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About This School

R. Roger Rowe Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rancho Santa Fe. The principal of R. Roger Rowe Elementary School is Kim Pinkerton and can be contacted at kpinkerton@rsf.k12.ca.us. 510 children attend R. Roger Rowe Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 5% of the R. Roger Rowe Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 4% of the 510 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at R. Roger Rowe Elementary School is 10:1. Horizon Prep is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 84%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Asian 6% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%
Unspecified 1% 1%
Filipino 0.7% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 674%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 3%
Limited English proficiency 5% 5%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is OK. I did not care for the way things were handled when we had issues with our child.

  • (11 months ago)

    Academics are first rate. Very responsive teachers and administration. There is a bullying problem on all levels that hopefully the school will address. A major problem is that there is a full handbook of specific rules for the school that just isn't enforced in any manner whatsoever. Teaching the kids it is ok to ignore the rules. To be fair many of the parents act in the same manner. Many of the children are a bit unruly unchecked by parents that don't care or have no idea what is going on. You wouldn't know if by meeting most of the kids they are well schooled in putting on the respectful face for elders only to turn around and be quite different in reality. A school full of Eddie Haskels. Of course this does not apply all the kids but there is enough that it rubs off on many off on many.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bullying going on...nothing is being done. Kids are scared parents are in denial and there is no policy regarding zero tolerance that is being practiced. Disgraceful!

  • (1 year ago)

    We had an incredible experience at this school and are very familiar with staff and administrative personnel. My shy incredibly bright and backwards socially son blossomed here. His talents were recognized and rewarded his intellect stimulated with Mr. Warmer's awesome physics the math program was superb we were given advanced placement the writing program helped him to learn to expand his writing and gain immeasurable skill in composition the fun educational activities like the greek olympiad egypt studies American Indian studies Colonial days etc. made learning fun. On the other side I love that the school has a real coach and full gym for sports and athletic activities. I saw my son make friends establish good relationships with peers and teacher alike to become a well-adjusted secure individual. This school offers what other schools can not. It has programs which enrich and teach fantastic facilities and a great administration that cares about the students.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have had a terrible experience with this school. There is bullying on the playground and the school does not know how to deal with children who are bright and require additional academic challenges. I believe this is in large part due to the leadership that the school has right now. I hope they will find some better leadership they have so many resources they should bring in the best and the brightest not the mediocre. If you are thinking of moving here for the school think again there are better options right around the corner.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have 4 children and all have attended/graduate from this school. This is an amazing school and I was shocked not to see 5 stars by its name. Then I noticed there are 2 reviews from 2006/7 that are totally NOT reflective of the school as it exists today. Longtime Admin/Teachers and fresh new faculty make it a point to get to know every student/family. Many faculty members are also school parents. Differentiated learning is offered at both the advanced and remedial levels. Education Foundation led by parent volunteers supplements the District budget with close to $1mm each year-this school is unlike any other public school in the county and rivals or beats other private school options.

  • (3 years ago)

    With our four children we have been in several private and public schools in different states. Hands down R. Roger Rowe is the best at having high expectations for everyone and pushing everyone towards excellence. They also believe in the best of ways that education is a partnership between the school admin the teachers the parents and the child.

  • (4 years ago)

    Love this school! Kids leave here with a great attitude and really prepared for high school. Students from this school have great study skills advanced curriculum which rivals high school science and english. While they have to work hard here this training makes them high achievers and good students. Kids have great friends and are very confident able to converse with ease with teachers peers and other adults. The superintendent is connected to the students and highly involved in the school. There are some really great teachers who inspire students to learn and now with a new school being built and a state of the art performing art center it will be incredible. All this in a K-8.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is moving in a very positive direction with lots of thought toward preparing children to learn in an ever changing world. We are fortunate to have a school that is looking to teach children to think critically and to love to learn. Getting beyond the judging of a school by test scores alone is a huge step and one to be applauded.

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful School! Small classes lots of parent involvement high performing students who are nice good families great teaching staff who are stuck with the old ways innovative staff/curriculum/administration a great place to see kid's grow up in a safe environment. District is small so everyone knows eachother and is involved in school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great School! Lots of parental involvement community awareness program character development community programs on top of innovative academics. Students have lots of opportunites to learn excel and grow with small class sizes and enrichment literacy Columbia Univ. writing advanced math music art language science drama robotics rocketry sports band chorus imovies computer graphic design etc. Small class sizes incredible parent-adminstration partnering community and strong parent involvement make for nice kids and a nice school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Rowe School is wonderful. My kids love this school. They have lots of friends and lots of activities as well as a great academics program. We have found many great friendships as well and are happy that we can be part of a school with small class sizes such wonderful parent involvement and an inclusive community program--a 'caring community' focus. Both the teachers and the administration listen to parent concerns and because there are only 750 students total at both campuses the staff know my children by name.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was not impressed with this school. I moved to Rancho Santa Fe and removed my child within his first quarter. The school is overcrowded for one. And he came home on hid third day enrolled at Rowe asking me if we were 'good because we have money.' School totally does not know what 'good people' are.

  • (7 years ago)

    Totally bizarre school will teach socieconomic values of elitism but not much else. Much more focused on land acquisition now than on education. Encumbered by poor teachers with tenure and awful board.

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