All About Us
Fullerton School District
Inspiring learners to leverage the arts and innovative technology to create, collaborate, communicate, critically think, and contribute as part of a global community
- FSD formed in 1888, one year after the founding of the City of Fullerton.
- 13,700 students grades K-8 in a 26 square mile area that encompasses most of the city of Fullerton.
- 15 elementary schools, two K-8 campuses, and three Junior High Schools.
- 52% of pupils qualify for Federal Free and Reduced Price meal program
- 640 teachers and other certificated staff, 615 classified support staff
Our Outstanding Educational Program
- District API 867 (the State-wide average is 788)
- 14 District schools exceed the State target of 800
- Four District schools are in the top 22 schools in Orange County
- 11 California Distinguished Schools
- 5 Golden Bell Award Winners
- 4 National Blue Ribbon Schools
- 3 Title One High Achieving Schools
- 2 Apple Distinguished Schools
Unique and Challenging Programs
- The District’s 1:1 Visible Innovation Program (VIP) provides students with 21st Century student-specific skills, content knowledge, and literacy that will enable them to master the skills necessary to meet the challenges of and to thrive in today’s world. The program uses educational technology to increase collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication – skills all students need to compete in the global market. As part of VIP, all 5th-8th grade students have received an IPad for 24/7 use.
- All students in the District benefit from the All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to developing, sustaining, and supporting the arts as an intrinsic part of every child’s education
- The District offers an Elementary Instrumental Music Program taught by fully credentialed music teachers. Countless studies show the benefits of including the arts and music in early education as well as clearly illustrating the numerous links between musical training and math proficiency. Many students who struggle academically and socially find success and experience growth as well as increased self-esteem as a result of participating in the Elementary Instrumental Music Program.
- Fullerton School District is proud to offer the Multi-Age Program as a State approved Alternative Program of choice. We are one of five districts in California offering this unique and innovative classroom learning environment.
- The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program at Beechwood aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated and empowered to make a difference in their local and global communities.
- The District supports early childhood education also, offering a Preschool program, as well as a Transitional Kindergarten program.
Parent and Community Support
- Supportive community partnerships with McCoy Mills Ford, Schools First Credit Union, the Wilson W. Phelps Foundation, Beckman Coulter, Raytheon, St. Jude’s Hospital, Hydraflow, Fullerton Cares and Century 21 Discovery
- Three District-wide foundations donate over $250,000 a year to the District; 11 site-based foundations support individual schools.
- Each school has an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
- The City of Fullerton is known for its educational emphasis, with five institutions of higher education, including Cal State Fullerton, Hope University, and Southern California College of Optometry.