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About This School

E. M. Grimmer Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fremont. The principal of E. M. Grimmer Elementary School is Judy Nye, who can be contacted at jnye@fremont.k12.ca.us. 413 students go to E. M. Grimmer Elementary School and identify as Filipino, Unspecified, and Hispanic. 45% of the E. M. Grimmer Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 58% of the 413 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at E. M. Grimmer Elementary School is 13:1. Harvey Green Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 8% 6%
Unspecified 7% 4%
Hispanic 47% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 25% 21%
Asian 21% 49%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 32767%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 17%
Limited English proficiency 45% 18%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This is regarding the front desk. About 15-20 minutes after school ended I went to pick up my child but he was already gone from the class room. Not a big deal me and my child have a system of where to stay after school for pickup. However he wasn't where he was supposed to be. I proceeded to the front desk and asked if they could make an announcement for him to come to the front but the lady at the front said they could make no announcement over the PA system. How ridiculous is that? A worried parent and you cannot sympathize? Too busy? Whatever the case my child no longer attends this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have a 1st grader who loves Grimmer Spanish Immersion. The K and 1st teachers are amazing helping my english only daughter to engage and enjoy a very challenging academic environment. She is only 3 months into 1st grade and can do math write sentences and understand her teacher all in spanish. They work on spelling words like guitarra and reguero. Instead of boring class parties teachers arrange celebrations that include dance science and craft stations keeping the kids learning and having fun. Half of the parents stay and help kids with morning work and there are almost always parents helping in class. The spanish speaking parents have made a great effort to engage my daughter and help her to connect with the other kids. They have PE 2x a week science in the brand new lab 2x a week computer lab and Library 1x a week. Fully certified teachers do 1on1 support a few times a week to help my daughter as she learns in her 2nd language. The principal seems to know each student by name and has a very hands on approach. I wish for more aggressive recruitment of more english only students otherwise it is a great program achieving results far beyond my expectations.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers principal and parents are very caring about each and every student.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been the principal at Grimmer for about 7 years now. Everyday I love to see the faces of accomplished students!

  • (6 years ago)

    Of the three spanish immersion elementary schools my child has attended Grimmer had the best Spanish instruction. Grimmer also had superior enforcement of playground rules including zero tolerance for bullying.

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree with the teacher quality. They are great!! Grimmer does need more parent involvemnt for sure. It's also time for a new principal. One who would really connect with students and put them first. She has served her time.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has done wonders for our boys. We were overflowed from warm springs with much hesistancy but after the boys being there for 6 mos. they didn't want to return to there home school and wanted to stay here. The programs and principal and staff offer so much more than your normal high api school. Friendly helpful and really concerned for the best interest of the kids. My kids finally got there needs met it took grimmer and it's caring staff to help them succeed. The oportunities are endless wish all school were like this... and this principal is great!

  • (10 years ago)

    Definitely need more parent involvement at this school. Perhaps the high incident of language barrier contributes to lack of parental involvement. Principal turnover high at this school (3 different principals in past 5 years) while teacher retention appears low (a few teachers have been there for years but others only 1 or 2 years).

  • (10 years ago)

    It is a great school and you should get your kids in this school it's great!

  • (11 years ago)

    Grimmer is a great school with a wonderful supportive staff! Grimmer also has a very dedicated PTA. However Grimmer needs more parents to get involved. Amazing things happen when people work together. Grimmer school and students need your support!

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