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Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School Overview

10701 South White Lightning, Vail, AZ 85641 , Tel: +1 (520) 879-3600 Vail Unified District

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Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School Ratings & Reviews

September 11, 2017 Submitted by a parent
I laugh at the 18:1 student teacher ratio. No one wants to works for this district since they are the lowest paying in the area. Theres supposed to be 4 2nd grades, there are 3. That means 3 classes of 31, 31, and 32 students. This isn't the only grade this is happening in. And a brand new teacher who is not only learning the ropes but doing so with such a massive class. We feel left out of the loop on info in the big school. Sure, high test scores. Great. I'm not impressed. Don't hate it, don't love it. But don't believe the teacher student ratio one bit.
April 28, 2017 Submitted by a community member
I'm sorry, but this school is the perfect example that looks can be deceiving, or that nice, affluent districts DO NOT equate the best quality schools. I have volunteered at this school. The mean-girl mentality, as well as pettiness and lack of professionalism behind the scenes by some of the staff and teachers (and others) is very sad. I would not recommend this school for ANYONE who is expecting a genuinely nurturing and positive learning environment for their child. We need TEACHERS who are good, quality human beings who truly love their craft!
December 09, 2015 Submitted by a community member
I have had children at ORE for the past 4 years, experiencing K-5. The principal, teachers and staff are very approachable and seem to love what they do! They care about the care and success of the students. In the past when I had concerns I was able to speak with the principal, she researched, evaluated and mad the necessary changes to ensure the success and growth of every student. My kids love their school, they love going too school! Thank you ORE!! U Rock!
November 06, 2014 Submitted by a community member
(I am a former student) I am utterly stunned at how pathetic this school is. I was in ELP (extended learning program). Which was intended to enhance the advanced students' experience, but instead just slowed me down. If one kid didn't push themselves to finish a project on time (at the rare chance we were challenged) they weren't punished. So there isn't an incentive to do ANYTHING. Instead, we got to play board games. Certainly not the way I want to spend my time when I am supposed to be learning. I was bullied, but that depends on the person so I can't complain about that, not the school...although they handle it poorly...almost like it's accepted. At any account, we (my peers an I) were trained to test. Everything that we learned was always on the test. (Test: Benchmarks and AIMS) As a result many kids were not well rounded, just "book-smart". There are about 31+ kids per classroom. They got rid of great teachers. Teachers are not personalized at all. IDK how this school averages 4 stars. Gosh. Students are a reflection of the teacher's teachings, so if the teachers are so great, WHY are students unhappy and struggling?! Someone's lying to keep their ranks high.
February 13, 2014 Submitted by a parent
Can you say no child left behind BUT don't push them ahead either? Just make sure you get the scores as they need and you'll be good. Not into clicky adult groups? Your child will become an outcast. Want to enjoy lunch with friends? No way! Silence and seating arrangements are for all grades. Get there early for a performance? Well the best seat you will get is center since they are all reserved. Like a teacher and wish for them for another one of your kids? Don't count on it, they go through teachers like paper and hire new ones out of school all the time. How many kids can you cram into a tiny classroom with one teacher? A ridiculous amount. Want to have some sort of field trip or hands on fun? No way again. No celebrating anything and no field trips due to budget. Are you a 5th grader? Count on them running out of food many times and get whatever is left of the main course "choices" Want to say hello to the principal? She doesn't see you if you aren't part of the click.
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Vail, AZ Education Statistics

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