School Details

Fairmont Charter Elementary School

1355 Marshall Road, Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 453-6240
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-6 609 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

45%
53%
56%
56%
60%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
51%
46%
52%
68%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
65%
65%
54%
73%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
65%
60%
49%
62%
65%
50%
58%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
65%
60%
26%
60%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fairmont Charter Elementary School is a charter middle school in Vacaville. The principal of Fairmont Charter Elementary School is Deanna Brownlee and can be contacted at deannab@vacavilleusd.org. 609 students attend Fairmont Charter Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 22% of the Fairmont Charter Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 70% of the 609 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fairmont Charter Elementary School is 17:1. Vaca Pena Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 51% 25%
Asian 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 48%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 2% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 32%
Limited English proficiency 22% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have had siblings and later children attend this school since the early 1990's and I have hve seen the school change. I have seen smaller class sizes and now larger ones due to state budget yo-yoing. Each childs needs vary. One of my children did wonderful and has maintained honor roll grades through H.S. . English language learners did not impact his learning. As far as low income there is nothing low income about the area compared to the other side of town. Through the years the demographic changed from predominantly white. If by adding Cultural diversity it makes it low income than that is ignorance. Scores will remain lower due to lack of help for struggling learners.

  • (3 years ago)

    Unfortunately the only good thing about Fairmount is the remodeled facility. And sadly my daughter's teacher needs to rush out after school to go to a second job and therefore could not accommodate my need for a parent/teacher conference. How sad is that? Also there are 31 kids to one teacher no Aide. I reached out to the principal regarding the challenges I was facing with my daughter's suddenly failing grades and that I was considering a transfer. All the principal could say was "I'll have the form waiting for you to sign good luck!" Needless to say if this transfer isn't granted... Private school here we come. I will not allow this "area" to be a reason why the teacher and principal aren't stepping up to the plate and making sure EVERY student gets personal attention and parents get reliable communication. We were new to Vacaville so we did not know what to expect and I'm sad that this is the outcome of this school I had such high hopes for.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school did a tear down/rebuild and it is a georgous new facility. A great new library. Wonderful computer room. Fun new playground. You can't ask for much more facility wise. That said this school has a tough demographic. Largely low income. English as a second language. Allot of latchkey kids. These circumstances come with learning challenges that can be tough to overcome. Teachers and staff are struggling to meet these challenges. I wish them all the best as we have moved on. Good Luck.

  • (4 years ago)

    Terrible teacher. Our case is a little different than most since our son was in the county special needs program but the trend is the same. Long story short we had all sorts of issues with teacher and school nurse; and at the end of it we pulled our son out of the school and sent him elsewhere because we were so disappointed in the teacher and nurse.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am extremely disappointed in this school. The principal is very unpleasant and a terrible listener. When I would call her to talk about my son's teacher she would rather interrupt and defend than listen to me. My son's kindergarten teacher was very grumpy and often mean to the kids. I would go in and volunteer to keep my eye on her. Outside of the classroom she was very nice but teaching our kids was not what she wanted to be doing and she expressed that at the very beginning of the year. I moved my son to a different school for his first grade year and have taken him out and put him on independent study for the remainder of his kindergarten year due to a major issue with the teacher and principal. I can't speak for the entire school but this teacher and the principal are awful.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had 3 children at this school. My oldest is now entering Jr. High as my other two are now in 5th and 6th. I was a little concerned after reviewing the low test scores when my son first entered K. However all three of my kids have been at the top of their classes all the way through. 2 out of 3 are in GATE. I thank the highly skilled teachers who cared enough to help each and every one of them grow and mature. I also as a parent made sure they did their homework. No problems with this school at all. I'm excited to leave such a raving review!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm disappointed in this school now. All the fun activities are being taken away since the new principal came. Also I notice that the younger kids are passed by if they know the work in favor of children who don't speak english or children who haven't had any pre-school. I'm hoping it will get better.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm very disappointed with Fairmont. Since the new principal came it seems like all the different activites that the kids looked forward to are being taken away. Instead of the school improving it seems to be getting worse. I'm really considering finding a new school for my kids

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is really great especially since the new principle arrived this year. The teachers are great. This is a good school.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school may be old but all of the teachers that I have had to deal with are wonderful.

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