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About Us

I'd like to welcome you to Fesler Junior High School. Parents will find valuable information about our academic achievement, professional staff, curricular programs, instructional materials, safety procedures, classroom environment, and condition of facilities. Fesler Junior High School provides a warm, stimulating environment where students are actively involved in learning academics as well as positive values. Students receive a standards-based, challenging curriculum provided by a dedicated professional staff based on the individual needs of the students. Ongoing evaluation of student progress and achievement helps us refine the instructional program so students can achieve academic proficiency. Fesler Junior High participates in AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). All students at Fesler benefit from this teacher training to become college and career ready in a global society. We have made a commitment to provide the best educational program possible for Fesler Junior High School's students, and welcome any suggestions or questions you may have about the information contained in this report or about the school. Together, through our hard work, our students will be challenged to reach their maximum potential. 

Mission Statement:  Our mission is to ensure that all students learn by creating a community that focuses on student learning, by working collaboratively and holding ourselves accountable for results.

School Profile: Fesler Junior High School is located in the northeastern region of Santa Maria and serves students in grades seven through eight. At the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, 934 students were enrolled, including 8.7% in special education, 34.5% qualifying for English Language Learner support, and 89.3% qualifying for free or reduced price lunch.

Mark Palmerston, Ed.D.
Principal
805-361-7880

 

Erik Benitez-Foster
Assistant Principal
805-361-7885

 

Heather Paige
Dean of Students
805-361-7884

 

Alma Valdovinos
Office Manager
805-361-7880

 

Stephanie Navarro-Herrera
Office Clerk
805-361-7881

 

Berta Valencia
Attendance 
805-361-7879

 

Kristy Vallegas
8th Grade Counselor
805-361-7907

 

Rebecca Aguilar
7th Grade Counselor
805-361-7890

 

Ramiro Ruvalcaba
Community Liaison

805-361-7872

 

Katya Garcia
Health Assistant
805-361-7877

 

Katrina Ramos

Project Office

805-361-7886

 

Jeanne Fredericks
Library
805-361-7918

 

Sandra Sanchez
Cafeteria Manager
805-361-7906

 

Victor Valencia
Outreach
805-361-7886

 

Robin White
Computer Lab
805-361-7894