We were there for 3 years. REally great Kindergarten experience. AMAZING 1st grade teacher... maybe that is why the difference with the 2nd grade teacher was so hard to accept. We ended moving. 2nd grade teacher made my kid not want to go to school anymore. Grounded recess with out telling parents, missed most days of school, jumped units just because "she was behind". Horrible 2nd grade experience. They have amazing teachers but as always pretty awful ones find their way. I also had not such a good experiences with some of their specialist.. The Speech pathologists were a AMAZING but they changed them EVERY YEAR!. overall.. I think I give them average just because the k and 1st grade teacher were incredible. But that awful 2nd grade teacher made us MOVE.
For once, my kid was once grounded with this words " I do not thrust you 5, so you are not having recess, the rest can go out". Even when the kids were saying they didn't do it and the teacher didn't even know who did it. How come this will teach my kid fairness?.
A real gem which stands out In the sameness of other surrounding Fairfield County schools. This school has a diverse population (many from overseas) which skews standardized test scores--don't be fooled by the higher achieving schools close by. Why? Fox Run has a lot of funding which is put to use in an incredible reading achievement program. It also has smaller class sizes (compared to neighboring school districts) with teachers assistants in every classroom which allows for more one on one teacher to student interaction. The teachers care and the PTA is very involved.
As an alumnus of Fox Run Elementary and a longtime neighborhood resident, it s great to see this beautiful school and property continuing to provide the same great experience to my current neighbors and their children as I remember fondly from many years ago. Some of my best friends are classmates from Kindergarten through 5th Grade at Fox Run. Looking forward to the next annual Fox Run ice Cream social!
Great school for K-2nd, but the 3rd - 5th is terrible. The kids just aren't learning -everything is about the CMT's, but that's just b/c the system is broken. They have very few good teachers for 3rd-5th and it seems like that it when most people pull their kids out of FR, myself included. They have a very abusive teacher that everyone tries to avoid getting b/c her reputation proceeds her. I had heard about her from so many people before my child even had her. She has been and continues to crush young children's self esteem. So sad. Way to go, Fox Run.
I am extremely happy with Fox Run Elementary School. My 1st grader loves it, and we have been very happy with his teachers. The principal is very involved and takes the time to know all of the students. My 2nd son will be in kindergarten next year, and he can't wait!