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K-5
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Long Beach, CA
Students enrolled: 459

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4000 East Fourth Street
Long Beach, CA 90814

(562) 439-6873
(562) 433-1826
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July 28, 2014
I just have to say that I agree with the post below regarding the Principal (have not experienced the other stuff regarding class bias or whatever, etc). When kids get in trouble for playing tag, there is something wrong with the system. Way too strict for Fremont. Also when kids have conflict it should be a teaching moment, each side heard, so they can learn. Yes I agree with the prior poster that free play and games such as tag are so important (it's not all about academics) in the development of children.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2014
I found that the 'community' was based on exclusion with cliques, racial and class bias, with fierce competition among the most well to do. Partly this was due to the ''accelerated' PALS class where there were more resources and even separate field-trips. This elitism grew and deepened over time. The 'other' classes were unbalanced to the point where there were more unruly kids and desperate measures. PALS class is traditionally 2/3 female; if you missed the chance in kinder, tough luck. New Principal has some skewed priorities and is strict about them. Pink slips issued to children playing tag for example are targeted and told to choose a structured play activity during breaks. Yet free play is great for developing a child's self direction. There were a couple of great teachers but there are a few awful ones that have emotional difficulties, lack of boundaries or simply mistreat children and parents who complain.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
As recent immigrants, this school was the best decision we could possibly have made, the close knit community that is its secret to success, has also proven to be ours. The parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school, its programs and their children. Our daughter has been at the school since first grade (now almost ready to start fourth) and her experiences have been exceptionally positive, aiding in her development as a student and as a person. In her first year she had Mrs Driskill, who helped turn a shy South African girl into a confident, enthusiastic american student. Last year she was lucky enough to get Mrs Chung, who has this amazing ability to connect with all her students on a unique and personal level, no matter how many individuals end up in her room. Every one of these teachers has something special to offer, and is dedicated to providing their students with the best possible all round experience. The support staff is also just that, supportive. Total win.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2013
I can only review Kindergarten, and only Mrs. A's class. I almost shed a tear when my son graduated because she was such a committed teacher. All the kids loved her, all the parents too. The parental involvement is what keeps this school great despite heavy state cuts. I was never there a single day without parents volunteering.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
Our son just started kindergarten at Fremont, and so far our experience has been overwhelmingly positive. You can feel that the staff share a common goal with the parents--to have the best learning experience for the students. His kindergarten teacher goes above and beyond her duty and spend her own unpaid time to give each student individualized attention. We certainly feel very fortunate to be a part of Fremont.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2012
This is my 7th year as a parent at Fremont and I love it. The teachers are fantastic and the PTA is wonderful. I know schools are suffering from budget cuts but we are lucky to have so many volunteers in the classroom which helps to allow the teachers to focus on teaching. Also, what other school has a science lab and a computer lab? Not to mention an amazing drama program! It is a wonderful, nurturing school, with approachable teachers and down to earth parents. My children have been fully supported, and any concerns I have had have been dealt with immediately. The teachers and the school address bullying, and have even implemented the Peacebuilders program to teach the students about what bullying is and the importance of acting kindly and respectfully. I would not want my kids at any other school!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2012
I have been a parent at Fremont School for 10 years. It is true that it is suffering due to budget cuts like most schools. The impact has been considerably softened because of a professional staff and an amazing community. The PTA continues to be amongst the best and has not only increased volunteerism, but has continued to fund the Science and Technology labs and has recently started funding teacher aides. They have additionally funded technology upgrades in every classroom in an effort to help the teachers face the challenges of increased class size and decreased budgets. Fremont continues to be the among the best in the district.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2012
While I've had some very positive experiences with this school's community prior to the 2011/2012 school year, what I witnessed this year is that the school is experiencing great difficulty in dealing with the state budget cuts. I will be shocked if the school remains at a "10" after this school year. If it does, then this rating system is flawed. Fremont may have been a jewel within the public school system of Long Beach, but this doesn't fit at this time. AND I hope that it can return to what I've heard it was.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2011
My son went to this school for two years. We loved it his first year and hated it his second year. We made the decision to homeschool because of how he was being treated. He was regularly picked on and on occasion was even beaten up. At the time we thought our son had autism but his teacher didn't believe us (he was later diagnosed with high function autism). Her attitude was that if he would just stop being so weird and make some friends that he wouldn't get picked on or have the other kids hurt him. One day he was pushed down, punched repeatedly, and choked. The two boys involved got pink slips. I never got a call to tell my what happened to my son who was in the 3rd grade. This school does have a lot going for it. But it wasn't a good fit for us.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2011
Fremont school is AMAZING! I'm in 4th grade now and this school is totally gate. The teachers are awesome, the programs Fremont provides are excellent. And is healthy, for it has a Days of Taste program, which teaches me to be careful of what I eat, also it has a SALAD BAR! For all of you parents out there I hope you attend your kids here. GO FREMONT FALCONS!

- submitted by a community member
November 30, 2010
I was a student at this school and i can say that it is the best school in the west! I am now an eight grader at Rogers Middle School and going on to high school. This school is amazing, the teachers show so much support toward the students and the Drama program is terrific!!!! I highly recommend your child attending Drama although it has a small fee, but your child will have so much fun and gain courage as they are rehearsing on stage. The academics here are amazing and are getting better and better each year! Although the campus is small compared to Lowell elementary it is enough to enjoy during recess. THe PTA helps heaps to make the school better with all the parents joining. They have a smaller kindergarten playground and a nice field of grass so students could play soccer. This is a great school and i hope that your children would attend it. Heaps of Love from a proud former falcon!

- submitted by a community member
September 29, 2010
Any elementary schools should be accessible to all students, not based on their race or ethnicity. It seems that because my son is biracial that he should not be treated like other caucasian students. I don't believe this is a good representation of the school. I am a graduate of UCLA and I own my own successful business. Anyhow, I also want my son to grow up in a great educational environment with the goal to educate its students for their future. The priority of the school is to boost the API scores & nothing else. The school should have a family oriented feel to it, but it doesn't. I will enroll my son in a private school instead.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2010
Fremont is more than just a school, it has the feel of an extended family. Wonderful parent involvement; dedicated teachers; great students! Very active involvement (from staff, students and families) makes this public school seem more like a private school (in the many "extra" programs it offers and the high-level academics that are complimented with lots of fun, hands-on learning). All students (K-5) are able to attend weekly computer and science labs. All students are welcome to be a part of a first-class drama production that rivals most high school performances!. After school programs such as Chess and Spanish are available for interested families. Hardworking staff and parents are very dedicated in providing a superb educational experience for the students at Fremont Elementary. A small, friendly home-town feel to this school!

- submitted by a teacher
May 20, 2010
What an amazingly wonderful and happy school! The parents are involved, but not too involved. I can't imagine a more devoted staff. The student diversity both economically and ethnically, provides a rich learning environment that is very down to earth. Out realtor told us we were going to be at another school, how glad I am that they were wrong!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
I love Fremont Elementary because the teacher's parent's and staff, work together on keeping our science and computer lab's going for our kid's we all work very hard on doing so. Even in these hard times we still keep trying, it's harder now than ever. But we never give up and that is why I love Fremont Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2009
I'm so torn over this school! I guess apparently it's relatively good-- high scores, small classes, good PTA programs like computer and science labs, drama, orchestra, meet the masters, to name a few, and I love the diversity and parents, but all I see my son doing there is writing, writing, writing! I know they need to learn it, but why does every subject have to be taught just by putting pencil to paper? They need more hands-on, experiential, tactile work to do-- I remember in 1st grade, my teacher made these little cut-out, laminated paper clothes with math problems on them and you hung them up on this miniature clothes line when done- stuff like that!!! That doesn't even take a budget for special materials!! Are they just having to teach to the test that much ?? I just fear my son will have a negative boring impression of learning

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2009
I am a retired teacher without a child at the school and I volunteer regularly. Fremont's teachers are nurturing while still making sure academic standards are met. The school friendliness is a great asset, as is the diversity of the population. Parents work hard to raise money for extra programs and there seems to be no 'class distinctions' --just 'how can we help all our kids.' I would be happy to have to child at Fremont.

- submitted by a community member
March 29, 2009
My Son has been at Fremont since K. He is in 5th this Year. WoooHooo to all of the Oompa Loompas and all of the Cast Great Job to all. Wow! What a school. To all The Students, Parents and all that work there. Ya'll are AWESOME. One Big Family. The past Years have been INCREDIBLE! Even when I couldn't be there ya'll stepped to the plate along with my son's Grandmother and Aunt to help my Son be all that he can be and then some. Thank You So much From the Bottom of My Heart. Thank You. Awesome, Great, Wonderful School By Far. :0)

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
We have been extremely pleased with Fremont. Every teacher my children have had have been excellent. One of my children currently has Mrs. Dameshek and she is extremely calm and patient. She is able to help each child reach their own level of excellence. The principal seems to me very interested in what is best for the students. Every staff member is caring and interested in the kids. Love Mr.Gallandt, the music teacher!

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2008
Excellent school. We love everything about it!

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
Excellent teachers and staff. My Daughter has been at Fremont for two years now. She is in the second grade and she loves her school. We love Fremont.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 14, 2008
This is a great school. My child loves The Drama Class.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2008
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September 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 06, 2007
I love this school, the teachers, the staff, kids club ...it really is a great school. It is a family. older kids look after the little ones. I only wish that they had a dual immersion program. My daughter is in first grade and is surrounded by great children. Really you cannot go wrong with this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2007
This school is a gem. My daughter is finishing up kindergarten tomorrow. If her teacher, Mrs. Driskill is any indication of the quality of teachers here, she'd in for another fantastic 5 years of excellent and fun education. There is so much parent involvement, it is like a little private school. Definitely low on the attitude scale which is nice. The focus of parents, teachers and principal is the kids! If you choose this school, would recommend getting involved in the PTA if you really want to stay informed. My daughter can't wait for first grade and more learning adventures!

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2007
We've been at Fremont for 2 years now and can compare to previous big city publicschool. We feel very fortunate, as our daughter is embraced by the staff here and the pressure is not as intense as some public schools. The science lab is great and it is not a snobby school, parents are very involved not only in the school but with their kids!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2006
This is our first year at Fremont and we are absolutely thrilled with it! Huge parent involvement, great teachers, basically an overall terrific school so far!

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September 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2006
My son was placed in a 'combo' kinder/1st grade class ( 10 kinder and 10 1st graders) this year. I did not understand the concept of having first graders in the same class with kindergartners- how is this beneficial to a first grader? The teacher had no evidence, facts or data to support the effectiveness of this model. If this is a good idea, why are the other first grade classes not formatted in the same way? Why did 20% of the combo first graders last year fail to meet the requirements for second grade and had to attend summer remediation? The principal had no facts, data or evidence and in fact, stated he was not required to under the California Education system. He stated this has been done for years, primarily due to numbers. No wonder California schools are among the worst in the country.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2006
My daughter has just completed her first year at Fremont and I am very impressed with the schools' dedication to the students. This also includes the parents involvement with the school - it's stellar. I can't wait to see how my daughter continues to thrive there -- also, next year her brother will be joining her (he'll be in kindergarten) .. I am very pleased with this school : )

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
Budget cuts are hurting even the best schools in Long Beach. Unfortunately, public school is no longer worth the effort, when you are constantly having to beg, borrow and plead for the programs to exist. I can forsee private schools having a waiting list a mile long within the next few years. Fremont and other public schools are just not worth the effort when private has so much to offer. All schools need PE, Art, Music, Science, Computer,Spanish a functioning Library and a Nurse. How can we ever maintain a higher level of education, when the public schools have nothing to offer?Bless the parents and students that put up with the nonsense!

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2006
This is a great school. High expectations and lots of parent involvement. School has Meet the Masters art program, Science Lab, Drama program, and Technology Lab.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2006
This is a great small school. Kids are appropriately challenged and disciplined. Their is quite a bit of parent involvement and community involvement with surrounding businesses supporting the school. The ability to have orchestra at this level was great, and the school is very creative at finding ways around budget cuts.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2005
Great school and great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
After going to another district I missed this school, they were willing to help in almost any area they could, I really got to like the principal though it was a rough few years. They have a real family feel. I like the fact that if your child is struggling in an area they get them the help they need asap.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2005
Fremont is a wonderful little school with a family-like atmosphere. This is one of the smaller public schools in Long Beach and is a breath of fresh air among the many over-crowded schools.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2005
We have been extremely pleased with this school. Wonderful principal, teachers and great parent involvement. Our daughter is getting a fantastic education here. The school has high academic standards but also allows children to have creative outlets such as the 'Sussical' play the entire school performed in.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2005
Best elementary school in LBC. Extremely proactive and friendly PTA; huge community involvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
Fremont is like having a private school education at a public school price- very dedicated parents, strong academics and good extracurricular activities. The GATE program is excellent, but personally I feel that the school is too small to have one.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2005
This is a small school with a lot of parent involvement. The curriculum is very traditional, in line with most of the Long Beach schools. The teachers are extremely dedicated and caring; there is a heavy emphasis on academics and testing. There are a number of extracurricular activities, including chess club, Spanish, and drama. It's a tight knit community.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2004
My dauthers have been going to Fremont since 1st grade. We are very pleased with most of the teachers they've had. I especially think 3rd grade is special. There is an excellent 3rd grade class but Huber and Phelps are just as terrific, these two teach beyond the curriculum. This school has a mix of students of different backgrounds but I found the blend to be just right. Not a 'rough kids' atmosphere and not exclusive 'nose-up-in-the-air' parents like the school next door, Lowell. My son went to Lowell for 3 years and yes, the teachers were fantastic; high stadards and all --but PTA moms, wow... Fremont's PTA is a great blend. Very involved parents. I was proud to be a Fremont Mom.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2004
Fantastic school! It is a small school, with a real family like atmosphere. The teachers are great. Not only is it good academically, but it offers so many extra opportunities. Some of ours have included the science lab, computer lab, meet the masters art program and drama. All of this is free to every student. You couldn't ask for a better all around school.

- submitted by a parent
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Fremont Elementary School
4000 East Fourth Street, Long Beach, CA  90814
(562) 439-6873
Last modified Fremont Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fremont Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top