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3301 Cherry Hills Court
Fairfield, CA 94534

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March 12, 2014
Appalling. My daughter has Asperger's(PDD scale) and is in mainstream. I ve had trouble with this school since day one. One of her teachers likes to announce to the class when she gets D's and F's latley. He belittles her in front of the class by telling her that she doesn't even try and that she doesn't study. My daughter is past tears for this now. Now she just goes on and on about how worthless and stupid she feels that she is. Also, the conduction and body language of one particular lunchlady/yard duty, is more parallel to a jail guard. If I get any more direct with my family's bad experience with this school, I'm sure my words will get used against me. Although there are a few good adults, I am (overall) very displeased with this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
One huge problem with B Gale Wilson is the rudeness of the office staff. I have witnessed this problem first hand many times. I believe it is detrimental to have junior high students mixed in with grade school children. I understand that the school is very overcrowded and that it contributes to many of the major problems.

- submitted by a community member
August 05, 2013
I loved this school, sure it has it's faults, what school doesn't? But, there are a selection of after school activities to explore. I for one love the school, and I think the teachers are overall pretty good. Some are rude & choose favorites, but I think the new ones they brought this past year are wonderful, and bring joy to B. Gale Wilson middle school, I'm very satisfied & am ready to bring on the new school year, with the new principal. Lets go wildcats!

- submitted by a community member
June 28, 2013
HORABLE SCHOOL. I my gate child was a gate student and had strait A's. He was supost to go to a Green Valley a gate student school, but we could not arange the transportaion so we sent him to B. Gale willson for middle school. When he finished 8th grade he was on drugs and alcohal and spends his time with kids I do not aprove of!

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2012
I was here K-3 then left for Rolling Hills Elementery then returned for my middle school years. My Kindergarten here was the worst year of my life. My last 3 years went very well. The teachers were amazing, I had fun everyday, and had so many friends. When I returned for middle school it was obvious that it had went downhill dramatically. This makes me really upset to see how a place I grew up in turned too. My teachers were all quite stuck up and very controlling. I was always surrounded my the gangster ghetto vibe in there and it didn't feel as safe as I used to. All that I could say is that it needs to go back to the amazing school that it used to be. It is sad to see how it became.

- submitted by a community member
August 13, 2012
This is absolutely the worst school I have ever been involved with. It has the most negative energy beginning with the office staff who treat people so poorly that I filed 3 complaints at district level. The principle worries about one thing and that is test scores. He has zero involvement with the parents. They have a PTO that has 3 board members and they do nothing for the kids during the year. The principle believes that children should be learning and not having fun, he even canceled the trick or treating that the kindergartners do at Emeritus for the elderly. The one thing those people look forward to he took from them!! The worst school ever in my opinion. There are not any outside activities for the kids, no sports, no music, no counseling, the library isn't even open everyday!!!

- submitted by a community member
August 13, 2012
Being new to B Gale Wilson, I share a somewhat different view than others who have reviewed the school on this site. Yes, I would definitely agree that there is room for improvement beginning with the attitudes and professionalism of certain members of the front office staff. On a more positive note, however, I have found most teachers to be exceptional, both committed and caring. The quality of education has been very good in my opinion in spite of the challenges of growing class sizes. I have also been happy with the work of the PTO thus far. I have personally attended book fairs and participated in other fundraisers throughout the year where at least a portion of the funds raised have been made available to teachers to purchase books and otherwise help buy classroom supplies, a direct benefit for students. Of course, more still needs to be done to help bridge the gap resulting from reduced budgets. Broader parent involvement in the PTO could help. Overall, while I agree that improvements can and should be made at B Gale Wilson, I for one have been happy with my experience thus far and look forward to being involved in the school's success in the years ahead.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2012
I am really sad how this school is dealing with important issues regarding student behavior, teachers abilities, and Administrative responsibilities. My child has two more years at this school and my whole family is dreading it. There are some seriously questionable teachers here and the Principal and Vice Principal DO NOT run this school well. I know there are challenges with the student count going up and funding going down. I can count on one hand the good teachers they have left and a few I question how (or why) they became teachers in the first place. I will breathe a sigh of relief when my child is done here and hope they make some very necessary changes regarding the Middle School teachers. So disappointing.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2012
I am NOT satisfied with B Gale Wilson. The last couple of years have NOT been good. My child is in 8th grade, and these last couple weeks of school cant go by fast enough. Im so happy I dont have to deal with this school anymore. The middle school teachers have their favorites, and the rest get tossed to the side. If your WHOLE class is failing. I feel its not the class its the teacher, but B Gale will not take accountability for this. The Principle is a joke. He does NOT know how to run a school. He does not know how to talk to the students or the parents for that matter. Thankfully I am done with this schoool in 3 weeks... Good bye to the bad days of Middle school for my child...

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2011
I have dealt with this school for two years now and it has been the worst experience of my life. My son left a private elementary school to attend middle school here and I regret the decision to place him here. This school has a handful of good teachers. The major problem I find is the school can be racist. Minority students are treated unfairly! If you can help it, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO THIS SCHOOL. I have a daughter nearing middle school and my husband and I would prefer to continue to pay $500 a month to keep her at her current private school rather than saving that money. Putting her at BGale Wilson is like feeding her to the wolves!!!! Wolves that are in positions of leadership. Two thumbs down!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
What a horrible school to deal with if your child is being bullied. I went in to speak to the man and his assistant just to have him say to my daughter that she must be provoking the bullies and that she is not the only victim. Just to find out the next day that my daughter was beat up for "snitching" on these bullies. She ended up getting suspended. The administration, the principal and the assistant turn a blind eye to what is really going on in the playgrounds. Bullying will never end if the two individuals I spoke to keep ignoring what is really going on. Funny thing is that these bullies keep getting away with tormenting and harassing the good kids, all they get is a slap in the hand and then their back in school again. Just ridiculous.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2010
Wow, what a difference a new administrator makes - for the worse! The man is used to middle school students and could care less about the K - 6 group. Terrible vibe here. It's going from bad to worse!

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September 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 24, 2009
This school has recently gone through many changes. From going from year round to traditional, incorporating Dual Immersion, and getting new electives for the school. I am very proud to be a wildcat. Teachers and parents are very involved in this school and the students who have 90% of their homework completed are awarded once a quarter with PAT time(prefered activity time) This school has a great balance of reward and discipline. Overall, this is a great school(:

- submitted by a student
January 13, 2009
It was definetely better 10 years ago. A lot of change is not good if is not for the better. Data shows falling APY. If I am not wrong, Great Schools rate used to be 8 last year or before all the changes took place: Like students, teachers & Administration getting out of there, and now is 7. This school has lots of problems that are ignored. I am happy to be there for only a few months more. It is sad because we moved to the area because of the school and we watched it going down.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
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September 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2008
B Gale wilson has been through many changes in the past two years...going from year round to traditional and the addition of many new teachers and programs. It was a rough start but this year familys teachers students and staff are coming together like I have never seen. We have lived in the nieghborhood for 13 years and have seen the school go up and down right now it is going up! Teachers Administration and parents are coming together and students are happy and moving toward thier goals. Yes many teachers left but many excellent teachers stayed and new staff has joined. The jr high leadership program has seen a 600% increase of student participation since 2006. Change can be hard but with thoose kind of numbers it has been worth it!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 01, 2008
B Gale Wilson has turned out to be a complete nightmare. The very best teachers left after the 2006-2007 year and now bullies roam the school yard bullying the good kids. I moved here a decade ago as the school was previously rated top 7% in California, it is now an embarrasement to the area with all kids who live adjacent to the school now leaving to find a safer place to attend and the administration is turning a blind eye to what happens on the playground. Truly a nightmare for a parent.

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February 05, 2008
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August 10, 2007
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January 03, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
As a parent of two middle school children this school is excellent. Having been at another school in the district. This is a great place to have your kids in middle school. Safe environment. Well behaved students, teachers that challenge students and good parent involvement. Yes and my kids I consider are average students and are doing great. They love the school both their class mates and their teachers

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2006
I agree with the post that says if your child performs at the top of the class then this is the place for your child. This school is very driven when it comes to academics and test scores, but not for the average or below average kids, they feel like they are in the way or not wanted. This is a very rich area, so what can you expect. I have had to deal with issues regarding some teachers almost everyday. I have one teacher(Mrs.Chun-Remick) that teaches 3rd grade that is caring and kind, quite a breath of fresh air compared to the rest. I may consider homeschooling after my experience here.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2006
It was a wonderful school, my daughter loved it. The office staff as well as the teachers were very friendly and positive.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
This is a top rated school and I was extrememly disappointed in it. Our son attended it for 2 years. He is an average student-not the top in his class & not the bottom. If your child is in the top % of their class, this is a good school. However, if you child is in the average to less than average range this is not the school for you. They concentrate only on the top scholar's and pay little attention to the rest. Try Laurel Creek if you are looking for educator's that will invest time in teaching your child(ren).

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January 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
Children have attended for one year. School structure could use improvement. Happy with the two teachers my children had last year. The front office staff are rude and not helpful. The same can be said for the Principal. Deffinitely need more afterschool activities and intermeral sports.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2005
It's a great school. Great teachers nice people. Our school never had fights like the other school. Always the best in sports.Great end of the year trips, dances, and field trips.

- submitted by a former student
May 30, 2005
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March 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2005
My childs experience at this school has been wonderful, with three great teachers in the three years she has been there so far. The year-round track system takes some getting used to, but seems to work well logistically. The one observation that is noteworthy is the track system has created a caste-system of perceived value among the different color tracks, with a default stigma assigned to each track color. What is most disturbing about this dynamic is not that the mostly stay-at-home-moms ascribe worth to the teachers and students (and even parents) of the various tracks, but that it has permeated down to the students as well, creating stratification, affecting self-esteem and planting the seeds of predjudicial behaviour on the playground and in the classroom. The school leadership might pay more attention to this dynamic going forward.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2005
Academics programs are average. Music program is good, and sports program is average. Needs more sports choices for elementary students. Parent particpation is good.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2004
My first impression of this school is that it is very clean and orderly. There are a lot of portables but that is because the school goes up to 8th grade. The staff seems very friendly and it's in a great area.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2004
My daughter has completed kindergarten at this school and started first grade. I have a very high regard for this school. Many of the kindergarten students achieved very good reading levels and also were more than ready to start 1st grade math. The 2 teachers were extremely competent, friendly, able to use discipline if needed and were much loved by the students. Parents were often involved in classroom activities. I would recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
This school is in a beautiful, affluent area...you'd expect a wonderful experience. For our family, this was not the case. Unfortunately, the leadership at B.G. Wilson has been seriously lacking for many years. The elementary segment has some wonderful, and some seriously lacking teachers. The middle school was a purely miserable experience for us, and many others - including children of B.Gale teachers! Why wouldn't a K-8 school promote communication between teachers to enhance the elementary to middle school transition? Non-existent! Communication with the 6th grade teachers in particular was downright painful. Agony at school bringing agony to home. My 4th and 7th graders are now in home school. It changed their personalities to leave the daily dread behind. Thank you to the few wonderful teachers who have contributed to what little is positive at this school.

- submitted by a parent
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B. Gale Wilson Elementary School
3301 Cherry Hills Court, Fairfield, CA  94534
(707) 421-4225
Last modified B. Gale Wilson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
B. Gale Wilson Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top