School Details

R. Roger Rowe Elementary School

5927 La Granada, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-1141
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 511 students 10 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

96%
96%
56%
97%
97%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Rancho Santa Fe Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
46%
93%
93%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Rancho Santa Fe Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
93%
65%
99%
99%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Rancho Santa Fe Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
94%
60%
95%
95%
65%
91%
91%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Rancho Santa Fe Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
93%
60%
78%
78%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Rancho Santa Fe Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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. 511 children attend R. Roger Rowe Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Multiracial. 5% of the R. Roger Rowe Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 0.2% of the 511 students here are paying 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 77% 84%
Asian 6% 5%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 11% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.5%
Unspecified 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Filipino 0.2% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0.2% 3%
Limited English proficiency 5% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    its swag we make math hot dod cat chicken cow cow wos oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nm rar rat rata rat ar at a rather tarar

  • (10 months ago)

    This school is Amazing! No class has over 20 kids in it when most public schools in CA have up to 35 per class! The parent community cares about the kids and helps to make up for public funding shortfalls by supporting the education foundation. My kids are getting an excellent public education for a FRACTION of the cost of private school. This district impresses me so much - I just found out that the board members have no pay - they work for free! They felt it was wrong to take money from the kids! Where else does that happen???

  • (10 months ago)

    There are people posting on this forum who clearly have an agenda. It just smacks of politics. So disappointing. If you're looking for facts why not get them? - The Foundation DOES NOT have $5 Million in reserves. The money is managed by the Endowment a separate entity governed by rules set in place by the original donors. If you need more info ask. The money cannot simply be used. - The District is 100% transparent. Instead of playing the game that you are why don't you walk into the Super-indendent's office and ask her for information? Or is it that you'd rather gossip monger here? - You don't have to donate $10000 every year. You don't have to donate anything. This is a public school. But the more of us that band together the more we can change public school education and give our kids some pretty amazing opportunities. That's what YOUR kid is getting here right? - Where does the Foundation money go? The money goes directly to the teachers and programs that take the school a level above most public schools. There is an annual report on the website. Bottom line this is an amazing school. Your kids are being educated here and you should be supporting it not fighting it.

  • (10 months ago)

    I'm confused why the district was going to ask for a $18mi bond for a new school gym then I open the paper and read they have enough money to purchase land for fields and parking lots. Why not take the $5 mil you would have purchased for parking and update the gym and not ask taxpayers to foot the bill? Where did the school get all that cash?? Let's keep the dollars in the classroom and stop asking for more money. The Foundation has $5 million in reserves and the School board has purchased a house on that they rent out. Why not sell the house? Should School Districts be Landlords? Let keep to education.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a former parent and I am surprised yet encouraged to see the discussion in the previous posts about the Foundation. I believe my child would have had a far better education had there been no parent funding. It sounds like a great idea but the money ends up compensating for poor teaching bad curriculums and weak administration. They have more money than most schools in ca without the foundation help but just can't seem to deliver. We are much happier in private school. As for the previous post the things listed are provided at most public elementary schools in North County and if those parents are even required to contribute financially it is a much much smaller amount. I think every Rowe parent needs to ask themselves why they give this amount of money to the school. What are they expecting in return? Obviously parents feel they get something - why else would you give over $10 000 a year - but it is not for what the Foundation advertises as these things can be provided with little if any additional money.

  • (1 year ago)

    I AM IMPRESSED. The staff and teachers are amazing. I had my child in a private school $15/yr. To switch our child to this school - It was decided with much research & examination. The academic program reading- writing program is impressive. The enrichment classes & lunch clubs offered are fabulous. The children are taught to be responsible for their actions & their work at a young age. Children are very prepared academically for the future - the results (via scores & where children go on for HS & College) speak for themselves. The school goes above to enrich Nasa engineer speaker (last month) etc. Partner with the Scripps & Birch programs - being taught by marine scientist. Academic competitions DRAMA ART PE MUSIC.. even the lunch program is modern-forward thinking - a recycle bar for kids and the garden! The school works hard to promote KINDNESS thru various programs other schools do not. What impresses me the most is to hear or see kids that see another not so nice act and the KIDS step UP and say - hey thats mean - thats not OK. That and those kids will make the difference and I want my son to learn in that environment. There are bullies everywhere in life.

  • (1 year ago)

    There are some great things about the school but they certainly waste our money. If you don't donate to the foundation at least fair share you are ostracized and your children may suffer.

  • (2 years 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.

  • (2 years 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!

  • (3 years 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.

  • (4 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.

  • (4 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.

  • (5 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.

  • (7 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.

  • (7 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.

  • (7 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.

  • (7 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.

  • (7 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.

  • (9 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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