• Vail Ranch Middle School9

    Temecula, CA | Riverside County


    December 24, 2014

    As A parent I find the quality of leadership and academics to be superior. Overall it has done well for students, faculty and parents alike. Despite Common Core implementation the teachers a finding creative ways to nurture the individual needs of the students.

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    October 26, 2014

    We have 2 boys in this school and they love it! We have had Great teacher in 7th & 8th grade. All the students and staff are very friendly and helpful.

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    July 27, 2014

    This school is horrible! Being a student of color I have been bullied and called many names at this school. The teachers are not very enthusiastic and the principal did not even care that a kid was smoking pot. If I could rate this school a 0 I would

    June 22, 2014

    Their history for the past few years speaks for itself? Then they are a shining example of the best middle school in Temecula! I have seen nothing but respectful students, teachers that go above and beyond, and a staff that is cohesive, motivated, and focused on teaching high standards and expectations. Needless to say, I am extremely impressed. My student loves every minute and every day and that is high praise coming from an 8th grade boy! And btw if you have something negative to say, then take proactive steps to turn it into a positive. That will help ALL the students!

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    May 10, 2014

    Nothing to say about leadership or teachers. Their history in the past few years speaks for itself.

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    April 28, 2014

    I have an eighth grader and a sixth grader attending this school! We love Vail Ranch! The staff and students are great! The teacher really love this school and it shows !

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    January 6, 2013

    Life is all about expectations, and for those that rate Vail Ranch poorly, they are the same people that are never happy about anything -- they have unrealistic expectations. They are the people that will always support their own kids poor judgements/decisions, instead of supporting the teachers in maintaining a proper learning environment in their classrooms. Folks, look at the school budget. More kids with less money = more students per teacher. Why don't you try to teach a classroom full of 35 kids with different needs? Why don't you help out and volunteer in your kids' classrooms? With my experiences, my 7th grade son is small for his age, and he has learning issues. Incredibly, he has never been bullied by anyone. The Principal, Vice Principal, and all his teachers always go out of their way to accomodate his "personal" issues. Of course my expectation was that they would recommend him to leave the school, so the test scores could remain high. However, the opposite has occured, and all his teachers really care about him getting past his weaknesses. I look forward to my 5th grade daughter attending Vail Ranch, as she will help raise the average test scores!

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    September 11, 2012

    I too am very disappointed with this school. We really liked the elementary school our daughter attended, so we had high hopes for middle school. Some of the teachers here are good, but many are below standard. The administration is rude and seem annoyed and could care less about parent concerns. This school does not challenge students and does not offer any type of programs or accomodations for students who want to excel. I feel sorry for the children who attend because they have to deal with the rude staff and innapropriate, unprofessional teachers. One teacher in particular even tells her students to 'shut-up' however the principal seems content with the behavior and acted irritated about parent concerns regarding this matter. This school has good potential,but needs effective management and quality staff. If we could afford private school we would pull our daughter out of there immediately. After reading the other reviews and speaking with other moms whose children attend VRMS my concerns and dismay is shared. Very unfortunate for the students.

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    January 12, 2012

    This school has been a huge dissappointment for us. While there are some great teachers, the administration is totally lackluster. Things are very poorly organized. My son has had his schedule changed 3 times this year! Not because of anything to do with his performance, it is only to do with the total lack of organization. He is qualified for GATE, but there is no program in place. The punishments are extemely harsh and inappropriate.

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    October 21, 2011

    Very poor communication by administrators. Their communication skill is "far below basic" at best. They fail to pass on pertinent information, do not return phone calls or e-mails, and when you do eventually get a returned e-mail the tone is very rude. The District needs to clean house at this school and replace the administrators with parent and student focused professionals, not the dopes that are currently in place. Decisions are made seemingly at random: For example, my son is on his THIRD Language Arts teacher and the first semester isn't even over yet. There are also multiple teachers near retirement age that should be forced to retire. We're told as parents to "check the website" for information, but older teacher either don't know how to use it or refuse to use this method of communication. Very frustrating start to my son's Middle School years.

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    May 13, 2011

    My daughter loves her middle school. She excels in academics and enjoys spending time with other Vail Ranch students who take their education seriously.

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    January 1, 2011

    I am very dispapointed with this school. Academics are okay...we shouldn't be giving this school the credit for the scores they get though... the 3 elementary schools that feed into this middle school are doing an excellent job in preparing the students for middle school. My two sons have yet to be challenged here. There is no GATE program and if there is, there has been no communication about it for my two sons who are qualified to receive GATE enrichment. As a matter of fact, the communication here is very poor all together. In addition, rules are imposed and consequences are dealt to the entire student body, whether or not they were actually involved in the breaking of the rule. Harsh consequencesare given for minor offenses, like accidentally hitting a ball over the fence (a student must pay the very next day or serve lunch detention indefinitely until they do). And the librarian is given free reign to deal out heavy fines for already overused books (check your books before taking them home). Supervision is sparse and students do not feel safe while passing between classes or at lunch.

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    September 17, 2010

    I have had my children in both private and public school here in Temecula and must say I have really enjoyed VRMS. The way you can keep up on your children through the internet is great. The principal has always been very responsive to any inquiries I have had regarding the school. I also believe the kids my child has chosen to surround himself with has made a difference as to the school experience. There are good and bad teachers at the school like any school but we have been fortunate to have generally the best teachers. The one that we didn't care for is still there but it taught my child coping skills.

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    January 30, 2010

    I had 3 children go through Vail Ranch Middle School and I have to say that they were prepared for high school. VRMS is strong in academics and all 3 of my children excel in high school now at GOHS. Discipline at VRMS seems to be good, however, my kids are well behaved and never got in trouble. I heard from other parents that they are strict. As far as being organized, I never had any problems finding out information that I needed. But i am an involved parent and my kids told me what I needed to know. I think that 95% of the teachers are competent in their subject area and are excellent teachers. I would highly recommend this school to any parent that wants their child to have an excellent education

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    January 24, 2010

    Our family has moved around a lot due to my husband being in the military. My 4 children have been to numerous middle schools. Vail Ranch is the best I have seen so far. I think that parents in the area are spoiled and have nothing better to do then complain about the teachers and staff. Parents should venture out and see what other schools around the United States are like, then they would understand! Teachers and staff at Vail Ranch are the best I have seen, kudos to them on a job well done.

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