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School leader Robin Gilligan

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400 East Hermosa Drive
Fullerton, CA 92835

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5 stars
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August 27, 2014
I agree Hermosa drive Elementary school is the best in Fullerton. My son loves this school. Everybody(Teachers, Staff etc) is very friendly. First of all, This school tries to make students be creative & reliable. I want to send my daughter to this school also.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2014
Hermosa is off to a great start! I have one child currently in 3rd grade and my daughter will start next year. I am so looking forward to many great years here at Hermosa to make many memories! My my son has loved all three of his teachers and adores the principal here at Hermosa. I cannot be more please With the staff and all the parent involvement. I truly believe Hermosa is a hidden gem and I am so happy that we found it!!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2014
I have 2 children that just completed their kindergarten and 2nd grade years at Hermosa Drive. I'm so pleased with my children's academic progress. The teachers are fantastic! The Principal is always on top of things. There is strong parental involvement in the school. Parents working / helping out in the classrooms and in all the great PTA sponsored school events. I love how the school/PTA has fostered a real sense of family/community with the family friendly events they put on. Hawktoberfest at Halloween is something my kids look forward to for weeks beforehand. Lunch with a Loved One is another great event that we enjoy. The PTA goes above and beyond to make sure our kids have academic programs and field trips that we normally wouldn't have unless the PTA financially stepped up to the plate. Ticket to Read, Accelerated Reader are just 2 of the numerous learning tools that PTA pays for that have helped and enriched my children's elementary school experience. We are making lifetime memories at Hermosa Drive and I love that.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2014
We love our school! My son just finished the 2nd grade and has gone there from the start of Kinder. Its a small hidden treasure in Fullerton. Some may like the bigger schools around us, but that is what we love about Hermosa! I love all the teachers and Principle! I was very involved with the school this year and have grown to love and appreciate the staff, parents and students. We are all there for the kids! The Principle really cares! We have had a great year of accomplishments from Distinguished school, Kangaroo Math, All the Arts, GATE, and our very own hockey team! We also have a great PTA that has really worked hard to bring parents and teachers together, as well as working with GPA!! Thank you, everyone!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2014
This school is great! Dont't let the test scores fool you. The quality of the principle, the programs, and the teachers are outstanding. When the oc register publishes the evaluation of all public schools in OC you can see the breakdown of student scores by language and socioeconomic status. When you compare apples to apples Hermosa kids do as well as the Beechwood and Fisler kids. The PTA is full of highly educated, and highly motivated parents who support the foundation for high performing programs and students

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2014
We left private catholic education and enrolled our two youngest children in our neighborhood school. The two we enrolled at hermosa are getting a far superior education than my two oldest ever received during their primary years at our parish school.we. We were able to test into honors classes at LV even though we were not in GATE because all teachers and all curriculum is outstanding. The parent community is very close. The principle is the best my children have ever had in any school we have ever attending. This little school feels like a small private school that has far superior opportunities for learning, equally great social community, and no expense of tuition.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2013
I can only agree with the most recent post of 2/1/12 as it pertains to the school's GATE program, which is excellent. But this is a school within a school. If you are Special Ed or GATE, you will have a terrific experience. If you are general ed, run for the hills. The principal is terrible - she either does not know what it takes to get the job done or won't do it. It is a very small school and turning things around should be a snap but she won't put in the time and won't make her teachers make the necessary changes to help the kids who need help. If you are an ELL student, ask to be bused to Raymond where you will get all the programs you need. We should be Title I, we qualify for it, but the staff doesn't want to be and neither does the neighborhood. People are transferring out of this school in droves and for good reason. Despite the vast amount of parent support at the school, the staff is unwilling to accept outside help except for modest classroom involvement. I will be surprised if this schools exists in 5 years. Hope the District is mindful of the changes going on and plans for this contingency.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2012
Great school. Ms. Gilligan, the principal, is really on top of things. School events are well organized because of good parent involvement. School size is not too big so things are not too chaotic, which is great at drop off and pick up times. School has laptop program which means each child must buy or rent a laptop from the district. Would like to see API scores better. But my daughter got into the GATE program. The 3 GATE teachers and the GATE program is awesome. I think my daughter is getting a top notch education.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2011
Hermosa is an absolutely wonderful school!!! The teachers, parents, students, staff and principal all work together to make the most of every learning day and every dollar available. This school utilizes many cutting edge electronics as well as cutting edge learning programs. It is a California Distinguished school and a two-time Golden Bell Winner.

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no rating April 19, 2010
I love everything about this school. The principal is awesome and the teachers are amazing. My daughter is in 6th grade and has been going there since 1st grade and my son is in 4th grade and has been there sincer kinder. I have nothing but good things to say about every aspect of Hermosa Drive. I'm proud to say my children attend this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2010
I love this school. Thoughtful and caring teachers and staff. Many have won awards for their excellence and commitment to teaching and our children. The worst part is the parts in their cars who are rude drivers. This is no reflection on the school though

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March 16, 2006
This is a great little school. It has an excellent principal jennifer shepard and teachers. Mrs. Shepard knows every childs name and the parents are very involved. Highly reccomend this school.

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May 06, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 24, 2004
Although not a participant of the Hermosa PTA, I must say that I am forever thankful for all that they do for our children. I have been a Hermosa Parent for 4 years now and have always been welcomed to participate with the PTA. I only wish I could give and do as much as they do for our children. No one in particular cares for fundraisers and especially not the PTA (who are usually the ones doing all the work). The time and energy invested by the PTA only benefits our children. We are ever so lucky to have these committed and dedicated parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2004
There is no other school like Hermosa! These teachers are so dedicated to our children! I recently picked up some of my kid's friends at another Fullerton school and watched them being herded like cattle not children. As far as the hermosa PTA... Dont ever judge a book by the cover. although I am not involved in the PTA I have been encouraged countless times to come and join in. I dont think that anyone has a right to sit back and complain especially if they are sitting back doing nothing. Also if the fund raisers are bothersome to someone then just dont participate in them. Schools have no choice but to have them to supplement their almost nonexistent budget. Excellent job Hermosa! Keep it up!

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
As a member of the Hermosa PTA for the past seven years I must come to the defense of the February 2004 review! We are not exclusive we beg to have new people join so the same 15 people are not always doing all of the work. It seems the people who complain the loudest do the least. As for fundraising, we do fundraise but all of the profits go directly back to each and every student. See where the money is spent in May's Hermosa Hightlights. As for the education, my children are excelling. My seventh grader, among many others from Hermosa, are qualified for the Honor Society as of the last report card. They are completely prepared to move on to junior high and have received a wonderful education from a devoted staff. Hermosa is a unique school and a wonderful learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2004
Hermosa is a friendly and great enviroment to have a child in. The PTA works hard at fundraisers to purchase Laptop computers, books, programs, teacher equipment and many needs that I can only touch upon a few. Many and all are welcomed but only a few do all the volunteer work. This is a family neighborhood school with teachers that have concern for their students. Hooray for Hermosa!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2004
Hermosa Drive Elementary is an excellent school. The faculty and staff encourange parent participation in the classroom which is rewarding for the parents as well as the students. My son loves his 2nd grade teacher and will remember her much better than I remember my 2nd grade teacher!

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2004
I have been very disappointed with my child's time at Hermosa. I feel too much time is spent on extra activities rather than learning. The children are behind in every element considering the school's location. The children should excel,not be average. The PTA is absolutely exclusive to anyone not a 'friend', so the same people are involved year after year. We have about 15 fundraisers which is way out of line. Where does the money go? Our children sit on the ground by the parking lot to eat lunch. Why? Hermosa should take a look at surrounding schools to see exactly what they are doing wrong. We have way to many combo classes, and kids are in them year after year. What a detriment to their learning. I would run, not walk, to any other school in the district

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Hermosa Drive Elementary School
400 East Hermosa Drive, Fullerton, CA  92835
(714) 447-7720
Last modified Hermosa Drive Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hermosa Drive Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top