Tustin Ranch Elementary opened in 1995 and was the first of the “Ranch” style schools in the Tustin Unified School District. We serve approximately 600 students and we are the home of the Cool Coyotes. Our mascot is “Rocky the Cool Coyote,” a name the students selected in 2011. We have a uniquely positive school climate that is a result of dynamic teaching, strong community involvement and an outstanding student body.
The teachers of Tustin Ranch implement researched based teaching practices based on their on-going study of brain-based learning strategies. This year we are proud to introduce “Writer’s Workshop” in all classrooms, providing a thorough writing curriculum that builds on students' writing skills each year. Our teachers vigorously pursue professional development through study groups in other cognitively based practices such as Cognitive Guided Instruction (math) and Reader’s Workshop.
The top curricular priorities for our school are as follows:
1.Provide rigorous and challenging curriculum in all subjects
2.Provide specific and focused intervention and enrichment in reading through differentiated instruction for all students.
3.Increase reading comprehension
4.Provide specific and focused intervention/acceleration in math
5.Continue to implement PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System) through our Cool Coyotes incentive program, our positive behavior assemblies, and our school wide behavior plan