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Fresno, CA
Students enrolled: 695
Before care: No

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6235 North Brawley Avenue
Fresno, CA 93722

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(559) 451-4480
(559) 437-9411
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October 18, 2014
I have 3 kids at Figarden. My oldest is in 2nd grade. We have had a great experience with the Pre-school, TK, Kindergarten classes/ teachers. They were/ are very loving and caring. As far as the 1st grade teacher I haven't had the best experience. My oldest was getting bullied and it took a whole week of me calling with getting no return call. I finally had to go down to the school and pretty much demand to get some answers. Things are better now but it's mostly by my doing. I had to talk to his teacher and tell her what's going on. The principal couldn't be bothered. On top of that it is pretty much a plain school. No extras. No after school programs, no Christmas program, no themed days I've seen other schools have. Needless to say we are looking for another school.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2014
This is a great school. My kids have been going there since kindergarten. Sometimes my child comes home terrefied though. They say they see this mysterious girl standing in the feild. Has anyone else experienced this?

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2010
Figarden needs more academic afterschool programs. Because of budget cuts, most teachers do not stay after school to help tutor our students. Luckily, as a very involved parent, I make time and spend over 3 hours a day doing homework with my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 03, 2009
Grandkids go to Figarden. Teachers really care and my 3 grandkids like school. They are eager to learn things and bring home lots of awards. Citizenship is a big deal which is super!

- submitted by a parent

November 08, 2007
Figarden Elementary is a fine school with fine teachers. It is filled with academic acheivment, as well as atheletic acheivment. It is a friendly envioronment and I suggest all to go there.

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 03, 2007
I am currently a sixth grader over at Figarden. I just have to say so far, in all my years at this school (K-6), has been wonderful. I also adore all the new things approaching the school; like the new field is completed and looks just plain wonderful. The teachers are quite supportive when it comes to educating the students (from what I know). I am proud to attend/have attended the school.

- submitted by a student

May 31, 2007
My son is completing his second year at Figarden. His experience there has been great. The teachers are awesome and always willing to help. It is a great school and I am proud my son is attending Figarden Elementary.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2007
I have two children who attended Figarden Elementary School (son-4 years, daugher-2 years). I thought the PTA at this school was awesome! However, I was very disappointed in the overall test scores for this school. In the four years at that school, we saw more discipline problems on the playground, and 'rougher' children starting to attend.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2007
This was my son's first school year at Figarden. I am so happy we found a school that really cared about his academic progress and challenged him.We found a home school for him until junior high school. I plan on definitaly joining the PTA next year.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2007
My kids have been going to Figarden for several years. Both have passed the GATE test and are honor roll or merit list. That says it all for me. They are getting the attention they need and have had teachers that challenge them and help us as parents learn how to better help them. The new principal is easy to talk to and helpful. He has implemented some new safety procedures that are taking some time to get used to but are a plus without a doubt.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2006
Both of my children went to this school and my yonger child could continue at fig arden schhol but I took her out because my expience with fig arden schoolhas been nothing but problems.

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2006
My daugher has been to figarden ever sience kindergarden. And now she is going to 6th grade.... Its a good school,but I think they should have way way better lunches...... I hope your son or daugher can go to figarden school!

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2005
My son is new to this school and he teacher keeps me informed on his progress on a weekly basis

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2005
This is a huge school! I wish the students had better playground equipment. PTA is working on a new playground. I really like the afterschool activities like dance and hopefully spanish club soon.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2004
My daughter began Figarden as a kindergartener and is now finishing her education at Figarden as a straight-A, 6th grade student. I feel I should commend the administrators and teachers for their great test scores, attendance and honor roll students as well as their leadership in their competitive sports. I also feel compelled to express the frustration I feel when it comes to playground equipment and facilities. With enrollment at approximately 750 why are their only basketball nets on the playground (except for the hazardous, broken soccer goals which are pushed against the fences and have been their so long they are literally becoming part of the landscape. No volleball net(s) (with the exception of volleyball season when it is put up and taken down daily), no swings, no backboard, not even any boundary lines, not even one line so they could have a start and finish line.

- submitted by a teacher

September 15, 2003
This is the first year for my two children at Figarden. So far so good. My third grader is doing very well and my sixth grader is doing well. I am glad that the staff takes the time to care so much. And the parents are ok too. My children came from a school which did not care about the students or how mean they were. Figarden you are great. I love it and so do the kids.

- submitted by a parent

July 09, 2003
I have two children attending Figarden. This school has a lot of parent involvement in and out of the classroom. I am really surprised their scores are not higher! The teachers are very friendly and willing to assist students and parents in the best methods for advancement. It is definitly one of the best schools in Fresno!

- submitted by a parent

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Figarden Elementary School
6235 North Brawley Avenue, Fresno, CA  93722
(559) 451-4480
Last modified Figarden Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Figarden Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top