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Did You Know? Rancho's Award Winning Schools
by: Debbie L. Sklar
Ladera Ranch classrooms boast intelligent young children.
Ladera Ranch classrooms boast intelligent young children.

Ladera Ranch is known for its lush landscape, family oriented atmosphere, and now it’s winning schools.

Not only does Ladera Ranch have more than one winning school, it has quite a few. Did you know that overall, the schools throughout Ladera Ranch have been rated a nine out of 10 total points?

The high number comes from the test scores of the schools as reported by the school district. The following results and ratings can be found and researched even more for further for their separate breakdowns at The site explains in detail how scores are tabulated and other interesting facts about schools throughout the country, not just in California. So, if you want to look up your neighbor’s school scores say in Coto de Caza or Mission Viejo or clear across the country in Boston, go ahead.

The Web site is also a helpful site where as a parent, you can learn tips about good parenting, how to help your kids with their homework, how to get involved in fundraising efforts, how to prep your offspring for college, fun activities, book reviews, moving with kids, and even how you might be able to identify learning disabilities, and so much more.
In the meantime, do you know how many actual schools there are in Ladera Ranch? You might be surprised:

In Ladera Ranch there are:

  • 7 Pre-schools
  • 8 Elementary Schools
  • 4 Middle Schools
  • 4 Public Schools
  • 10 Private Schools

Under the rankings the top rated schools in the Ladera Ranch area are:

  • Chaparral Elementary School: GreatSchools rated a 10
  • Ladera Ranch Middle School: GreatSchools rated a 10
  • Ladera ranch Elementary School: GreatSchools rated a 9
  • Oso Grande Elementary School: GreatSchools rated an 8

Debbie L. Sklar is a 20+year journalism veteran residing in Southern California, where she is a writer, columnist and editor for many local, regional and national publications. Sklar may be reached via e-mail at

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