School Details

Tustin Ranch Elementary School

12950 Robinson Drive, Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 730-7580
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 687 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

71%
66%
56%
75%
73%
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
  • Tustin Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
56%
46%
82%
74%
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
  • Tustin Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
77%
65%
82%
83%
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
  • Tustin Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
74%
60%
78%
78%
65%
84%
71%
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
  • Tustin Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tustin Ranch Elementary School is a public elementary school in Tustin. The principal of Tustin Ranch Elementary School is Tracy Barquer, whose e-mail is tbarquer@tustin.k12.ca.us. 687 children attend Tustin Ranch Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and White, non-Hispanic. 15% of the Tustin Ranch Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 24% of the 687 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Tustin Ranch Elementary School is 21:1. Tustin Memorial Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 2%
Filipino 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 34%
Hispanic 32% 42%
Asian 20% 15%
Multiracial 2% %
Unspecified 1% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 36%
Limited English proficiency 15% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I absolutely love this school for my child. He has been there since Kinder. My son started school at 4 1/2 his bithday cut off made it we were concerned at first because he was on the young side 2 months shy of being 5 but Mrs. Gillispie was fantastic! He excelled with all academics. 1st grade Mrs. Binge 2nd grade Mrs. Renner and now 3rd grade with Mrs. Kuskie my son's reading has improved tremendously and his spelling and math skills are awesome. Between the teachers and what we are doing at home my son is on the right track for another success year. The parent workshops are so instrumental in helping us with homework. Thank you Tustin Ranch Staff & PTA )

  • (9 months ago)

    Not really impressed with this school the teachers play favorite's with kids based on the parents classroom/financial participation. The teachers/staff team up quickly. Honestly I felt like my kids had a better education and opportunity in lower socioeconomic neighborhood schools. Why? The teachers were more equipped to TEACH kids of a diverse academic background. Here in my opinion if the teacher encounters difficulties with a student she sugar coats the progress then passes the problem on to the next teacher. When a parents asks for help or clarification nothing but the run around is given and wasted time .

  • (1 year ago)

    I am completely unsatisfied with the leadership of this school and the pressure that is put on the children.

  • (1 year ago)

    Have 3 kids at this school with my oldest now moving on to middle school. Very warm and welcoming atmosphere. The teachers are great the school is kept up nice they have a great PTA which allows the students to benefit through programs and assembles. Has a great running club program. The teachers kids and parents make you feel like you are part of a large family.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am extremely happy with this school. The principal Mr. Jennings is always walking the grounds and is always available and attentive to any questions or concerns I may have. The teachers are compassionate. The parents are always involved with homeroom parties and other fun activists.

  • (4 years ago)

    We love Tustin Ranch Teachers and principle! My son is now finishing 2nd grade and his had the most amazing and caring teachers since Kindergarden. The Principle and teachers have always been very helpful whenever I had a situation with my son. My older son also went to TR and had the best experience! We are very lucky to have our son in this school!! Go Cool Cayotes

  • (4 years ago)

    I really love this school. My son is a kindergartener in this school and we are very happy with the teachers the staff and specially the principal Mr. Jennings. The principal is one of the best in TUSD.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school! My son had a horrible experience at Guin foss so I transferred him to Tustin Ranch. I have to say the teachers are amazing the campus is beautiful the Principal is the best too! I can't say enough really! My son is in the gate classes and is very happy here. My daughter is in Kindergarden and she adores her Teacher. My family and I are very lucky. Love love this school. Mrs. Granger is the greatest teacher my son has had. The parent involvement is ideal =)

  • (6 years ago)

    Enouraging and empowering childhood learning experiences going on every day! All the staff teachers and parents worked really well together each year to create a healthy environment for the kids to want to be involved. Very proud to say this is our school!

  • (7 years ago)

    The past principal was not liked hope the new one does better. Too much emphasis is placed on the state tests and some teachers admit it.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has attended TR for the last 3 years. It is a great close-knit school. He has had wonderful teachers! He leaves next year for Pioneer but my youngest will be attending around 2009.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is very intune with the kids needs and challenges the kids to keep them interested. My children have enjoyed the Jr. Great Books program and Meet the Masters. Teachers are very involved and available.

  • (9 years ago)

    This was my child's first year at Tustin Ranch. I was quite pleased with the teacher and the caring environment. I do believe she is being challenged and motivated. The principal is full of energy and seems to enjoy the children.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great faculty! Lots of parent teacher involvement I am really happy with the quality of education and extracurricular activities. One of the best schools in Tustin!

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