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PK-5
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Round Rock, TX
Students enrolled: 729

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17815 Park Valley Drive
Round Rock, TX 78681

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(512) 428-2100
(512) 428-2160
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June 19, 2014
My daughter just completed her Kindergarten year at Fern Bluff. We had a wonderful year. All the Kindergarten teachers are great! There are always lots of activities for families to get involved in- Family Literacy Night, Spring Carnival, Art night and much more. Also, Fern Bluff is such a caring community.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
Parent : My son has been at Fern Bluff from kinder to 3rd grade . We can't wait for next year to come! My son loves this school. All of his teachers have been wonderful . He always has a big smile when I pick him up from school & as a mom that makes my day! He is a straight A student and we like it that way. If you are moving to this area this is a great school for your child to advance in ! They teach them to be independent and take their work seriously while enjoying class. Love this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
Fern Bluff is a great school. We have been very happy here. The teachers and staff are friendly, communicate well, and really care about the students. There is a warm and inviting feel to the school. The principal is approachable, which is so important. Best of all, the school is one of the Exemplary RRISD schools, so you know your child is going to get one of the best elementary educations at this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
We have been at Fern Bluff for 6 years. Dr Wilson is professional & takes her job seriously. I had a couple issues that I feel were handled very well. The outcome may not have been exactly what I wanted at the time, but in retrospect (now that all the emotions from the situation are under control) I agree with the way she handled it. Her job is not to make everyone happy, it is to make the right decision for the student & teacher. Mrs Mercer, the assistant principal, is also WONDERFUL. We have had 9 teachers at the school so far & have not been disappointed. There are teachers that I see not being a good fit for my kids, so I mention that on the end of year form that asks for parent input for the next school year. The PTA is very active & provides amazing opportunities for the kids. Science kits, Reflections program, Math Pentathlon, classroom technology, Science nights, etc. So many opportunities available. It is FANTASTIC to see how many parents volunteer. Most important, my kids LOVE this school & love all of the staff. We have considered moving several times & decided to stay put just to keep our kids here. We LOVE Fern Bluff!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
This year we've had our 4th Kindergartener at Fern Bluff. And I have to say that it's still a pretty amazing school. Yes, it is public education, but I think most teachers really try to give the best education possible for the kids. Not every teacher there is great, but most of them are. We did have an issue with a teacher last year, but I was persistant and documented everything. When we sat down and spoke with the principal about this issue, she did address and take care of the situation. Dr. Wilson is shy, but she has been very fair in all my dealings with her. She will take the time to listen to parents when they make the effort to approach her. Not every teacher is great but the majority of them are. PTA is very active and provides a lot for the teachers and the kids.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2013
Other reviewers are right - the principal sweeps things under the carpet and does not deal with issues raised. If she was in the real world she would have been fired - when a number of parents raise issues about the same poor teacher year after year, she should act to get them removed. We have had some amazing teachers and one terrible teacher.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
I am not impressed. As stated over and over again, the school is overly concerned with earning Exemplary ratings. Students who are struggling are under enormous pressure. The halls are unwelcoming, you don't feel the positive energy at Fern Bluff like you do at other elementary schools. I understand why so many parents are turning to home schooling. My son starts grade 2 this year. If it is not signifigantly better than last year, I will be transferring him to another school district.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2012
Great school if you're into extremist environmentalism and leftist-leaning political agendas. You'll get no help from the principle, she will defend her teachers even when they're wrong. I'm sorry, I'm just done.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2011
Fern Bluff is a wonderful place where the teachers truly care about helping each child reach their potential. Our principal even plays ping pong with students who need a little extra loving care. Dr. Wilson is a person that I am honored to work with. Our parents are very supportive and involved too. There is a lot of teamwork going on and that is the secret to our success.

- submitted by a teacher
April 30, 2010
Fern Bluff has an amazing variety of extracurricular activities - Math Pentathlon, Destination Imagination, school plays, science activities - and what's more, the students do amazingly well in these activities. The PTA is very strong and engaged, and makes these successes possible.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Awesome staff. Excellent resources. Terrific support for students and parents. And, believe it or not, NO PRESSURE on the kids! Just fun learning!

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
This school has been Exemplary for the last 10 straight years and the last year was the number one in the country in the Math Olympiads.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2009
Well, I am very sorry to say that this school has been nothing but a big disappointment. The administration here, including the Principal are not the most receptive bunch. Upon entering the building you sense a feeling of not being welcomed there, from the receptionist on... Some of the teachers are great and doing a good job. Some are, well... just not!When problems are brought up to the principal she sweeps it under the rug. Not very good leadership. Also please observe this school's Student car pick up line... It is very unorganized and unsafe. Students are not monitored as to what cars they are getting into. I am talking Kindergarten children being stuffed into cars by 5th, graders, while the adults are socializing w/ each other. No one is monitoring the situation. I am very unconfortable w/ this. Talk about Negligence! The playground is lacking shade and equipment. Overall a big let down:-(

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
November 16, 2008
I used to be a student here about 2 years ago. I enjoyed everything about it. Even though we had a mulitude of pricipals throughtout the 6 years i was there, I still loved every single one of them. The food is great, the teachers are awesome, what else could you want? Plus, It's by a safe neighborhood. Kids can walk to school without parents worrying. In my years there, no single emergency has happened. Except probably the tornado warning, but the tornado never came anyways. So, just because of everything above and more, I love this school, and rate in 5 stars! :)

- submitted by a student
August 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 02, 2007
I am very pleased withthe school in general. Unfortunately the school has had 3 principals in 3 years. The school is excellent, but I believe the highly qualified teacher in general and lots of parent invovementhas to do with the rateing. We have some teachers that are excellent while others like the 1st grade team this years could use some help. In all we have an excellent TAG team and office team. In general I am satisfied with FBE.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2007
I am a student here and I beleive this school deserves a very good rating. The teachers are fun, it has a very friendly environment, and I learn someting new every day. 5 stars!

- submitted by a student
August 01, 2007
My wife and I refuse to sell our house or move out of the neighborhood until our children have all passed through this school - it is that good! The staff (including the principal) reaches out into the community and is very active outside of the school - it is evident they are interested in the lives of the children they teach. Sadly, I am concerned that there is a teacher there who would publicly undermine a fine principal (sorry to see her go) while hiding behind anonymity. I would really rather that this person not teach my children - I want them to learn to honor others, not tear them down.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2006
Students at Fern Bluff are getting an enriching and challenging, well-rounded education. The teachers are very committed to developing these students, thus, they keep current with cutting edge strategies and best practices. Parental involvement is very high as well, which adds to the almost

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2006
On outside it looks as though this is a great school...inside is somewhat different. The principal is very snotty and doesn't have a welcoming attitude. The teachers don't get along and the poor students are pressured to death to maintain the school exemplary scores. You can see the stress in those students' faces. It's sad.

- submitted by a teacher
April 26, 2006
Good school with lots of wonderful teachers. Needs more shade on the playground though! Principal seems friendly.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
Fern Bluff is a very good school. Your child will be prepared to move into Middle School. Rules are enforced. Parent involvement is high. The PTA is very busy. Excellent choice in a great location.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2006
Awesome school! Principal has just changed, however, the parent involvement and level of expectations for this school are more than exemplary. Seems to be the school everyone wants to be in for Round Rock Texas. I hate that we are leaving it for Dallas!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2005
Great school in a nice neighborhood as well.

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July 01, 2005
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May 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2005
Fern Bluff deserves the good reputation it has. Yes, they teach to the test and are overly concerned with earning Exemplary ratings. However, the teachers are energetic and earnest, and the student body is wonderfully diverse. Fern Bluff demands a lot of the students in terms of discipline and has the highest standards for its students. There is a good amount of enrichment: music, art, PE, and some Spanish. The kids at this elementary stand well above as they join the others feeding into middle school.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2005
A fabulous school that caters to differing student abilities. Wonderful teachers and wonderful parents!

- submitted by a teacher
March 29, 2005
Fern Bluff is great school, Most of the teaches are so young and energatic. Most of the students come from families with very well educationcal background and family values. Mothers are very involved in PTA, And it is multicultural community.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2004
Most everyone truly cares about the children. Regular classrooms are pretty good. Alot of reading support, reading programs, and active in Rising Star writing program. The only other thing negative is the 'come to the trough and learn' attitude of many the teachers, there are so many kids in the classrooms that they cannot give individual attention, so parents must be vigilant to be sure child is getting everything offered. Easy for a student to be looked over and not noticed. My child's learning disability was not even suspected until 4th grade, and it has affected his self-esteem tremendously. New Principal, and not a blue ribbon school, not even exemplary anymore. Overall close community and lots of volunteers.

- submitted by a parent
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Fern Bluff Elementary School
17815 Park Valley Drive, Round Rock, TX  78681
(512) 428-2100
Last modified Fern Bluff Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fern Bluff Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top