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Posted October 22, 2013

My child currently attends Fremont Intermediate. I am extremely disappointed in the curriculum offered at this school. My daughter has been placed in an Algebra readiness course which prepares her for mediocrity in high school. I have tried repeatedly to have her moved into a more advanced math course but have been told that the only Honors or advanced classes are extremely impacted. I look at her coursework in math and think that it is ridiculously easy. The administration is pathetic and continues to structure an education system where racial minorities have fewer opportunities than more affluent children. I now have to prepare my child because the school will not. In order to prepare her for a rigorous college application process she will begin taking college courses during her summer before high school so that she can compete with the rest of her previous cohort in honors courses. The school needs to offer more college preparatory work so that students are not placed in the only two options of honors or standard. Honors being highly impacted. The teachers are great, they do what they can with the support that they are given. Administration needs to reconsider its policies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

I have my last son in Fremont first time in this school not doing very good right now he in is reverse he had a fail grade last year his math teacher told he was doing great with an F. I wanted to pull him out and put him another school my ex talked me into leaving him. Been working with the teachers and him to bring grades up. I well wait this year before making judgment on Fremont middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2012

I think the school is great. The kids are getting a good education. The fights are a real problem. I maybe wrong , but I think there has been at least 10 this year so far. The fights are mostly with the girls. If they could get the fighting under control it would make it an even better school. Ms. Morrison has made so many wonderful changes to the school. The grounds are beautiful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2011

I've had two children who have gone to Fremont. The school was a very positive Influence on both. My oldest is special needs but grade level or above academically. It Fremont, he could finally attend school without an aide. Fremont also has a great honors program. Both of my children have been enrolled in Honors math, where they were gifted. I have another child coming up. I wouldn't send him anywhere but Fremont.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

We need a better principal, like foreals.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2010

In these challenging times, I apprieciate the caring educators and the high level of academics for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2009

The school, in itself, is good. But the kids their are terrible from time to time. More then half the class just messes around and talks during class, only one or two even bother to do work. Kids get bullied their alot, and the teachers don't even notice because they're too busy correcting the misbehaving kids. 45 minutes of the classes are spent sending kids to the office. It's a great school, with really nice teachers who try really hard to give us the best educational expeirence possible, but the kids really need an attitude adjustment. The GATE kids are treated like all that's holy there. My favorite teacher was Ms. Nolan, and Mrs. Beardsly. Best teacher's there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2009

New Principal Mrs. Gibson has made all the difference int he world at the school. Excellent Principal & leadership, excellent GATE teachers and excellent staff. Thanks for providing my daugher with 2 years of great education which has prepared her well for the future
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

Fremont is a great school for kids, who are in the GATE program. The regular farmworkers kids don't have any respect for teachers, material or other good students. The teachers are too busy with these kids behavior problems and have no time to teach and help the other regular kids, who want to learn. thregular classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

If your child is a 'regular' student (not GATE), this is what your child will be exposed to here: Overwhelmed counseling staff. Teachers who spend so much time on behavior management that they miss being able to teach. If your child is a GATE student, the outlook is better, because the GATE kids tend to be kept apart from the 'regular' kids for most of the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I am very pleased with Freemont! My son is a GATE student & the teachers he has this year have shown a strong commitment to keeping him challenged - even to the point of setting up independent study programs when neccessary. I have never seen this level of commitment to student success & I highly recommend this school for any student who is either very advanced or needing extra help in order to succeed. The kids get the help & support required for being a successful student at Freemont.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

The kids are not well supervised between classes. The administrators say this is a safe school and they are fixing the problems, but nothing ever improves. Some teachers seem good and caring, but others turn a blind eye or worse. We deeply regret putting our kid in this school and are desperately looking for a safer alternative before something worse happens. Stay away from this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2005

Fremont in Oxanrd has an excellent program for GATE students. They go beyond higher level thinking skills into an area of study called Depth & Complexity and Content Imperatives. Also, their Sp. Ed classes are superb as well. In between, meaning the regular classes, the school has dedicated, hard working teachers who work in teams to better the education of their students. This school has almost 1400 students in only two grade levels, and unfortunately the school has no gym for these kids, nor does it have a full-time music/art program. In order to be an outstanding school Fremont needs more emphasis on the arts to enhance and encourage its many talented students. Also, if the district built Fremont a gym not only would it serve as a fundraiser and greatly expand their extra curricular activities, it would also give many of the students a place of their own after school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 7, 2004

What can I say? I have had the pleasure of sending both of my children to Fremont. The teachers there are the best. From the admin. down, Fremont is exemplary. Test scores cannot begin to reflect the great environment that has been displayed at this great school. This is a model for all other schools to be compared with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2004

You can't begin to say enough about the staff at Fremont. They have all the bases covered- knowledgable teachers, competent admin., and a student body that reflects it. My daughter will be going to high school next year and has tested into honors. I would attribute that to the staff at Fremont along with her hard work and motivation. Great school! -Richard 'Dick' Gosinia
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2004

What a great environment for intermediate school students. The incentives for good behavior (i.e. '0' detention dances) are ingeneous. This is a school of nearly 1400 7th and 8th graders harmoniously learning together. 99% of the teachers teach in the subject they are credentialed for. Amazing! Great school! - Phil McCracken
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

Simply put, Fremont is amazing! Mr. Daly and Mr. Kraus are phenomenal administrators under the direction of the great Ilene Gershon! The teachers (especially the Social Studies department) are the best you will find anywhere in the state. Mr. Griffith is simply amazing when using the History Alive curriculum. My child idolizes Mr. Crowell while we sit at the dinner table. I can't imagine sending my child to a different school. Thumbs up to the teams at Fremont!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2004

I have 3 children at Fremont. They all love the teachers and admin. Mrs. Gershon is great! So are the Special Ed. aides like Ms. Mendoza.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2004

This school is wonderful, especially the teachers. Mr. Miller is probably the greatest teacher in the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2004

The finest school in all of Californtia! The teachers are awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


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API Statewide Rank
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

534 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

469 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
27%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

493 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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English Language Arts

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Females56%
Males38%
African American53%
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Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Math

All Students47%
Females51%
Males42%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant education8%
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Females39%
Males43%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
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Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

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Females42%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
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Students with no reported disability36%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate21%
Parent education - declined to state22%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students17%
Females18%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)16%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant education12%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate7%
Parent education - declined to state16%

Geometry

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students24%
Females22%
Males27%
African American9%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)34%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant education6%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate13%
Parent education - declined to state21%

Science

All Students33%
Females32%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate14%
Parent education - declined to state22%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 82% 52%
White 10% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 11%
Black 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 19%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Pamela Morrison
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (805) 485-2486

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