James McQueen Public School
Address: 365 St. George Street West, Fergus, Ontario N1M 1J4
Phone Number: 519-843-1700
Fax Number: 519-787-0299
Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Instructional Hours: 8:50am – 3:20pm
School Website: www.ugdsb.ca/JamesMcQueen
Student Transportation: www.stwdsts.ca
Principal: Andrew Creighton
Office Co-ordinator: Lorrie Hopf
Superintendent: Cheryl Van Ooteghem
Trustee: Barbara Lustgarten-Evoy
School Council: Jennifer Cowie and Serena Guenter
James McQueen Public School is a mid-sized school located in an older section of Fergus. It was the first school in town and was named after the first School Headmaster.
The present building has undergone additions and retrofits on at least three occasions, the last one being in the early 1980’s. It is a single storey structure that has large classrooms (with adjoining coat rooms) and a beautiful Resource Centre/ Computer Lab. The school is known for its warm and inviting atmosphere. The building takes up most of a entire block in town, but this leaves us with a small playground that has been completely paved. Our student population is not very diverse ethnically, but there is a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. Classes are from JK to grade three in the English program and from JK to grade two in the French Immersion program. Several students with Special Needs add to our wonderfully distinct community of learners.
At the end of the grade two our French Immersion students go to J.D. Hogarth PS and at the end of grade three our English students go to John Black P.S. At James McQueen we take great pride in our traditions of the past, but we look eagerly towards the future.