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Fisher Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 476 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2012

Wonderful School.... Teachers are great and the Principal is great!!!! My daughter in the one year she has attended Fisher, she has improved. Principal is so friendly and works really well with Parents and Students, she always has an open door. Very refreshing...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Fisher is an extremely family friendly school. Mr. Galdes was principal of the year - how much greater could you get??
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

This school is the greatest. My daughter went there from K-5 & my son is in 1st grade. I would recommend this school to anyone in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

I am absolutely thrilled with Fisher. The teachers, staff and students are all wonderful. I believe that the academics of this school are top notch. The parent involvement is impressive. The district also has a great Latchkey Program. I truly can't say enough great things about this school.
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Posted April 20, 2007

I'm not sure why Fisher is only ranking a 5. This school is fantastic! The curriculum is very strong, the extracurriculars are great, and the environment is very supportive of student development, growth and fun. Mrs. Cristi Jackson is the best teacher in the world! The district's latchkey program and staff are also wonderful. The PTO is extremely active and creates lots of events for the school and community. I would very highly recommend this school without reservation.
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Posted February 6, 2006

This school is awesome. The teachers are fantastic. The quality of education and the interest these kids have is great... My girls love going to Fisher elementary.
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Posted September 1, 2005

Fisher is the best school my children has ever been too. I am really pleased with there education. My children history has always been Christian Private School... But when we came to Fisher I really have a great respact for public educations...The teachers are Young and ready to go.. they have fire that all schools need in this age. The office staff Jackie is the best and has watched out for those children she is like a second mom! And every parent I speaks to loves her..I could go on and on but I am going to go now! So when looking for a school in Redford Fisher is the best! And the kids love hotlunch!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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38%

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34%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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30%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
14%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
African-American 59% 18%
White 30% 69%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Amy Davidson
Fax number
  • (313) 532-5602

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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