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K-5
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Tempe, AZ
Students enrolled: 566
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1975 East Cornell Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283

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(480) 897-6228
(480) 820-7308
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August 21, 2014
Our children began at Fuller after school had already begun in 2013. They were both made to feel so welcome and the principal and office staff took time to explain all the pertinent information to my husband and I. The teachers went above and beyond to help acclimate them to their new surroundings and challenge them to keep them interested and excelling. Although they did study for the tests, I feel that they taught as holistically as possible and put forth a well-rounded curriculum. This is their second year at Fuller and the children were so excited to return. The PTA is active and I hope to see more parent involvement this year!

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2014
I love Fuller! My daughter is now in 1st grade and her teachers so far have been wonderful with gentle guidance, encouragement all while fostering her leadership qualities. The principal is wonderful and engaging. The music teachers are fabulous (All the staff is great) The layout of the school I feel promotes positive relationships between the grade levels vs. separation. The PTO is very strong here and though I cannot commit due to a demanding job, I appreciate all they do and help when I can. We considered a charter but cannot be happier we chose Fuller!

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2013
Fuller is a fantasic school with amazing leadership and excellent teachers. My son started off at Bustoz and we were reluctant with the change when it merged with Fuller. We had concerns of the school community vanishing because of being bigger but those were quickly stomped out. We have two children attending Fuller now, one who is in fourth grade and the other in kindergarten. I wish we could say teacher names as they definitely deserve to be recognized. We choose the same Kinder teacher as our oldest son since she did such a phenominal job with him by enriching his learning and by having the entire class reading by the end of the school year. Again, she has done a great job with our youngest teaching him to read. The teachers adjusted schedules so my oldest son can go to the 5th grade class for math to make sure that he continues to be enriched and not get bored as well as PACE classes. The principal is the nicest guy and always so positive and INVOLVED in the classrooms. The office staff is amazing too. I know when I send my kids off to school each day they will be safe, cared for and learn not only academics but how to be good citizens. What more could a parent ask for?

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2012
This school has the childs best interest at heart. My daughter loves this school, staff, and students. Mrs. Cash is an amazing teacher. Sheila the office manager is a job to say hi too. We are so lucky to have such great detication to education at this school. My child attends this school and it feels like family. I am a part of the Fuller Family! Thank you to everyone at this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2012
best school i love it with all my heart you will also love it with all your heart you will never want to leave

- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2012
Fuller was our school of choice for the 2011-12 year. Happily greeted in the front office by staff (mainly the lovely Lolly), I knew we would send our child there. Over the summer, staffing changes were made to accommodate the merge with another excelling school. Shelia became the Office Manager. She was a great addition with her professional demeanor with the school community. The kindergarten teacher was very dedicated/knowledgeable. She always strived for excellence/high performance standards with consistant delivery of combining kindness and firmness in classroom management/delivery. It would have been beneficial if more parental involvement took place at Fuller. Setting a tone of welcoming parental involvement is crucial. Orchestrating/ broadening the desire to pursue the needs of all (rather than the agenda of a chosen few) would be terrific!!! The first PTA meeting was standing room only. But, throughout the year participation dropped at an alarming rate. Throughout the year, many parents expressed a desire to have better communication lines open at all levels of our school environment. It takes a ton of time and energy , but it would help Fuller immensely !

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2012
I have two kids in Fuller one is going into 4th and the other will be starting 1st. THe teachers are great and the entire staff is awesome. The school hit a bump in the road when it merged with Bustos but overall it's awesome! The priniple Mr White is awesome! I'm going to be moving but I will be driving my kids 20 mins to keep them in Fuller.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2012
As a first-time mother sending her children off to kindergarten, I can't tell you how pleased I am to have a school like Fuller as our neighborhood school. The principal is incredibly kind and I always see him with a smile on his face. Even more compelling is the fact that he is almost always out in front of the school every morning greeting students as they enter the building, which is unheard of for the head of such a large institution. This, to me, shows that he cares about each and every one of his students. I also believe it is also indicative of the way Fuller operates as a whole. It truly is an amazing place.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2012
Fuller is the best school in the world. My daughter attended fuller from first grade through fifth. we had to move and she has not found a school is she happy with. Everyday she woke up to go to school at fuller, she wanted to go to school, now she hates school. The staff is unbelievable, everyone makes you feel so welcomed and the new prinicpal is wonderful. I miss fuller so much i cant even explain it.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
This will our first year at Fuller. Last year, I was forced to find a new school for my son, a 1st grader. As soon as I met Mr. White, the principal at Bustoz and the new principal for Fuller my searched ended! He has the most calming peacfull energy. I can't say enough good about this man. I would've followed him anywhere! I llook forward to our new school year with Fuller and have the upmost faith that this will be a great year!

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
The past three years at Fuller have been great. Fantastic teachers, great PTA, fun events. Looking forward to 3rd grade. Only a little nervous about the change in principal and size.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2011
I drive from out of district to attend Fuller. I am greeted each and every day by a friendly front office staff. They go out of their way to make you feel like your child is special and of the utmost importance to them. The teachers I can not say enough good things about them. My 1st grader is reading at a 3rd grade reading level due to the hard work of her kindergarten and first grade teachers. I am so happy I found Fuller.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2010
When you walk into Fuller, you feel welcome. Fuller is a school that includes everyone, it really is a family. Every teacher is GREAT. I hope to be a part of Fuller for a long time. My child is reading at two grade levels above her grade. It is because of the "walk to read program" . I am very happy.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2010
Fuller School is a wonderful place to work. The teachers are fully committed to meeting the individual needs of each and every student. It is an honor to be a part of the Fuller Family.

- submitted by a teacher
June 28, 2010
The staff at Fuller is excellent. The teachers are extremely dedicated to providing students the best education. Also, Fuller is a very family-friendly school, with many events throughout the year to foster the sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2010
Fuller Elementary is a small, tight-knit community school with a highly qualified and caring staff. This will be our family's 5th year at Fuller, and we have been very satisfied with the differentiated instruction each of our children has received. The leadership has been focused and consistent. Fuller has been a safe and happy place for our children to learn and grow!

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
This school has a great sense of community. Parents are always welcome to volunteer. The teachers care about the whole child, not just the academic side.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
The staff and the parent involement are outstanding! My kids love their teachers and they really do care about their children. I feel safe sending my kids there.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
My oldest has 1 mor eyear here, I travel 23 miles to drop him off and go to work. My youngest has 3 more years. It is worth it knowing that my sons are getting the best education, rolemodels, Love, support in every aspect. The school respects it's parents and keeps them in the loop on everything. My children are excelling in everything subject and I fell it isn't just whats beign done at home but how the teachers treat them and work with them on things...

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2008
Fuller just was named an EXCELLING school in AZ. I am proud to say my child goes there. Dedicated teachers at every grade level care about students as people, not just their scores. My child loves to go to school and he tells me exciting things about school every day.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2008
Mom son is about to finish KG. This has been perfect year. He has learned so much and I have no doubt in my mind about keeping him at this school and sending his younger brother next year to hopefully the same teacher Mrs J. I would recommend Fuller to anyone!

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May 01, 2008
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August 02, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2006
Awesome school, dedicated teachers, excited learners, great programs, wonderful community and parent volunteers, and an all around great school. Best in the area

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
I would agree that the principal, Dr. Strefling, is wonderful. My child has had both good and bad teachers at Fuller. The good teachers have been incredibly aweome. And the bad teachers have been really bad. I think there are only a handful of the bad teachers. The school nurse, Nurse Grace, is worth her weight in gold!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2006
I've been very impressed with the teachers and the Principal at Fuller. They seem to be very in tune to just what my child needs and they keep the parents informed very well.

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March 26, 2006
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January 17, 2006
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- submitted by a staff
January 16, 2006
I have had both a great and very negative experience with Fuller. First I must say that Dr Strefling is wonderful (sorry if I spelled it wrong) she is caring and very fair with the children. My daughters teacher in KG is also wongerful and she loves to go to school everyday. As for my sons teachers now that is another story all I hear is negativity. I even sat outside of the class room to listen to class one day and my sons teacher was not very nice to the children and spoke to them in a way that made me very uncomfortable. We have also experienced his teacher very obviously not likeing my son. She does not even deny it when you tell her this is how it comes across. School is over all good but there are a few really bad teachers! I withdrew my son.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2005
There aren't alot of academic programs. There are music, art and computer classes, though.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2005
My son first started attending this school midway through his Kindergarten year. His teacher there was absolutely amazing and supportive. He had to repeat and I requested he get this same teacher. with her support and guidence he made it through. He is now currently in first grade and again has an amazing and supportve teacher. The teachers at Fuller really care about thier students and it shows in thier interactions with them. When my son asks me to help him write a note letting his teacher know he loves her and thinks she is the best, I know that this school is the best environment for him. I drive from out of district to keep him there and it is worth the gas I pay.

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October 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
My son is just staring 1st grade and I don't yet have a solid feel for how he will do academically. So far, it's been extremely easy for him and I am concerned he won't be challenged-but it's still early in the year. I am an involved parent and tend to see the same parents being involved. His K teacher, Andrea Miller, was excellent. I would recommend her to anyone. She had a broad range academically last year and worked at each childs level and really paid attention to their progression. I am hoping for that this year. Dr. Strefling is great and hopefully she will instill renewed motivation to the teachers who need to reignate their enthusiasm for teaching.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2005
We have had excellent experiences with the other teachers. One of my sons with autism, and Ms. Cam is great.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2005
Fuller Elementary is outstanding. Many of the parents travel from Gilbert, Chandler, and Phoenix to place their children there. My son will be attending second grade next school year and my middle son will be attending kindergarten. I could not have chosen a better school to join and be a part of!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2004
This is my sons second year at Fuller. The Principal, Dr. Strefling, is great. She really takes your concerns as a parent seriously and addressess them quickly. The teachers and staff are also great.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
My son loves attending Fuller Elementary. The principal is friendly and the teachers are the best.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2004
Fuller is a good solid school in the Tempe Elementary district. It has a good solid core of teachers, and a good principal. However not all the teachers are excellent, there are some that have stagnated and lost there enthusiasm for the job. The fine arts have been excellent but some new teachers have really big shoes to fill. So only time will tell if that can be done.

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May 19, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
Fuller has some good teachers, unfortunately these teachers are over shadowed by the bad ones. These teachers seem to forget that they have a higher calling of responsibitly to the future adults that they have in their care. On a positive note the new principal is a wonderfull lady who definately has her work cut out for her.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
I have read the reviews of other parents on this website regarding Fuller. Amber Larson is by far the best teacher at this school, Mrs. Gill 4th grade, Mrs. Luper 3rd grade are also great teachers. The new principal is a great addition to the school hopefully she can make a difference. If I had it to do over again I would choose Rover over Fuller they are only a few blocks from each other. I also believe the last principal had an adverse effect on this schools moral. Don't take my word for it though do a tour of Fuller.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2004
So far I have been happy with Fuller and the staff. My daughter who is in Kindergarten has done very well and we love her teacher (Amber Larson). Any questions I have had or concerns have all been answered and taken care of promptly. I would recommend this school.

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Fuller Elementary School
1975 East Cornell Drive, Tempe, AZ  85283
(480) 897-6228
Last modified Fuller Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fuller Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top