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9-12
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Sunnyvale, CA
Students enrolled: 1,984

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1279 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

(408) 522-2400
(408) 522-2468
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July 14, 2014
I am a former Fremont student and I have to say that although Fremont may seem nice on the outside, it's terrible. My assistant principal was one of the rudest people I've ever met. My guidance counselor was clueless and apparently didn't understand the meaning of the word 'confidential'. All of the teachers are either dense or they're tearing out their hair in frustration. Most of the staff is solely focused on helping students whose first language isn't English, and it seems like even they can't even do that right. I couldn't get out of that school fast enough.

- submitted by a student
June 22, 2014
As a parent I am proud to say my son just graduated, class 2014! 4.0 student, a valedictorian , with three major scholarships! Like I said about four years ago, is up to the student and the help and love of the parent to encourage your child to do your best in school! In the end it pays off and can't say nothing else but thank you FHS for everything you guys did to push my son to become an even greater person!

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2013
Fremont is an excellent school and by FAR has the friendliest and most down-to-earth people I have ever met. I am currently a senior and Fremont High school has, no doubt, changed me for the better. I feel like the vibes around Fremont are all friendly and has taught me (and other of my friends who've mentioned this as well) to become a better, more caring and friendly person. Fremont has great teachers, an amazing band program, and a good education. Classes are not as easy as what people think of it to be, they're actually very difficult (AP and honors). And Fremont high school has a bad reputation, but only people who attend Fremont will be the ones to rebuke the outside world and the rumors about this school. Yes, this school does have "bad" people (according to rumors) but what school doesn't? Every school has kids who do not try hard in school and cause trouble. Every school. But people need to know that Fremont's population is not the "bad" kids. I'd have to say, 99% of the kids are all extremely caring, outgoing, smart, talented, and friendly.

- submitted by a student
February 10, 2013
I'm currently a senior here and can honestly say that Fremont has a poor reputation for a reason. There is a lot of dangerous activity that takes place on campus that the staff doesn't bother to address. It doesn't always feel safe at school and most people don't seem to care. The teachers are very hit or miss but there are indeed some outstanding teachers who really care and understand the needs of their students.

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2012
Excellent school! My son is a straight A 9th grader and enjoys every moment. Having a diverse student body allows students who like to study to excel and get relatively high grades, which helps them get into better colleges. Ignore the average score this school gets. Statics can be deceiving. Focus instead on what's best for your child. Will they do well if most everybody else is better than them? Classes here are the same as the other FUHSD schools. My son particularly enjoys Java, math and band. Marching band is an amazing experience for the kids. The school community is strong and supporting and parent volunteers are always around.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2012
Fremont is a wonderful school!!! This is my 5th year as a parent of two students. They have both received an excellent education and had great extra curricular experiences. My eldest child is doing very well at an out of state university. My second child is thriving at Fremont and is on track to have many options when it comes time to start applying to colleges. The staff loves our kids. The whole music dept. is the best! I can't say enough about the marching band and how Mr. Kelly is an extra special man. The kids learn great time management, respect, discipline, responsibility and learn how to compete with grace. Parent involvement could be a lot better, but the parents that do volunteer are awesome! I wouldn't want my children to go anywhere else...truly.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2012
As a parent at Fremont since 2009, I have to agree with the student who posted before me in saying that Fremont is a wonderful school with caring staff, excellent extra curricular activities (my kids have been in the choir with the amazing Joe Howard who brings out the performer in every student and colorguard with the equally amazing Joe Kelly, who pushes kids to be their personal best. The administration is just as high level, with the Principal, Mr. Bryan Emmert, who is involved in every part of the school, including the sporting and extracurricular events. I have even seen him in the parking lot directing traffic and outside interacting with students and parents at many other events. And I can't leave out Mrs. Sue Larson, Mr. Emmert's Assistant, who welcomes students into her life and has a group of them gathered around her desk during lunchtime since they feel so comfortable around her. There's not much more I can say except that I am thrilled with the years that I have been an active parent at Fremont and encourage anyone who thinks that Fremont is not the best school ever to spend some time on campus or at extracurricular events to see the spirit that is Fremont.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2012
This is a marvelous school. I can honestly say that out of all of the schools that I've been at this is by far the best. I've made life long friends, the teachers really do care about you, and the environment of the school makes you feel welcomed and cared for. The teachers really do go far beyond the expectations of teaching and the staff is the greatest to have around in a time of crisis, happiness, you name it. And although we don't have every single AP class that other schools have... the AP classes we do have prepare you for everything you need for the AP test. Don't just take into consideration the little red number on the corner. Take into account the fabulous environment that you child will be in. I can guarantee that they will love it there.

- submitted by a student
June 12, 2011
I am an incoming senior at Fremont High School, and despite the undeserved flak that this school gets, I love it. Contrary to the review posted on May 26, 2010, the teachers REALLY DO CARE. They connect to us on a personal level, and many of them will go out of their way to see if we're ok if we look like we're not. Also, the case cannot be made that Fremont does not provide an adequate education, because graduates attend the top schools in the nation from Fremont, including but not limited to, Berkley, Yale, and Stanford. If they apply themselves, there is no reason why someone cannot succeed academically at Fremont; I know many people who score 4's and 5' on their AP tests. Movies and TV propagate the image of high school as being this clique-y and hostile environment, but that simply doesn't exist at Fremont. Making friends takes doing, as it does anywhere, but nobody is going to actively exclude you based on your ethnicity, creed, or any other superficial feature. There isn't a negative vibe emanating from anywhere on campus and I've never felt unwelcome or discriminated against. Truthfully I love this school, and I consider myself extremely lucky to attend it.

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2011
It has a fantastic music program! They are a very nice family. It's awesome. I'm going there.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2010
Fremont high school offers unique opportunities to young people. Not only will they find a rigorous academic environment but they will get the opportunity to broaden their social and cultural horizons through interaction with others of many different races and creeds. It is true that not every student takes full advantage of these opportunities but the rumors of Fremont as a "ghetto" school where the faculty and staff don't care about students or student achievement (referencing parent review of 5/26/10) are grossly oversold. As the only review on this site who has actually been both a student at FHS and worked as a teacher at FHS I can tell you that the Fremont community is committed to excellence in every way.

- submitted by a teacher
May 26, 2010
Wow - Kudos to the kids who were/are successful. Unfortunately, my child is not doing so hot. My child's grades have slipped from all A's and B's to all D's and F's in a matter of 4 months. My child's teachers all had/have the same comment: that they do not believe in helping those who obviously show signs of not wanting to help themselves. Quick to judge and wIth this "swim or sink" attitude, I don't see how there is such a supportive staff at FHS. Furthermore, the guidance counselors are equally as standoffish. They offer(ed) no support and blame(ed) my child's performance on his simply transitioning as a freshman. Hmm...I thought this school was open to diversity. What happens to those who struggle-the ones who are not natural leaders or self motivators?

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2010
We have graduated one child who has gone on to college and one child who is in her junior year. Fremont has been a great neighborhood school for our kids. The staff are willing to go out of their way to support your child. The classes have prepared our kids for college, and they have learned much about compassion and understanding. We are grateful to have such a good school in our neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 19, 2010
Fremont High School has provided a terrific learning environment for both kids in our family. I've heard folks speak dismissively about FHS with regard to academics, and our experience could not be farther from the truth. While the advanced placement and honors course offerings may not be as varied as other schools in the district (I've heard), my son was able to enroll in as many as he could reasonably handle. The teachers must be doing something right, because most of his classmates passed the AP tests with high scores. The sports programs are not completely impacted here, most kids who want to go out for a team is able to participate, which is great. There is a real sense of tolerance and pride at FHS. It is a school which supports the achievement of each student.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2010
Fremont High School exceeds my expectation on what it has given and inspired in my children. I heard all the bad hype and was worried about sending my daughters to the school. It was completely wrong. My daughters love going to school and have excelled academically. They both found groups within Fremont to be a part of and have made life long friends. The teachers and staff really care about every student s success. I had the choice recently to move my daughter to another school and I made sure that our new residence was within the Fremont high school boundary. I know that Fremont High is the best choice for my family.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2010
The people who are happy with Fremont are parents who have kids at Fremont. We know the rest of the story as our kids are living it. There is as much rigor at Fremont as there is at ANY high school in the state, and more than many IF your student is the kind of student that wants to challenge themselves. There is no reason to be afraid to send your student to FHS. Any good student will have opportunity to push themselves and achieve. Those that need support can get it with the AVID program, for example. Fremont teaches to the population it serves, which is diverse, not homogenous, as that found at other schools. We serve a representative population of Sunnyvale, not a pocket. I can also speak to the professionalism found in the FHS Administration. Come see FHS for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 15, 2008
very amazing, great school. Everything that goes on at this school is meant for the students.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
Now that I am currently checked out of this high school, it is safe to say that it was an honor being a student at Fremont. All those horrid misconceptions about this school being 'ghetto' is all wrong; it's just the fear of the unknown that the ignorant suburban folks embrace. They all believe that we're such a terrible school because of the correlation of our demographic makeup to our test scores. What does other nearby schools like Monta Vista has to offer? They're a predominantly White and Asian school. Where's the diversity there? Aside from my obvious ranting, the teachers here do care about student progress. Having been in the Drama department these past four years, I knew that I was supported by my peers and my teacher. In conclusion, don't base your decision purely on test scores. Go for the environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 12, 2008
I am so happy i went to Fremont High. Although we are known as 'ghetto,' this is totally off from what Fremont is all about. Every school has it's problems. But fremont is dedicated to fixing them, and making every students future brighter. We may have lower test scores then other schools, but we have many ESL students that attend. This in no way is a negative, but a postive, because they add diversity to Fremont. I had the greatest years of my life at this high school. In no way would i have wanted to go anywhere else. FREMONT PRIDE of '07

- submitted by a student
no rating January 12, 2008
Fremont High is a decent school. The best thing about it is there are many great teachers who truly care about their students. There is a common misconception that this school has a huge gang problem, which is definitely not true. It is actually a safe campus and better than most schools. The major problem with this school is that there aren't as many challenging AP and Honors courses offerred like many other schools do. This is only because there are a number of students who need remedial courses so the funding is focused on those courses instead of the challenging courses. I think this can easily be corrected by cutting the remedial courses and focusing on the challenging ones because frankly the kids taking those remedial courses don't really care about academics and will not go on to college and succeed.

- submitted by a student
August 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2007
I am proud to have graduated from Fremont. Contrary to common misconceptions which plague such a rich institution, I found Fremont an accepting, challenging, & safe environment. Fremont's students have never been made unsafe by gang activity or any other problems. The faculty are dynamic & driven to provide an exceptional education to a diverse student body with many varying needs. Students easily interact with individuals from all walks of life, giving them the opportunity to expand their friendships beyond exclusive 'cliques' which tend to arise at other schools. Do not judge Fremont by its test scores. The socio-economic level of your student's peers should not dictate the school you send them to; it is not an indication of the level of education your student will receive. Fremont will not only give them a great academic experience, but will expose them to a diverse & open community to learn from.

- submitted by a student
April 20, 2007
Fremont High School is a very successful, fully integrated academic high school in Sunnyvale California. It hosts a full range of academic, club, music, art, drama and extracurricular activities. The staff is highly committed and highly flexible. The students are genuine and lack the all too common 'too cool' attitude allowing them to explore their options and find themselves. Parent involvement is encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2007
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March 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2004
I am very happy with the layout of the school, the teachers really care. And it has great academics.

- submitted by a former student
November 10, 2004
My children have received an excellent education with full access to college level classes. The diversity and inclusion is absolutely amazing and gives this school an added bonus that most schools can't touch.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2004
My brother went from prospect hs to fremont hs and his score went down. there is a lot of problems with gangs and there is also an unsafe environmet in and out of this schools

- submitted by a parent
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Fremont High School
1279 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road, Sunnyvale, CA  94087
(408) 522-2400
Last modified Fremont High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fremont High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top