This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.
Fruitvale Junior High School5
Posted June 20, 2013
- a parent
I think the school is fantastic! My daughter came in as a 7th grader with a 504 plan and the staff was on top of it. If something needed to be adjusted it could be. The principal was eager to help and provided great insight and support. My daughter thrived and was very successful at FJH I have nothing but praise for this school and the staff.
The leadership and administration at this school is terrible! The staff are both unfriendly and uncooperative. The leadership is disorganized and, of all things, ditzy. If your student is even slightly out of the mainstream, there will be nothing but heartache for you here. Getting the school to conduct mandated student evaluations required that I threaten lawsuit. To top it all off, my child was bullied and the discussions with the counselor and vice principal regarding it were asinine. These people are politicians, not educators, and 3rd rate politicians at that. Thank goodness for the bulk of quality teachers who make this school their calling, and also for the other parents who have fought this school and gave me pointers.
It IS a great school. The teachers here and the counselor tries hard in effort to keep your grades up and help in personal conflicts. It's my first year, but my brother (BCHS freshman) had enjoyed it hugely and got valedictorian. Fruitvale went to nationals many times also.
Fruitvale has a high standard school. They have so many activitoes involve in and CJSF(California Jouniar Scholarship Federation) and it is oppertunity to go in the CJSF. They support students and have great teachers. The principal gives us the leadership to never give up. Safetys at the school is great. Whatever it takes for this school, it gets better and better.