Highland Ranch Elementary School

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14840 Waverly Downs Way

San Diego, CA 92128

(858) 674-4707

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 770

Students Per Teacher: 28

Parent Reviews

34 Parent Reviews for Highland Ranch Elementary School

My son has attended this school since he was in first grade! He is now finishing up 4th and unfortunately, we are moving to another state. We have had issues with bullying, but the staff (principal included) was very proactive on a solution. I could do without some of the parents; however, the school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/07/14

I joined my daughter without researching or reading reviews here. The school staff is rude and my daughters teacher is silently bullying her. My daughter was telling me that she never looks at my work, she never appreciates her work. Whether she likes it or not, its the least common sense to appreciate ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/15/14

I have two children at HRES and am very happy with this school. The new Principal, Cindy Venolia, is an excellent communicator and a very dynamic leader. Great school!

Posted by a parent on 10/15/13

Excellent school! My son loves his teacher, has made great friends, and is learning excellent character traits.

Posted by a parent on 10/12/13

We have been in this school for 2 years, going into our 3rd year this Fall 2013. So far the teachers have been wonderful. Mrs. McGurrell has to be one of best teachers there. She makes learning fun for the kids, but she definitely adjusts the curriculum based on the child's learning level and capacity. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/08/13

The parking situation is terrible. The Principal is unprofessional, very cold, and not very warm and inviting. She "labels" families, and ours has been branded for 2 years. You can just tell by the way you are treated. Some of the teachers are good but I see a need for change. We are taking our son out ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/15/13

My two children are here. My husband is a teacher in another district so we have some perspective from both sides. The fact is, Ms. Watson has been amazing to my special Ed classified daughter. And she has been so supportive, yet firm with both my kids. So I find it ironic that those who complain about ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/15/13

I ADORE every single teacher my children have had. The foundation and PTA are trying to get thing going. The parking situation is horrendous, and they are trying something new this year, it is a bit better, but the school was not designed for this many parents to be driving in. The Principal is just ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/15/12

Highland Ranch is a good school with horrible principle Ms.Anita Watson. She lacks leadership skills and is rude. My daughter is in 5th grade now and is in Highland Ranch since KG. All the teachers are wonderful and communicate really well. PTA and Foundation are doing lot of good things for the kids. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/14/12

I can sum it up quite simple. The principal is horrible. Ms. Watson is very rude, not professional at all and a big bully! It is obvious why so many leave this school not to mention that EVERY Complaint has the principal listed in it. She has even had court issued restraining orders by parents due ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/05/12

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Test Year: 2012
Highland Ranch Elementary School
Poway Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 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.

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San Diego schools — Highland Ranch Elementary School is located at 14840 Waverly Downs Way, San Diego CA 92128. 14840 Waverly Downs Way is in the 92128 ZIP code in San Diego, CA The school district for Highland Ranch Elementary School is the Poway Unified School District. Highland Ranch Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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