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Elk Grove, CA
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9351 Feickert Drive
Elk Grove, CA 95624

(916) 686-7716
(916) 686-8921
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September 03, 2013
Feickert is excellent as long as you stay on top of things as a parent. There are some amazing teachers and some lazy ones. Because of budget cuts they have had to cut amazing staff and educational trips like Sutter's Fort overnight! If you stay savvy you will figure out the gems like Mrs. Start, Mrs. Uebner, Mrs. Zhender, Mr. Larson, Mrs. Stafford and Mrs. Korvink. If you are not an involved parent then take the risk of a lazy teacher. The principal is very good and listens but can be frustrating. A close family friend with a very bright, well behaved, high performer on the STAR test was not allowed to leave her 5th grade teachers class she had been assigned to and move into Mr. Larsons class (one if the best teachers there next to Mrs. Uebner)! The excuse was lack of space. She threatened to move her child from the school to Bradshaw Christian, and the principal did not care when he should have! Ironically, a week after leaving, Mr. Larson received an emotionally disruptive foster kid in his class! That just seemed wrong!! So overall, Feickert is a very good, safe school as long as you get involved and listen to who is good and push for those teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
My daughters have attended Feickert for 3 years now. Except for one 5th grade teacher who very much soured my daughter on school, our other teachers have been excellent. Mr Larson is a real asset to this school as is the principal. I have worked as a classroom mom for 3 years and I have seen some great parent involvement but trying to help nominate the school for monetary prizes thru Raleys and other events have failed miserably. Maybe its the economy and parents just don t have time to get involved.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2011
Imagine 5th grade with no book reports, class projects or any other responsibilities other than passing the star test which is just math and English. Welcome to Feickert.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
My son goes there, and it's a great school because teachers really care about children's well being.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
I have a special needs child who was just not getting her needs met appropriately at other school sites. Her teacher Ms. Carlson and the great staff at Feickert have empowered her with the self esteem she needs to develop into a strong and powerful young girl.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
Awesome kids + wonderful teachers + helpful staff = great school

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
Excellent school functions, such as carnivals.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2010
The school has great staff and teachers who care about their students, and it's a friendly community who support each other.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 13, 2010
love the teachers and events!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Great teachers that care about the learning. Excellent learning center

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2010
There are some excellent teachers at Feickert. There are also one or two who should not be teaching. All parents need to be aware of this and ask questions and listen to what other parents are saying. Would rate the school five stars if not for the few bad teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Teacher are the best all the ones on the old B track we had. they know how they are. and all the parents that work hard at school for there kids thanks.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
I have had two kids go all the way through and one getting ready to start...this school is great. Wonderful teacher, great kids!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2010
Like most public schools, star testing is the priority and everything else falls through the cracks. There is more to an education than basic math, English, a dabble of science and crude history. The principal is a great guy and the staff and grounds are pleasant but that is not enough to make a school great. In my opinion, Overall Feickert is a mediocre school. To be fair, you won't find much better in the whole district.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
I am very unhappy with this school! My daughter has been attending for 3 years and the teachers so far have been just okay. This year has been a mess, they misplaced my child in a class then moved her a 2nd time than again at last minute (3 days before school starting) moved her a 3rd time. I tried to talk to the principle and he did not care. The first day of school the teacher was late and my daughter didn't even have a desk to sit at because of the unorganization of moving her. My daughter used to love school but now she comes home every day very upset because she says how mean her teacher is. This teacher is unorganized, has no compassion for children, and yells often. I am loking into switching schools if possible because my daughter is so unhappy.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2009
I am proud to say that my son attends Feickert. I have volunteered in the 'Watch Dog' progam for dads twice now and was very impressed with how the school responds to all children. My wife and I constantly thank his teachers for the job they do. Our son loves that he has older upper grade students that mentor him when he is moving up in grades. I think this involvement at this young age is critical and Feickert does it right.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2008
We are new to Feickert and are pleased with our new school. I volunteer in the classroom and the library and the staff I have met are great. I wish there would be funding for after school clubs

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2008
This year, there is a new principal. He went the extra mile for students to have some sort of intervention program when it came to students that are stuggling in subjects. If they needed extra help in math or reading, it is available. That is good news. This is an all year round school, not traditional --ie, Jr High and High school. If there is one sibling in an all year round school, and the older sibling in traditional, it may be tough when it comes to family vacations.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2007
I have four children, three of whom have attended this school. I volunteered in this school as I've done in the past to other schools. The librarian is absolutely wonderful, the teachers are amazing, and the principle is very involved. Overall a ten point scale it would get a ten. Warning to parents though, there is no bus service, this is why I had to leave, yet if I had to leave for any reason at least it was on good academic terms.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
We are new to the school and EGUSD. The security measures are very high at the school, and we are still getting use to them. There's positive and negatives, but more positives at this time. My son's teacher is very positive and dynamic. She appears to have a great deal of understanding when working with children of different peronality traits.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
June 19, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 17, 2007
My six year old has received great instruction, had a great time, and I felt that her teacher was willing to go the extra yard.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2006
The teachers are excellent and a special pat on the back to Mr. Nixon! My concern is for the kids who have a hard time keeping up. Why do things have to be done so fast? The whole district needs to slow down and let the kids relax a bit and have some fun. If you won't slow down, then offer at least one class for kids who need to take more time. You offer GATE for the fast kids, what about the slower ones?

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2006
Our family has been very pleased with Feickert Elementary in this, our first year there. Both our second grader and kindergartner are receiving great instruction tailored to their level of achievement. We have been pleased with the variety of instruction they have been receiving. We are also very excited about the level of parent involvement at the school. A majority of the school community seems to be enthisiastic about attending functions at the school, unlike the school we came from where parent participation was apathetic, at best.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2004
I am very dismayed that no minority student scores are represented in the school's scoring. However, a nice little side note stating how African American and Hispanic students usually rate lower really shocked me. The blatant perpetuation of stereotypes saddens me. How can this statement be made and then have nothing to back it up. Both of my children scored in the 90's on their Star 9 tests, with my son scoring the highest score possible in the language area and (HORROR!) he is bi-racial, African American and Hispanic. Since he doesn't fit into the stereotype, does that make him some sort of oddity, or just a kid with parents that instills in him the importance of education. This is not something only pertaining to 'White' kids. The insinuation that it is is insulting. With that being said, as the mother of 2 Feickert students, we love the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2004
My two sons went from K-6 at Feickert. They had a very positive experience. Their teachers were top- notch, caring, and intelligent professionals. Although it has been 9 years since they 'graduated', most of the same teachers are still there, working hard, inspiring students, and changing lives, one child at a time.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2004
Wonderful school with great teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2004
All In all, I'd rate Feickert highly. My son's teachers have been excellent. My main concern though is the lack of support for programs like P. E. and art and music ...the things that make elementary school fun for a student and round out his education. I doubt if my son gets more than 15 minutes a week of PE (It's supposed to be 90) and I don't think he has had any real art instruction at all. Let's forget about these standardized tests and put the fun back in school.

- submitted by a parent
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Ellen Feickert Elementary School
9351 Feickert Drive, Elk Grove, CA  95624
(916) 686-7716
Last modified Ellen Feickert Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ellen Feickert Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top