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Carol Rae Ranch Elementary School is a public elementary school in Gilbert. 692 children attend Carol Rae Ranch Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Carol Rae Ranch Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 25% of the 692 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Carol Rae Ranch Elementary School is 16:1. Towne Meadows Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 73%
Asian 6% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 12% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 19%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

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

  • (11 months 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.

  • (12 months ago)

    This is a wonderful neighborhood school. We have adored all of the teachers our two children have had. Mrs. Kitigawa and Mrs. Cohrt are phenomenal. The music program is solid and the activities bring out the entire community. My family will never go back to charter schools. They promise much but deliver little. People make a school great. At Carol Rae Ranch there is an abundant amount of talented caring and dedicated professionals. They want the best for ALL kids...not just the Mormon ones.

  • (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.

  • (1 year ago)

    I cannot say enough about CRRE . . . IF you are a Mormon (LDS) and IF you NEVER disagree with a teacher or the principal THIS IS THE SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD! Best wishes!

  • (2 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!

  • (3 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.

  • (3 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.

  • (5 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!

  • (6 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.

  • (7 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!

  • (8 years ago)

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

  • (8 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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