels like they are here to make a difference not to earn a paycheck.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Rancho. Four years ago when I entered the 9th grade I was told Rancho was not a good school and that I should transfer to Pacifica or Grove. I'm telling you everyone was wrong. Rancho is a great school. I have learned a lot in my classes. The administration truly cares about me. I have enjoyed participating in the music programs and in a number of clubs on campus. I will miss Rancho when I graduate and will always be proud to be a Vaquero.

  • (6 years ago)

    great school! im currently a student there and we have nice books and the staff is AMAZING.the kids are great and rancho is great!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school does not offer students enough elective courses to compete with other schools in the district and they make false promises to students on what they can hope to accomplish there before graduation. Many of the teachers are rude and do not seem to care about teaching. This school does not even have a marching band! This just goes to show how uninspiring this school is.

  • (6 years ago)

    This schools is good because it is very diverse. BUT the staff there can be pretty mean. There a little too strict at times. (You can't get lunch if you have no ID. etc.) Overall i like my teachers. They care and teach pretty good.

  • (7 years ago)

    this school is better then the one i went to my 9th grade year... i graduated in 2006.. teacher care about what u need and would give u help when you need it... a lot of ap classes.. a lot of rsp classes that they offer for needed kids..

  • (7 years ago)

    This school doesn't really care about students' education and they don't listen to what your child needs. The staff can be rude sometimes

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