Why Foothill Ranch?
Welcome to the Foothill Ranch Elementary (FRE) website! We are very proud of our school and hope that you enjoy your online tour of our site. However, what we are most proud of is the strong bond we have with our community and parents. We firmly believe that it does take a whole village to “raise” a child.
Our facility is exceptional. We are a Mello-Roos school and have already received school improvements that were funded through Measure B money. We expanded our shaded lunch area, tripled the size of our Big Toy, and are enjoying a totally renovated athletic field.
We have some exciting programs that were created by our school-wide leadership team. Many of our ideas begin as an outgrowth of discussions that are held within our Grade Level Professional Learning Communities. Every Tuesday we have a weekly early release day for teacher planning. From these PLC planning sessions have come some profound changes. We have purchased software to support intervention at all grade levels. This intervention includes language arts, writing, and English Learner instruction.
Our PTA, Foothill Ranch Kids Foundation, and parent donations have provided us with funds that have allowed us to expand our use of technology in the classroom and within our primary and upper grade computer labs. We are able to provide each primary class the opportunity for 50 minutes of lab instruction per week. Our upper grade classes spend at least 50 minutes per week in the upper grade lab. To further promote the use of technology in the classroom, teachers collaborated in expanding our Power Point presentation library. These Standards-based lessons will be shared and presented in classrooms utilizing LCD projectors and screens.
Enjoy your tour through our site.