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El Rancho High School6

Pico Rivera, CA | Los Angeles County

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June 5, 2011


My child came to this school well prepared from middle school; once he got to El Rancho everything went down in the first semester. It got so bad that from honor classes went straight to regular classes in the first year. I do think student do not get the motivation enough to keep on. As a parent I've tried everything I can. I think the problem is most of the public schools, to many student, they just become invisible to teacher that do not want to work hard rather they focus on those student that are easy to be taught, because they don t have time?...

Submitted by a parent

November 5, 2008


I think the principal and the teachers are great at El Rancho. I really learned alot in my four years there. It has a great environment and learning atmosphere.

Submitted by a student

November 5, 2007


El Rancho High is a great school if your child takes advantage of it's offering. Alumin do go on to great universities, i.e. Harvard, Berkeley, UCLA, Standford to name a few. However, few achive this. Parents are teachers are to blame for poor college preparation. Those in AP/Honors classes get amazing aid, those in 'regular ' classes get un-noticed. Bottom line: Parents have to demand more from the educators. And parents need to stop blameing the system if there not ready to aid. El Rancho as a whole is ok/good.

Submitted by a former student

September 20, 2007


El Rancho High School is an excellent school. The music, arts, and sports programs are outstanding. Parent involvement is lacking but a new principal is making an effort to improve that by offering a variety of parent workshops. The AP/Honors program is one of the best in the area. Students from El Rancho are admitted at some of the top universities across the country.

Submitted by a parent

May 11, 2007


My son graduated from El Rancho June '07.For those 4 yrs I can say he and his fellow students had great babysitters.No opportunities/classes geared towards the average student.

Submitted by a parent

April 28, 2007


I would also like to add, that El Rancho did a poor job in preparation for college. It's pretty sad when a continuation school, Ruben Salazar right across the street, does a way better job preparing students for college.

Submitted by a parent

June 29, 2006


El Rancho HS is one of the better High Schools in the area. The teacher truly do care about each and every student that attends the school. They have excellent extra-curricular programs, such as the award-winning and now nationally recognize Marching Don band, also an excellent chorus department. Just an all-around great school.

Submitted by a student

April 29, 2006


My kids go to El Rancho and love it there!

Submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005


I think El Rancho is a very good school. My child was receiving D's and F's at LA Unified (mainly because of overcrowding and the teachers have too many students to teach in 45 minutes). I like the way the classes are set up. The counselors and teachers are doing a great job. My son now is receiving A's, B's and C's. I am very happy that my sons and daughters are attending El Rancho High.

Submitted by a parent

August 17, 2005


The upper level coursework at this school is outstanding. The AP Calculus program has had tremendous success, success that has translated upto a 94% pass rate. The music program has proven one of the best in the area, and the sports teams always produce great seasons.

Submitted by a former student

November 21, 2004


El Rancho is an excellent institution. The higher leve course work at el rancho is very demanding but very useful. Due to the training my student earned at El Rancho, my son was able to begin college with sophomore standing. The teachers are extremely helpful and considerate. Teachers are extremely concerned about preparing students adequately for college.

Submitted by a parent

October 1, 2004


As a former Graduate of El Rancho, I feel that it did not prepare for an extended education. They had very few AP classes and very little administrative involvment.

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