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Fishers Landing Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 662 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I am very thankful for the great education my children have received here at Fishers' Landing but school is not just about getting good grades. This school puts too much responsibility on the children and treats them like little adults. Their creativity is stifled and passion for learning is drowned by the overwhelming expectation to be above average. I have seen some amazing teachers through the years but they all seem to leave. My kids always come home starving because at lunch they don't have much time to eat and snack time is always in the morning. The PTO is not really on top of things. The principal is two-faced. Telling the kids how important is to cherish things, and then, when no parents are around, reading the kids the riot act, military style. Some of the teachers are truly amazing, but I think they are being held back by the high expectations. I, too, have noticed how there is never many kids playing outside in the neighborhoods. Playdates seem to be the only form of socialization as parents need to schedule time for their kids to play. My advice is to find a school where your kid is treasured for their strengths, not crammed into a MSP-driven mold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

This school has been going downhill since my son attended several years ago when it was a great place where he learned a lot. This year my other child is in 4th grade and the entire emphasis seems to be on testing. It is all about the MSP and other tests in her class. Everything is focused on doing well on tests. There is no joy or creativity anymore in what they are learning just testing and rote learning. She was memorizing verbatim science definitions the other day with no understanding of what the terms meant - she was just supposed to memorize the definitions. It was not this way when she was younger or when my son attended. I don't know if it is her particular teacher or just a hard push from the school to keep their scores up but it is very disappointing, Several of my son's favorite teachers who did a great job have since retired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

This is our first year at this school and we will not be returning next year. The school is clean and teachers seem to be good BUT don't be confused with its "great" rating. There is no warm, fuzzy, welcome feeling here. Most of the students take the bus leaving no opportunity to meet other kids/parents. Basically the theme is "we may go to school together but that does not mean I am your friend". The PTA school functions (skate night or school night local restaurants ) are a joke - no one makes an effort to socialize so what it the point? This is a large school yet the lunch room is so small and the lunch lady tells the children "hurry up and eat!" My child feels rushed rather than enjoying lunch. I haven't had much interaction with the principal, my only comment is that she and other staff could try to make new families feel more welcome at this school. People tend to stay in their houses and do not interaction much in this community. Because I try not to be a negative person, I will end of a positive note...They offer a music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

Fisher's Landing maintains very high academic standards, so it can be difficult for kids transitioning in from other schools. But once caught up and in sync, they will find Fisher's Landing to be a safe place to learn and grow. While there is not a lot of socio-economic diversity at FL, there actually is pretty good cultural diversity. Feels like it's nearly 20% Asian, with a mix of other races and nationalities. The teachers, staff and administrators take great pride in the work they do and they are very professional. But, they are also human. So, as with anything else related to our children, parents need to be involved and ready to advocate for kids whose needs are not being met. At FL, there are many opportunities to be involved in the school community. Check the volunteer sign in sheet at the front desk. Pages and pages are filled each day with names of parents volunteering to help in the classroom, coordinate activities or work on projects. "It takes a village", and Fisher's Landing is a good one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

This school was amazing i spent all 5 years of elmentry there and i loved every bit of ot the teachers are amazing the students are amazing i just had the best time


Posted September 9, 2012

Fisher's Landing is an amazing school! All of my teachers were very nice and instructive, even if some were a bit stricter than others. I'm now in 8th grade but I still remember and LOVE all the memories and great friends I made while I was at Fisher's Landing. I miss some of my old teachers, such as Mrs. Hansen, my old 5th grade teacher. She was awesome!!! (She teaches at Illahee Elem. School now).


Posted November 5, 2011

Best educational experience for our 3 children. All have graduated from this school and we have no regrets in sending them to this phenomenal public elementary school. The staff is professional and caring. They have taught our children to be respectful, hard-working citizens who excel academically. Thank you Fishers Landing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Everything about this school is great! The staff is caring and kind. We feel lucky to have this school in our neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2010

I attended Fishers Landing as a student for all 6 years and have to say it is an awesome school. The Pto is great and hosts alot of family events throughout the year. The staff and principal are awesome and always willing to help. I highly recomend Fishers Landing elementry school!!!


Posted January 26, 2010

Best school, best staff, best principal. Great after school activities for the kids and lots of fun family events from the PTO. We can't imagine going anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

My son is in the EXCEL group for 5th grade. He has the most caring and interesting teachers. He actually gets excited to go to school! You can't beat that. We moved to the area just so that my children could attend Fisher's Landing. We have not been disappointed. Excellent facilty, fabulous program, music, computer access. Diversity is excellent. We could not be happier. Thank you to all the staff. You are most appreciated. Ms. Hansen rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

Fisher's Landing is the best elementary school in its district. I moved from Colorado to Washington specifically for my son to get a better education. He has a mild form of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome that the schools in CO just couldn't accommodate. Fisher s Landing has a program just for the kids on the higher functioning end of the Autism spectrum called the CARE program. It has made a huge difference for him and is now transitioning out of it because of his success over the last three years. The principal is great even though he seems standoffish at first; he is quite friendly if you reach out to him. He cares about all the kids very much. He checks in on the classrooms regularly and holds a very high standard for his teachers to meet. It s in a great neighborhood. They celebrate diversity of cultures as well. Great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

The principal is fantastic and the teachers all work hard for the students. Could use a few more extra activities, but a great school nonetheless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

My two daughters started Fishers Landing at 1st grd.-1 now in 7th grd-one in 5th grd. - Loved the school, teachers, staff, Principal is outstanding- I am grateful for their passion in education. My 7th grder is a straight 'A' student with a great work ethic...will miss them very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

this school was great for my 2nd grader. unfortunatly due to the population we were sent to columbia valley. we loved fishers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2005

My children attended this school while in second and fourth grades. The school is in a very secure location and also built for the protection of students during school hours. The teachers are very involved and interested in the students well being and success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

I think that the quality of academics in this school are exceptional and the focus toward the children is great. I have seen a great improvment in my daughters reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

Very orderly children. Fantastic principal helps develop goal oriented PTO team and well behaved kids. You won't go wrong with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

Excellent schools with quality pricipal and dedicated teachers. Can use more extracurricular activities to enhance pupils' improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2004

This school is wonderful, the atmosphere is terrific and the teachers are remarkable. I am certainly glad that my children are in this school most definately!
—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

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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 65% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income88%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female95%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income100%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income74%
Not low income84%
Special education43%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income70%
Not low income95%
Special education76%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female95%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income85%
Not low income92%
Special education67%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income100%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income87%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income91%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 63%
Asian 21% 7%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Hispanic 7% 18%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 116%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 210%N/A8%
Special education 210%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 65%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Vancouver, WA 98683
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