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Ranchview High School5

Irving, TX | Dallas County

January 3, 2014

My school is Ranchview High School (Irving, TX), part of Carrollton ISD ranked #7 top ISD in Texas!, Ranchview offers so much to develop students looking to go to college or be ready for the next steps.. Great teachers, great kids, caring administration, solid athletic program. At Ranchview, you can either take IB courses to prepare for college or you can get an IB diploma if you want to commit to the whole program after your sophomore year. The Student athlete will love the coaching staff and the opportunity to excel in one of the most competitive athletic districts in the state of Texas. Football, track, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf. Ranchview has been gaining momentum in all sports at this new school. You compete with Celina, Argyle, Frisco Lone Star and other powers and the coaches are great and care about the kids. The music program is incredible too, award winning orchestra and bands, a few of the excellent extracurricular activities that your kids can get involved in. Looking for a place to develop young leaders and a great high school experience? Drop in to Las Colinas and see what others are finding ....Wolfpack pride in achievement !

Submitted by a parent

December 29, 2013

Both of my teenagers attend this school. I am pleased with the teachers, coaches, and administration. They all exhibit care and concern for the students. My children are doing well thanks to this highly engaged and responsive staff. I am excited about a more positive culture that came with the leadership changes in the school this year. This is a very small high school compared to the average, which has obvious benefits. I can rate the school higher once they figure out how to effectively deal with the behavior issues of a handful of very toxic students.

Submitted by a parent

April 16, 2013

1. Has very good education 2. Teachers are great 3. Coaches are great leaders and examples 4. Very well organized 5. Awesome athletic program 6. Healthy environment to learn and get help

Submitted by a student

March 22, 2013

I am a student a Ranchview and I really like how the teacher care about the students and try to help get As. The only problem I have is that everyone puts this school down and its really not that bad. The school needs more money and more students so that the school become a better place .

Submitted by a student

December 7, 2012

Im currently a freshman and i hate how they made us check-out textbooks when we don't even use it outside of school. They even make us pay $60 or more if we lose it, which is pretty unfair since we barely or never use them. They also used the money they gained to get the new iMacs, which in my opinion is a waste. They could've gotten better teachers and better food with all they money they spent on those. Some teachers are extremely great teachers, however some aren't so great.

Submitted by a student

November 4, 2012

RHS focuses too much on dress code! There is no need to be constantly hounding students on what their wearing. The focus should be on education! They are too consumed on rules and regulations instead of teaching us students. This school kills any form of self expression and creativity when it shouldn't even be a topic at hand. How do you pride yourself on being academically superior and providing a family environment but treat us like untouchables? Most of the teaches are RUDE! Most of them don't even care about the students. This school needs to step it up, WE'RE ALL READY TO LEAVE!

Submitted by a student

January 2, 2012

My child attends this school this year as a freshman. The asst principal mcmurray needs to be replaced fast and the teachers lack leadership and direction they are very lazy NOT all but the ones that teach my son. Teachers do not follow up with parents, lose work, give very little instructions and expect the kids to know what to do. The students are somewhat rowdy and on several occasions have had religious conversations. There are muslims there and are very outspoken. This is my childs first year and I'm already thinking of moving him to another school. I gave it 2 stars because of the 2 teachers who are nice and helpful other than that horrible school. Let's not discuss the football team or lack of ugh!

Submitted by a parent

July 1, 2011

This is a great school. The curriculum is awesome. The teachers love the students and the students love the teachers. Great activities, fun field trips for the kids, and a reasonable amount of challenging homework.

March 23, 2011

I go to this school, and it isn't anything special by ANY means. The principles are very dedicated as well as the teachers, but there is definitely a quantity over quality issue when it comes to their staff. Their only good sports teams are basketball, and volleyball. Half the teachers at Ranchview make you slam your head on the desk in frustration of poor explanation, and boring BORING assignments.

Submitted by a student

February 24, 2011

This school is severly lacking in leadership. The saying that "the inmates run the asylum" is very appropriate at this school. The current prinicipal (Hicks) will tell you what he thinks you want to hear but will not follow up on anything discussed. The learning enviroment that is set forth is not conducive for learning and furthermore the leadership does not care.

Submitted by a parent

December 26, 2010

I am in my senior year in RHS and based on my experiences, this school isn't the best. Most of the staff would spend more time socializing with students or getting the class settled down for a while. They intentionally drag on the discussions too long. The school lacks school spirit compared to other schools in the district. RHS counselors are helpful most of the time, but sometimes they can get a bit pushy when discussing schedules and classes. In this school year, there's quite a handful of new teachers, some coming from nearby schools. It would seem that some teachers aren't really motivated to teach. They would find a hand out and have students complete it. A number of the teachers there are also coaches, they re more lax to their students compared to full time classroom teachers. The academic programs are excellent, gaining recognition from area and regional levels. Ranchview is a 3A school, which is a small school compared to the other 5A schools in the area. The fine arts department is well known to the other schools. Rules are enforced, but most of the time the staff are very lax about them. The facilities are OK, since the facility was opened in 2002.

Submitted by a student

February 24, 2010

There are those who say that Ranchview is a 'great, blossoming school' however, they overlook the fact that the students at Ranchview could care less about their education. From first hand experience, being a student here is more about how popular and good you look than how you are excelling in school. The programs are lacking a strong moral background- just like the students- and its not a safe environment to be in.

Submitted by a student

October 4, 2009

i know how is ranch view it's good.in my opinion it's best school in us.....i was student os there.but my i can't study there.my family problem......but at now i miss that school...it's my like family

Submitted by a student

October 14, 2008

***I wish I could say that my experience with this school has been as great as the other reviews I've just read but so far, I'm not sold on having my child finish out her high school career here. I have come across some teachers that don't seem to be ecstatic about teaching or communicating, the athletics instuctors that I've had conact with are even less communicative and there was a school safety issue that wasn't handled with the highest integrity. My hopes are that by the end of the school year my opinion will have changed drastically. I would love to come back & write a review completely opposite of what I am writing now.

Submitted by a parent

September 24, 2008

My daughter is beginning her 3rd year and will graduate this year. This is an up and coming school with strong, competent leadership and high quality teachers. Unfortunately, the nature of the Valley Ranch area and deficiencies in affordable housing can sometimes create a transient student community. It can be hard to put down roots here and stay; there are also students who are rather well off or even privileged attending this school. I frequently find faculty and parent group expectations that are beyond my financial means as a single parent. We are continually met with expectations that my evenings are free and available for school participation; no, I am at work-2 jobs. My daughter has to work, too, but there is little understanding for our reality. Love the school, but hate what I have to do to keep her there.

Submitted by a parent

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