Tustin Ranch Elementary opened in 1995 and was the first of the “Ranch” style schools in the Tustin Unified School District. We serve approximately 550 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.
Mission Statement: Tustin Ranch Elementary School is committed to developing confident and responsible learners who aspire to achieve their personal best through critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Our goal is to provide an inclusive, safe and supportive learning environment that celebrates diversity and promotes empathy.
The teachers of Tustin Ranch implement researched-based teaching practices based on their ongoing study of best educational practices and Social Thinking. Our curriculum consists of Writing and Reading Workshop, phonics and phonemic awareness instruction, Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) and Number Sense routines in math which support our adopted Math Expressions textbook, hands-on learning with our TWIG Science curriculum, and Social-Emotional Learning practices. Our teachers are passionate about student-centered learning and meeting the diverse needs of all of our Cool Coyotes.
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