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1001 N Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85205

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November 15, 2013
There are several things both good and bad about this school. One of the best qualities I would say would be the excellent teachers. As a student in the 7th grade I love almost every one of my honors teachers (some exceptions) and I feel as if most of them are concerned about my future and want to see me do good with my education. Another fantastic quality are the wide range of unique courses. I'm taking Project Lead the Way personally as well as attending the STEAM program and it is cool to have so many technologically, career focused courses to take. One of the worse qualities would be the lack of organization and communication with afterschool clubs. It is presented as if there are dozens of clubs for you to join, but the most I've ever actually heard about is 2. Many kids also do the standard of "claiming" lunch tables, intimidating people, etc. Luckily I have a group of friends that I hang out with but if your kid is generally a loner or doesn't have many friends at the same school he/she might be singled out and will feel like an outsider. Also, constant cussing, sexual remarks, roughousing, etc. I'm used to it but if your kid is kind of "sheltered" just be warned of that.

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2013
I attended this school in the 90's and my daughter is in 8th grade. The school may still look the same, but that's where the similarities end. I don't know if it's because Smith Jr High opened or if it's that they sent the 9th graders to Red Mountain, but this school is now amazing! I'm jealous that I did not receive the education my daughter is currently getting and I was in the AP classes! The programs available here are challenging, STEM and Project Lead the Way is opening so many doors for my child. UTILIZE the open-enrollment and get your kids here.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2013
I'm currently attending Fremont Junior High as an eighth grade student. It's ridiculous, to say the very least. Staff: The staff there is rude and VERY bad at doing their job. They are snide and quick with put-downs, which is the very thing the school goes against. And for the few who are actually nice, they don't know what they're doing! Counselors: I'd have to say, one of the worst traits about this school. My current counselor is very, very rushing and doesn't like to listen to problems (which is part of their job). She won't hesitate to address your issues later, even if they're an emergency. Teachers: Honestly, the only nice thing about this school. The teachers are very nice and helping... They're the only reason I'm giving an extra star. Organization: The organization is pitiful. The very first MONTH there half of the schedules weren't completed, and the bus schedules were given out four days before school started (along with route times, etc). After-School Activities: There are few... About 20 clubs are /supposedly/ there, and yet I only hear about three on the announcements. Summary: I won't hesitate to say Fremont is easily the worst school I've attended, period.

- submitted by a community member
July 01, 2011
I went to Fremont for my 7th grade year and I hated it. I felt that the girls at this school were clique-ish and mean. I felt that some of the teachers didn't give it there all to try and prepare us for the future and that education wasn't a priority with ANYONE. There was very little control and drugs/alcohol was a major issue. I didn't feel safe there by any means and transfered out at the first chance I got. I came home from school crying everyday and I hated it there. This was definattely the worst of my school years.

- submitted by a community member
May 02, 2011
This school like all schools has good and bad, but as a teacher I brought my children to this school and it has prepared them wel for high school and life. A coat of paint would be nice, but we teach that we should judge by the contents not the cover. If you want a school to challenge your child then this is one of the best in Mesa, if you want easy with no challenge then this is not for you. Those who bad mouth Fremont for its 1970s reputation have not taken a second look at the school as it has moved so far beyond that when it was an outlying school taking kids from a 200 square mile area who came from top class homes all the way to kids who lived in drainage ditches. Fremont rocks.

- submitted by a teacher
July 24, 2010
well iem going to this school frist i thought it wasent cool but that eas from the outside. wheni got to meet the teashers i thought that it eas cool that iem going to be there.

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2010
Fremont is an amazing school. Sure its old and run down, but the students are always inspired. The teachers are the best i have ever encountered. They help you in every possible way and the learning enviornment is comfortable. I have made so many amazing friends and have so many positve memories. As a proud student I love Fremont!!

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December 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 16, 2009
I love Fremont, it is challenging enough, and fun at the same time. One of the hardest classes though is 7th grade ELP History. But the teacher is the best ever had. People who complain how bad the students are, it doesnt effect you as long you dont hang out with them. I love fremont and if i had to go to another JR high. I would cry.

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December 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 01, 2009
I love attending Fremont!!! The teachers are helpful and easy to talk to and the school spirit is always present. I'm in student council and we have lots of fun things for the school and helpful, learning experiences.

- submitted by a student
April 30, 2009
We absolutely love Fremont! Everything from top to bottom! The administration is wonderful if you take a minute and involve them. Most of the teachers are wonderful to work with and many even have doctorates. My daughter has excelerated in her classes (all ELP) been involved in student council, held offices in clubs, and is looking forward to sports next year. I recommend parents to be involved. If I have issues be proactive and be involved! You owe it to your student. Thank you Fremont!

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April 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2009
My child is passing all of her grades and doing amazing i love this school very much!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 06, 2009
The upper administration refuses to work with parents reguarding their children. There is a communication break down outside of the classroom. My children speak highley of the teachers and I receive plenty of feedback from them, but I am very disappointed in the administration and parent involvement when it come to knowing what is going on with your child outside the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2009
I am a current student at Fremont Junior High. Overall, the school itself is great. The teachers are all there to help you reach your goals and make your 3 years at Fremont your best. Fights are not too often at Fremont. However, security is very good at catching it and the principle is nice & can be very strict. Ms. Christy, the principle, is very involved as well as Mr. Beckert. The teachers all encourage parents to ask any questions and be involves as it is very essential. The school is very old as it has been around for 40 years. It is a great Junior High with a talented group of teachers and staff.

- submitted by a student
January 27, 2009
I have two children going to Fremont. They have only been in the Mesa School for about three month. They have been approach about drugs a few times. I thought was stranger in a jr. high. Other wises we have had no problems and the teacher need to start using the parent portal if they are going to go out of there way to give usernames and password.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2009
My child loves that school it gave him a great look on life and what he was capibuly of doing.

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January 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
My 2 children have been in Fremont and one is Senior and never had any problem with drugs, sexual activity or peer pressure. My daughter is senior and is Aplus student and excellent children. Sorry but if the child fallow the right crowd and goes with a mission to school, it is going to be great results. Mother

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September 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 14, 2008
The school looks like a dump because its old. Your students will be involved with creepy people ONLY if they choose to, there are DECENT students at Fremont too. It all depends on your child and who they want to be friends with. There are ELP and AA classes that are challenging. ALl you have to do is sign up for them. This is all coming from a student.

- submitted by a student
June 16, 2008
Fremont was a let down for my kids. I agree with the reviews about classes not being challenging. This place is a dump, and it reflects in all areas.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2008
I so regretted sending my daughter here. This school is rough, and I was afraid for her. If you're going to send your child to this school, drive them each way (not the bus - way too out of control) and have them take the harder classes so that they actually do some work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 11, 2008
In response to the parent commenting that sons/daughters of faculty are favored, I would disagree. I am the son of a teacher and if I even talk back in class my parent knows about it in two hours or less. I am expected to follow the rules more than anybody. For example, I kid who looked like me (both long.long red hair) was making out and my parent knew about it before I did. Fremont isn't a bad school. Yes, if you take general classes you aren't challenged. That's why they call them general classes. Fights are not out of hand. There are just as many here as at any other school. Yes the buildings are old, but it's been here since 1968. If you expect a 'new' school, then move. The teachers are great. Mr.Marcum, the band director, rocks. He is the Chuck Norris of band directing.

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March 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2008
I disagree with what some people have said about Fremont. I went there all of Jr. High. And I now go to RMHS, a school that prides itself in the difficulty presented in academics, and athletics. Fremont couldn't have prepared me for High School any better. For one, they don't offer 'advanced placement classes.' I think what they do is better. They judge your test scores on the AIMS from primary school. And if you exceeded they put you in classes a grade level up. For example, as opposed to Arithmatic in seventh grade you take Pre-Algebra and a Bridge to Geometry. The teachers teach exceptionaly well, and the athletics coaches are phenomenal. I am now on the RMHS varsity debate team, I'm an active member of NJHS, and club RIF. And, I recently qualified for the AP program. It wouldn't be possible without the help of Fremont Jr. High.

- submitted by a community member
October 23, 2007
My 3 oldest kids went here. In retrospect, I should've learned after the first and sent the second 2 somewhere else! My youngest will not go to Fremont. There isn't enough challenge, even taking all of the advanced placement classes, which my children did. I don't feel that the school properly readies the students for high school. I also feel that teachers are allowed to favor the children of faculty who attend Fremont. The principal is combative when approached with problems. Before writing this review, I tried to consider the positive aspects of Fremont but couldn't come up with any.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2007
I am a former student at Fremont Junior High, and the 3 years I spent at Fremont were the best of my life so far. My teachers not only encouraged me, but challenged me to do my best.

- submitted by a community member
August 23, 2007
I am a former student at fremont and I thought that it was not challenging at all. Because I am trying to get into a very prestigeous high school I was transfered to a different school. The power reading class is a good option though. I do not recomend this school to anyone who cares about education.

- submitted by a student
April 28, 2007
My daughter is a 7th grader at Fremont, she has been extremely challenged academically by taking straight AP classes. Her teachers have encouraged a high level of personal student responsibility. This school took approximately 50 kids 7th & 8th grade to Washington DC. Ms. Christie, principal, is very involved, I have seen her at several evening activities. I have contacted several of her teachers throughout the school year about a variety of issues by phone or email and always has a prompt response no later than the next day. It is the largest Jr. High in Ariz. and could benefit from some reduction in size.

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February 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2007
This school has been a huge disappointment. The classes are easy enough to breeze through unless the child opts for the advanced classes. The football program is great. The art department is great. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone.

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January 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2007
My child is excelling in every way at this school. While attending a local elem (Red Mtn.) I didn't realize just how stiffled he was, acedmecially and personally. He is a 'new kid' at Fremont and loves the friends he has made, the teachers he has and the wonderful opportunities for advanced classes, volunteer work, extra curicular activites (not just sport related). There are many amazing and wonderful educators at this school - that continually go above and beyond to meet the needs of your child (and then some) (Mr. Whitehead is a FAV.!)

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2006
This is overall a fantastic school. The advanced classes like world history, english, and math are very challenging. My child had Mr.Whitehead and Ms. Garroute in seventh grade. In eighth my child learned alot from bothe her 8th grade elp english teacher, Ms.White(who's now moved up to AA english), and Mr. Wepfer, the eighth grade elp World History teacher. Mr.Wepfer promotes learning with fun activities the whole class enjoys.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2006
This school isn't challenging enough without signing the child up for advanced classes. Parent help/involvement isn't welcome. The fights at this school are out of hand. I've had 2 kids go through this school and I'll be sending the 3rd somewhere else. The buildings of the school itself are old and run down - I find the whole environment depressing. I can't think of one positive thing to say about this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2006
Not a bad school and most of the teachers seem nice. My children have made a lot of new friends and I think the atmosphere is good. The class size is fine and the teachers seem dedicated to helping even the slowest of learners. I recommend this school to all who have children in the area.

- submitted by a teacher
May 20, 2006
Not a bad school and most of the teachers seem nice. My children have made a lot of new friends and I think the atmosphere is good. The class size is fine and the teachers seem dedicated to helping even the slowest of learners. I recommend this school to all who have children in the area.

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April 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2005
My child has attended Fremont for the last two years and is now attending this year. We have had a wonderfull experience with this school and most of the teachers. Most of my childs teachers have been challenging for him and very helpfull. Some are more available for extra help than others. I think that's the one thing they need to work on, more time available for students who need help. My child has been involved in sports, art, and music, and has enjoyed them all. As for parent involvement, I think that is up to the parent. I am very involved in my childs school work and activities and have been encouraged to do so by the school staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
Academically this school is not challenging enough for students who will be going on to college. Music program is awesome. They need more extra curricular activities available for 7th graders. Parent involvement seemed minimal.

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August 04, 2005
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August 04, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2004
I haven't had one good experiance with this JR High as a parent, my children attended three years, they want to pick and choose when you have the privilage of having parent involvement, they have all the necessary contact numbers and still have a difficult time with contacting parents, they refuse to work with parents reguarding their children and their behaviors and I could go on and on about not recomending any child to attend this school. This JR High has had a bad reputation since the late 70's and still continues to have a bad reputation.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2004
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Fremont Junior High School
1001 N Power Road, Mesa, AZ  85205
Last modified Fremont Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fremont Junior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top