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5218 East Clay Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727

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(559) 253-6540
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June 11, 2015
I gave this school this rating because the school did not give our hard working 2014-2015 6th graders a ceremony for promotion. Kids need to see how proud the school is for their hard work & for the school to dismiss such a great achievement & milestone in their young lives is beyond me. I hope the coming years they change this. I'd like to add that I spoke with the vice principal along with other parents that we would help out with anything needed to have a small ceremony & still nothing was done.

- submitted by a community member

April 21, 2014
My daughter is in Kindergarten and we are fairly new to the community. My daughter's teacher is Mrs. Luce Todd and she is wonderful. I've attended two open house and just love how Mrs. Luce teach my child Fallon is learning new things each day and her reading is improving every day.

- submitted by a parent

September 14, 2013
The vice principal is not up to par and not very people-oriented. She comes off as rude and uncaring, especially when it comes to greeting parents. I wish Turner had a better vice principal.

- submitted by a community member

August 29, 2013
After viewing the most recent test scores, I see I underestimated Turner and it's teachers. I'm proud that the school's overall API is improving! I feel like a jerk for being hard on my son's last year 5th grade teacher. As a parent, I'm going to do my best to work as an effective team with my children's teachers and Mr. Gettman in order to make sure my boys work to their full potential. My son likes every single teacher he has ever had at Turner, and I can say they have all taught him a lot. Teach Linda, Ms. Cha, Mrs. Lavesque, Mrs. Maddox, Mr. Cha, Mr. Morrison and now Mrs, Engel have all made a big impact on my son's education. No one is perfect, but the these teachers at Turner have worked their buns off to ensure my child the best education possible. I have the same good feeling for my Kindergarten as well. My 6th grader is looking forward to playing on the flag football team and doing well in his class this year. I like Turner, Teachers, the principal and the staff. The school is doing the best with what they have to work with. If you have a problem with that, be more involved!

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2013
My 6th grader has Ms. Engels this year and my kindergartener has Mrs. Vang! I couldn't be more ecstatic about this. The background of both teachers are great, and I'm excited my children will be in the classrooms of some of the best teachers at Turner. I've heard great things about both teachers. I will do my part as a parent to make sure my children stay respectful, study hard and take on leadership roles this year. Way to go Turner! I love the office administrators by the way....they are amazing!

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2013
I'm nervous about this school year, because it hasn't always went well in the past. I really hope and pray that this year is an outstanding year for all the children. Turner hasn't always been so parent/student friendly, but effort has been forth- somewhat- in the past. I just hope this year is the golden year for all-parents, students, teachers and administrators, alike. I really want my kids to get a good education like any parent would. They are excited about the new school year and the office staff are superb, so we look forward to great things. God bless Turner's new year, may it be blessed and fruitful for all.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2012
Truner like every other school has it problems i will admit. The school system as a whole is broken in California. Not all of the staff is bad. We have some wonderful teachers that really care and give extra time an there own money so that your children can have the best experiences while at Turner because we know as staff how under funded not only our school but alot of other schools are as well. We have strict rules about parents coming on campus these rules are put in place for safety reasons if you want to call it "unfriendly" thats fine. As soon as anyone steps on that campus during class time we want to make sure it is ok for them to be there and they are not there to harm anyone. We just want to keep every child in school safe. Everyone has worked there many years and we have grown to care about all the kids. I know i have and even over the summer i miss them terribly. Im proud to be a tiger!!

- submitted by a teacher

May 16, 2012
Turner elementary has the worst administration that I have seen in years. The teachers aren't involved with the students. And the staff does not encouraged parent involvement. My son who is now in the fifth grade has been jumped by students on 3 different occasions. There was never won a parent to parent conference scheduled between the other students par ents and myself concerning these matters. When a teacher is question about the academic progress of your child they tend to take it out on your child by grading them harder.

- submitted by a parent

November 11, 2011
i attended turner for 4 through 6 grade and it was a great year.mrs. engel my fifth and sixth grade teacher helped me a lot. if it werent for her id be an under achiever but im not im an 7th grade honor roll fort miller middle school student thank you a great deal mrs.engel, mrs.pang, mrs.gallordo, and staff at turner!!

- submitted by a community member

October 22, 2010
I tried to hang in as long as I could at Turner, but the principal leadership has failed tremendously this year. I'm not sure why but the principal and vice principal doe not seem to welcome parents' presence on campus. Teachers have gotten better at this, but the school's overall performance has not been successful. There is not enough parent involvement and those parents, like myself, who are involved are just not welcomed by leaders on campus. Good students are leaving due to bad leadership and an unfriendly atmosphere towards parents.

- submitted by a parent

July 04, 2009
Turner is a great school to work at. The kids are great, the teachers work hard, and the school does its best to make sure every student receives a quality education.

- submitted by a teacher

July 01, 2009
Wow! Things are really improving! There is more parent involvement and student activities. Turner staff really cares about students and parents. It is a pleasure to go on campus!

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2005
My oldest daughter started Turner in kindergarden and left when in the middle of third grade because we moved out of the area. We always had great experiences with the staff and other students. She is a bright kid and really blossomed while at Turner. The new school she goes to now is in a different district that is supposed to be the best. Well, although the neighborhood and the school itself looked better, my daughter didn't do very well there. Her grades suffered and her self esteem seems a bit lower than it used to be. Everyone there seemed to be very interested in fashion rather than character. At Turner fashion was never a big issue. Her teachers were always great and aproachable with any questions or concerns we had. If gas wasnt so expensive she would still be at Turner elementary.

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2004
Turner is a great school for children. It has great diversity and all the teachers and staff are wonderful. The only drawback with Turner Elementary is the way they sometimes separate students and teacher's by ethnic groups. For example: Spanish speaking students would usually go to Spanish speaking teachers.

- submitted by a parent

July 30, 2004
The majority of teachers do the best they can in these times of heavy accountability and required paperwork. They are readily available to discuss any difficulties the student may be having. There are visible difficulties with the administration and it's ability to firmly back up the rest of the staff. Discipline is an issue at this school.

- submitted by a parent
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Turner Elementary School
5218 East Clay Avenue, Fresno, CA  93727
(559) 253-6540
Last modified Turner Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Turner Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top