School has great ratings but sadly it all looks great on the outside only. We tried to make it work for 3 years but it didn't. Kindergarden teacher was mean and fake friendly. My both kids didn't want to go to school from the first week (and they both loved going to pre-k!). They always complained about teacher being mad (K and 1st grade especially). I agree with the post above about the first grade teacher being fake and inexperienced as well. Second grade was a little better but it didn't get to the good where it would make us to stay. Principal seems like a good person but school is small, there's a lot of gossip and it is set in the old ways where new/fresh ideas are not welcome. PTA is for coffee and donuts and the main concern for them is to raise money... We were able to move and transferred kids to different district. It's been almost a year now and it's a great feeling for me as a parent to see my kids finally being exited to go to school. I do not recommend this school if you want your child to be exited about learning from the very start.
This school is amazing. There could not be more parent-teacher and principal-community involvement from Fairmount Elementary in Downers Grove.
New first grade teacher seems unqualified to teach in a public school. Her attitude is fake and not sure if she really likes the kids.
I love Fairmount School becuase they really are an extension of our families in this community. The school is small, the class sizes are small and the children get the exact attention they need! My son struggles in school and has a hard time paying attention and focused. The teachers and staff there are very good about making sure he stays with the class and does not get left behind. They are all available for the families at just about any time. They make me feel and know that I am the parent and main educator of my son and together, we can make sure these kids know they can be and do anything they want to.
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