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Hall Fletcher Elementary

Public | K-5 | 300 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2013

Both of our sons attended Hall Fletcher from 2010 - 2012. Without fail all of their teachers (classroom plus music, art, p.e., etc.) were highly skilled, passionate about the kids, and committed to the school community. A new principal took over the second year they were there and began to make great strides in reaching out to parents and increasing communication with them. In addition, community involvement with the school has increased under his leadership. Morale is high among the students and staff. Even the physical environment of the school is changing to include bright murals on the exterior of the building by local artists. Reading is highly touted by the leadership of the school, as is encouragement to the kids to prepare their minds/hearts for college. Parental involvement is growing as communication has increased. In summary, Hall Fletcher is a growing, thriving school community that is the hidden gem of the Asheville City Schools. Academics are strong, and it is a safe environment in which children can learn and grow. Staff is responsive and friendly. Our children thoroughly enjoyed their time at the school. It is a 5 star school in the making!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

This school's reputation is certain to change for the better. The atmosphere is friendly & positive. The faculty and staff are dedicated and clearly love what they do and genuinely care about the children. Since the school is smaller, children get a great deal of individual attention and support compared to most schools. The library media center is beautiful and the children get time there, as well as other specials like P.E., music and art every week--something less common in schools these days. I especially love the garden program, which not only supports the science emphasis at this magnet school but gets the kids outside and engaged with learning by working with their hands. With the composting program there is a growing environmental consciousness at the school; it would be nice to see even more development in this direction. Programs like FEAST and ASAP's Growing Minds are great additions. There are always neat things going on in this place! Room for improvement would include the playground (soon to be renovated) and the food, which is neither better nor worse than the standard highly-processed fare at most schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

It's simply the best kept secret in Asheville. I have two children, one is a Hall Fletcher graduate, and the other is still attending the school. They are both gifted students who have a clear understanding of the importance of their academic careers and how much they will impact their futures. There has never been a time when I felt that they weren't being challenged appropriately in the classroom. The community itself is very close and involved and growing in many beautiful ways. There is almost a palpable "buzz" in the air, with constant improvement and academic innovation. It's the kind of place that will make your child excited about learning, despite all of the hard work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

At Hall Fletcher you will find an incredibly dedicated faculty and staff who are interested in each student's individual needs, both academic and social. Our son is academically gifted, but very shy with older kids and his teacher has gone out of her way to bring enriched activities to him without having him join the higher grades. This is our first year at Hall Fletcher after a not great experience at a different school and the difference has been wonderful. Parents are encouraged to be involved and welcomed into the school. I really can't speak highly enough about our experience at Hall Fletcher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2011

Hall Fletcher is an excellent school. The staff is excellent. My child has received and excellent education. I have found over the many years that she attended, that the staff and administration have gone over and above to educate and treat with fairness and love all of the children at this school. Most of the parents and students are incredibly happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

The teachers and staff are super at Hall Fletcher!! I am a very proud parent of 2 boys who attend and enjoy this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

I write this with all due respect for the hard work being done here! There is a major behavior issue going on here. My child has picked up many negative behaviors: violent tendencies, rude language, lack of manners, sharing info of seriously inappropriate adult matter...I echo the last review; that much of the behavior mangement is inaffective and often mis-directed. Especially by the teacher's assistants. My child has been quickly and wrongly accused and punished. Some of the teachers do put their heart and soul into their work and really love the kids, they are just lacking the skills needed to fully handle the situation. There is also a strong emphasis on the technology, and much less of science and math. I have seen the computers so over used. I have seen this school be a great fit for children, and totally not for others!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2011

This school was truly disappointing. The punishments were almost torturous, and the teachers nearly punished the students for being more intelligent than the others. There was no discipline where there was needed and too much where there was none required. Being yourself is something not allowed Hall Fletcher. The kids were rude and inappropriate and the teachers were rather ignorant to these facts. This is not a school I recommended.


Posted January 7, 2011

I enrolled my child because it was a school of math and science. In this I have been disappointed. The three years my child has been enrolled have lacked cohesion and focus. Classroom rules penalize the just and unjust. Fundraisers abound. I hold the principal responsible. This is not a school I recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

The teachers are very loving to the children and there is a good curriculum. The office staff I am not as happy with as I do not feel they are welcoming as they could be.
—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 47% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students29%
Female31%
Male28%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female31%
Male38%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students52%
Female60%
Male45%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female40%
Male31%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students59%
Female63%
Male55%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female32%
Male36%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female74%
Male64%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 42% 52%
Black 36% 26%
Hispanic 11% 14%
Two or more races 10% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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60 Ridgelawn Road
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