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About This School

Foothill Ranch Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lake Forest. The principal of Foothill Ranch Elementary School is Ed MacNevin. 1,256 students go to Foothill Ranch Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 5% of the Foothill Ranch Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 5% of the 1,256 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Foothill Ranch Elementary School is 24:1. Fulbright Montessori Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 59% 60%
Unspecified 5% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Filipino 2% 3%
Asian 16% 7%
Hispanic 13% 25%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 30867%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 16%
Limited English proficiency 5% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Very good school. Kind & dedicated teachers! This school uses SMART Boards Doc Cams SMART Notebook SRI My daughter here is very happy & progressing great! Lot of after-school activities to choose from which is so helpful !!!

  • (7 months ago)

    Very nice school..my daughter just changed the district and joined here this year..so exciting...she is so happy and satisfied that we made the right choice...great PTA & GATE program..thanks to the dedicated and kind teachers !!! 3 CHEERS!!!

  • (9 months ago)

    My son just started here. It's been great so far. The teachers are great and the school strictly enforces rules. Great FRKF. The homework materials are great and upto expectations.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing! What a terrific GATE (gifted and talented education) this school has and teachers that really care. Thie student body is well diversified. Outstanding PTA and FRKF (local kid's foundation) that make this school shine with extra programs most schools can't offer. The parents' involvement in this school is second to none. I have two boys that graduated from this school and they now straight A students - one of my kids is at OCSA (a charter performing arts high school and voted one of the best schools in the NATION). I also have a younger child at this school who loves it and is receiving the best education our tax dollars can offer. This is a community of smart involved and kind people and this is reflected in the quality of the teachers and students alike. Anyone who doesn't like this school is an ANOMALY and obviously has their own individual issues. No school is perfect but I feel like I gave my kid's the best by living in this community and sending them to this wonderful school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been at this school for two years and is doing quite well. The teachers and other staff members that I have met are great. Classes are a bit overcrowded but I know that is true of most California public schools today. From what I have seen in my son's classroom his teacher is doing the best and the most that she can. It helps that there is a lot of parent involvement here. It seems as if there is often at least one parent helping in the lower grade classrooms.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son transferred here from Melinda Heights because SDC was overcrowded there and he was stuck in a class with horrible teacher. Since changing schools last year he has matured so much and he is meeting grade level standards for the first time. We love Mr. Cuesta and the instructional aids. Thanks to great parent particiapation the school is able to offer its large student population a variety of academic and extra curricular activities. Our SDC kids have great opportunities for inclusion in all of these.

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to Portola Hills Elementary School and it is a lot better than Foothill Ranch. You should definitely consider Portola before Foothill.

  • (2 years ago)

    I go to this school and i am going in to 6th grade. Being a bobcat has changed my life comepletly. There are ups and downs....but i met the best friends there.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school with great teachers --Mrs Liewer Mrs Shoemaker (retired) Mrs McCarthy Mrs Rubel (retired) Mrs Ray Mrs McCurdy Mrs Grove Mrs Kimball and many more. Parent involvements also have made a difference in today's annual budget crisis.

  • (2 years ago)

    Foothill Ranch Elementary has an incredible Assistant Principal who has made a remarkable difference in the culture enriching the academic programs and working with the Parent Community to create a positive school culture that is indicative of success. The Assistant Principal has been at Foothill Ranch since the 2010 school year and has literally transformed Foothill Ranch from a good school to an excellent school. She is the constant presence at the site and is the go to for most parents. My children absolutely love Foothill Ranch and I attribute this to the teaching staff and the leadership of the Assistant Principal.

  • (3 years ago)

    A school of excellence in the SVUSD district. Smart boards in every classroom. State-of-the-art technology and new cloud system students can bring laptops to school for some classes. This school benefits from an active PTA and a excellent Foundation. Private funds from the community keep this school operating at top-notch while other schools are suffering in this budget crisis state. Great teachers and parent involvement!

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm the grandmother of two boys who have attended this school. The now 14-year-old had straight A's from 4th grade and on through Intermediate school thanks to the great teachers at Foothill Ranch. The younger boy is in the 6th grade and also has had straight A's. The teachers at this school are invested in giving the kids the best they have to offer.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great staff and faculty good playground nice grounds safe

  • (4 years ago)

    Great place for kids to learn about valuable academic subjects how to be creative and how to discover what they love!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great support by teachers and parents. The communication between teachers and parents is the best!

  • (4 years ago)

    excellent teachers excellent before & aftercare located on sight and partners with a school in Paris for a foreign exchange program

  • (5 years ago)

    Foothill ranch elementary school is an excellent school. My son is in 1st grade.He love his school very much. The teacher s are so cooperative helpful and understandable. They always try to help their student. They are just excellent.

  • (5 years ago)

    my son is in kindergarten his teacher is ms. williams he absolutly loves her class. He loves going to school every day it is a great school. With lots of great parents

  • (5 years ago)

    Foothill Ranch Elementary School is an excellent school. There is a lot of parent involvement. I have 2 kids - one in 6th and the other in Kindergarten. They absoluately love it. The teachers and administrators are just amazing.

  • (5 years ago)

    Outstanding school I have a son in 2nd grade and a daughter in 1st. They have been in FRE since they were in preschool no complains whatsoever. The parent involvement is awesome and the teachers are excellent and the administration is top notch

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