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School Mission

To ensure that all students achieve their full 21st century appropriate academic and social potential.


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Gold Ribbon logo2017 'Gold Ribbon School'
We are proud to learn Thornton was named a 'Gold Ribbon School' by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

Volleyball playerAmerican HS - Junior Eagle Volleyball Clinic - June 26 - June 30
Girls entering 6th - 8th grade - All abilities and levels welcome. Flyer


Word Ed under graduation cap - logo Community Meeting with United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:00 to 7:00 pm District Office 4210 Technology Drive in Professional Development Center Flyer

Parent Survey Results
2017 Results FUSD's Parent Satisfaction Surveys (pdf) Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback. Also 3 Year Comparison (pdf)

Parent Notification about CAASPP

Parent Notification about CAASPP

The information regarding CAASPP was printed in the Student Handbook this year.  This satisfies the legal requirement for parent notification about testing and their ability to opt their children out.  If you’d like to also include the information in your newsletter, that is your choice.  The text below has been modified to include the new information about the California Science Test (CAST).


California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career.  Like last year, CAASPP includes computer adaptive tests in English language arts and mathematics, as well as a new computer test in science.  


In the spring of 2017, students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the computer adaptive tests in English and math. Students in grades 5, 8, and a state-assigned high school grade will take the new California Science Test (CAST), also administered on the computer.  Please refer to the announcement on the Fremont Unified School District home page “NEW CAASPP California Science Test (CAST)” for more information.   If you would like more information regarding your school’s testing schedule, please contact your school’s main office


Following the spring testing, students will receive individual score reports. Student score reports will be sent home to parents/guardians in late summer/early fall and will include an overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for English language arts, mathematics, and other information.  No scores will be reported for the science test, as this is a pilot year for the test.


If you would like more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Web page at Parents and guardians have the right to exempt their child from taking the CAASPP assessments. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s participation, please contact your school’s principal.



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Nightmare on Puberty Street


Be a Thornton Volunteer AVID Tutor

Here at Thornton, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a 7th and 8th grade elective that helps students achieve academic success and be college ready. We are looking for several parents to be volunteer tutors.


AVID students participate in tutorials on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and each tutorial group needs a tutor or facilitator to monitor the group’s progress and keep them focused. The job of the tutor is not to give the students the right answer, but to guide student members as they support the presenters. Tutors do not need to know the answer to the students’ questions to be effective.


Tutor training and ongoing support will be provided.


If interested, please contact Mrs. Harman-Murray at x 58036 or Ms. Odland at x 58038

Child Nutrition Info


District Info

FUSD is on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube!!
Stay up to date with all the news and happenings throughout the Fremont Unified School District. Visit and like FUSD's official Facebook page at Fremont Usd, follow the District on Twitter at @USDFremont, and subscribe for the latest videos on YouTube at Fremont Unified School District. Updated daily, FUSD's Social Media pages are the best resources for the latest information and photos from all 42 schools, District Departments - even news from around the Fremont community. 
From the District Office - Posting of Emergency Information
Reminder to families that information regarding Emergency situations around FUSD such as lockdowns will be posted on the District website at From the homepage under 'Quick Links,' or under the 'Resources & Contacts' tab, click 'Emergency Info.' Information will also be posted on the District Facebook page at Fremont Usd and Twitter page at @USDFremont. Individual schools will also contact families via their respective communication systems as soon as it is safe to do so.

Lice Advisory 2016/2017

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AC transit Service Change for 2016/2017-Effective 8/22/2016-VERY IMPORTANT!!!

AC transit Bus Line 621 will pick up students:


Regular days at 2:46 pm.


Every Wednesday at 12:35pm. NOTE:  AC transit will NOT be available if the Weds. Date is scheduled as a regular day.


AC transit Bus Line 621 will pick up students on the following days at 12:35pm:


Thursday, 12/22

Friday, 2/17

Thursday, 4/13

Friday, 5/26 

Thursday, 6/15


NOTE:  AC transit will NOT be available on


Friday, 10/28

Tuesday, 11/15

Friday, 1/27

Friday, 3/31

Life Touch link for ordering online pictures

Meal Applications On-line
(english, español available - mandarin soon)

2016-2017 - Families must re-apply every school year - Please submit only 1 application per household

SBAC Scores

Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Student Score Reports will be mailed home in July. More information is available on the Assessment and Accountability Department web page under CAASPP and the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC)

School Safety


Health Schools Act


Individual Pesticide application


Beautifying Our City's Electrical Boxes