• About Rail Ranch Elementary School

    Our Mission:  "Developing leaders who value compassion, achievement, responsibility and excellence"

    Our Motto:  Red Tailed Hawks CARE

    • Compassion
    • Achievement
    • Responsibility
    • Excellence


    • Creating community through achievement, leadership and character

    The primary role of teachers and support staff will be to. .

    • Enrich student learning in a safe and loving environment.
    • Engage students in optimum experiences through standards-based learning.
    • Create life-long learners.

    Administration will. . 

    • Provide leadership, support and resources.
    • Be actively involved with students and staff.
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to all programs.

    Parents will. . 

    • Be partners in securing a quality education for their children.
    • Continue to be their child's primary educator.
    • Actively communicate and be a resource.

    Rail Ranch will be successful because we…

    • Make a difference in the lives of children.
    • Value high academic standards.
    • Provide a place where children feel safe, loved, and comfortable.


    Gold Ribbon School 2016
    California Honor Roll School 2015
    Honor Roll School 2013
    California Outstanding PTA 1996

    Enrollment: 669
    Colors: Red and Black
    Mascot: Red-Tailed Hawk

    Rail Ranch Elementary School is named after the Rail family who owned a ranch on the property where our school is now located. Joseph Charles (J.C.) Rail and Mary Rail settled in Murrieta in 1906. Their granddaughter, Elaine Rail Gagnon, still lives in Murrieta. The school opened in 1989 and moved to its permanent site in 1994.
Last Modified on July 7, 2021