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.
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.
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.
My son goes there, and it's a great school because teachers really care about children's well being.
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.
The school has great staff and teachers who care about their students, and it's a friendly community who support each other.
Great teachers that care about the learning. Excellent learning center
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.
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.
I have had two kids go all the way through and one getting ready to start...this school is great. Wonderful teacher, great kids!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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