El Rancho Charter School9

Anaheim, CA | Orange County

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December 1, 2014


El Rancho has to be the most incredible school I have ever had my children attend!! I could not be more impressed with the administration, the staff, the teachers and the other students at this school!! So incredible, so smart, so generous!!! Truly impressed, and truly blessed to have had my children attend this phenomenal institution!!! If the high school was run the way El Rancho is run, I would not have sent my kids to private high school!!

Submitted by a parent

June 23, 2014


The administration at this school is extremely dismissive to both the students and parents. A Vice Pincipal fails to return calls in a timely manner, if at all and they never followed through on a complaint of a teacher throwing an object at my child. Office staff is very unprofessional, rude and unwelcoming. They have some good teacher's but the bad out weighs the good. The OCUSD needs to do a serious evaluation on the behavior of this school administrtion.

Submitted by a parent

August 17, 2012


Our younger daughter recently decided to attend El Rancho Middle School. It was a decision she made during the summer after interacting with kids from the school at various local community events and learning about the exciting academic and music programs the school offers. We waited till the school got back from break and visited the school office first thing. The staff was cordial and very accommodating. The registrar signed us up for the Math Algebra Readiness test next morning and picked up the phone and called our old school to get the records transferred. Even though this was such a last minute move for us, our daughter got all the classes she wanted. We volunteered the day of Registration and she even got to meet the Principal while waiting in line to get her picture taken - that was the highlight of her day. The Administrators and Counselors are amazing and have an open door policy. Kudos to El Rancho for providing an exceptional academic environment for our kids.

Submitted by a parent

August 15, 2012


We visited the school two years ago upon moving to CA to register our 8th grader, and decided against it because of the treatment we received from the school's registrar. But living in the area and knowing the kids, we decided to give it another try for our younger child, and we got the same treatment from the same employee. The registrar at El Rancho is curt and dismissive and her demeanor reads, "you are not welcomed here." This time she refused to give me a registration packet because it was her last one. The school's website declares: '"At El Rancho Charter School, we are always looking at ways to improve. Our charter status gives us the ability to think outside the box . I would strongly encourage the Orange Superintendent to investigate this employee and consider this review and TAKE ACTION TO IMPROVE THIS SCHOOL BY REMOVING THE FIRST PERSON A NEW STUDENT AND PARENT ENCOUNTERS UPON NEEDING TO ENROLL. WE PAY TAXES HERE AND SHOULD NOT BE TREATED THIS WAY. Her manner is blatantly appalling and we are in disbelief that the Orange Unified School District would be accepting of such behavior, especially, in an educational environment.

May 16, 2012


Very unhappy with the administration. Very two faced, not trustworthy. Don't send your kids here

September 22, 2009


Great school. Very happy there. The honors program is excellent. Because it is a charter school, the principal has flexibility in making decisions without the bureacracy. Parents need to volunteer a min. of 10 hours a year. Overall, a great learning environment.

Submitted by a parent

March 16, 2009


El Rancho has a variety of programs that will cater to a diverse student population.... Musical Theater, Academic Decathalon, after-school sports, etc. ERCS students are well-prepared for high school. Parent involvement is mandatory which solidifies its success.

Submitted by a parent

September 24, 2008


El Rancho has a great Music Department headed by Mrs. Streeter. Her Orchestra has reciever numerous praises for sound quality.

Submitted by a parent

September 7, 2008


This school has an amazing musical theatre program. The teacher, Ms. Pitzak, has won many awards of California and for the USA. She won best drama teacher in the whole California and every year is invited with her whole musical theatre, to preform in D.C. and New York. Once, even Japan! This school has the greatest support that you can give/

Submitted by a parent

April 23, 2008


I seriously think ercs is a GREAT school. The teachers are really nice, and everyone is just so friendly and helpful to you! AWESOME SCHOOL! :)

Submitted by a student

November 29, 2007


Nov 2007, My son is in the 8th grade this year (at El Rancho) and my daughter will begin 7th grade there the Fall of 08'. Over all I am very happy with (most) all the teachers my son has had so far. They seem to really care & spend time actually TEACHING the curriculum, not just going through the motions, sorta speak. My son really loves Ms. Stone (math), she has helped him go from a 'D' to a strong B. I've unfortunately had bad experience's with some of the secretaries that work there (rudeness, not acknowledging my presence for a long time) and the school's psychologist-she seems very nice, yet I don't feel she is accurate on her 'grading'. Overall, I would probably give the school about a B.

Submitted by a parent

September 18, 2007


My daughter is doing well at El Rancho. We didn't expect miracles but she has turned things around 100%. Hats off to the staff and all her instructors. Very happy with the results, wish I had gone to a school like this! Take advantage of the 'bridge' program for incoming 7th graders...it really helps!

Submitted by a parent

June 25, 2007


Year-round schedule, some teachers truly dedicated, others just going through the motions, positive honors classes, mandatory parental involvement of 10 hours per school year, relatively safe/secure atmosphere, minimal school spirit

Submitted by a parent

October 26, 2006


I'm a freshman right now, and the last two years were great for me at El Rancho! I made many friends, met new people, and most of the teachers were just awesome. I learned a lot at E.R. and all of it has helped me in high school. Probably the best and most influential teachers are: Mr. Keuilian- He is totally awesome! He teaches both Spanish and French. I took french, and he made it so much fun for us! My favorite teacher! Mr. Fryer- Like Mr. K, he made learning so much fun! I always looked forward to science class (unless there was a really hard test) Ms. Stone- She is the nicest, best teacher ever! Math is my least favorite subject, but she always made it better. I enjoyed her class very much. E.R. is an amazing school!

Submitted by a former student

August 20, 2006


This school is great for my child. She has been having fun, making a lot of new friends, learning many things, having fun assemblies, and meeting great new teachers.

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