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Welcome to Ranch Hills

We of Ranch Hills are fortunate to live and work within the Pomona community rich in history and culture.  From the early Shoshonis and “Gabrielenos" to the Spanish Ranchos, Phillips Ranch was alive with activity.  After serving as ranch administrator for two years, Louis Phillips purchased the 12,000 acre Rancho San Jose de Abajo from Isaac Schlesinger and Hyman Tichler who, in 1864, secured the land deed from Don Ricardo Vejar.  Phillips Ranch prospered, particularly with a rail line connected through to Spadra.

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Ranch Hills School, home of the "Rattlers" opened its doors in Phillips Ranch in 1990 to help alleviate student overflow at Decker Elementary School.  Today, after over 30 years, we continue to meet the needs of our students in this ever changing society.  We serve over 400 students in pre-school through sixth grade with nearly 50 certificated and classified support staff.  After promoting from Ranch Hills, our students attend Lorbeer Middle School and Diamond Ranch High School.


It is the vision of Ranch Hills Elementary for all students to realize their highest academic, personal and social potentials through high quality standards based instructional programs within a safe, supportive and positive environment empowering each and every child to become life long learners and productive citizens.
At Ranch Hills, we believe that...
  • All students can learn and their learning is a life long journey.
  • All students deserve curriculum and instruction that is rigorous and relevant to them.
  • All students are capable of celebrating cultural and individual differences.
  • All students can function productively in a world that is constantly changing.
  • All students are entitled to use technology and resources that prepare them for 21st century learning.
  • All students need support of school, family, and community to help them succeed. 


Here's to a great school year!

Respectfully submitted,

Mr. Riffell, Principal