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J.B. Fisher Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 282 students

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2013:
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Posted January 29, 2014

This school has an excellent staff and gives all students a chance to succeed in regards to their education. The principal is a caring and kind-hearted individual who cares about every student in the entire school. I should know because I attended this school in elementary school. The teachers work at their best to provide the students with the information they need.


Posted July 29, 2013

This is an amazing school. From the small class sizes to the personal attention from the faculty, staff and administration. Fisher is a family that truly cares about the best for its students. Parents, grandparents, and extended family can all be seen at school helping out on any given day. I love this school and would recommend it to any family in the Richmond City area. It's hard to find a school of this caliber in the city as I had been at another one that truly embodied the reputation that city schools have. Fisher totally turned my perspective on city schools around to a positive one. We LOVE Fisher!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

J.B. Fisher Elementary School - excellent staff and very hard working students. Too much homework on the weekend. Parents and grandparents are strongly involved with the students and academic leaders. However, I believe the kids are sent to private schools.


Posted February 28, 2011

Fisher is an exceptional school. It is diverse, and well kept. The teachers range from good to excellent. The Principle and Assist are outstanding. They work with each child as an individual. The children are socially appropriate, and respectfull (compared to other Richmond Schools the environment is stellar). I recommend this school to any and everyone. You want to move to this school zone for elementary level education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2010

This is 1 out of 2 schools, I will love for any child to attend. The principal, teacher and other staffs work very excellent with children with normal to special needs behaviors. And the staffs works with parents, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

J.B. Fisher has been the most wonderful surprise!! We had no idea what a fantastic gem this school was. Everyone talks about a couple of other Richmond City public schools but J.B. Fisher is the best by far! Thank you to all of the great staff, teachers, and families that make it so special!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I love this school! I moved my children from another school to Fisher. My only regret is that I wasn't able to move them sooner. The Principal is a gem and their afterschool program is awesome! The parents are involved and the teachers are an asset. I love the diversity which is hard to find in Richmond Public Schools. I would recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I'm shocked at Fisher's overall rating. This is an excellent elementary school. The principal, teachers, and staff are all involved in the students' academic progress. There is overwhelming community support and participation. Parents are welcome and encouraged to be an integral part of the learning process for their children. I have two children and they both attended J. B. Fisher Elementary School. The school provided them with a good foundation which I believe has greatly attributed to their academic success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

We have one child currently at Fisher and we have been very pleased with the interaction of the teachers, Principal and staff with our child. We even love our bus driver! They really care! The more involved the parents are in the school the more you can understand that Fisher is a great school for a child to learn and interact in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

The staff at J.B. Fisher are amazing and make a concerted effort to bring out the best in each and every child there. The teachers are creative in their teaching and the administration lets them be. I've had nothing but great experiences there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

Fisher is an excellent school for a child to grow both socially, emotionally, and definitely educationally. Fisher offers a variety of diverse learning skills that will help your child adapt in today's society and further on beyond their school years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

Fisher is an excellent school, its a cooperative effort between the school administration, parents and students. Everyone works together thereby making it very successful.
—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.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students75%
Female students71%
Male students80%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students72%
Female students81%
Male students60%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students86%
Female students81%
Male students94%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students43%
Female students48%
Male students38%
Black students32%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English43%

Math

All Students42%
Female students43%
Male students41%
Black students28%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students53%
Female students50%
Male students57%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English53%

English: Writing

All Students47%
Female students50%
Male students43%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English47%

Math

All Students57%
Female students50%
Male students64%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students60%
Female students55%
Male students65%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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