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Torrance, CA
Students enrolled: 498

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1314 Fern Avenue
Torrance, CA 90503

(310) 533-4506
(310) 972-6393
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Map of Fern Elementary School address.

February 23, 2015
I have one child who recently graduated from Fern, and one is currently attending fourth grade. Fern is an amazing school. The teachers and new principle are the best! Everyone is kind, and caring. It is located in a great neighboorhood, and is in a wonderfull community as a whole with the local library and police station not far from campus. The campus is beautiful with the new building and all the newest technology. I consider the teachers friends over the years, and they are always putting the children first. Cant say enough great things about this school. Go Falcons!!!

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2014
Fern is a great school. The teachers care about students and provide great instruction. The new principal is fabulous and has brought energy and fun to the new year. I am so happy that my daughter is a Falcon.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2014
Great school, great staff!!! They are focused on the children and learning. They love to have fun while learning and think of it as a external family of kids.

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2014
I agree with the comment on the front office staff, they are rude and unprofessional but what concerns me the most is that the lady who is supposed to monitor the children ging in and out is always busy chit chatting leaving the kids to do whatever I don't recommend this school

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2013
front office staff is very rude and unprofessional. class sizes are huge 30+ student teacher ratio and children are treated as a number rather than valuable voice.

- submitted by a community member

August 02, 2013
Fern Elementary School is a Title 1, multicultural school with approximately 500 students. Our main building is a registered landmark. In addition to that we have just added a new facility containing 16 classrooms. These new classrooms are equip with SmartBoards and multiple computer stations and hook-ups. The dedicated staff of educators is continually striving for excellence in learning by developing programs that will inspire the next generation of problem solvers, innovators, and game changers. Our teachers work hard to create, lay, and build a solid foundation of thinking and learning for all students. The Fern PTA (Parent Teacher Association) continues the tradition of a strong and active organization that supports all areas of fun and learning for the teachers and students. Parent volunteers are an energetic and vital part of our school. Together with teachers volunteers support the learning environment for students both during the day and after school hours. This year Fern Elementary is moving into the newly adopted Common Core Standards. As we move forward we are committed to excellence in learning for all.

- submitted by a teacher

June 18, 2012
I am rating the Fern School with 5 stars bases on the following teachers, my daughters attended from 2nd to 5th grades, they had many outstanding teachers, 2nd Grade Mrs. Garrison / Mrs Vega, Mrs Tenille, 3rd grade Ms. Hagen & Mrs Tenille, 4th grade (no comments) - 5th grade Mrs. Ahola & Mrs Byars - also Ms Williams (terrific teacher) - All this teachers have a great attitude, spirit of teaching, my girls were looking forward to come to school, learn, and challenge themself.

- submitted by a parent

October 30, 2011
My family has had a great time at Fern Elementary. We have had excellent teachers that my children have loved and I have appreciated. We like the smaller enrollment and feel like we are part of a tight community of friends. The construction is unfortunate, but the kids are not bothered and have quickly adjusted to the space limitations. I look forward to the new building and many more great years at Fern.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2011
The principal of the school is unprofessional and lacks compassion. She is inconsistent in her disciplinary actions and is unwilling to work with parents when special circumstances arise.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 09, 2010
This is the elementary school that I went to and now my niece and nephew are going there. Unfortunately like many schools the facility could use some work but overall I think the children could use some TLC wether it be scool books, a special day for them on or off campus... I just feel that they deserve something special to happen for and to them. Everyone needs to feel special and I think this will help the many children and teachers their. They are remodeling the school cafateria and they say that will be over a year to do. Sadly to say they are having a few different lunch breaks with various age groups and they are not able to enjoy the play yard as they should. Please pick this school...

- submitted by a community member
no rating
May 18, 2010
Fern has many dedicated teachers who are passionate about the children's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 11, 2010
Not a good school especially for the 5th grade. Teachers are doing their jobs but not with their best efforts..Some might be lazier than the others.Only few are working as hard as they could to help..Just compare their score with other schools...Big differences..

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 05, 2009
Fern has the best teachers ever! All three of my children got their atart at this school and have grown into successful adults.

- submitted by a community member

May 12, 2009
I believe Fern Elementary school to be a poor academic learning facility. The teacher to parent communication is non-existant, multiple requests pertaining to a student's performance go unanswered, and progress reports are late or incomplete. State testing shows consistently poor performance, especially in Mathematics. Weekly updates are not sent out weekly, and sometimes months go by in between updated information. The staff is often reluctant and late in answering requests for information. Extra-curricular activities are marginal. Class sizes increasing greatly next year which will lead to even worse academic performance.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2008
Fern is a very warm, vintage feeling school with a big heart! The parent community is coming together to do great things for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 26, 2007
My youngest daughter attended fern for three years.I have to say that fern is not that great fo a place and it is due to leadership of the school Principals need to listen to parents support parents and also take care of situations that need to be addressed this school has a lack of leadership starting at the top.teachers are burnt out and it shows in their attitude and how they treat the kids,it is sad when kids look for role models and can't find them at school.There are 1 or 2 excellent teachers there one is Mrs.Santome many teachers could learn from her she is a great example of what a teacher should be.over all Torrance has a poor school system.Both of my kids grades went down while being there!now we are back in the O.C grades now straight a's.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2006
Fern has some after school programs that my son enjoys - chess, art, etc. They are inexpensive and good for the kids. Most of the teachers are great but we have a few grumpy ones just like any other school. We really like the principal. She cares about the kids and the school and she is very nice. Just like other schools, we have a handful of very involved parents who do most of the work. They are welcomed into the school and help out quite a bit. One shortcoming about Fern is that it never seems to have enough money. When the teachers need supplies, they don't always get them and have to often buy them out of their personal budget. All in all, I would definitely recommend Fern to other parents. I am thankful that it is our school.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2005
We are new here in the US and my son joined Fern School last January. Needless to say my son went through several adjustments considering the cultural differences he was faced. However, the staff at Fern made him feel good. Let me mention the kindness and caring attention he got from Mrs. Vega and Mrs. Garrison who were his teachers in 2nd grade. He is also very happy about Ms. Crider the librarian. He was not a reader when he started but now he is very interested in reading with these people's help.

- submitted by a parent

November 04, 2004
Fern is a pretty good school with a good support community. There is a wide variance of quality among teachers; if you get a good one, life is good. But there are some, especially older ones, who seem to have lost their enthusiasm for the job or are just getting lazy. The principal is pretty tight-fisted but she cares about the school and its students. She also is approachable and easy to access. The schoolgrounds are so-so and undergoing a bit of an overhaul. There's a historic aspect to the school.

- submitted by a parent

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Fern Elementary School
1314 Fern Avenue, Torrance, CA  90503
(310) 533-4506
Last modified Fern Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fern Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top