Students enrolled 396
School leader Giselle Hudson
District Fremont Unified

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36700 San Pedro Drive
Fremont, CA 94536

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(510) 792-3232
(510) 792-0245
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3 stars
Based on 17 ratings

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November 06, 2013
I used to go here and those were the worst years of my life... A few of the teachers think I'm a bad student, but the teachers at Centerville and Washington seem to like me. My grades when I went here were AWFUL. But grades have gotten much higher since I left. I got in trouble for things that wasn't all my fault at Cabrillo. Also some of the staff members are just so judgemental. I do not reccomend this school.

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2013
My daughter has been a student at this school since kindergarten. She is now going on to the 5 th grade. We have been lucky she has had wonderful carring teachers! I've met a lot of great parents who I enjoy volunteering with them at school functions. I love the diversity of the school and all the resources there is offerd (title one school)for the students. The star testing scores have been improving. Cabrillo won the distinguish school award & title 1 academic achivement award In the year 2010. That award was won by the hard work of teachers, students, principal, parents, and staff at the school who work together as community to get are children to get ahead. I'm a proud parent of a Cabrillo student!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2013
I used to work in this school and am glad I don't anymore!!! The school culture is very cold and negative. The teachers only care about their job and are not ready to lend a hand to someone in need. The principal is very disorganized, incompetent and not at all flexible. She's always making mistakes in her paperwork and forgetting things. I am surprised that the district is letting her stay.

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2011
They discriminate against children with disabilities and deny them accommodations. The principal is absolutely incompetent!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2009
i child goes to this school and i think this a great school beacuse all of the teachers are very nice and resorceful also the after school program is free! so i do not need to worry about that. So as a parent i think your child should go to this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2008
We're new to Cabrillo. My eldest child entered Kindergarten in 2007 here. I was very pleased w/my childs learning experience. In the begining, they shared w/us a packet that was an example of all the work our child will do throughout the school year. I was a upset to see how advanced the level of learning that was indicated in the packet. There was a book report in there, readings and writing assignments etc, etc, etc. Although I consider my child to be quite bright for his age, I started getting anxiety about meeting the standards layed before him. The teachers assured us that we were all in this together and if we worked together in helping our children along we will succeed. I followed the guidelines that the teachers adviced and guess what happened.... 'My child now reads everything in sight'! I'm soooo pleased. Mrs. Startzman Your the best!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 10, 2008
It has been a wonderfull expeiernce for my children to attend this school. The office staff is helpfull and the teachers are very hard workers. My child has benifitted greatly from attending Cabrillo. They have numerous after school programs the best of which is soccer.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2006
This school offers a lot of cultural diversity. They have a great after school soccer program. I wish they offered more specified tutoring after school because the students really seem to need it. The teachers are very kind and helpful. Mrs. Christenson is a great primary teacher. I think she teaches the second grade. Miss Meneses is an excellent teacher as well - she teaches the upper grades. She worked wonders for my child. If your child can get into either one of their classes you can be assured that your child will be in good hands. Parent involvement seems to be quite low. I went to one of their PTA meetings once and I only saw about 5 adults. I encourage more parents to join.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2005
Good science program. Very poor parent involvement so far I have been there only one year so far. We need PTA parents to show up to PTA meetings! We need more help given to kids to help them improve their self esteem. More parents to show up and give more. Teachers in kindergarten are sooo busy. Kids are absent a lot.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2005
I liked this school. It offered a lot of diversity and culteral awareness. The staff is very kind and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2005
academinc programs are quite average, On extracuriculat front sports it the only major area available for the students.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2005
One of worse school in district. School need more qualify teacher and better leadership.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2004
This school is great. The teachers are very concerned about the students grades, surroundings, and personal issues at home. They notify parents immediately of any differences in the childs behavior, and they're inthusiastic in learning. They are very helpful in teaching students how to get out of there shells.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2004
Cabrillo has some good teachers but not enough teaching going on. The reason the API is so low is that children do not learn what is on the Cat6 test so when they take it they fail what they havent learned yet.

- submitted by a former student
June 05, 2004
I have quite a few students at Cabrillo Elementary and I only wish there would be more teachers like Ms. Christensen there. I am so delighted with Ms. Christensen! She is a wonderful teacher and my daughter is excelling in her class. Mrs. Faria is another teacher that makes a positive difference at Cabrillo. My daughter wouldn't change her for the world! Hats off to them both! If Mrs. Hudson (the principal) would be more open to suggestions from the PTA, teachers and parents this school would come a long way. There are lots of parents who'd like to get involved and make a change at Cabrillo, but getting through and making it happen is quite a challenge! A little bit of compromising and a positive outlook from Cabrillo's principal would bring this school to higher standards.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2004
I took my child out of this school because I feel my child deserves a more challenging atmosphere. Some teachers are good. Mrs. Mendivil is a smart, wonderful, and caring teacher and I don't regret having my child in her class. Unfortunately I don't feel that way about the school in general.

- submitted by a parent
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Cabrillo Elementary School
36700 San Pedro Drive, Fremont, CA  94536
(510) 792-3232
Last modified Cabrillo Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cabrillo Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top