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About Fairmont

Our Past, Present, and Future

Fairmont School has served the southeast side of Vacaville since 1970. During the 2014-2015 school year, Fairmont served a student population of approximately 585 students in transitional kindergarten-sixth grades in twenty one regular education classrooms and two district special day classed.  The staff included 30 certificated teachers, including, special day class teachers, resource specialist, physical education specialist, RtI Coordinator, Content Area Specialist/Data Coach, Learning Support Coordinator, and two administrators. The support staff included the part-time school nurse, speech therapist, psychologist, two secretaries, a library technician, translator, health aide, special education instructional assistants, three custodians, two cafeteria workers, and seven noon duty supervisors. Kindergarten through third grade classrooms had no more that thirty students and fourth through sixth grade classrooms averaged thirty one students per teacher. All teachers were certified as highly qualified under No Child Left Behind.

In 2008 Fairmont became a charter school and broke ground for a new facility. The new 53,000 sq. ft. building opened in August, 2009. DSC_0004.jpg

The project consisted of an entire new school constructed alongside the old original campus. Following construction the old Fairmont was demolished and replaced with new playground and playfields. Project costs, including construction and all other design and fee costs, including demolition of the old school and new playfields and playgrounds, is about $21 million. The project was funded by about $15 million of Measure V, local General Obligation bond funds, plus about $4 million in development impact fees and another $2 million in anticipated State School Facility Program funding.

The new school was a first for Vacaville Unified – a two-story all-in-one-building school with 27 classrooms, office, library, computer lab, teachers workroom and breakroom, storage, conference rooms, multi-purpose room and kitchen.

It is designated a LEED Silver school, the first school in the County to be recognized as such. It will beat government energy standards by almost 30 percent, lowering energy bills for the District, helping enhance student performance, and fighting global warming. LEED is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,featuring a third‐party Green Building Rating System™ to encourage sustainable green building and development practices. These energy‐ efficient features will lower utility bills for our cash‐strapped school district, and provide ongoing savings to the General Fund.

Our Mission

The Fairmont staff shares a commitment to work in partnership with families and community members to prepare our students to be compassionate, thinking, creative, and responsible citizens of a global society in the 21st century. Our goals for each child are: 1) to meet or exceed grade level State standards and 2) to graduate from the sixth grade prepared to make good choices, act responsibly, and continue successful learning in middle school and beyond.