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California Schools to Watch is a statewide program implemented by the California League
of Educators, California Department of Education, California Middle Grades Alliance, National Forum, and the California Schools to Watch model schools.
El Rancho Charter School

Designated 2023

Orange Unified School District

Orange County

Michele Walker, Principal

181 South Del Giorgio, Anaheim Hills, CA 92808

(714) 997-6238

School Characteristics

Enrollment: 1,109. Grade Levels: 7-8.

School Demographics

Replicable Practices

  • 0-7 period bell schedule with flexible options for families during the school day

  • Twice-weekly, 30-minute tutorial for all students with embedded support

  • Two therapy dogs support students and put smiles on everyone’s faces

  • Psychologist-made wellness center for students to reset/decompress

  • Consistent communication: Social media, weekly newsletter, Google Classroom

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