School Details

Fairmont Elementary School

5241 Fairmont Boulevard, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 986-7130
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 987 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

75%
72%
56%
90%
85%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
63%
46%
87%
81%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
78%
65%
96%
82%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
74%
60%
86%
81%
65%
77%
73%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
76%
60%
96%
73%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fairmont Elementary School is a public middle school in Yorba Linda. The principal of Fairmont Elementary School is Julie Lucas, who can be contacted at jlucas@pylusd.org. 987 students go to Fairmont Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 4% of the Fairmont Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 8% of the 987 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fairmont Elementary School is 22:1. Bernardo Yorba Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 56% 50%
Hispanic 18% 34%
Asian 17% 10%
Filipino 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 2%
Unspecified 0.5% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 25758%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 29%
Limited English proficiency 4% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    All three of my children attend fairmont. Fiarmont has a very challenging academic curriculum. The teacher are excellent! We are very pleased with the education our children are receiving. The homework load is heavy. There is a definite heavy involvement of parents at this school which I think makes this school so great! Everyones know each other and looking out for each others children.

  • (2 years ago)

    3 of my children attended this school. While they did receive an excellent education this community does not accept outsiders well. Flexibility is not a strong point but there are many opportunities for involvement. Overall I would recommend it just for the education. Parents have to fight to be involved with some teachers since there are so many that want to participate. The Principal and Vice-Principal were excellent. As one parent told me there....it's more important to look good than to feel good...

  • (4 years ago)

    Another year is coming to an end at Fairmont. I can say that it has been a GREAT year for all three of my children. The Fairmont staff is an extraordinary group! All three teachers really made this year a success. I have to say though Mrs. Furman...she really stands out. She is such a great first grade teacher. She cares so much for the kids and they absolutely ADORE her. We are going to miss her for sure!

  • (5 years ago)

    My child has been at Fairmont student for one year and i am very happy i had him switch schools (from another one in the district). It seems that the teachers really team teach and work their students to their full potential. Our other school did not cover many of the subjects in as much depth (I have an older child to compare to) and i feel that i did my older child a disservice by not changing schools for our family sooner. We did have a few 'friend' issues which were handled by the teacher and the principal immediately. There are so many parent volunteers here and the PTA seems very organized. Don't let schools with higher API scores fool you this school/teachers can compete with the best of them. I completely understand why Fairmont is a National Blue Ribbon winner.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am an educator myself and chose not to have my kids attend the school that I teach at. The experience both my daughters have had is nothing short of extraordinary. The teachers have extremely high expectations while still being loving and compassionate. It's my opinion that the best teachers in Orange County teach at Fairmont. The principal and vice-principal are true leaders. Now that my oldest daughter is preparing to leave for the 7th grade I am sad. Thank you Fairmont for preparing my children for a lifetime of success.

  • (8 years ago)

    Teachers overall are brilliant. Principal on top of issues if risen. Quality excellent. Fairness/ok.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a parent and I have a second grader and my other child is going to enter Fairmont as a first grader. From what I have seen so far I am very pleased and the teachers are doing an awesome job. I have grown up here and I love the fact that my children are following the footsteps of their parents and have the honor of attending the very same schools that they had a chance to attend. My child has great friends honorable teachers and I trust Fairmont with her future. That is why we chose to stay in the area. Better education plus great neighbors and a safe place to live.

  • (8 years ago)

    Fairmont has a strong parent involvement factor! This makes my son's overall experience even better!

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. My son and daughter are very happy at Fairmont. Not only are their academic standards high but their environment is nurturing and friendly. The parental envolvement is very high and the kids are proud of their school. I always feel welcome visiting the campus and volunteering. The school is big but they do an excellent job keeping the students safe and keeping the environment positive and enriching.

  • (9 years ago)

    Very challenging and well-planned academic structure I found to be true when my son attended attended their first grade. I was impressed with their overall involvement and concern for the students. I was contacted by an appointed board of teachers that specialized in certain fields a psychologist and vice-principal in regards to the possibility of my son having a form of A.D.D. and informed of the possible ramifications and hurdles that we may encounter in the future; meanwhile offering resolutions as well. We had to move the following year where he attended Anaheim Hills Elementary and did not ever seem to be challenged nor paid much attention to by his teachers there.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have two girls at Fairmont and couldn't be more pleased with the school. The school promotes uniforms which at first we weren t sure about but have been very nice. Teachers are focused on teaching and are friendly and proud of the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is well organized. Despite having close to 1000 students everything runs smoothly. The staff is excellent and helpful the teachers are top-quality and the principal and vice-principal are hard-working and accessible. Everyone has the kids best interest in mind. The PTA is outstanding. Lots of caring parents that want things good and are willing to help to make it so. I have nothing but good things to say.

  • (10 years ago)

    I'm the parent of a Fairmont student. The campus is overcrowded. Homework is assigned just additional busywork. My boy's teacher are confined to essentially teaching by rote memorization versus learning. The principal is non-responsive to parent requests for brief meetings and non-supportive of traditional extracurricular activities on campus (boyscouts/girlscouts/etc.). Education so far seems to be focused on the standardized annual testing and not about building a foundation for future learning. Access to the school for student drop-off was very poorly designed! School location combined with the number of cars trying to enter the drop-off zone (cars are backed up into two busy streets)and kids trying to get to class on-time is amazing! Volunteer parents should be commended for keeping the area pretty safe! It is just frightening! This school was just not designed to handle so many children!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have been nothing but impressed with the staff at this school. My son has been challenged and has met those challenges because of the teachers at Faimont. They are nurturing and really do want to help the children do their best!

  • (11 years ago)

    Although there are 1 000+ students at Fairmont I think it's a well-managed school for its size. My 3rd grade son likes this school a lot. The parents are very well informed by administration of upcoming events. Parent volunteerism is a big plus especially the PTA. There are several opportunities for parents to get involved. The facilities are currently being remodeled. After school daycare is convenient and well organized. The Placentia-Yorba Linda School District has done a fine job.

  • (11 years ago)

    Our kids currently attend Fairmont grades 1 and 4 and we think they have done an outstanding job with them! Huge parent participation/volunteering excellent teaching staff great gate program and just a well rounded school. My wife and I volunteer with classroom assistance and have never had any problems with the staff or students. A large majority of the students wear uniforms but you can sign a waiver if you choose regular clothes. Our kids have been at Fairmont since kindergarden and they love it. We would recommend Fairmont to anyone moving to the area.

  • (11 years ago)

    School has some great teachers more in the GATE program. Needs to lighten up when it comes to recess play though. Parent participation is extremely high and supportive. Encourage working moms to get involved also. Lots of programs and days for parent visits all this very much missed as both sons are in Junior High now.

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Overall score

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