66 out of 10GreatSchools

Fern Drive Elementary School

Fullerton, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-6
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  • Enrollment: 522


Fern Drive Elementary School
1400 West Fern Drive
Fullerton, CA 92833
(714) 447-7710
Fern Drive Elementary School is located in Fullerton, CA and serves grades K-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 6 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Two or more races

Reviews19 Reviews

We love Fern Drive. Dr Julie Brandon is an excellent leader- she is kind, approachable and has a lot of dynamic ideas that the kids seem to love. I understand that Fern has had a few bad reviews a while ago, and lower test scores, but I truly believe that Dr Bandon will turn this around. I am excited to see this progress unfold. My daughter loves her teacher, and generally loves going to school everyday.
I am very happy with Fern Drive School and the current principal at Fern and would like to offer a different perspective from the last person who commented on this site. It is true that, when the current principal took over, changes were made. But they needed to be made. Although Fern has always been a strong academic school, rules and policies were not enforced by the prior principal, and a handful of parents were favored and ran the school. The current principal is always open to speaking with parents but does not always let them have their way when what is being asked is not in the best interest of all students. Those parents who no longer get preferential treatment by being allowed to break rules all the time may be unhappy, but those of us who want structure for our students couldn't be more pleased to have a principal who has the best interest of kids at heart, has a backbone, and will enforce rules.
My children attend Fern Drive. In response to the last comment, there may have been unruly PTA parents who ran the school prior to the current principal arriving. Unfortunately, that issue is not relevant to the behavior of the current principal. I am not, nor would I ever become involved in the PTA. I have never "ruled" the school or taken advantage of any services offered by the school. However, when I have brought valid concerns to the principal because they directly involve my children, she responds as if I am trying to get something extra out of her. Not every issue is black and white. The answer to every single question cannot be no without any attempt at evaluation. She makes no effort for any type of accommodation or request, whether or not she's required to do so. I have experienced other schools. Successful principals do not behave this way. Her inexperience and rigid conduct exhibits great ineptitude for the very important position that she occupies.
Fern Drive Elementary School and its staff including the front office and teachers, really care about the students. The cirriculum is very well structured and appropriate for the grade levels. The parents are also very dedicated.
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