I was a student who used to attended this school (I am now in the 7th grade) and I loved it there. We had nice, clean rooms, plenty of supplies, and great teachers. I will admit that more teachers are attentive than others, but over all I do believe the teachers did a great job on teaching us. Majority of the kids I knew at the Elementary school are now in Pre-Advanced Placement classes with me at the high school.I was very happy with my elementary school experience here and I hope other kids will be as well.
Fultondale elementary is a good school. This was my child's first year, she has learned a lot. Her teachre was wonderful ...
FES as a whole is ok. My child has done well. Her teacher is great. The facilities are nice also.
The involvement my wife and I have witnessed by the staff at Fultondale Elementary School was very impressive. The teachers and staff are active in making sure children are staying on task and progressing positively. My daughter was always coming home energized from the school lesson, ready to share her new knowledge at home. My wife and I appreciate the school s energy and commitment to the children. We look forward to another great school year.
I am a former student and I must say I loved everything about the school. You could tell the staff really cared about the kids well being.
This is my children's second year at this school. I love the staff they have been amazing. My daughter had a seizure at school and everyone new what do do when i was at the hospital for two weeks everyone was incredible. They came to check on her called everyday. With a school that has 901 kids. It was so nice to know how many people came to see my kid i love how Mrs Hayes looks at these children are her own. Again Ty to the staff at fulltondale elementary you guys are amazing.
I went to school at FES, and my children went to school there, and now my grandson is there in kindergarten. His teacher has been so helpful and I am very satisfied with her keeping us informed and setting up meetings with us. He is learning things that are so advanced of when I went to school there, and when my children went to school there. I am very satisfied with the homework. I think the majority of learning should be done at school and when they get home not be so loaded down with homework that they have no time to be children. Keep up the good work. And, no, my grandchild is not the perfect child and needs constant help with behavior, but the teacher and staff have been so good and worked out plans to help him settle into school and keep his attention focused. Thank you to all that have helped.
This is my child's second year at Fultondale Elementary, and while it is a beautiful facility, I am not at all impressed with the staff at all. The teachers send home notes for petty infractions, such as talking in the hallway, but when something notable happens, I am never informed. I learn about it days later from my child. I feel her teacher is not attentive enough to the students, and provides a poor example to her class. At this year's Valentine party, the teacher passed out Valentines to every student EXCEPT my child. She told my child she "ran out, but here's a pencil instead.". I know that sounds petty, but the teachers lead by example. She did this in front of the entire class, and my child was devastated. I would expect something like that from another eight year old, but from a teacher? I was very disappointed. Also, the "homework" assignments are a joke, and I hope that she is learning something more during class hours. The homework assignments I am seeing are something she was taught at three years old. I am very disappointed in this school system.
As a parent, I believe in discipling children when they need it. My children are pretty well behaved but when I have to deal with them on a discipline level, I handle it. The teachers at Fultondale complain too much about petty issues. Some of them don't seem like they want to teach. When I was in school several years ago, teachers taught and they handled their classroom; they didn't send home all the petty notes such as little Johnny was talking in the hallway.
The only reason I give this school two stars is for the wonderful teachers and the building. My children came from Vestavia Hills City Schools where they had art and spainish but sadly Fultondale doesn't have either one. The counselors are wonderful and have worked with my niece and nephew whenever they needed it and the same goes for the special education or learning disabled teachers. They really go the extra mile. Like someone else has mentioned the school work is just to easy and I don't know if its because of the last schools the kids attended were harder or what but this school seems to be way behind and slow.
I went to school here and I think as far as elementary school goes it great everyone knows my daughter and they watch out for and i stay involved thats the key
Love this school. I feel like my child is safe and cared for. It is a very organized and well ran school.
My son came from a Cullman City school into this school last year and I am not impressed at all! I feel like this school does not notify you of events going on or how your child is doing in school. My son has always loved school and made straight A's until Fultondale Elementary. There were several occasions where my son had fieldtrips or activities going on that I did not know about because I never recieved notification. I understand that your children should be somewhat responsible for telling you what is happening at school but they are still kids and they are not going to be as responsible as the adult. Maybe I was spoiled at my sons old school with a weekly newsletter telling what my child is learning that week and what events were going on for the week. This school is just terrible!
This school had some pros and cons. I was concerned about what my child was learning as homework was stuff she had learned in preschool so I felt like she was being held back but maybe she was just ahead since going to preschool and I just had a misguided idea of what the 'norm' was. The only thing that bothered me terribly was that she did not learn any more math than she did and that they didn't focus on money, time, etc. like I was taught in Kindergarten and surely things have moved forward and not backwards since 30 years ago?! As far as notes and updates, I did receive the PTA newsletter ever so often, although it was geared more towards the older kids, it did keep me somewhat informed and the teacher was great about writing notes home. We'll try 1st grade and see what happens...
I have had two sons attend FES and am extremely happy with the staff and administration. They work well with the parents and children. My sons have greatly enjoyed attending school at the elementary and high school and wouldn't want to go anywhere else!
They have such good discipline but just enough fun for the students and the teachers
FES has a great staff of teachers. We are very pleased. Relatives who have children at other schools report that their children are way behind compared to what my child is doing. Thanks, a happy parent
This was my son's first year at Fultondale and I could not be more pleased. I was afraid that my son would have trouble keeping up but that was not a problem. When the I saw the first sign that he might not be keeping up, his teacher and I got together and she sent home some aides to use and work on at home. We had no more problems and the teacher was constantly keeping me posted as to his progress and helpful ideas to help him at home. Every time that I have been to school, I could not have asked for a more caring and loving staff. I believe that a lot of issues with the children could be resolved if the parents would become more involved with the children at school. Keep up the good work Fultondale Elementary School!
My son has attended Fultondale Elementary for the last 2 years and we are working on moving out of Fultondale at the moment specifically because of the school. I am very disappointed with many things at this school. My sons grades have dropped dramatically since going to this school, bullying is not dealt with properly and just a general lack of concern for either of these problems. I have had to schedule many conferences seeking ways for these 2 things to be resolved and nothing has changed in 2 years.
My daughter went to fultondale elem. For her 4th and 5th grade years. She received a great education at the school and continues to be a straight a student. She still goes back from time to time to visit and still has many friends that go to that school. Thank you for making her two years at fultondale so great!
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