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K-6
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Fairfield, CA
Students enrolled: 832

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570 Vintage Valley Drive
Fairfield, CA 94534

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December 30, 2013
The new second grade teacher is the best, friendly, caring and genuinely concerned for our children. Thanks for hiring such wonderful teachers!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2013
It is truly sad how this school can be the worst for our kids! Administrator and teachers alike have only ONE purpose for our kids! That is to learn the answers to the test! Forget any true academic teaching to our kids at all! Our kids are the ones that will suffer in the long run!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2013
This school is the best! The scores are high and every time a kid gets better at math or ELA! 300 kids got 600 and 5 got double 600! And lots if kids got honor roll and a 4.0! There's no bullying because everyone is nice and if someone is a new student everyone shows them where to go and is immediately friends. Everyone is basically friends. No ones ever left out and the teachers become your friends, too. Though the playground is small and can use some tweaks here and there its great, and there is a huge grassy area to play in! This is the top elementary school in the county, no the district. It's absolutely wonderful!! I highly recommend you send your child to this school.

- submitted by a community member
March 08, 2013
I have a child in the second grade who attends Nelda Mundy and I have to say her teacher is the "worst" of them all. She is not organized; she is not held accountable for her lack of teaching my child and she does not communicate with me, via email, phone calls, etc. The primary method and focus seems to be on "test taking" and not teaching standards/concepts. I am truly disappointed in this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2013
This is a great school, the teachers, principal and staff are all so dedicated, organized and they have a system that works!!

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2011
this is the best elementary school you will ever go to!!!!! there is NO bullying and everyone is nice. they have strict rules but a lot of fun activities. top school of the district no doubt. everyone encourages your student to do the best they can. CST scores= AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS SCHOOL AND I KNOW YOUR STUDENT WILL TOO. 6TH GRADE CLASS OF 2010-2011 SHOUT OUT!

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 2011
My child attended this school last year. He really enjoyed it for the most part but I did not like the general feel of the school. Traffic is a mess. There is a slew of focus on testing ( good thing) but it's mostly worksheets, worksheets. No hands on activities, no fun experiments, discovery stations, or actual "let's help Tommy think for himself" Instead, teachers are pretty much driven to deliver their curriculum to the students in a wham slam' -memorize this, copy that and burn it in your memory' attitude so they can just throw it back out on state tests so the school can get more funding. As a result, your child will do a lot of memorizing,busy work that focuses on standards but if you want your child to actually try to think for himself and not just do worksheet after worksheet, supplement with something intelligent and go to the library. The positives: A safe and clean school, high quality teachers,nice new principal (although you'll have to explain any of your concerns in a matter of a few minutes before you get rushed out the door....she is very nice but needs to be a little more gracious with her time during parent meetings. Glad we are finally graduated from Nelda.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2011
Great for those of you who can afford to purchase a home in that area. They don't have open enrollment nor are they on the choice list for no child left behind act. It seem segregation at its best and when I write a well thought out letter to the district I am ignored. Your on notice Mundy, I am having a few people look into this matter. 2011

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2011
This is definitely a great school overall. I have both of my boys at this school, one finishing 4th grade and the other graduating 6th grade. They both have been here since Kindergarten. I have nothing but positive things to say about the quality of education, the diversity of the school, the support and care of the principal/teachers/staff towards the students, and (as previously stated) the sense of community. I love it here as much as my children do!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
I am an parent and My child comes home everyday and says 'i had a great time!' She talks about what she learned and everything and also is ready to go to Green Valley next year

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 03, 2009
Wow! We went to back to school night for our daughter in K and son in 4th. What a terrific school. I am very impressed with the teachers and staff. They are extremely organized and energetic. They seem to care very much about students and their education.

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July 30, 2009
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June 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2009
Nelda Mundy is a great school. The teachers are awesome and the parental involvement is wonderful. My girls love their school and are always excited about learning. The families that attend Nelda Mundy are very nice and united. The staff and administration are great. I feel my children are getting a great education and sense of community at this school. I agree, Nelda Mundy is by far the best school in the district. The parental involvement says it all!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2009
Our experience at Nelda Mundy has been nothing but positive. The Principal is fabulous and a pleasure to work with, as well as the teachers and office staff. I look forward to my son starting kindergarten next year and only hope for the same great experience that we have had with our daughter. I am proud to be part of such a unique school dedicated to the betterment of the children. Way to go Mrs. Cherry and staff!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2009
I have been a Nelda Mundy parent for the last 9 years and feel that from Bill Stockman to Kristen Cherry and Julie Reece, my experience has been nothing but positive. All of the teachers and staff make the children first priority. My kids love going to school and that says a lot about the school! Years ago the office staff was rude, but now they have been replaced with friendly and helpful staff members. I couldn't be happier with the education my children are receiving and would highly reccommend this school to anyone moving to this area.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
first year here and last. not happy, I think the principal is to young. when you try to question some of there teaching techniques, you get a lot of back peddling.no one could really answer me. I have older children who have gone to other schools where we have felt welcomed and the principals have always had open door policy, but here at nelda mundy as a parent I have not felt no open door policy with the principal. I too feel they are all about money and numbers. If your child does not hold straight A's they don't want to deal with it. It's either the parents or the students fault that they are not holding an A. Because a B is not good enough for nelda mundy. I know because we just went through this.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
I have had children at this school for the past 7 years. All their teachers were outstanding! My youngest will graduate from here next year and I will miss the staff, the teachers and the close knit community that we have come to know and love. It is by far the best school in the district.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2009
We have been at this fantastic school for 3 years now and have loved every aspect of it. There is a reason it is the highest scoring school in Fairfield, and all of the staff members there work hard to make sure our kids' needs are met! The new administration change went off without a hitch and, though we miss Mr. Stockman, the Principal and VP are great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2009
This is our first year here. Not to happy. The teachers that i have ran across have been rude. The new princibal.Will say anything to make you happy at the time, but will not follow through. They care more for money andhigh scores. Maybe they need to clean house. Not to friendly in the office.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
This is our first year in the School and I'm am more than pleased with the education my son in recieving. The Teachers Parents and Principal all seem to working together to create this Wonderful Safe school....

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
As with the past 4 years at Nelda Mundy, I couldn t be happier. Sad to see Mr. Stockman leave but very happy with Mrs. Cherry and new VP. Lot of activities for the children and this year s parent club is outstanding with some past seasoned members and new energetic parents. This school is by far the best school in FSUSD. We are truly privileged to have people from Principal Cherry to the school janitor Mark, and everyone in-between.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
Lots of parents who walk their kids to school. Great involvement. School needs to have greater control over icecream truck parking there daily. This is not helping to reduce the obesity problem in America. Cars in the neighborhood speed through in the morning. Need more cameras to capture these inconsiderate & careless neighbors.

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February 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2007
My children have had very good experiences at this school. The expectations are high, the staff superb, and admin. on top of it. The new office staff is icing on the cake. The MCA is doing a great job and has planned some after school activities as well as family events. Way to go! I would encourage most families to consider the Nelda Mundy area when looking to relocate. Although the school is overcrowded, it hasn't seemed to affect the educational quality overall.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2007
My children are new at Nelda Mundy and I feel that my children are safe. It seems to me that the overcrowding issue has been addressed ( I should know, I live two blocks away and my children had to attend another school because of overcrowding last year). The teachers seem caring so far and I think the office staff have personality,spunk and truly care for the children. The parents that volunteer crossing at the streets are great. My only complaints would be the ice cream truck line blocking the sidewalk and perhaps bike lanes on the streets instead of children riding on the sidewalks (probably more of a city issue on that one).

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2007
I disagree with the comments about NM catering to high acheivers. My daughter was GATE identified and we had to transfer her to another school to get her the education she needed. Her current teachers spent more time getting slower kids up to speed and the faster kids sat around waiting. They would benefit the kids more if they placed the higher acheivers into classes together so they could excel. They are cancelling music this coming year and are already short on extra curricular activities. The school does get good test results, but at the expense of arts and athletics. You must go outside the school to get those. The school is chronically overcrowded and the parking situation to drop off and pick up schools is a joke. The school is decent but not great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 11, 2007
Nelda Mundy is not without problems. The school staff are good. The front office is very caring. The MCA has really taken the lead this past year with all the new activities. I am so glad they canceled May Fair as it was a money loser and attendance was poor. The BBQ was a great success and hope they keep it. This PTO did such a magnificent job!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 10, 2007
The teachers and staff at Nelda Mundy are one of the finest around. Additionally, the MCA has been outstanding , especially this past year. I was so happy to hear they will be in charge this coming year. They are truly the best of the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 28, 2007
Nelda Mundy is not perfect, but most people there try and want to do the right thing. Could it be better? Of course - there's always room for improvement.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2007
I would have to agree that this years MCA was outstanding! Never has the MCA offered so many great things for the students and staff. While there have been other good MCA boards, this one top the rest. The school, students and staff are lucky to have this board serve the school for another year.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2007
Now that a school is out, I would like to thank the MCA and staff for such a great time! The teachers are great and the MCA better. Never has this school's PTO improved as much as this year MCA! They have out-done every PTO in the past!

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2007
This school is great and most of the parents and teachers are truly involved with, and sincerely care about the children's education! the mca is wonderful and who cares that they did away with the may fair? Although it was fun, it took way too much time, effort and money to prepare for and run. They have definitely over compensated with the other fundraising and school activities such as, movie nights, the halloween ball and the up-coming family bbq. 'Yey mca!' How is that 'none existent'? The front office is great too! Those ladies are fabulous and just tell it how it is. I do wish that there were more after school programs too, but I have no complaints as far as the education the children receive, the teachers, staff and the totally existent mca.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2007
A terrible school. The principal (Mr. Stockman) takes all the 'fun' out of school. The Vice Principal is good, and handles problems swiftly. The music section is great. It has a teacher who knows what kids truly care about. All in all, Nelda Mundy is terrible.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2007
Nelda Mundy is a great school. The Principal and VP are very organized, involved and truly care about the students. The MCA and parents spend endless hours volunteering make the school a better place. I wish there were more opportunities for after school sports, music, art and other extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2007
This is the worst school I have ever encountered in california. There is no team work. The school is seriously overcrowded, there is a real overflow problem, and there is never enough lunch for everyone, not to mention the school facility has a real attitude, with the help of tis website maybe someone will actually notice.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2007
Nelda Mundy is a fantastic school for most children. The principal is good as well as the new VP. My only complaint is 1. The front office is not helpful and rude to parents. 2. This years parent club is non-existent and has cancelled all family events like May Fair. I think last years PTO should take the school back, they were the best ever!

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March 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2007
It's great that this school has a high API score the problem is that the focus is only on those subjects that increase this score. I review the work that my son brings home and I see very little in the form of Social Studies, History or Science. We have a great school I just think that instead of pursuing a perfect API we can seek to create a well rounded education.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2007
Teacher-effort, encouragement and compassion for their students is very good, as are test scores and knowledge of students. Development of individual students' maturity and sense of responsibility seems good. Parent involvement is limited, with only a few doing all the work. Extra-curricular activities are limited.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2007
I feel this school has a comfortable atmosphere for most of the students.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2007
Nelda mundy is not a good school if you have a child who is not already excelling on their own. While gate kids get extra help, the challenged students are lacking the extra needed attention. As a parent I end up spending a lot of extra time trying to bring my child up to speed. The principal at this school is great.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2006
Nelda Mundy is NOT a good school if you have a child who is not at the top of the class. Children with any type of learning difficulties get passed along and can easily fall through the cracks at this school. Because Nelda Mundy is a high achieving school, all emphasis is placed on the GATE kids and high achievers, leaving behind kids who might have potential, but need help. GATE kids get extra help and time devoted to them, even though academically-challenged students are the real children needing extra attention. (I believe in challenging the GATE kids, as I was once one of them, but not at the expense of those who really need the extra time.) Parents must spend a tremendous amount of time helping their children with homework if their child does not excel in school.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2006
My name is Carrie Foley and I am the current MCA (parent association) president. We invite all parents/volunteers/teachers to attend our meetings which can be found at www.neldamundy.org. Our goal is to support the teachers and administration with field trips, classroom supplies and social activities for the children. My children have attended Nelda Mundy for 11 years and have always been impressed with our teachers and the level of parent support.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Having my child enrolled at Mundy for 4 years I have been nothing but happy about all aspects of her education. I hardly even consider the parent club (MCA) something worth mentioning. All they are responsible for is fundraising for fieldtrips and maybe a few after school activities.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
This will be the 5th year my child will have attended Nelda Mundy. The teachers have been wonderful, the principal warm and caring, and the Parent club outstanding. However, this year, the school seems to be declining. For instance, the parent club has always been outstanding , but this year appears they are faltering badly. No communication, no activities, no sense of direction. Hope they pull themselves together soon.

- submitted by a teacher
August 25, 2006
We moved last year to Fairfield and I am so happy with the students, teachers and staff (even the front office are very friendly). Overall...Great School!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2006
A vast majority of the teachers are excellent. The principal is very good with staff, children and parents. I would love to see programs after school to broaden and enhance the children's education. The office staff is less then desirable. If they were helpful and pleasant, the school would be near perfect!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2006
I am so proud of Mundy Elememtary! The parent involvement is tremendous! I am not familiar with the extracurricular activities-my kids are not old enough yet. The teachers that my kids have had are super. The teachers are always open and willing to communicate with the parents. I feel that the teachers really care about their students and their academic success. I can't say enough great things about Mundy-Wonderful school!

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January 12, 2006
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December 15, 2005
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August 31, 2005
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August 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2005
One word about nelda mundy... Great!

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2005
We have been very happy with our time at Nelda Mundy. However, as with anything, you get out of it what you put into it! Those families that are involved seem to do the best at our school. Have loved many of the very special teachers here!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2005
Nelda Mundy is the best elementry school in the FSUDA!! Bar none..

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2005
Nelda Mundy school is a truly wonderful school with one of the highest API scores in FSUSD. The parent support is second to none. Even though it s a public school, it feels like a private school. The teachers I have meet, while having different approaches to teaching, are very good. The music program seems to have a problem keeping a teacher though. The principal is caring and the office staff work well with the kids, although not well with the parents. I feel safe with my child at this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2005
After just recently hearing about this website I decided to give my comments about Nelda Mundy School. I am now moving, but my children have attended Nelda Mundy for the past 5 years and overall I am pleased with their education. The Green Valley area is unique from the rest of Fairfield with the parents caring very much about education. There are however, some real personality issues that have been ongoing with the staff, which in turn affects the parents and child s perception of the teachers, staff and administration. First, the office staff is impolite and even boorish most, if not all the time. Second, I think that most teachers care about the school, but often fail to show it. Third, the principal tries to please everyone which sounds good but causes mixed information on school policy. Forth, the parent club pushes too many fundraisers and expects too much from the parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 24, 2005
Great Principal.Great PTO President.

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March 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2005
One of the best schools in the Fairfield area. The school totally represents the areas quality of living and standards.

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March 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
Very good school. The faculty and families are heavily involved in the success of the students. Clear guidelines have been placed for students regarding behavior in school and work expectations. Lots of community and neighborhood support. Clean, safe, diverse school that will challenge your child to his or her best. This is a new school and for the most part in a new community. The neighborhoods surrounding the school is your typical middle class America. Or should I say typical middle class California. If your considering this school you won't be disappointed! In a nutshell, this is a school with children from many different ethnic groups, the majority of the parents are at least high school graduates, a large precentage of them are college graduates or higher, education is important to the parents as well as children. The foundation to college and life success is built at this school. A Parent.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2005
I have had one child graduate and another still there. Good families and strong PTA. While I think most teachers are very good and really care about the children, the office staff is most rude. Very disappointed with this part of school staff.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
Highest API scores in the district, great PTO with parent help. Teachers are good.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2004
The teachers available for grades 1 to 3 are great. I am dissappointed in the quality of teachers my child has encountered in grades 4 and 5. There are a few exceptions but overall I am not comfortable with the priorities, teaching skills and high turnover rate of the upper grades' staff. In addition, the office staff is rude and seemingly disinterested in the wellbeing of the students.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2004
My son has been at this school for 3 years now. He started in 1st grade. He is now in 3rd grade and I am amazed at what they teach at this level. He is actually doing geometry. He has a lot of friends and loves it here. The Green Valley area is a wonderful place to live and have your children grow up. The only down side is the school is getting over crowded. They need to open up another elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2004
My daughter entered this school in the middle of her Kindergarten year. When she entered, she was learning the alphabet. When she graduated, she was reading. She is in 1st grade now, reading at a 3rd grade level.

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Nelda Mundy Elementary School
570 Vintage Valley Drive, Fairfield, CA  94534
(707) 863-7920
Last modified Nelda Mundy Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Nelda Mundy Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 69 reviews. Top