Developing Highly Effective People
Whether you are new to the community or your children have previously attended here, we extend to you our sincerest of welcomes to Fremont Public Schools. It will be an exciting new school year! We encourage you to revisit our website at www.fpsweb.org where you will find information concerning the schools including the activities calendar, meal menus, personnel and contact information. Our website also provides information concerning registering for Power School for Parents which allows you to monitor your child’s performance in school. We are proud of our community, our children, their parents and our faculty and support personnel who define our schools and what they are about.
Fremont continues to move forward even in uncertain times with important advances on all levels. Forward momentum includes continuous review and upgrades to curriculum, improvement in programs, program quality and experiences available for children and youth. In these rather difficult economic times, it is important to remember that these strides and any others do not happen without dedication and community support as well as local and state financial assistance.
Fremont Public Schools carries accreditation with the Nebraska State Department of Education as well as certification of regional quality. In April 2007 our school system became the first public school system in the state to receive “District Accreditation” which is the highest level granted by AdvancED, a regional accreditation agency. With that recognition, which is never guaranteed and cannot ever be taken for granted, Fremont joined a small handful of other districts in meeting those rigorous requirements. In April of 2011, Fremont Public Schools became the first school district in Nebraska to receive a five-year extension of that classification.
Our district, which covers more than 60 square miles in area, includes a total of approximately 4,548 students; 1,274 of which are in the high school; 583 are in the seven-eight middle school; 678 are in the five-six school and 1,694 attend elementary grades kindergarten through four. There are 164 children enrolled in our pre-kindergarten special needs program, 64 students are enrolled in the alternative high school, and 91 receive special education services through the Pathfinder Program located at the Main Street Education and Administration Center.
Beginning with the 2005-06 school year, full-day kindergarten sessions were implemented in all seven in-town elementary schools. The additional classroom space that was required was added as a result of the passage of the building renovation and construction bond issue in 2000.
Eleven of our thirteen schools and programs operate on the traditional August through May calendar. Two elementary schools, Grant and Washington, operate on a continuous learning calendar. Grant Elementary has completed its eleventh year under a continuous learning calendar, which is essentially year-around. Washington Elementary joined this plan for the first time in the summer of 2010. Both schools begin in July and run most of the regular calendar year. However, all classes and activities are dismissed during the month of June.
We hope you find that our schools and programs exceed your expectations. We look forward to a great relationship in the education of your youngsters and invite you to become involved in their education. Attend parent-teacher conferences, join the PTA/PTSA and become knowledgeable about your schools.