School Details

Carol Rae Ranch Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

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Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Gilbert Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
74%
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87%
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81%
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58%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Gilbert Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
76%
63%
87%
90%
80%
76%
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52%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Gilbert Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
79%
61%
93%
90%
80%
87%
75%
56%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Gilbert Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carol Rae Ranch Elementary School is a public middle school in Gilbert. 685 children attend Carol Rae Ranch Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 2% of the Carol Rae Ranch Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 11% of the 685 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Carol Rae Ranch Elementary School is 16:1. Franklin South is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 70%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
Asian 6% 5%
Multiracial 3% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Hispanic 14% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 17%
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Can the person who posted on September 25 elaborate a little bit more please? I'm thinking about bringing my kids to the school but would like to know little bit more about it.

  • (6 months ago)

    We have been at CRRE for years and used to love it. There are some AMAZING teachers yet the leadership is mediocre at best. There is far too much political rhetoric. Physical education is not taught properly nor often enough. There are far too many faults with the school to list all of them here. I truly wish I had better news for those of you looking to place your children at this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has a dedicated staff that provides a great education & helps build the community. Fantastic neighborhood school

  • (1 year ago)

    We love CRRE! The teachers are very knowledgeable the community is very supportive and the staff is friendly and helpful. I have 4 kids that attend Carol Rae and we have been very pleased with the school it's staff and the education they have received so far.

  • (1 year ago)

    Watching the chaos during school drop off and pick up its a wonder no kids have been run over or snatched. If the lack of control on the outside is indicative of the chaos on the inside then the charter schools are clearly the way to go.

  • (3 years ago)

    I can't say enough great things bout Carol Rae Ranch Elementary! We bought a house in Gilbert for the schools and they did not disappoint. My daughter attended kindergarten through second grade and loved each teacher she had Waymack Kitagawa Risssi. Each took an invested interest in my daughter and took her education and our involvement seriously. The front desk staff and principal knew my daughter's name from day one and made a point to say hello to her by name whenever they saw her. Sadly we are moving out of state and pray we find a school as wonderful as CRRE!

  • (3 years ago)

    Carol Rae Ranch is amazing!!! I have experience in Education. Incredible teachers! We were so sad to leave because we moved. We were there seven years and cannot say enough great things about this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    I hate to do this but I am not very happy with this school. It's not what I was told to expect with Gilbert schools and how good they are supposed to be. Hopefully someone will read this and try to make some changes. Just transferred to this school from out of town. I can compare only 1 other school in the East Valley and if I do that this school is poor in comparison to the other school. They don't get ENOUGH homework or classwork. There is NO homework on Fridays or holiday weekends. It seems as if the school is more concerned with raising money than they are with getting the children more educated because I get lots of notices on fundraisers for the school. I definitely believe they need to rethink what is MOST important. Dissapointed.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school! The 3rd and 4th grade teachers are wonderful and great at what they do. If you want your child going to school everyday with a smile then consider Carol Rae. A great shcool.

  • (4 years ago)

    Some of the teachers yell all day. Some are great with the kids. Classes have too many children. Principal seems distant from the yelling teachers. Watch out. Most of all an okay school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Carol Rae Ranch is a great school. The 4th grade teachers are in a click. Mr. Fetsco was the best teacher. 3ed gd. Principal is very nice.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great teachers great curriculum. As a parent of a Kindergartener and 1st grader they really reinforce the importance of learning at home and reading to your children.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school. Those who have complained in the past about lack of parent involvement are probably not involved themselves. I have been an involved parent from the first year my children have been going to Carol Rae. Those who complain are usually those who stand by and watch other do all the work. If you have a complaint get involved. You would be surprised how much you might learn about how hard some of these volunteers work!

  • (7 years ago)

    We moved to Gilbert from CA in Feb 2005 knowing that GPS was one of the best. (did some research prior to our move) We found a great school in this district. I am incredibly happy that my kids go to CRRE. One graduated last yr one is in 3rd grade another is in ADK and my last one will be in ADK 2008/2009. Parent involvement is great and I'm really happy with the teachers. So far they have been wonderful to my kids. (Mr. Fetsco Mrs. Ruhrer Mrs. Andrus- you guys are awesome!) The comradery among the students is fantastic & school spirit is super! Now that a new elem. school opened up last yr it's not so over-crowded which is wonderful. The student-teacher ratio is much better than before. The extra-curricular activities are fair but would love to see more! Very very pleased!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son just had the best 2nd grade year I could have asked for. He progressed way above my dreams. I owe a huge thank you to Mr. Fetsco for making this possbile. He is awesome.

  • (8 years ago)

    Our kids enjoy the school (3 daughters) most of the teachers we have had have been above average. There seems to be a lot of parent involvement. Principle is fair-minded. One of the best schools in Gilbert if you're looking to move into school boundaries.

  • (8 years ago)

    We have had 3 boys attend this school. The oldest of which is in a wheelchair. We received excellent services as well as great teachers. Lots of parental involvement and will truly miss the area. Great school!

  • (9 years ago)

    They have all day kindergarten with 1040 kids enrolled in the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Teachers Principal and staff are very supportive and loving to the children. Academics are average but school unity and spirit is high. They have a special education preschool and programs for ESL learners but not much for gifted students or students with learning disabilities other than a reading specialists. Good parent participation.

  • (9 years ago)

    I want to know why this school is excepting out bound students when this school is over crowed. What is going to happen when they build the new housing development?

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