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Fulbright Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 615 students

 

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Posted August 20, 2014

I have two children at Fulbright, and we have been here for 4 years. We love this neighborhood school! It is small enough that the administration, teachers, and staff know the children and are attentive to their needs. My children have received excellent instruction in the classroom and have benefitted from the enriched activities including art, music, and gifted and talented. In addition to a stellar teaching staff, Fulbright has an involved PTA that offers a wide variety of programs. The Fulbright administration and faculty embrace the PTA and work with it to enhance all students' experience. Fulbright is a diverse school, and I am grateful that my children have been able to experience friends from a wide variety of backgrounds. Go Falcons!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2014

We love Fulbright. My son has been there 4 years. He has been challenged by the staff and has had excellent benchmark results. We couldn't ask for a better school for our children. There is a very community feel about the school and a high level of parental involvement. Go Falcons!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2014

Fubright Elementary School. We adore this school and all the extra's that are provided. Fulbright has two Gifted and Talented Teachers who work with the students during and after school on a number of math and science activities. We also have a music night once a month. Each grade will do a program for families and friends to attend. There is also Fulbright's Art Night where the students will present their painting or print dressed as a famous artist. Families are invited to attend and receive an overview from each student about the live of the artist they are dressed up as. This years Fulbright Mathletes Team came in First Place in the District. There are so many ways for students to get involved with a club like cheerleading, pep squad, math club, student council, basketball team and music. We feel very blessed to be a part of such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2014

This school is absolutely wonderful! The teachers and staff truly care about the students. Our daughter started pre-k at Fulbright, and we were very pleased to see how challenging the curriculum was. She is now in Kindergarten and we are still more than pleased. You could not ask for a better school, a more involved PTA, or a more caring and bright environment for learning! Tons of extra curricular activities and teachers that are involved!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

I am a parent of a Kindergartener and I LOVE Fulbright! My daughter did not attend Pre-K and we were very concerned that she would be behind. My daughter is very smart and a fast learner and she fell right into place. The teachers amd Administrators are wonderful! They know many if the children by name. I enjoy watching them give personal attention and allow hugs from students. My daughter is a big hugger and loves to have adult conversations whenever possible.. I also love how many parents and PTA members are so involved. There is no lack of events to volunteer for and many willing participants! I am looking forward to my daughters continued growth amd learning during her Fulbright years. I attended Joe T. Robinson Elementary And this 'open' classroom setting is nothing compared to that school.. but once the kids understnand what is expected and use their inside voice.. it does not hamper their learning. I would recommend this school to everyone! I am so honored my daughter is able to attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2013

this school is intolerable to students from the teachers! when my daughter went to care she came home upset and in worse case even crying! and she was on cheer and she hated it because she felt like her teacher did not like her and treated her unfairly in comparison to the other girls the only thing good about that school is the PT because they are really involved with the events for their school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

My daughter attended 3-5, and the school had always been great! The administrator and some of the support staff for the two years was not. All of this turned around in the last year, and Fulbright is indeed a wonderful, well-rounded school with great administrators, teachers, and some of the most active volunteeers and PTA you will ever see! I love this school!
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Posted May 30, 2013

Fulbright is the total package-great teachers who are attentive and make sure kids learn, professional principal, beautiful building, parents who care and who show up at the school to volunteer, very involved PTA, other kids that I am happy to have my kids around. . . this is our first year here and we love Fulbright
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2012

Fulbright is an excellent school. This is my son and daughter's first year attending this school.They have really helped my son academically considering that he came from a charter school that didn't teach him anything and got him up to the grade level he should have been in within 5mos. I recommend this school to anyone. It even has pre-k as well. All 3 of my kids will be attending Fulbright next yearl!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

Fulbright is crowded and hectic. The open pod design means that all the students in a grade hear all four classrooms at once. The school's test scores are above average, but that's more a reflection of the demographics of the neighborhood rather than the quality of education received at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

My daughter went here for Kinder and First grade, then for Second grade she went to the new school Roberts which is within walking distance from our house. It didn't take too long to realize what a treasure we had at Fulbright, and now I am doing anything possible to change her back. Fulbright is an amazing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

we have had a our child in Private school and switched to Fulbright and we wish we would have made the change sooner! It is a great school.
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Posted September 12, 2008

This is my son's 4th year at Fulbright. He loves it! Each year we have been lucky to have wonderful teachers. They have all taken extra time to challenge him and to instill in him a desire to challenge himself. His teachers and the administration have always made themselves available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

When we moved here from antoher state, eveyone told us how lucky we were to be in the fulbright Zone. Maybe it's because I was comparing it to our former school, but I was shocked at how the aides we allowed to yell at the kids. We put in one year, then were thrilled when my daughter's name came up on the list to go to Gibbs.
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Posted January 10, 2008

I have two children at fulbright, and I have to say I am extremely pleased. This is their 2nd year, and they both love it! the only thing I can say that I have not been happy with is the principal seems to not be with it at times. I have tried to contact her on 2 occasions this year, and get no response from her. My son has been there 2 years and she has asked him twice if he is a new student. But overall it is a fantastic school, and the teachers are excellent! Kudos to mrs. Watson, and mrs. Shelton! we love you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

awesome the best school ever
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Posted January 31, 2007

This is not a school for the easily distracted, ADHD, or kids who cannot concentrate with a lot of noise. The school is 'open' meaning that the classrooms are not separated by doors and walls, but rather partitions and curtains, so you hear noises from the other classes around you. Its very loud all the time. Even the library is not in a closed room. Each of the class areas has an open window out to the hallway, which carries noise from the hallway into the classroom. My child finds it very hard to concentrate and pay attention due to the noise, and this is not well understood by his teacher who believes a 9 year old is capable of sitting still, and concentrating for 5 hours out of the day and ignore the very loud noises of the open space school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

My child has special needs and has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). At first it was difficult to get cooperation in having her IEP implemented. However, once I let the principal know that I was serious about having it put into action, she and the other staff responded with respect and enthusiasm. My child had been to two other public schools and was miserable at each of them. Although Fulbright may not have the highest test scores, I believe the reason is because Fulbright has a lot of chilren with special needs. Academic programs, availablility of music, art and other extracurricular activities is good. Fulbright probably has the best parent involvement of any elementary school in Little Rock. My child's fifth grade teacher is our favorite. We will miss Fulbright Elementary, home of the Falcons. We believe that Fulbright Elementary is the best elementary school in the Little Rock School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

This is one of the best schools in the Little Rock School District. The teachers are highly qualified and show creativity and flexibility with their teaching. The principal is very involved and approachable. The parent involvement is high. My son walks home from school, where he is escorted by an adult as far as allowable. The only complaint I have is the carpool line/traffic in the mornings. Traffic is high on Pleasant Valley Drive and not all drivers appear to be concerned they are in a school zone. But as for the school, I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

I have four children that have or are attending this school. As a parent I see continuous improvement in the quality of teaching, commitment to excellence and parent involvement. In the four years we've lived in Little Rock, we've seen the PTA budget triple, the school and parents combine to purchase new software for a new computer lab, add an art program to the curriculum and win awards for volunteer hours per student. The teachers are warm and engaged, always seeking to pull the best from each student. The administration is accessible and commmitted. An excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 64%
Black 38% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 1%
Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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300 Pleasant Valley Dr
Little Rock, AR 72212
Phone: (501) 447-4700

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