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About This School

Folsom Hills Elementary School is a public elementary school in Folsom. The principal of Folsom Hills Elementary School is Shawn Lundberg and can be contacted at slundber@fcusd.org. 545 students go to Folsom Hills Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 3% of the Folsom Hills Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 5% of the 545 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Folsom Hills Elementary School is 23:1. Oak Chan Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Cross country
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 16%
White, non-Hispanic 81% 61%
Asian 8% 10%
Filipino 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.9%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.9%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 19124%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 32%
Limited English proficiency 3% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The principle of the school loves writing long memos about new rules but nothing about learning.

  • (3 years ago)

    Folsom Hills Elementary used to be on the top or 2nd top of API score among the school district the statewide or similar school rating were all 10. These three years the score has been going down every year. Now the similar school rating score is only 7. I think the school management should pay more attention on how to improve in academically and prevent further academic decline . The school doesn't have challenge academic program

  • (3 years ago)

    I have been attending folsom hills since 2004 and I love this school...yes the teachers will encourage the students to do there best in a nice way...now I am in middle school and I miss this school very much...highly reccomend and their is a lot of parent involvement (PTA fundraisers FAME school events ect.) A++++++++++++!

  • (3 years ago)

    When I read some of these review I can't help but think some of these people are out for revenge. The truth is that Folsom Hills has a dedicated staff and a PTA that is the envy of the district. There are over 35 different PTA supported events and over 350 registered volunteers. Whenever I hear someone that isn't from the school say that they have heard that Folsom Hills is Cliquey or that parents here don't accept new families (comment below) I can only think "well it's the biggest click I have ever seen" and any parent who wants to feel welcomed just needs to participate. That is the key to meeting people and making new friends in your new location. Folsom Hills is wonderful and the reason many people choose to live within the attendance boundaries.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent School!! After living in several areas of the state over the last 12 years and moving up from one of the most expensive areas in the Bay Area with the most sought after schools I am proud to say I am part of the Briggs Ranch community and the Folsom Hills Elementary school. My two kids have made friends quickly enjoy their teachers and have improved their grades. I give the school an A+.

  • (4 years ago)

    Overall the school is decent. It is safe clean and the teachers care about their students. I do feel a lot of pressure regarding STAR testing and pushing the child to get high scores. STAR testing is not important to me at all but the way they make you feel is like this 'We are going to lose school rankings and money if your child doesn't score well.' Well whoop-e-doo-da I don't care about rankings at all. All I care about is that my child is happy and learning what is needed to go on. Also I really DO NOT like the admin staff in the office. They are rude judgemental and all have power trips. With that being said I love my children's teachers. They are great!

  • (5 years ago)

    Folsom Hills is set in a tight community and is a very safe school. This is the good news. It has one of the only Spanish Magnet programs in the district and many other great activities supported by the PTA and parents with money. That said; it is a place in which the parents may be a bit too involved. It is a community that snubs its nose at any new community members that don't meet the FH standards. The parents would like to run the school and emails run abound when they don't like what they see even if they do not know the whole story or how a state budget works. In short; entitled parents are teaching their kids 'entitlement'. The GATE program is laughable. The playground is only now being updated. In short; what may have started as a great school years ago teaches to the STAR test

  • (6 years ago)

    The school offers very little extracurricular activities focus only on the STAR testing scores and parenting involvement is average. There's hardly none field trips and if your child is a gifted student this school has nothing to offer .

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from this school a few years ago and I thought it was great. I was happy to go here. The teachers were great and the way the school operated was outstanding. Overall Great school. I highly recommend it.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two sons and a daughter at Folsom Hills. We would never change schools. We have had excellent teachers response times for inquiries or concerns are almost instant and the parent involvement is top shelf.

  • (7 years ago)

    Folsom Hills is a wonderful school. My three children have all attended and received more socially and educationally than I could have ever expected. The teachers are able to challenge my children to become smart and independent people. The after school activities are numerous.

  • (7 years ago)

    We are very pleased with Folsom Hills. The teachers have been so easy to work with and our children have truly enjoyed the extra curricular activities.

  • (8 years ago)

    My two daughters are in 4th and 6th grades this year. They have both attended Folsom Hills since Kindergarten. Our experience over the last 7 years has been fantastic. The teachers and staff as well as the academic curriculum is unsurpassed.

  • (8 years ago)

    Parent involvement is extremely high especially in the lower grades. The music program is great and continues through middle school and high school. Unfortunately when the principal left a few years ago she took the top teachers with her. My family thought the district should not have allowed this. Folsom Hills has been changing since the new principal came on board and these changes keep taking place. I think the school could use some stability.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child is a Kindergartner at Folsom Hills. So far I have been very pleased with her experience there. Her principal is very approchable and involved. Her teacher is also dedicated and provides appropriate feedback. The only drawback is class size. My child has 32 students in her class. However this is mitigated by the fact that the second kindergarten teacher is assisting for part of the day (the second class is held at a later time) and parent participation is nearly 100%. Every day a parent helper is voluntarily scheduled to help for one hour.

  • (9 years ago)

    Folsom Hills Elementary is an incredible dynamic school. It is set right in the heart of a very tight knit safe community. Test scores rank among the highest in the district. Parent involvement and volunteer hours are the highest in the district. The afterschool enrichment program provides classes such as Guitar language cooking chess and many more. We are now the exclusive site of a Spanish Magnet School. The PTA membership is almost 100%. PTA and parent volunteers strive to make up for the continuing budget cuts by providing support to art programs kiln programs field trips teacher grants school community events and much much more.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our son began going to Folsom Hills Elem. in 8/03. He entered the school as a 3rd grader. He had a bumpy start being the 'new kid on the block' but has since become comfortable with at least his teacher Ms. Liebert who is so great with him. Nurturing and patient are great words to use for her. I hope that the school builds a new playground though for the 3rd-6th graders so that they have something else to do other than play ball. Our son says that he at times misses his old school because of the great playground they had.

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe that my daughter goes to a wonderful elementary school. It is hard to imagine that any school has more parent involvement. She is in her second year and she is progressing beautifully. Her grandparents can't believe the enthusiasm that the community generates for the school compared to those that my wife and I attended in our youth. The teachers really care about the students and offer a curriculum that is both challenging and rewarding. My daughter is offered numerous extracurricular activities to help round out her interests.

  • (10 years ago)

    My husband and I chose to move to Briggs Ranch in 2000 because of the reputation of Folsom Hills Elementary school. Our daughter entered Kindergarten in 2002. Folsom Hills teacher's are caring and experienced. I found was that the parents and staff were thrilled with my offers of help. I signed up to help on several committees and in my daughter's classroom. I have gotten to know so many wonderful people including our past and present PTA presidents who are thoroughly involved with the school and it's programs. I have found the new principal to be engaged in flow of the school making the transition of her arrival seamless. I also sit on the Site Council and see how knowledgable Mrs. Wallace is. Her commitment to Folsom Hills is awesome. I feel lucky to have my daughter at this excellant school and honored to help in any way.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have been a resident of Folsom since 1990. My oldest son attended Folsom Hills Elementary School from K-5 through 5th grade (1996-2001). He is a GATE student and has excelled in all of his classes because of the dedicated teachers on this staff. He now attends Folsom Middle School.I feel that he received a very quality education at this school and the principle and faculty are top notch. I have another son who will attend this school in a couple of years and I look forward to watching him learn and grow here. I have always been a working mother and have always been welcomed to participate in his classes in any way. This school promotes family involvement to the fullest.

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