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Harry M Fisher Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 452 students

 

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Posted January 13, 2008

Having had one child graduate from jarvis and another almost entering the sixth grade. I have to say if I had known then what I know now I would have home schooled from day one. I feel that there are not alot of opportunities for gifted children and a lack of support or recognition of childs needs that work below grade level. It is sad to say that I feel that the childs interest is not always at the core of what the school does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2007

I had concerns with my son's grades the first part of this school, however the teacher was more than helpful with helping us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

I agree with the lack of programs for advanced and gifted students, but plenty of support services available to those below grade level or in need of special services. We need to remember, the kids who are advanced are bored by the repetition of drilling the same information over and over for the students who just 'don't get it'! There needs to be some advanced opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

My son started very badly this 1st quarter 2 F & 1 D, although his other courses were B's. The teachers have made a great effort to help him raise his grades with more one on one help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

Not too much for the gifted students, but plenty of support services available to those below grade level or in need of special services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2005

This school has a good reputation, however I have had a lot of problems with them. If you have patience the school is okay, if you need anything else I wouldn't recommend this school for you.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students29%
Female38%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students40%
Female44%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students13%
Female25%
Male3%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students15%
Female22%
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Science

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students31%
Female44%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Math

All Students21%
Female19%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students26%
Female39%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Math

All Students19%
Female20%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities0%
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 94% 48%
Black 2 2% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 9%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • Colleen Vetere

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10 Fisher Ave
Mohawk, NY 13407
Phone: (315) 866-4851

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