FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Welcome to the FPS website. It is said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. So, at first glance, we hope you notice that the Fremont Public Schools are focused on student achievement. We take the task before us seriously; implementing a Professional Learning Community to help our teachers focus on students and their work toward proficiency was a monumental step for our district. By providing time for teachers to meet and address student progress, we’ve put into place the mechanism that will lead to increased achievement. As Executive Director of Instruction and Secondary Operations, it is a privilege to work with the many fine teachers and administrators we have in Fremont and to support their efforts in the classroom to enhance learning and improve performance.
This past year, Fremont was above the state average in every ACT category. We are justifiably proud of the performance of our students and we share in their success on these standardized tests. Further, in 2014 we had eighteen students who were selected as “Regent Scholars,” a distinction that is given to only the best and brightest students in Nebraska. Although our students score among the highest in the state, Fremont has managed to remain below the state average in spending per pupil. In fact, Fremont spends $4.8 million less than the state average.
You will find our schools to be well maintained and our teachers to be well educated, exceeding the state average of teachers with Master’s degrees by 13% and possessing an average of 13 years of experience (based on 2012-13 State of the Schools Report from Nebraska Department of Education). At Fremont Public Schools, “We don’t coast!” This is evident by our students’ achievement, our staff’s continued efforts to be life-long learners, our commitment to the patrons of Fremont and the dedication we have to helping students reach or exceed their potential.