School Details

Ranchito Avenue Elementary School

7940 Ranchito Avenue, Panorama City, CA 91402
(818) 988-1710
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 535 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

66%
54%
56%
65%
57%
65%

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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
40%
46%
76%
65%
66%

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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
58%
65%
64%
70%
72%

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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
53%
60%
64%
61%
65%
45%
51%
57%

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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ranchito Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Ranchito Avenue Elementary School is Alan O'Hara, who can be contacted at aohara@lausd.net. 535 students attend Ranchito Avenue Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Filipino; and White, non-Hispanic. 43% of the Ranchito Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 535 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ranchito Avenue Elementary School is 18:1. Burton Street Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 80% 73%
Filipino 8% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 8% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Asian 1% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 75%
Limited English proficiency 43% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Our school may be small compare to the neighboring educational establishments but we have a strong school community and are very proud of it. For the past years we have been identified as a Program Improvement School in the eyes of the State Educational System but we did not let it discourage our optimism and passion to continue working hard to improve our school status. Our Administration Teachers Staff and Parents worked hard together to reach a common goal and that is to help provide a safe environment a rigorous and challenging education for our children. Through all the obstacles we faced our school became an HONOR SCHOOL in the past two years because of the dedication we all shared to make it happen. I am proud of what we did because it was all worth it for our future leaders and by working together as a team we did achieve our goal. I love Ranchito Ave. Elementary School. =)

  • (1 year ago)

    Is a diverse school which has proven to be a wonderful school community. There are friendly and helpful staff members who show how much they care for their students and schools. Parents are happy and students seem to be doing great with the wonderful leadership of the Principal teachers and workers. I am very happy here!

  • (1 year ago)

    Been here for almost 3 years with 2 kids. It's a Great school! I Highly recommend to all families. Why? The principal was very hands on. I always see him every school morning welcoming kids/assisting traffic in the drop off zone. Parents center is very active with lots of programs for the parents. Teachers are very helpful and supportive. I thank everyone for addressing my son's problem before it become worst. They're honest enough to let me know what needs to be done. Those claiming they're not reachable probably don't know when the school/office closes in a day/week.

  • (1 year ago)

    THIS IS A 2ND CLASS SCHOOL FULL OF INCOMPETENT TEACHERS AND STAFF. THE PRINCIPAL IS NEVER AVAILABLE WHEN YOU NEED TO TALK TO HIM AND HIS COORDINATOR IS NO HELP EITHER. THEY TRY TO COVER UP MISCONDUCT AND DONT TAKE THE NECESSARY STEPS TO CORRECT AN ISSUE. THE TEACHERS ARE OVER WHELMED WITH 30 PLUS STUDENTS PER CLASS AND ARE NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THE PROPER EDUCATION AND ATTENTION THEY NEED. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is excited to come back to Ranchito elementary to start kindergarden pre-k so gave him confidence and a great head start on upcoming curriculum. He also can't wait to see his pre-k teacher and all staff he knows here. Everyone so carefully made sure to make him comfortable and feel accepted. I am so excited for this new year to see another happy experience for my son because we all know what happens now all experiences and teachings are what mold our children for their future.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son was a pre-k student last year and I have nothing but good things to say about the school. Besides it being a small community school I was very happy with the education my child received. Mrs. Acevedo is an excellent teacher. She is dedicated caring and fun. The children were involved in montly themed programs "winter program spring program ect. were parents were the audience. The children decorated mittens and decorated thier own christmas tree costume. His teacher It taught my son language skills in additon to confidence in being in from of a group just with this one activity. She has left an everlasting impression on me and my son. I only hope his other teachers to be as great as she is. )

  • (2 years ago)

    I have nothing to say but the great changes the school made for the Parent Center has finally improved. Not only am I getting timely information and updates with what is going on but also the courtesy that the new Parent Center is giving to all the new and old parent volunteers. Ms. Padilla has been doing a phenomenal job taking over the center and creating a well balance learning environment. She is my unsung hero because she gives her time willingly and unselfishly. Parents are more than happy to help with whatever she and the school needs because of her sense of leadership and concern for others. We would not have this center running the way it is without her help. Like what Board member Mrs.Martinez said at the Grand Opening if it wasn't for Ms. Padilla's initiative to make great changes for the Center we would not have this celebration of a new and improved Parent center. So in behalf of the parents THANK YOU MS. PADILLA for all that you do for the parents and our school!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am so happy to found a school where my two sons enjoy immensely! The staff are all so friendly and supportive to our needs. I also enjoyed being part of the Parent center event in particular their Olympics and Teacher Appreciation week. I was blown away by the hard work parents put in to appreciate the teachers which they so well deserved. Ms. Padilla is such a joy to work with during the event. She is so creative and helpful! The Principal and faculty has shown great support to all the parents here and I am happy with what Ranchito has to offer. Thank you everyone!

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended Ranchito in the 60's and have nothing but positive memories. My class remains close even after more than 40-years! Several of the teachers I had were among the best I had in my 20-year academic career.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my first year here at Ranchito and I must say that the staff and Principal are all wonderful! They all made me and my child feel very safe and welcome . I would also like to give my sincere thanks to Ms. Padilla who I think is the most wonderful person I know. She is very sweet helpful and very supportive when I needed her help. She makes the Parent Center a welcome place to every parent I know. Thank you Ranchito staff for your support and guidance.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter started at Ranchito in 2008 when she attended the Pre-K program. I do need to thank Ranchito Elementary's principal teachers and parents for providing the guidence care and high performance to their students. Thank you!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my first year working at Ranchito and I absolutely love it! There is a real sense of caring for the students as well as the staff. Thank you to Ranchito for making me feel so welcome!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have to disagree with the point of view of other parents. I think the parent center is a great resources and that the personnel that supports it is great. You have to realize that she can only dedicated a certain amount of time. She can't always get to everything. She is a great person and is very helpful. If it was not for her we would not have a parent center. Be greatful and instead of critizing ask if she needs any help because she can be overwhelm.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was reading a review. I too have concerns about the way parents from other cultures are treated. Not by the school but by the parent who suppose to support us. I was upset that when i ask for help she does not give her time to help. She always say she will get back to me and never does. She always look mad and at a workshop she spoke to us parents in a rude way. I do not think she should be in school if she does not act professional or is helping parents.What is her job if not to help us?

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Ranchito and the staff are great. My concern is with the Parent Center. I have been hearing that when we have a center there will be more workshops and opportunities for parents to be involved with school. Well myself and other parents think that the Center Director should be true to their word and start doing something for the parents and what they need.The very few workshops we have heard about were not even worth the time according to parents. We hardly see her around school interacting with other parents but isn't that her job? An where is the translation for Spanish speaking parents? Some do not feel welcome at all and what is the purpose of having a center if we can't use it?

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my first time to visit this site. I am happy that there is a place where parents can actually view more about the school and its community. I am shock however that a parent would call these parent volunteers 'Free Workers'. Shame on her/him. Does she not see how caring these parents are to just take time off their schedule whether home or work just to show support not only to the school but their child as well. These parents are definitely deserve to be complimented and not insulted. I like ranchito and it's community. I like what the school has to offer and give my child. The Principal and staff are supportive and the parents are just fabulous! Kudos to Ranchito and it's parents!

  • (6 years ago)

    The school has great teachers yard supervision and aide's but what a horrible principal!!! I am one of the many who has problems with him. He is not so much concerned with providing a good learning and healthy environment for the children and his faculty as he is staying out of trouble with the district (complaints about him from his employees) and keeping a good rapport with the parents so they keep volunteering because they're FREE workers.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm not sure if it's the school necessarily or just a wonderful teacher that we were lucky enough to have educating our son. He is in a Special Day Class due to behavior problems and his 4th and 5th grade teacher (same both years) has made amazing progress with and for him. Our son has prospered and done better than ever before. With regard to the Administrative side of the school we have noticed some nice changes since the new principal arrived this year.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love what they have done for the kids especially my daughter.

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel that the principal should have a parent rating of their child's teacher after every school year. This way the pricipal could see how the relationship between teacher and parent has been going for the school year. Then maybe she can learn that there maybe a considerable amount of parents who has issues with their child's teacher (or not) and could talk with both teacher/parent. It seems that everytime I wanted to see the principal or make an appointment there is a conflict of schedules. As far as the teacher is concern I could never get any time with her. Parent rating on teachers should be imperative when it comes to their child's education.

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