Rancho Las Positas Elementary School




Welcome to the Rancho Las Positas Web Site. We hope you will find our web site informative. You will find a variety of resources available to you here. From links for students, teachers and parents, weekly newsletters, PTA school events, lunch menu's and the school calendar.

Rancho is committed to academic excellence and a nurturing environment where students come first. Creating a safe environment for students to take risks in learning is essential at any school. Staff is committed to creating positive relationships and communication between teachers, students, parents, and staff. We are a team, and as a team we can ensure an education for all students that is second to none.

Rancho Staff is committed to upholding high standards, with an absolute commitment to understanding and improving the educational process, using team strategies, working directly with and involving both community and family members, while centering on student success. Our mission is built on student focus, and ultimately we make all decisions based on what is best for children.



Vision Statement

Our vision for Rancho Las Positas Elementary School is to provide a safe and enriching learning environment where lifelong learning is promoted and everyone is encouraged to achieve their personal best. We believe education is an enjoyable and satisfying endeavor. We value our professional learning community with its engaging and nurturing atmosphere where all are respected. 


Our Learning Community

Rancho Las Positas first opened as a K-2 school in 1973 and by 1977 had expanded to K-5. While the community continued to grow and primary class sizes were being reduced, the school blossomed into a modern learning complex to include thirty classrooms, a multi-media center, two science labs, a multipurpose facility, an extended student services learning center (ESS), office complex, community garden and playground.

While we recognize that learning is our primary enterprise at Rancho, we view our school as more than simply a place to receive an education. It is a nurturing, child-centered environment that fosters successful opportunities for all students. Rancho’s learning community embraces the entire child: mind, body, and soul. Monthly spirit assemblies, family fun nights and celebrations are just a few of the ways in which the Rancho staff and community expand the concept of “school.”

Student needs at Rancho are given top priority. There is evidence of strong collegial teamwork and cooperative planning among all staff members. As a result, a student centered learning environment is provided for our children.

Rancho students are truly “world class.” They are all part of a closely knit “Rancho Family” that is bound together by love, caring, and respect. Visitors on our campus are always struck by our students’ cooperativeness that is evidenced in both the classrooms and on the playground. Visitors invariably comment that our students are very warm and caring children.

Our PTA supports our teachers and students in many important ways. Ongoing, active parental involvement at Rancho strengthens our staff efforts by providing classroom support, financial assistance, and program enrichment. Rancho parents are the catalyst that forms a unique bond between our school and our community.