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K-8
Public district
Fullerton, CA
Students enrolled: 972
 

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1350 Starbuck Street
Fullerton, CA 92833

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(714) 447-2890
(714) 447-2893
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May 13, 2015
Fisler overall is a good school -- somewhere between 3-4 stars. Parents are involved, the community is affluent, and the students are smart. But.. 1. Too much reliance on technology--I am not convinced that the technology is enhancing learning. It definitely makes life easier for teachers, and there are certainly some cool products that students make with the technology, but I do not see it being used to teach real 21st century skills. 2. Too much reliance on singular technology platform--meaning only Apple products. The community is wealthy so it may not seem to be a problem to ask parents to cough up $1000 for their child's Apple laptop for the 1-1 device program. But, there are many other products that are equal if not superior to Apple that cost 1/3 the price that use Microsoft Office. The majority of the world uses Office. 3. The new principal has only been an assistant principal for one year, has (or will have) her own kids at the school, and used to be a teacher there. Does anyone else see the conflict of interest? I am really hoping she has integrity and that there isn't any favoritism. 4. Too many Koreans that stick to just themselves. It's very clicky.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2013
Robert C. Fisler is an incredible school. My daughter is in first grade and she is leaps and bounds ahead of her friends that attend schools in other areas. She is always challenged to learn and to strive for excellence. She is positively encouraged with just the right emphasis on behavior and leadership. Possibly the most well-balanced teaching techniques available in the public school system.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2013
I think that others should know that this school is has a safe, and smart environment while working to improve it so that it is safe for kids to learn.

- submitted by a teacher

May 03, 2013
I attended this school since its openings from 2004-2010, all the way up until high school. Prior to the hiring of Principal Lai, Principal Pierce led our school and truly made our school the shining standard for elementary and junior high schools in Orange County. I excelled here with ease, but I could not say that with confidence had I not had, for the most part, truly competent teachers that both made classroom learning a joy and intensive. There is no room for incompetence here-we Navigators have quickly risen through the rankings as an excellent school, and the huge waitlist of students wishing to attend here is simple proof of that. While I have heard Principal Lai is not as competent or brilliant as her predecessor was, I am aware most of the core teachers that were in effect when I attended are still there. That fact alone gives me great hope in the school's tradition of excellence and great achievement. This is a school you want to send your kids to. The only reason why I left off a star is merely personal-I feel the behavioral guidelines were a little too strict on the students, feeling almost like a private school, but nevertheless, they did not hamper my experience.

- submitted by a community member

April 24, 2013
My children have nearly completed Kindergarten in this school, and I am AMAZED by how much they have learned and grown since the beginning of the year. All of the teachers are caring and there is a very strong and supportive academic environment at the school. True, the school doesn't have a lot of diversity -- my kids are part of the "minority" -- but they have no problem making friends and fitting in.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2012
I'm writing in response to the few bogus 1 star reviews, clearly aimed only to lower this school's rating. Read those bad reviews and you'll clearly see that they have been written in spite, offers nothing of positive value, does not include facts nor examples, and uses spam tactics. This person must not see the value of educating their kid(s) if they use that time to fabricate a false review for a top school. Both my kids attend Fisler K-8 and I am very happy with the quality of their education. All the teachers have been caring, attentive, and helpful to both my kids. The principal is very personable and can be seen every morning roaming the campus and interacting with students and parents. She seems to truly care about each child and is interested in meeting parents. Their technology program is amazing because all of the kids are provided with great tools. The positive environment at Fisler is felt at home when I see my kids learning and willing to do their homework. It is a wonderful thing when I see my kids' progress and excitement for learning!

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2011
My children had a wonderful kindergarten experience in Kindergarten and the First grade. The teacher's were phenomenal. However, I feel my child did not have a great experience in the second grade. Teachers should act as a guide, mentor, friend, and confidante helping the student navigate their school experience and providing support both academically and emotionally. I felt my child's teacher did not meet this criteria. No additional support was provided to help achieve personal and academic support. I still support this school rating as excellent. I am hopeful my child will have a better experience next year.

- submitted by a parent

November 08, 2010
It's an exceptional school, and all the teachers meet my expectations! The technology is great, and a clever way to help students learn. Overall, the school is an awesome school.

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2009
My child is being provided with a safe and stimulating environment. As a parent I am satisfied with my son's academic progress. He is excelling in all his subjects and I am very pleased.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2009
Poor principal, she only cares about high academic scores and laptop. Teachers are requesting too much donations for class needs and a lot of favoritism going on in class. Parents are too much involved in school, some of them actually runs the school. Overall school is out of control.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 21, 2009
Wow, where you do start? The Fisler staff really does care about our two kids - one is in the elementary and one in the middle school age groups. We appreciate the technology integration and how it clearly is helping our kids be better prepared for high school and college. As for the laptop program, we were delighted to participate - knowing we'd likely make the investment regardless of whether the school offered it. While the area in Fullerton is not very ethnically diverse, our kids are actually part of the 'minority' and enjoy the cultural learning opportunities.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2008
This is one of the highest academically rated schools in California as well as the US. The were able to achieve that by giving students a higher caliber of learning and helping all the students score phenomenally on their tests. Any parent looking to get their children into a school that helps them advance into the skills that will be relevant for their future in college as well as their professional careers should consider sending their child to a school such as Fisler, that has technology integration and more aggressive curriculum. I myself have worked for large dot com companies and the advancement of technology will make or break a persons career. Do your child some justice and give them the opportunity to integrate technology into their studies.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2007
The parent involvement, student engagement, and teacher collaboration is so high here. I have never seen this kind of team effort at a school before!

- submitted by a teacher

May 10, 2007
Very pleased with the school. Love the laptop program, I truly do believe it gives the kids a leg up in presenting their thoughts through technology. Someone brought up the issue of diversity and lack there of. Its not any different from the school that is 65% caucasian and 35% other ethnicity. It just so happens that at this place its 65% asian and 35% other ethnicity. Transferred from private school to here, educational environment much better.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2006
My three sons are attending this school and this far they love it, one teacher in particular is outstanding and my twins are in love with her (1st grade). My son, who is in K-loves his teacher also, more than I can say about the previous school. I try to visit the school once a week, what I see puts me to rest. However, I too see very little diversity!

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2006
The school will be going on to its 3rd year this coming Sept and I feel that they have done a great job. They really care about the students and teachers are energetic and eager to teach. Students in turn will enjoy attending school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 06, 2006
Not enough ethnic diversity.

- submitted by a parent

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Robert C. Fisler Elementary School
1350 Starbuck Street, Fullerton, CA  92833
(714) 447-2890
Last modified Robert C. Fisler Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Robert C. Fisler Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top