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Fletcher Elementary

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Posted May 29, 2013

Three of my children attended this school, and it was by far the best school, overall, that they have ever attended. My only complaint is one second grade teacher (who has won teacher of the year ?!) who gave my so SO MUCH homework that he would cry every night and she would make comments about me to him. However the next year he had Ms. Patton and she made him LOVE school again. He still talks about her as his favorite all time teacher (he is now in high school). My daughter's kinder teacher was also super awesome and even came to some of her track meets a couple years later. The new principle seemed strict but nice. Everyone else (other than Ms. D) was the best and when they re-disctricted the school zone and they had to attend a different school, they were heartbroken. I only wish there were more schools like this one; schools that made children love to learn and attend school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2012

Fletcher Elementary is a poorly managed poorly led school that continues its tradition of just following policies and procedures. The school will not do something whether it is in the best interest of the child but will throw regulations and polices in your face. I wished we had chosen a different school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2011

There could not be a better school to send your child to. I have been very pleased with the progress that my child has been making and I'm blown away by all of the neat things that he is learning. I am very pleased with the staff at Fletcher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2011

I consider myself very selective when it comes to my children's education opportunities. I had the option of enrolling my first child in a private school but decided to try out Fletcher Elementary. She loved it and now her two younger siblings are attending as well. They love going to school and the teachers are caring and attentive. The library is the nicest of Henderson County's schools. I wasn't expecting this from a public school and I couldn't be more pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

The principle and teachers really care about our kids. They also go out of their way to encourage parents to volunteer at the school in many different ways. They let us know that they are thankful for our help. The teachers are great at comunicating with the parents about the strengths and weakneses of the children and will give advise about programs in and out of school that can help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Fletcher is the most amazing elementary school. From the Principal down to the students and on to the parents, it is truly a TEAM that works so well together. I have been a parent in this school and a substitute teacher and can't imagine a better place for my children to be a student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Teachers and staff are completely invested in each child and thier education! Very open to everyone and helpful whenever needed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

I have my first child in this school and I am very impressed with the level of learning and how much my child has retained. My only complaint is that the school is not 'new parent' friendly and I don't like that they do not call you if your child is not in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

My son will be in 1st grade this year at Fletcher and thus far I truly LOVE this school! Not only is the prinicipal very involved but the teachers are as well! I have had many opportunities to volunteer and be involved as a parent. I love being at the school and feel welcome and appreciated each time I am there. I am thankful that my son is part of such a quality school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

My daughter will be in third grade this year and has had loved every minute of attending this school. All her teachers have gone above and beyond to make her school experience be positive. I would like to be given more opportunities to be involved, but I understand that times are changing and that just isn't the norm anymore. You will love this school and the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2008

Great school. Outstanding teachers,staff and principal. The principal is new and shows great interest in the school and students. As parents, we could not ask for any more from the staff at this great facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

Great school, but we want to keep it a secret so it will not become over crowded. We love having our children here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

The school itself is a quality school. The principal, however, should be a little more tuned in to elementary children. I have dealt with her and find her rather unfriendly and unapproachable. I don't think she involves parents in activities enough. (ie quarterly awards ceremony, holiday parties). These are fun times for kids and parents should be allowed to share with them. We are looking for another school for 2007-08.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2006

Fletcher is an excellent school but it does have some short comings. The principal is lacking in the understanding of children. She is merely concerned with policies and procedures and is missing what makes a teacher truly great wich is really carinng for her students. They have some really great teachers unfortunatly the school will never be extraordinay due to its leadership. there are better schoold in the fletcher area do not be afraid to go to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2006

Great school! Very caring teachers and principal who g out of their way to help students and parents. My kids love this school! Yes, there are set policies and rules, but we love that the school cares enough to have policies in place to care and protect our children. First rate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

Great caring teachers and principal. Work hard to influence reading. Parent involvement is plentiful. Great environment for child's well being and importance in school. Kid of character program showing children the importance of generosity, kindness, respect, integrity etc. School of excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

My son started Fletcher Elementary in Kindergarten. He is now in first grade. I love the school and the teachers we've had so far! The teachers are very involved with what my son is doing and they do a great job of letting the kids learn at their own pace and have fun while they're working! My son always is excited about doing his homework and loves learning new things at school! They also are very good with teaching all the kids respect and good manners! I could go on and on about how great our experience has been with Fletcher Elementary. We love the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

Fletcher Elementary is an outstanding school. It has just been named an Honor School of Excellence for the 2nd year in a row. The teachers work hard to help students succeed and have high self esteem. There are many programs such as character education, assemblies to honor attendance and academics, and projects to help others in need. Parents are invited to come and volunteer on a regular basis. Our PTO is very active. I have noticed that the Fletcher area is growing rapidly. One reason is that parents want their child to attend Fletcher Elementary, so they move into the school district. The faculty and staff strive to make the school a warm inviting place for children to learn. The teachers and staff are always eager to help students or parents achieve a successful school year for your child. I highly recommend Fletcher Elementary School!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 19, 2004

Fletcher elementary is all about procedures and following the rules. If you are looking for a school with compassion, warmth, a nurturing staff, Fletcher is NOT the place. They may have great scores, but once inside, it's a whole different picture. I've heard the office staff talk abrasively to the students, and the principle is only concerned with following policy and procedures. There are better school choices out there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Overall, I think the school is a very good one. Last year I had a few problems, but nothing that didn't get dealt with properly I do think there should be a better quality breakfast in the mornings. My daughter tells me they have pizza in the mornings. I don't approve!
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students64%
Female68%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students69%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
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 Students64%
Female66%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students69%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students61%
Female64%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically gifted-95%
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 Students64%
Female60%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female45%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female63%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
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 79% 52%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Black 4% 26%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Jennifer R. Shelton
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Fax number
  • (828) 687-1217

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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500 Howard Gap Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
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