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Grand Junction, CO
Students enrolled: 488

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585 30 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81504

(970) 254-5930
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June 15, 2015
Went to this school in the 1960s grades 1-6. Have vivid wonderful memories of the school and all my teachers. I'm currently looking for some friends of mine, Sammy Morris who sat in front of, Steve Nicholson who sat behind me, and my best friend Sharon McGinnis. I have old photos of May Pole Dances, etc.

- submitted by a community member

February 24, 2014
Students come first at Fruitvale! Keep up the strong work. Best students and teachers in the district

- submitted by a teacher

October 25, 2013
Our school is the best school in the district. We have nice teachers; Dave McCall (my teacher), we have a good playground, and good lunch. Most important, the kids are nice. Which to me, is what school is mostly about. That and learning. Everybody in my class is SOOOOOO nice. In my opinion, I think they couldn't be more nice. whenever you walk in the door they always say, "YAAAAAA YOU'RE HERE!!!" And sometimes, it gets a little scary. I bet if you walked up to any Fruitvale 5th graders, and ask them who the best 5th teacher is, over 3/4 of them will say Mr. McCall. We,(his students), call him Mr. McCool. He's awesome. Oh yeah. My name is Sean K. I hope you'll want your kids to come to Fruitvale. We're always looking for more football players. :)

- submitted by a community member

May 18, 2013
As a parent of six kids I feel this school is a let down.The good teachers are leaving and in there place is ones who really dont care about are children.I feel sometimes like they dont listen to me or my children.It is not the school that I thought it to be.If I had a say in where my children would go it would not be fruitvale.Good luck to any one who thinks there child will learn anything at Fruitvale

- submitted by a parent

September 06, 2012
Fruitvale is an awesomr school with amazing teachers and staff who are always willing to go above and beyond. My oldest son currently attends Fruitvale and I can honestly say without a doubt that Fruitvale is the only school I'd have him go to. He has two younger brothers who will be attending school soon as well, and the same goes for them! Fruitvale is not only academically oriented, but they also have a strong focus on helping our kids be and stay healthy and strong- physically, emotionally, and mentally. I've seen nothing but good in my time at Fruitvale, and being not only a parent, but also a PTA officer, I've spent quite a bit of time in those halls! Our teachers promote healthy minds and bodies, and discourage ALL forms of bullying- because ALL bulling is wrong, no matter how large or small the situation may seem. I feel the staff is very supportive of our students, and are always looking for ways to help them improve, grow, and expand. This being said, if we ever moved out of the school's area I'd be the first in line to sign my boys up for school of choice, to make sure they were able to attend this incredible school and environment!

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2012
Horrible school. They tolerate bullying. My child went there from Kindergarten till second grade. The bullying never stopped. Certain "higher" staff members knew about the bullying and did nothing to stop it. I had to transfer my child to another school due to the continuous problems. Phone calls are never returned, as promised. I wouldnt give this school a 1/4 of a star if I really had the chance. It's a bad place to send your children.

- submitted by a parent

November 04, 2011
I have two students attending Fruitvale and we really enjoy the school. There is a great group of parents that are always involved and ready to help out. The teaching staff is wonderful and the principal, Kathy Hays, is doing an amazingl job!

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2011
As an involved parent and PTA officer, I can not say enough good things about Fruitvale Elementary. The principal, Kathy Hays, is phenomenal as is the rest of the staff! I'm afraid the school has gotten a low score based on previous principals and staff because I can't imagine anyone having a negative word to say about them. My daughter comes home every day and tells me "I love school". Her teacher, Susan Connor, is amazing, and I applaud her for her day to day triumphs with the kids.

- submitted by a parent
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July 24, 2007
Along with a new principal a new feel has taken over the school and not for the better. Parent's do not feel like they are being listened too. Students are being yelled at by staff and what used to be what was in the best interest for the student is no longer the case. If they don't fit in they go to the back of the class and are humiliated daily by peers and teachers and it has become acceptable. This is where we should nourish our children no matter what the 'fault's' of the child are. Wake up parents get involved and fight for your child. My child will no longer attend Fruitvale and that is what we feel is best for them. Someone needs to get a hold on Fruitvale!

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2006
from our first day of school at fruitvale to our last the teachers and staff treated my kids great. the teachers dressed much more professional then our previous school in the district. the staff cares about the kids and their well being. it is not just a job or a pay check for them. i miss the staff since we moved out of state.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2006
Fruitvale offers an art curriculum, as well as a high quality music and physical education program. There is a unique staff at this school that cares deeply for its students and for each other.

- submitted by a teacher

January 08, 2005
I believe the teachers at fruitvale don't push the students hard enough and also challenge the students more. Music and Art are available to the students. Sports is very limited, they do have physical education. At 1 time the parent involvement was much better but now with a new principal in place that seems to have gone away. I also believe if the teachers were there to teach instead of taking all these teacher planning days and such, the scores would be much higher. The summer months when school is out of session should be the time for these teachers to plan there school year. Most of us parents work full time with only 1-2 weeks vacation a year. When I went to school there wasn't all this teacher planning day stuff, we went to school with none of those type days off for so called teacher planning.

- submitted by a parent

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Fruitvale Elementary School
585 30 Rd, Grand Junction, CO  81504
(970) 254-5930
Last modified Fruitvale Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fruitvale Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top