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3101 Markeley Ln
Fairfield, CA 94533

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(707) 437-4621
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October 02, 2015
Center elementary school in Fairfield CA went from being a 5 star school to being a 2 star school in my opinion. Here are the reasons: (1) there must be about 50 or 60 students per class; (2) they ran out of food, lunches, (3) the attitude of the staff of the school--the school went from being a "can we help you, the parent, and we'll tell you what we are changing" to mind your own business, we will change the bus route, the classes without telling you or letting you know; (4) the attitude of Transportation we will change the route of your child without telling you or letting you know and you will have to guess when your child will come home (and usually, the child comes home about 45 minutes later;

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January 14, 2014
This school needs work on its values as a while and communication. My daughter has had over 3 inappropriate incidents happen to her since the start of her school year. The things that have happened and been said to my daughter at this school and shocking!!!! I can't beloved that as a parent I don't get too be invoked in knowing how the situations are dealt with. I don't get too have any communication with the other parents. My child is going to school and being involved in things that she should never be exposed to. And when I speak with the principle he says he will deal with it and thats all it get. So I have to make my child be put in a class with a teacher that had no ideas what's going on in her class because their are took many kids in one class with not enough help out. Or the teacher doesn't have the structure to deal with what comes up in the class. I feel bad for my daughter and odd pot in these situations that no kindergarten child should deal with!!!

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August 12, 2013
This is a great school. The Principal is attentive and present. The front office staff and support staff care about families and students. My son has been in kindergarten (2 teachers:18 students!) and first grade at Center and we couldn't be happier. One of his kindergarten teachers has been a teacher for 20+ years and his 1st grade teacher for 15+ years. I have a background in education, so I am a very choosy parent! I love that the school is small and not overcrowded. Students are known by name, not just a face. I wish parking wasn't such a nightmare and there was more parent involvement to help the PTA, but what happens inside the classroom is what counts and it is because of Center that my child is excelling above grade level and also thinks that school is FUN!

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October 18, 2012
Overall I really like the school. However, since the school is no longer on Travis AFB the school is not doing as well as it once was. This has been happening over the past few years. This is the third year it is not on base. They have a lot of new teachers who are fresh out of school which can be a bad thing in some cases. I prefer a school that has seasoned teachers. I do like how the classes sizes are not as big as other schools in the area.

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November 11, 2009
This school has thrived and grown under the excellent leadership of Principal Pat Zetah. She is very hands on in her leadership style. The students are very diverse and the teachers care about the success of their students. I am impressed at how the arts are integrated into the curriculum. I will be sad to leave this school.

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January 10, 2007
Center had a nice Arts program. The music program is only available to your child if they are old enough. There are just a few great teachers at this school. No discipline for trouble makers. Finances are not the problem at this school!

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October 17, 2006
My son is in the Creative Arts Program for Kindergarten students at Center. He loves school and is excited to take part in school activities. Even though the school operates on a tight budget, the staff excels at making the students feel comfortable and not feel the strain of a monetary deficiency. Kudos to the staff!

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March 09, 2006
My kids went to Center until we moved out of state two months ago. I'm really glad to be at another school. Center seemed more concerned about if they were going to get the money for the student being in class rather than the education and well being of the student. There were a few teachers that really did take the time and show a genuine interest in my children but they were few and far between at this school.

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January 28, 2006
They have an excellent music program. This is the first elementary school that I have seen have a music program so early (my child started playing an instrument in 4th grade). The music teacher is excellent and really goes out of his way to develop the school's program. The principal is okay. Not bad per se but can not compete with a former retired principal that was loved very much by the children. I would also preferred that this principal would at times let these kids be kids for special days such as halloween or valentine's day. Most of the teachers that my daughter has had over the past six years have been great with the exception of two. Overall good experience.

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September 25, 2005
Great school! I will give 5 stars!

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October 05, 2004
I have 3 children who have attened Center School for the past 3 years. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences that we have been a part of. All of staff members at Center School are wonderful. The PTA is wonderful, always looking into different ways to help raise money for our school.

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Center Elementary
3101 Markeley Ln, Fairfield, CA  94533
(707) 437-4621
Last modified Center Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Center Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top