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K-5
Public district
El Cajon, CA
Students enrolled: 585
 

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11625 Fuerte Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020

(619) 588-3134
(619) 579-4825
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April 18, 2014
Fuerte elementary school is the best school my daughter has learn a lot at this school she is just in kindergarden and knows how to read and write . Now every time we go out she writes about it . I am very happy how great my daughter is doing .its all thanks to Ms .Plute she's a great teacher .i hope my other daughters get to have her for a teacher .My daughters math is just amazing too . Great school .thank you Ms.Plute

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2012
Our daughter will be starting her second year at Fuerte. We have been very happy with the staff. The teachers really care about my daughter's education. The parent involvement is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2011
With the recession and budget cuts in California almost every school is crowded. Except private schools.

- submitted by a community member
September 14, 2011
My daughter attending this school because the other school near our new home was overcrowded. It was her first year of Kindergarten. This school too was overcrowded and because of it they placed my daughter in a first grade class. There were only 4 other students in the class that were in Kindergarten too. Her teacher was not very friendly to me or my daughter. I have never had any problems with teachers being rude to me or my other child ever when he was in elementary. (I have another kiddo who is currently high school. I love his HS!) To make a long story short, I pulled her out of the school and enrolled her in Capistrano Connections Academy and things are going GREAT! My advice is things aren't working out is: - Don't settle - Find an alliterative option

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2011
My child went to this school as overflow since his home school was full and I have never experienced this in my life.I feel completely out of place and so does my child. Being treated just as if he is overflow. Thisis not right. He has been overflow at other schools and this is a first time we have been treated this way. I will be glad when this nightmare is over. His teacher is great and the speech therapist is awesome.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
The staff is friendly, everebody knows each other, high API scores and excellent curriculum. Wonderful and safe school. My kids love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The parents are really involved,we have a great PTA and teachhing staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Fuerte has it all--great, dedicated teachers, lots of parent involvement and support, and great kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
It's a great school. Parents are involved and caring and the staff is awesome. My son has thrived there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Stellar teachers, engaged parents, dedication to learning... Fuerte has it all!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I cannot say enough good about Fuerte Elementary. The incredible support, involvement, and dedication from the staff, teachers, and parents really shines through in the bright students of Fuerte. Everyday that I drop my children off at Fuerte, I feel confident that they are in great hands. It is the ultimate example of what can happen when people work together...

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Fuerte is the prime example of teamwork at it's best... Great Job to all of our staff, students, teachers and parents!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Terrific Teachers and staff. They care about our children's education by going the extra mile.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Fuerte sets high expectations for every child and helps them meet their goals.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
A great asset to the community - fabulous activities for the local children and excelent parent teacher partnerships.

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2009
Fantastic learning experience for my two grand children. The teachers are helping to shape the future of our world each day. The entire staff have a REAL interest in the students.

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2009
We have had our child here at Fuerte from K-2. We love it here and are moving to an area to far to drive. We will be very sad to leave. We found out he is GATE. So I hope this next school will help him to be the best him like this school has helped him. Wish us luck at Pepper Drive!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2008
We transfered our daughter here from an API score of 10 and scores well above 900. Fuerte is an improvement on even that school that has some of the highest test scores in SD county. The fourth grade team is incredible. The new school leadership sets a great tone.

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August 02, 2008
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May 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 26, 2007
My kids are receiving a great education at Fuerte. After wasting several years and many thousands of dollars of tuition at a local Catholic school, I found Fuerte to be parent-friendly, academically challenging and fun for my children. The principal and office staff are never rude or condescending. This school has always gone above and beyond. My children are very happy at Fuerte.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 16, 2007
Fuerte is the jewel of Mt. Helix!! We have been a proud Fuerte family since 1998. Our children have had a wonderful educational experience that is challenging and enriching. Fuerte teachers go beyond the call of duty and really care about their students. They are accessable and encourage parent involvement. Fuerte's parents are involved in enhancing the educational experience through PTA. PTA helps fund enrichment activities, technology, field trips and much more. Check out Fuerte....you'll be happy you did.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2007
This is a great school. My son did great here. I did a district transfer because I heard such good things about Fuerte. The parent envolvement is great and the teachers are great. They have a lot of fun activities for the kids like the carnivals, father daughter dance, father son night, etc. We had to move up North. I just wish they had schools here like Fuerte. What a big disapointment after coming from a school like Fuerte.

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September 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2006
This is an incredible school. The math and science program is outstanding. My children did very well here and developed a strong love of science.

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May 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2006
Fuerte has an excellent kindergarten program. More parent involvement is seen in the early morning class, but great family participation throughout! The kindergarten teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
The academics and care for students' individuality at this school are really impressive. Teachers are willing and ready to help with individual issues and really respond to parent concerns. My kids have been at this school for 4 years now, and I have been very happy with the education they are receiving there.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
Math and Science magnet school. Try very hard to incorporate field trips and out of the school room learning opportunities. Very involved parents.

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June 01, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 31, 2005
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March 31, 2005
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March 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2005
parents are more involved at this school than at any other i have ever seen. The teachers are great, and really encourage learning. It is a school that is building leaders for the future. In all ways, I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2004
Fuerte has hard-working teachers, involved parents, and motivated students. Basics and enrichment are stressed.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2004
My daughter has been at Fuerte for since Kindergarten and just graduated 5th grade. It is an awesome school! Great teachers, staff, excellent opportunities, test scores! I can't say enough about Fuerte, so if you are looking for a Great school, look no further!

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2004
I love this school! I literally had nightmares about putting my child in the public school. I am so thrilled with Fuerte. The teachers are phenominal, as well as Mrs. Boone, the principal. What an incredible group of people. Thank you Fuerte for being the standard for what elementary schools should be. I just love you and appreciate you taking the care that you do with my God given kindergartener. He absolutely loves his teacher, Mrs. Ignacio. She's an angel. I'm blessed.

- submitted by a parent

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Fuerte Elementary School
11625 Fuerte Drive, El Cajon, CA  92020
(619) 588-3134
Last modified Fuerte Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fuerte Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top