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School BuildingRanch Elementary School provides inspiring education in San Tan Valley, Arizona. We are located 30 minutes south of the metropolitan Phoenix area. Our beautiful new campus features world-class educational resources for our children and our community. Our highly-qualified staff and teachers are dedicated to guiding and supporting our kids to succeed.

We encourage you to learn more about all of the exciting things happening at Ranch Elementary. Your interest and participation make a real difference for our students.

As part of our daily live video announcements students can be seen and heard reciting the pledge of allegiance, the character pledge, and the preamble to the declaration of independence. The news crew also shares a quote of the day based on a pillar of character.

Here on our website, we provide timely information and resources. We hope you'll visit often to get the latest news and events at Ranch Elementary. We also invite you to visit our campus in person. We look forward to partnering with you to support and inspire our kids.

A message from our principal

Greetings Ranch Roadrunners,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Ranch Elementary. I count it a privilege to work with each of you individually, as a team of parents, and as a team of community members as we continue to build a professional learning community where all children from all backgrounds gain confidence in advancing their academic skills.

There is a lot of excitement ahead of us including the implementation of a developmental writing program for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. This writing program will focus on the utilization of thinking maps and writing beyond the elementary years. You can view more information online. We will continue to implement the phonics program for students in kindergarten through 3rd grades and the math curriculum for students in kindergarten through 6th grades. You can review information about these programs on the Wilson Language Training website and on the Education Place website.

Susan Kruse

See you soon,

Susan Kruse

Susan Kruse, M.Ed.


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