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About This School

Rancho Christian School is a private high school in Temecula. The principal of Rancho Christian School is Mr. Michael Johnson and can be contacted at 550 students go to Rancho Christian School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Rancho Christian School is 18:1. Temecula Valley High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 77%
Asian 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 4%
Hispanic 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    I love Rancho Christian Schools! My kids have been here since preschool and now are in elementary and middle school. They have a wonderful christ-centered education which is very strong in academics and arts. It is a very well-rounded program. The teachers are highly qualified and are so nurturing to the students. They take the extra time to get to know the students and families.

  • (5 months ago)

    I am very happy with the school. The teachers care about the students and if there ever is a problem it is resolved. The playground could be a little more kept up but other than that everything runs smooth. My only wish is that their food options improve.

  • (6 months ago)

    We have been at RCS for10 years and have loved it. There have been some growing pains but I really believe they have put forth the effort to fix things. Overall I thank God for this school! We have kept our kids in RCS through middle school and have switched to public high school mainly for more options and better sports programs. I know the high school has really come a long way and I hope they continue to excel. The lack of communication overall has been a little frustrating. We've loved and appreciated most of the teachers. Math and writing have been a tough transition from RCS to public. I'd give the Elementary School a 4.5 / 5 and the middle school a 3 / 5.

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is run by the students. Parents pay to drop them off and forget about them. Grades do not matter. No effort is given to advance learning. If you have a problem or need help they will listen and that is all. Neutrality is the foundation from which they lead. If your child is under attack every witness will turn their backs on them.

  • (1 year ago)

    This review is way overdue ! Best school experience available... My daughter has been at Rancho for 5 years and is now entering middle school and my son just finished Kindergarten... I am amazed daily by the high values of not only the teachers staff and administration but also the parents at the school ... Academically the school is superior to not only public but also other Christian schools in the area . As a former teacher I value good education as well as a solid loving Christian God fearing environment . I do feel that there is certain favoritism among a few teachers but that is a human flaw and does not reflect on the school itself ! Great after school activity program too We love our school and are excited to start another wonderful year !

  • (1 year ago)

    Our family absolutely loves RCS. We have kids in all levels. The BBQ on friday night was so great. It feels so much like family and that the school is really going places. I actually really appreciate the fact that the leadership is not affraid to make difficult decisions. And I feel like they are well made. My child in high school is taking robotics this year. He absolutely love it and also the new CEO class. Way to go Rancho again.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child attended this school for 4 yrs. Prior to moving to the larger campus this school was great. Unfortunately bigger isn't always better. It became more focused on money than on providing a nurturing loving Christian environment. There is ALOT of favoritism and many cliques amongst the parents teachers and administration. My child received a much more Christian experience at a PUBLIC elementary school here in Temecula. We found Rancho Christian School's math is behind compared to the local public school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Year two for my kids at Rancho and I am happy with the school administration and faculty. The leadership changes have really made a difference. My kids have gone to another private school in the area and we tried public when we thought that we couln't afford private any longer. Rancho is less expensive (by a couple thousand) and you get an above par education and loving teachers who really care about your kids. Parents you may have a bad experience no matter where you go. It doesn't mean that the problem is not being addressed and policy changes are in the works. We as parents need to work with administration and faculty to make change. If you are looking for a Christ-centered school who has loving educated Teachers give Rancho a try. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to send my kids here (MS and Elem).

  • (2 years ago)

    My child went to kindergarten there and we will not be attending into the first grade. The staff was very pleasant but the cliques between parents and the lack of discipline for those children with parents with deeper pockets made me lose faith in their Christian values and focus on fairness and discipline. After living through numerous issues during the one and only year there I felt that they did not want or feel the need to address negative behaviors exhibited by some of the children.

  • (2 years ago)

    RCS has been a blessing to my children. The teachers and staff ALL take the time and effort to make their student''s school experience positive and productive. My children are very happy at RCS and so am I. Great job!

  • (2 years ago)

    We have been at Rancho for 6 years and we hope to stay another 7. The staff loves not only teaching but challenging the students ~ both individually and as a class. The atmosphere is second to none I would attend simply for that. The worship team is awesome and the fine arts department is growing into something wonderful. The sports now include fifth grade which is awesome for us my boy got to play on the JV middle basketball team and he is learning much more than simply the sport. Now do I have some issues with the school sure ~ it's a school not nirvana. My concerns are addressed respectfully and the conclusions have been agreeable to all involved. Kids will be kids wherever they go and parents will be parents ~ I think you get what you give and being an x-public school teacher I know both sides and I will happily choose this side.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our children are in 1st and 2nd grade and I am blown away with the scholastic program. I volunteer in the Accelerrated Reading program in both classes and both teachers have ALL students reading at and above grade level and it's only midyear. As a former teacher myself I know how amazing this is. The 1st grade teacher and mentor teacher for lower elementary has a handful of first graders reading at a 3rd grade level. She has taken readers well below grade level and has brought them at and above grade level and it's only midyear!! This school goes far beyond just teaching the curriculum. They create an enriching system that draws the best out of the students in an incredibly nurturing environment that is rooted and flows from the Christ centered approach to education. I cannot say enough good things about this school. They take the Golden nuggets of opportunities to reinforce Biblical teaching and living all day. What a blessing!!

  • (2 years ago)

    My children went to RCS for five years and moving to public school we have to take a step back..Couldnt belive!I was proud of being in RCS...i guess my reality was blindfolded! The administration is desorganize has favorites and money talks.Children get away with no discipline. Integrity and Honesty are shallow. As a parent I try to be positive but I couldnt continue see the favoritism among teachers and students. Dont waiste your money and choose a Charter school small class and same or higher education.I am a parent who loves high standars and a great Christian education

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is in 4th grade at RCS. He as been at RCS since preschool. We as always are so impressed with the education but more than that the Godly influence he gets daily. He loves going to the high school football games. Such a great start for being the first year of football here. We went and watched them play Mater Dei Thursday and we only lost by one touch down. My son can't wait to play football in high school at RCS. The football players are so sweet to the smaller kids. They are so looked up to. I would recommend RCS Preschool through High School highly for a complete experience spiritually educationally socially and in athletics!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school! The teachers are dedicated and caring the principals are involved and easily accessible and the staff is amazing! Not only is my son challenged academically but he is offered the opportunity to grow spiritually socially and emotionally in all of the enrichment and extracurricular activities that are offered each semester. This school has been a great experience for our family!

  • (3 years ago)

    Our family loves Rancho. This has been an awesome year and we have seen a lot of growth in the school. Our new principal is doing great things. Our family plan was for our daughter to attend Rancho for middle school and then go back to public for high school but she made the decision herself to stay at Rancho because she loves it so much. She is being challenged academically but more importantly she is strengthening in her relationship with God. The teachers there care about the students and have a personal one-on-one relationship with them. We are blessed to have found this school for our children.

  • (3 years ago)

    GREAT school. FANTASTIC school year. Thank you Rancho Christian for all you do to love and educate my child. Thank YOU.

  • (3 years ago)

    My famliy just moved here this past year and we have been extremely happy at RCS. At RCS you are family you can openly talk with the teachers enrichment staff and administration at any time. Parents are encouraged to help out in the class room or with any event or function the school may have. I have been very happy with how the school handles itself it's staff and most importantly the students. I have not at all felt like I am "nickeled and dimed". Yes the economy is very bad for some but not for others and I feel that RCS has done a great job in understanding that and doing the best job possible balancing that for the people that want to give and the people that just cannot give. There are those of us that don't mind giving money for parties and/or field trips. I know both of the elementary school mentor teachers personally and having done multiple projects this year with both of them and my child in class with one of them I have the greatest respect for them BOTH! I feel both of our children are learning about Christ everyday and to be great Christians! We are very blessed to be at Rancho Christian and will continue to be there for many years to come.

  • (3 years ago)

    My kids are having a great year again at Rancho. Thank you!!! I love all the new things for middle school and high school especially Theater. But most importantly Christ is the center. I wouldn't go anywhere else with my children.

  • (3 years ago)

    I agree with w/the teacher below. If you have a problem with a teacher (or anyone) then the way Jesus would tell you to take care of it would be to confront the person in love offering the chance to explain and/or apologize. Teachers are by no means perfect we struggle each and everyday to be positive examples to our students and their parents. My personal opinion is that God puts each and everyone of us in the position where he thinks we would be the most productive and do the best work (according to His will). Our mentor teachers are no different. God put them in those leadership positions to guide and mentor the rest of us which they are doing a great job of. So I do not agree with the person that was complaining about the mentor teachers. I try not to second guess God's decisions---If He has found those mentor teachers worthy of those positions then so do I.

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