About Us

  • Educational Technology

    Since its opening in 1990, Taylor Ranch has been one of the leaders in the use of educational technology. Multi-media, e-mail, productivity software, and the Internet are an important part of the overall educational program. The school was one of the first in the county to be completely networked using fiber optics. This network provides every classroom with a high-speed connection to the Internet. iReady, an Integrated Learning System (ILS), is utilized daily by students at every grade level, either in one of our four computer labs or on classroom computer work stations or student laptops.

    Family/Community Involvement

    TRS Boosters (our parent organization) are an indispensable source of support for the school. Financially, they provide support for classroom equipment and supplies, computers, field trips, school assemblies, and more.

    Science Laboratory

    A state-of-the-art science laboratory, making hands-on science learning available to all students, was completed during the 2002-03 school year. The lab is also outfitted with 30 Surface Pro labtop computers, which allow students to access high tech resources as they work in the lab. Every student in grades K-5 attends the science lab once per week to conduct experiments that are aligned with science curriculum taught in their regular classroom.

    Media/Communication

    Find us on Social Media- Facebook and Instagram!

    Also,our 5th grade students staff our daily morning news program, the WTRS News. Three student crews rotate to produce and direct this live programming everyday during the school year.

    Accelerated Reader (AR)

    The computerized program, AR, has also helped to significantly improve the reading skills of students. Students receive points for reading books and passing short comprehension tests on each book. Students are recognized for their efforts by receiving AR dogtags. Students who earn 100 points are honored at an end-of-year AR party, as well as their picture being displayed in the library!

    Advanced Work Classes (AWC)

    There is an AWC class at each grade level, except kindergarten. Advanced Work Classes have been established to meet the needs of gifted and high-performing students. An expanded and accelerated curriculum has been designed to academically challenge these students. Entry into the program is based primarily on a student’s performance on a variety of standardized tests.

    Library

    The library boasts over twenty thousand print and non-print items available for student, parent, and teacher check-out. Every child has the opportunity to visit the library during the week and may borrow books for pleasure or projects. We have a rare book nook where our students' own published works are displayed and read by others. In addition, we house computer work stations for research and CD-ROM programs that help our students to prepare their projects. Parents are encouraged to check out books to read to their children or view professional videos to help with parenting or school projects.

    Positive Behavior Interventions and Support

     

    Student Council

    Students from grades 3-5 are elected by their classmates as delegates to the Student Council. The council undertakes a number of school improvement and community service projects each year.

    Before/After School Care

    Recognizing the needs of working parents, the school provides a low-cost child care program from 6:45 AM - 8:15 AM and again from 3:15 PM - 6:00 PM.

    Student Recognitions

    Students are recognized quarterly in grades 2-5 for academic success by earning Honor Roll for all A's and B's and Straight A's. Students in grades K-5 are recognized quarterly for our 3 TRS Character Expectations of "Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be a Star". One student per class is also recognized monthly for the Character Strong trait of the month by being nominated by their teacher.

Mission & Vision

  • Mission Statement

    “To prepare students to reach educational success, social responsibility, emotional well being, and develop ethical values by providing a dynamic and relevant curriculum, effective instruction, and a safe, nurturing and confidence-building environment. We encourage a total commitment of students, families, community, and staff to attain to this mission.”

    Vision Statement

    "We envision Taylor Ranch School as a community of learners. This community includes the administrators, teachers, support staff, students, parents, participating businesses and other involved stakeholders. This collaborative community is actively involved in researching best practices, analyzing student data, and expertly providing the best learning experiences and opportunities for our students and staff. Our dedication and outlook toward the future will work together so that our entire learning community will have the opportunity to achieve excellence."