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  • James S. Fugman Elementary School10

    Fresno, CA | Fresno County


    September 10, 2013

    My son just started at this school and I can see that they do get enough funding and parent participation, which in turn shows in their high scores however their ability to integrate special needs children into the mainstream is lacking. This school, as several parents reported, isn't built around helping students that need a bit of extra attention to be able to excel. My son is academically way above the norm for his class however I find him being left to his own devices. He does require some special accommodations which I found to be met with resistance. I was looked at more like the overprotective parent than an informed & educated parent of my son. Great school if your child fits the mold.

    Submitted by a parent

    November 20, 2012

    Easily the best school in CUSD. Known for excellence in academics, sports and extracurricular activities. Very responsive teachers, principal and administration.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 19, 2011

    Too bad they don't put any effort into bringing good teachers to special ed like they do with other teachers at this school. Was basically just bringing my child to daycare since there was no teaching going on, and we were bullied by special ed department for years before we pulled out. Principal even told us we couldn't park in areas that the law says we can with handicap placard, and some of the regular ed teachers said they didn't want my daughter in kindergarten graduation department because other kids would be "confused" by her. Mostly just a very sad situation with Clovis Unified's entire special ed program.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 31, 2011

    Fugman elementary has a great learning environment and we find that the teachers are excellent making sure that all children are learning and no one is left behind. Besides providing the best level of support for some students that need help and attention.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 9, 2009

    Very well run school. Teachers work to get students full potential. Support staff is polite. Library is staff is phenominal!

    Submitted by a parent

    December 2, 2008

    The teachers and staff members are very devoted and their efforts are highly admirable. All the activities are very well organized and the school system really keeps them going smoothly.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 26, 2008

    Outstanding school. High quality teachers, amazingly competent and dedicated principal and fantastic parent involvement make this one of California's top elementary schools.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 24, 2008

    Great school. good sports. But needs some better CC events.

    Submitted by a student

    January 19, 2008

    Students that don't fit the high achieving academic model imulated at Fugman lack the proper support necessary to help them keep up with thier peers.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 13, 2006

    The quality and compassion displayed on a daily basis for the sake of the Students speaks volumes. The Teachers actually care and take that extra time that is sometime needed which helps in such a big impact. Thankyou Fugman Staff

    Submitted by a parent

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