Rancho Vista school can best be described as a caring, supportive environment focused on student learning across the curriculum. We recognize the impact that good school attendance, positive character choices and respectful behavior have on student achievement and work to make the connections with student achievement for our students. We strive to inspire each child to reach their potential in all areas of the curriculum. Rancho Vista Elementary School is located in the southwest portion of the Antelope Valley in the community of Palmdale. It serves kindergarten through sixth grade students, with an enrollment of approximately 680 students. In 2006 Rancho Vista was named a California Distinguished School, the first in the Westside Union School District. Rancho Vista is operating as a permanent school site, although the school is mostly relocatable. There are currently 31 classrooms, a multi-purpose building, a library, and an administration building. Twenty-two classrooms are currently being used as regular general education classrooms. Others include two computer labs, a staff workroom, a Resource Specialist/Speech classroom, K-3 Special Day Class, and a 4-6 Special Day Class. There are currently three empty classrooms on the site used for different activities such as book fairs, after school activities, etc.