At Ranch Elementary School, we inspire and support our students to be and do their very best. We take pride in providing a wonderful education in a safe, supportive environment. Our caring, professional staff makes each day a meaningful learning experience for our kids.
We align our school materials and instruction with the highest Arizona State Standards. We believe in a balanced and holistic approach to education, combining quality classroom instruction with athletics, leadership opportunities, and many other extracurricular activities. We recognize and acknowledge each child's unique interests and needs, and we tailor our teaching methods to meet the needs of each and every student. We inspire in our kids a love of learning and discovery.
Empowering Students to be Life-Long Learners
We come to work at Ranch Elementary to develop independent learners to build students' self confidence, instill a love for learning so that students become contributing members of society and have a positive impact on themselves and others.
Six Pillars of CharacterRanch Elementary School is a proud member of the Character Counts Coalition designed to foster and promote performance and moral character within students. Character Counts is a philosophy based on six universally recognized acts of character called the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. J.O. Combs Unified School District has adopted the program Character Always to continue the development of the Character Counts philosophy. Character Always is a comprehensive discipline program aligned with the Six Pillars of Character. Each student will have a Character Card for documenting his or her behavior.
There are three main objectives of the Character Always Character Cards. The first objective is to replace negative behaviors with positive ones by students being recognized for positive choices. Secondly, the Character Cards serve to establish ownership of personal behaviors by students due to students being accountable for documenting both positive and negative behaviors. Lastly, the Character Always Character Cards will create a consistent discipline system school-wide as well as district-wide. The following are the six expectations students will be held accountable for, along with a description of each of the Six Pillars of Character:
- Be trustworthy.
- Be responsible.
- Be caring.
- Be respectful.
- Be fair.
- Be a good citizen.