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2601 Parkside Drive
Fremont, CA 94536

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November 30, 2014
My son finished his elementary schooling at Parkmont last year. These six years are surely memorable. There is a good mix of class work, and outdoor activities for kids. Out of 6 years, my son got 4 great teachers and 2 so-so teachers. I guess, this is law of averages and it is probably true for most kids. Some teachers give a lot of home work, some teachers keep it low. I think, school should do something to normalize this. For the most part, teachers are lively and make their best effort to provide best education. When I read about one star rating here, I see only frustration. Yes, the staff is not all that friendly. They could have been far better. But, there must be few things that would have lead to staff's today's behavior. School can/should do a better job of clarifying their expectations from Parents and Students instead of people drawing their conclusions this way. Overall, you as a parent, are likely not going to get disappointed if you were to send your child to Parkmont.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2014
Parkmont is one of the best public schools i have known so far during my 25 years of helping schools as a volunteer in VIPS program. All my three daughters started their academic endeavor at T.H. Rogers from Kindergarten. Rogers is a gift and talented program school. I can tell what make huge differences between these two schools and many other schools is that more parental involvement for Rogers and more than 90% of parents with their college degrees is for Partkmont and its students. My youngest daughter loved and admired many teachers at Partkmont. She graduated from Parkmont last school year During last class she gave a special souvenir with her written poem, school pictures and classroom symbols to her already decided retire principal. I have been searching for solutions to our problematic and seem-to-be broken education systems here in America involving with three crucial elements in education and school: Control, responsibility and accountability. My question to all American parents: Do we need a new 28th US Constitutional Amendment to fix them? . Among 27 Amendments there was no amendment for education The USA and its citizens have already tried everything. What else ?

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2014
The worst staff I have ever seen. The Admin staff is rude, Teachers are unqualified. They abuse students by talking down to them. Should be assessed by Department of Education.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2013
The parents push and tutor their children to accel on state tests here, not the staff. This accounts for the high score. Many programs and activities have been lost such as chorus, drama, the Halloween carnival, and dance festival in the years my children have attended. Parents are treated disrespectfully by the office and administration. The principal is incompetent, rude and disliked by much of the community. My kids have liked their teachers, but with class sizes so high it's hard for them to get much attention. Look around town carefully before choosing this attendance areas. Some lower performing schools are more well-rounded, friendlier, and offer more opportunities for enrichment.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2013
Parkmont is a great school, all of my kids love it. This school has a lot of unforgettable loving teachers: Mr. Schneilder; Ms. Hollister; Mr. Boyer; Ms. Tarkowski; Ms. Wilhoit ... these wonderful people set role models for kids to learn how to love the life and other people. Thank you Parkmont Elementary School for being such a great school!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2013
When I was in third grade I switched to this school. During my first year there, the principal was great. We were headed towards great things, but ever since the principal left to become the district superintendent, the I've seen the school's principals drive it into the ground. What was once the best elementary school in FUSD, is now a shadow of its former self. The teachers there are great, so are the kids and their parents. These three groups together have, so far, managed to keep the school afloat. But the school needs some major changes to return to its former glory.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2013
Good school, but the principal is the worst!! School spirit and activities have gone way down since she took over. In the last several years we have noticed a decline in enthusiam among the staff and parents. It all comes one place, the principal. Their are still some strong teachers at parkmont and some great parent involvment, but until the principal is replaced, I'm afraid it's going to keep going downhill.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
I used to be a student here at Parkmont, and I loved this school. Yes, some teachers are bad, but all schools have some bad and good teachers. The homework issue was not a problem for me, and I was ok with projects during spring and winter break. It was a bit hard, but it will only be for an year. Besides, this will prepare students for the real life. Overall, this is a superb school, but i do miss the old principal. The only bad thing i think is the office people, like the secretery. They are extremely rude. But, there are many teachers that I have admired and inspired me. This is a great school

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2011
Teachers here even assign homework (projects) for young kids to work on during winter break. Isn't it against Fremont Unified District School Regulations? No homework is supposed to be assigned on week-ends and holidays. This teacher always assign more homework on special dates such as Halloween-we were so busy preparing for Halloween but this teacher assigned more homework 'AS A PRESENT" to work on. My kid had to write more essay and Maths after "Trick or Treat" for homework due the next day after Halloween. This teacher has very bad manner too. I don't know why lots of the teachers at this school have such bad manner? If we complaint to the principal, she always push us out with bad manner.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2011
We moved from another part of Fremont and started this school just this year. I have to say we miss our old school in Fremont. While the STAR rating is high, it has nothing to do with this school and it's teachers. They cannot be more rude. The parents also aren't as friendly and while I agree the high STAR scores comes more with parent involvement than teachers, there is no sense of community from the parents at this school. They all go out for their own kid while kicking everyone else to the curb. There are a lot of tech industry parents here and maybe that kind of isolated world is what they are use to, but it really hurts I think in having the kids well-rounded. Most of my kids friends at school only see them at school. Most of their parents refuse after school or weekend play date requests.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2011
A large and diverse school, Parkmont has a stong PTA and many involved parents. My children have had good teachers with only one being problematic. My husband and I are both college educated and I'm a stay-at-home mom. I let the teachers do their jobs and simply see to it that my children do their homework and read. My children have scored proficient and advanced on their STAR tests and get decent grades. There are plenty of extra-curricular activities to choose from and there are teachers that have championed drama and chorus programs for years. The school facility has seen a number of improvements over the years and plans for more are in the works.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2011
Definitely office staff are a bit rude. The overall quality has gone down by years. Teachers are not sending homework every week regularly. As most reviewers said it has a good API score due to parent's individual interest and involvement. They should take feedback from the parents about the teachers at the end of the year to improve.But definitely I am appreciating and thankful to the few nice teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2011
Its rather the parents' self interest which is making the school's API score go up. Its in a place where lot of technology industry employed parents prefer to stay. There is some mad sense of competition because of this, largely that only makes kids not being all-rounded. Its fine by me mostly because we are fortunate enough to spend whatever we can to make my kid get sports training lacking in the school. But that is not just to all other kids in school and with the state and federal budgets shrinking there is probably nothing that can be done. Office staff is miserable, if I could would give negative stars for just their behavior I would. They prefer to speak about the quality of one shirt when my kid is standing there hurt and needed some medical attention. Just really pathetic.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2011
The office staff at Parkmont Elementary School definitely needs improvement on how to treat parents/visitors. Or they need to be replaced. The API score of Parkmont is good simply because of Parents, Not Teacher(s). My child was overloaded to Cabrillo Elementray School. There, both office staff and teacher were very friendly and quick in response to our concerns/e-mails. But at Parkmont, I sent e-mails to my child's teacher, I did not receive a response to date.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2010
Nice teachers and nice principal. My son loves to go to school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2010
The Office staff definitely needs to be more friendly with the parents. Principal is great but not the staff of the school. The API scores of this school is reflection of excessive parent participation.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2010
Parkmont elementary has a wonderful atmosphere. Kids are happy! I have the honor of helping in my daughters kindergarten class once a month. with the increase of students her teacher has kept a positive attitude and a wonderful learning environment. From the first day I could see that my daughter was not only learning, but having fun doing so.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 25, 2009
Yes, I have to say that office staffs definately need to be more friendly.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2009
I agree with some of the parents on here: 1. Some teachers are not forthcoming with the assessment of your child unless you ask them 2. Some teachers are not as sensitive to all children as others And I also agree that because a majority of the children in this school have parents that value education, they make that extra effort to tutor their kids at home. I have two children going to the school and I have seen the good teacher/bad teacher among my kids. I also see one teacher make teaching a fun thing and the other make it just a 'job' that pays a check at the end of each month. I wish there were more teachers that helped students build on their confidence and expand on their knowledge.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2009
There are some teachers in this school that are very nice. However, there are a couple that are very brash and insensitive, to both children and parents, and they seem to get away with it inspite of many parent complaints. This is becoming a big concern for many parents, and it's something our family will look into before we decide that this is where we want to stay.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2009
The only major concern I have regarding Parkmont is that the Teacher's do not communicate to you on your child's progress in school. They only send report cards at the end of the each trimester. Even thouh you get stars on your child's homework doesn't mean that they are passing. Parents make sure you make an extra, extra effort and follow up with the teachers cause if you don't they will not either.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2008
This is a horrible school. Most of the teachers teach nothing. The score reflects what the parents teach at home. High achievers do well here because they don't need the teacher to succeed. Parent of high achieving student please realize that your child is not getting much out of this school.Teachers complain about children's grades to parents because they know the parents will work with the childrten at home and make the teacher's job easier. There are a few teachers that are good and nurturing. Even the office staff is rude and un approachable. If there is an emergency and you are late picking up your child they will not let the child sit inside the office. They have to wait outside by themselves. I think this is very damgerous for the young ones, and yes they do this to even second or third graders.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2008
Very academically inclined. Very diverse. Not too much sports or arts which lacks a balance. Some good teachers while others are not. Too much homework. I give 5 stars for academics and facilities but the school needs more improvement in activities involving sports and arts to make kids well-rounded. School is getting bigger so not too personalized and other teachers are lazy and not dedicated to reach out to the students.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2008
Excellent diversity. Great chorus, band, art, FAME, chess, basketball, and performing arts opportunities. Good science, PE, and computer programs. Great emphasis on safety. Parent participation has dropped off over the years, but the PTA remains strong. We miss the old principal, but the current one is okay (not as hands-on?). As in any school, some teachers are better than others. Too much homework in 4th-5th-6th grade, but they are learning lots; great field trips. Only drawback is that there is no Orchestra / string instruments. And more teachers need to be 'tech savvy' and post more information for parents and students online. My two kids love the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2008
Parkmont gives too much homeworks and not enough extra-curricular activities. The teachers are not dedicated to the students. They can be discouraging and their method of teaching is not through a positive reinforcement or self-esteem building approach. I would think twice about putting my child in this school. Parkmont used to be good before but not anymore. The new principal is not as hands-on as the old one. The District should examine the type of teachers Parkmont has since a lot of them are not qualified to be teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2008
Lousy school. Overated and not much quality teachers. I'm surprised how they can be allowed to be teachers when the quality of their teaching is very negative and involves sarcasm.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
My daughter went to this school from 3rd grade to 6th grade. Overall, the school is fine. I mean some of the teachers are really outstanding while others are barely just qualified to be a teacher. So keep your fingers crossed to hope you will have a good one for your kid. The current principal is not as good as previous ones.

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August 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 14, 2008
Iam a parent for the past one year.The school is really great and teachers are very nice.The eenvironment is also a challengeable which i liked.Hope it remains the same.God bless.

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August 03, 2008
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June 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 15, 2008
My daughter has been going to Parkmont since Kinder. The school is more like our family now. Parkmont teachers have a love for teaching and do an excellent job with the kids. I am beyond happy to have chosen this diverse school.

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April 10, 2008
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March 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 06, 2008
I'm a parent in the Parkmont neighborhood. Both of my children attended Parkmont (my son is still a student there) The school has received California Distinguished School Award twice in the past 8 years, which speaks volumes for the quality of instruction and academic standards. The kids are full of life, which is a striking difference from some other schools where the kids are under constant pressure to get perfect test scores.

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October 27, 2007
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October 26, 2007
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October 08, 2007
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- submitted by a student
February 12, 2006
I work in a latchkey program for some parkmont students. The students always seem very happy and cheerful, and the work they bring is challenging. Both teachers and students seem to have a good relationship. The rooms are always filled with projects that look fun. Work and art are hung on the windows for display no matter what class you are looking at (it is not only the younger classes) and that is very encouraging.

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February 01, 2006
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January 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
The teacher are very nice and experienced as I have observed during meeting with them every trimester. I always surprised how much my son learned from school from time to time. And the most important, my son likes this school very much.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
My son has been in Parkmont since kindergarten. He's happy to go to school and admires his teacher. We feel satisfied with what he learned from school

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2006
Academically superior. Need to focus more on sports and arts. Very high parent involvement.

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December 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2005
My daughter has been a student at Parkmont for two years. Her father and I are both very satisified with the school and have yet to have any reason for concern. I believe the Teachers and Staff at Parkmont are dedicated to the development of each and every child.

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November 29, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
November 21, 2005
My child is a first grader in parkmont. She's been there since kindergarten. I am happy with the quality of classroom instruction for both years. My child loves going to school. The teachers take care to see that the children work at their level of potential so that they are not bored. I would like to see more music programs in school. I am satisfied with the measures taken to ensure safety and discipline.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2005
My dauther is in the first grade at Parkmont. This is her second year. We are very happy at the school and are not happy about moving out of the school district. Academic program: I was surprised at the level of learning that occuring in kindergraden, it seemed a little excessive but my daughter was up to the challenge. First grade has more home work but she is more that able to complet the assignments by the end of the week. I like Parkmonts diverse student population which I believes adds value to my daughters education. There will be a principal change this year but I do not expect that to impact the school academic success. The school has a commputer lab, science class, along with PE for the first graders so I am pleased. Parents are very involved at Parkmont in all areas of school activities and a very active PTA.

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September 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2005
It is excelent school my son is learning a lot

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2005
The problems are deep and continue from the top. Many influential teachers are not concerned with the physical and mental wellbeing of the students. Their job security and work reduction is most important. Parent participation is reduced because there's a strong clique among parents favored by the Principal and her favorite teachers. Honest and giving parents are discouraged from participation by their alienating techniques. We moved to this neighborhood greatly because of the school. It's a shame the principal and a few influential teachers and 'pet' parents make me want to move away.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2005
Great school, good teachers and great principal. Academically very good and same in extracurricular activities. Have multi-cultural activities making every student feel good. Very active Parent Teacher Association. Parents have been putting in to help the teachers.

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July 11, 2005
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June 07, 2005
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- submitted by a student
May 25, 2005
My friends daughter studies in this school. He says the school is good and has excellent diversity.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2005
This school is simply great! They can improve extra curricular activities though.

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April 12, 2005
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March 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2005
Parkmont is a good school. They have diversity like cultural programs. Very good in academic and sports.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
this school (parkmont elementary)has a high quality in education and the teacher's are very kind and work with their student a lot i think this is the best school!

- submitted by a student
February 10, 2005
Excellent shchool with very efficent, experienced and respectable teachers. Communications to the school has immediate response. They take time to address the concern of a parent no matter how much ever time it is. It is one of the best schools.

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- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2004
We are in our last year at this school. We have had a couple of teachers that have dropped the ball, but for the most part the majority are exceptional. We have family with kids the same age in private school and ours is equal or better in just plain knowledge. The prinicipal is very good and dedicated. The PTA and parent involvement is amazing. Only deficiency would be the lack of extracurricular activities.

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Parkmont Elementary School
2601 Parkside Drive, Fremont, CA  94536
(510) 793-7492
Last modified Parkmont 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.
Parkmont Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 74 reviews. Top