Fuller Elementary School – Tempe, AZ

Award Year 2016

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Fuller Elementary School

1975 East Cornell Drive
Tempe, AZ, 85283-2361

(480) 897-6228

Mr. Michael Minghine, Principal at time of Nomination

Andrew Lebowitz, Current Principal

Title I School

Tempe Elementary School District

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Fuller School creates a positive environment and develops well-rounded individuals, through challenging academics and meeting needs of students individually. Children are nurtured and valued.

Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 52%
  • Hispanic: 30%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Native American: 3%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 43%


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Fuller Elementary where "Excellence is the Expectation!"


Fuller Elementary School is a K-5 school in Tempe, Arizona. We are a Title I school serving 638 students. Since opening our doors in 1977, the Fuller community has referred to entering our school as joining the "Fuller Family." Our reputation of strong relationships is shared among staff, students, parents, and community members and is one of the many endearing qualities of Fuller Elementary. It's the relationships with each other that create a learning environment with high expectations and continuous growth for every child that makes Fuller Elementary shine each day! The Fuller Family of staff, parents, and community is committed to the success of every child. Fuller staff collaborates to create an environment where children are respected, challenged, and guides to experience quality learning at their own instructional levels. Teachers work continuously in a trusting, professional environment to help every child exceed their learning goals. Students understand their learning goals and strive to meet them with lessons designed for their own learning. Students are celebrated when they reach their goals and supported with additional strategies as needed. Fuller's PTA works closely with administration and staff to foster positive relationships throughout our school. At Fuller, "Excellence is the Expectation." Teachers and students continue to push themselves, and each other, to be the best they can be. Fuller is known throughout the community as a school of excellence. Fuller is a "small, neighborhood school," with a warm, inviting environment and we are so proud of our students, our teachers and our school.