School Details

Rancho Elementary School

8845 Noeline Avenue, Spring Valley, CA 91977
(619) 668-5885
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 463 students 11 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
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54%
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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
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
70%
65%
72%
74%
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
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
65%
60%
61%
67%
65%
47%
54%
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
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
64%
60%
44%
59%
55%

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
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rancho Elementary School is a public middle school in Spring Valley. The principal of Rancho Elementary School is Wendy Newmark and can be contacted at wendy.newmark@lmsvsd.k12.ca.us. 463 students attend Rancho Elementary School and identify as Filipino, Hispanic, and Multiracial. 30% of the Rancho Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 80% of the 463 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Rancho Elementary School is 11:1. La Presa Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 8% 3%
Hispanic 64% 36%
Multiracial 5% %
Unspecified 16% 14%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 34%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 12303%
Asian 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 52%
Limited English proficiency 30% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I love this school so much! I have an autistic son who began attending the special day class with Ms. Colleen and she is an absolute treasure! I have worked in special education for six years and never have I worked with a teacher as sweet and dedicated as her. Rancho is very lucky to have her. The school is a great school as well!

  • (1 year ago)

    I would say DO NOT BRING YOUR KID TO PRESCHOOL HERE! I disliked the pre school teacher there because she gave the kids too much academic work and hardly let the kids do free process work. My son liked it there at first but later on he got tired of going to school and said that the teacher is boring. EVERYTHING had to be her way and what pre school teacher gives her 3-4 yr old students homework!

  • (1 year ago)

    Unfortunately due to military we had to move/leave but I had 2 of my kids attend Rancho. My son attended 2-5th grd and had great teachers every year! They challenged him and expected more of him since he was a high performer academically. His teachers kept me updated on his performance whether it was good or bad. My daughter also attended this school and started in Early Start. She is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and confined to a wheelchair. The school was always great with her and when she started kindergarten last year they hired an Aide full time for her. My daughter loved her Aide just as much as her Aide loved her. The principal was pretty awesome too. She always got back to us personally or by phone in a timely manner. Our experience with Rancho and the Spring/Valley District was great. The staff Resource teacher Head of Special Ed APE and OI staff were all so helpful and special to us. I could go on forever about how much we loved it there and how well the staff did with meeting goals on the IEP. They made my daughter's Kinder year amazing and we are 4ever grateful. I hope my kids new school/district live up to the high expectations that they have given us.

  • (3 years ago)

    my child has been going to that shool since 2000 and on the first day of school he told me "Mommy I like this school."and when I came to pick him up he didn't want to leave and now that he's in highschool already and his younger brothers are fifth grade he tells " Them enjoy the last two years you got I only had five years with rancho your lucky." he complains to me saying"Mom I wish I was a kid again."and his teacher was miss platfoot and the two other one are in miss.Smiths/miss.Platfoot class

  • (4 years ago)

    I can't speak for the upper grade levels but my son attended Early Start & preschool here. He has learning disabilities & the staff were all amazing about working with him. The principal is SUPER involved & the former principal is now the Director of Special Education for the entire district. The school exudes success!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    Okay academic program. No music or sports

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is the best! My son has learning disabilities and they were constantly helping him out with it. I appreciate all the work they have done for him. I can understand him better and he can read a little better and write. As a matter of fact I have a choice to move but with my son having good education I chose to stay here for that reason. Thank you Rancho!

  • (11 years ago)

    My children have attended Rancho since 1996 and all I can say about this wonderful school is it gets better every year. First looks should not deter the interested parent. Built in the early 60's it was not a marvel of science or beauty. After several important bonds passed over the years it has truly become a top notch facility finally matching the outstanding talent of teachers and staff that it houses. This school also has one of the best afterschool care programs available at a super reasonable price. I very thankful for Rancho and all it has done for my family.

  • (11 years ago)

    My children have been at Rancho Elem. since Feb 1998. It has been a great environment that is rich in culture and diversity. The kids all feel safe and well taken care of by the staff. The neighborhood that the school is in is seeing very little change because nobody wants to leave. The children are growing up and moving on. Because of that the school is becoming short on attendence. We welcome any family that would like to bring their children to a school that cares about their success.

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