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Harry Dewey Fundamental Elementary School

Fair Oaks, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-6
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  • Enrollment: 454


Harry Dewey Fundamental Elementary School
7025 Falcon Road
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 867-2020
Harry Dewey Fundamental Elementary School is located in Fair Oaks, CA and serves grades K-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 7 out of 10
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Reviews25 Reviews

Excellent! I am very happy with the education that my child is receiving in the second grade. My child is always excited to go into room 6 each morning.
I would have given an "average" grade for academics and "good" for opportunities such as field trips (of which there are a good number), but the overall experience at this facility leaves such a bad taste in our mouths that I can only give two stars. The parent-based culture at this school is entirely out of control. There is a group of moms that basically run the entire school (some of whom work there or volunteer all day and/or are friends with staff), often cajoling the teachers into doing what they want and socially engineering classroom/extracurricular activities to benefit their children at the expense of others, as well as working to exclude and snub parents that they don't deem as "worthy". The older teachers are retiring or just plain giving up at an alarming rate, leaving a younger set of common core cheerleaders who are at the mercy of the parental sorority, though those teachers are too often willing participants in the meddling. The office is entirely aware of all of this and does little about it because it benefits their children personally. As some other reviews state, we have definitely seen a downhill slide in the place since we started and rather than fret about it anymore we will be transferring out soon. I'm sure it's a great place if you're part of the "in crowd" but for a school that continually preaches such messages as anti-bullying, inclusion and parental involvement it's amazing how much exclusion and bullying is done....by the adults.
Between the start of both of my kids experience from kindergarten through about mid second grade was great. After that, it's been going downhill. The last two years with my oldest have been quite an eye opener. Kids definitely fall through the cracks as far as the learning process goes-overwhelmed teachers, and the principal doesn't seem to follow through or take action with incidents and/or consequences per the "Bully Matrix" as stated on the school or districts website.
I feel like the teachers look right through the students that struggle. My child is in the resource program and this is the third year, while the resource teachers are concerned and very helpful the classroom teachers are not.
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