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K-4
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Hackensack, NJ
Students enrolled: 600
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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105 Grand Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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(201) 646-7890
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August 31, 2014
My son attended Fairmount Elementary last year for first grade. We lived out of the country for two years and after returning it was hard for my son to read. Ms.Yi is an excellent teacher. She took her time with him. From reading and writing below his grade he has made remarkable progress. Also, Ms. Murphy his reading teacher did a great job. I am pleased of what he has accomplished in a matter of 1year. I am now looking forward for this new school year. Thanks ago Ms.Yi.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
Fairmount is a great school with teachers, staff and parents dedicated to the success of the students. The PTA is also engaged and committed to the school and kids, sponsoring activities to foster a school community. I would say that the test scores do not represent the full story at Fairmount.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2012
This school is horrible!!!! Sending my child here was the worst thing I could have ever done. The kids are so disrespectfull and the teachers let them run wild. The school is filty it smells like urine when you walk in by the lunch room and there is litter on the floors in the stairways. The children even write curse words on the bathroom walls. The concerts are so un-organized and the children are realesed at the end of the day to anyone.They do not seperate speacial needs kids from regular students which causes problems. Also the after school program is a bunch of teenagers who could careless about the kids and dont even watch them. I would not recommend this school for anyone. I feel bad for the home owners in this area who have no choice but to send there children here.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2011
My son has been a student at Fairmount since Kindergarten and is now in 4th grade. The PTA is very involved and promotes student/family activities. There is amble opportunity for your child to partake in band, music, dance or drama clubs, which all culmminate in shows for student assemblies and parental after school concerts. My biggest concern however is the discipline procedures. when students are sent to the office for infractions that, at times warrant an apology or detention, suspension notices are written up and students "interrogated" without parental contact. The principal is a very personable and likable man, and has an open door policy. I believe that more males need to be present as there are too many female staff members. Academically Fairmount prepares the students well. The teachers use varying teaching strategies to educate the students. My son was appropriately challenged and pushed academically to achieve above the status quo. The nurturing and charter building staff members provide was of great help. There is a strong sense of family and community involvement here. Overall I find my son's experience to be more up than down. Def. a good starting point.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2011
Fairmount Elementary School has provided my child a great education. Not only do I have high regards for the principle & assistant principal but I do admire the teachers of this school. I am a happy parent!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2011
The Principal, Vice Principal and Teachers are extremely hard working and completely devoted to the children. The Principal is honest passionate about allowing the children to have well-rounded educations there, not just Test-Taking educations. My kids have shown tremendous growth in their time there and love the learning atmosphere as well as the extra curricular activities. I can't imagine my kids being any where else!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2010
I am a proud Fairmount School parent. My 3 children attended Fairmount. They are well rounded individuals who not only received an excellent education but left there with a strong sense of community and pride. My family is a stronger family thanks to the lessons we have all taken away from Fairmount School.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
The teachers are amazing and now in our 5th year (K-4th), my son has had nothing but positive experiences.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
This school has a lot of great activities for the students and over all a caring dediccated staff. However I find that they do not really listen to parents who are very vested in their child's education or if they brigns an issue to the table. Administratively they tend to 'nod and wave' then do what they want in their own time. Even fi what was suggested months before was not accceptable because they did not 'think ofit first'.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 06, 2008
I was impressed since I went to the orientation night this September. The teachers are so enthusiastic about learning. I was very impressed with the writer's workshop. I have love my son's teacher and assistant teacher. My son is learning so much. The PTA is very involved and a great advocate for our children. Both the principal and vice principal are enthusiastic and advocates for the children.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2005
I have had two children attend Fairmount School in Hackensack. The previous principal seemed to have more of a handle on things than the current principal. I have had meetings concerning my child where suggestions that were supposed to be implemented never were. The teachers are basically okay. This school is mediocre at best. I feel that new programs need to be implemented - something is stale about the formula here. My son's teacher has sent home work that she has corrected where she has mispelled the words. Not good. The music program seems to be pretty good. My daughter was in the glee club, which has nice performances. I can not recommend this school, he attends because this is in our district, but it's not recommended.

- submitted by a parent
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Fairmount Elementary School
105 Grand Avenue, Hackensack, NJ  07601
(201) 646-7890
Last modified Fairmount Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fairmount Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top