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About This School

Fishhawk Creek Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Fishhawk Creek Elementary School is Mrs. Pamela Bush. 1,041 children attend Fishhawk Creek Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the Fishhawk Creek Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 11% of the 1,041 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Fishhawk Creek Elementary School is 18:1. Bevis Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 38%
Asian 5% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 21%
Hispanic 13% 33%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 57%
Limited English proficiency 3% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    What A Huge Disappointment! One of the main reasons we moved here was because of the "great" public schools. FHC has been anything but. If you have a gifted student do NOT send your child to this school. The administration is mediocre at best. The principle is unresponsive and thoroughly supports a teacher who is clearly disqualified to instruct our student. Lame lame lame.

  • (1 year ago)

    If you have a child on an IEP or special needs even minor learning disabilities DO NOT ENROLL THEM IN FHC! Terrible terrible terrible! The school is HORRIBLE with helping special needs students! They only care about test scores!

  • (1 year ago)

    Coming from a DOD school system we hoped for a better teaching and learning experience for our son. The teacher separates boys from girls in the seating arrangement is unorganized and fickle. The principal is unavailable ineffective and lacks the leadership qualities to assist the teachers to be better. It is unfortunate because there are other teachers and staff at this school that are great. We have had a few conferences but the lack of communication has not improved. The leadership in this school needs to change so that the teachers will have a firm supportive and innovative team structure to depend on.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is just about to complete her first year (2nd grade) at this school. We have been very happy here. The teachers do a good job motivating the kids. Highly recommend!

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved to this district from a small poor rural school district in Michigan that only has a Greatschools rating of "5." Let me tell you I would choose that district over FHC every day of the week and twice on Sunday. The only positives for FHC are that there is no violence and the teachers actually teach but as for any "best in the area" ratings FHC isn't that good...other districts are worse. The principal is unresponsive and has a "well Stowers is up the road if you don't like us" attitude. The policies of the district are ridiculous -- uniforms for a public school? They do have a waiver to opt out of uniforms which we signed for my oldest daughter...after the principal lectured us on how we were bad parents for doing it. My youngest girl is super-smart but a bit ADD and they treat her like she's mentally challenged send her to the counselor's office to play for the day and are mean to her on the school bus. I hate watching her hang her head and physically shrink as she approaches the bus. If you are a conformist suburbanite with "yes ma'am no ma'am" kids you will love FHC. If you think for yourself and teach your kids to do the same well good luck.

  • (1 year ago)

    Both of my kids are thriving at this school. Great memories of their former teachers each time they progress to the next grade. Wonderful environment many opportunities to get involved not overwhealmed with fundraising . . . all is good. Teachers are first-rate and principal seems around all the time to me. Seems to know most kids by name and considering there are 1000 kids . . . that's something.

  • (1 year ago)

    I AGREE WIYH THE MAJORITY NEGATIVE FEEDBACK THIS SCHOOL JUST CARE ABOUT GIFTED KIDS FEW TEACHERS CARE ABOUT THE STUDENTS GRADES OF COURSE THOSE ARE NOT THEIR KIDS. I HAVE 2 KIDS ONE WAS A BRILLANT STUDENT WITHOUT NEEDING ANY HELP FROM THEM MY YOUNGEST ONE STRUGGLING SINCE K WE HAVE TO PAID PRIVATE TUTTORING SINCE THEN UNBELIEVEBLE...TO GET HER TO PASS HER GRADES. EVEN DOING THAT WE ARE STILL HAVING HARD TIME W HER GRADES. .AT HOME WE NEVER KNOW WICH TEST OR HOME WORK ARE DUE NEXT DAY MOST OF THE TIME. WE HAVE TO TAKE HER WORD FOR IT. THIS YEAR SO FAR THE COMMUNICATION TEACHER -PARENT- PRINCIPAL IS THE WORST EVER. JUST WAITING FOR WINTER BREAK TO MOVE MY CHILD TO ANOTHER SCHOOL.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is horrible all around. My child had 1 good teacher. It was his 3rd grade teacher. They cater to the "gifted" children..not to children that have a difficult time learning. They do not care and why should they. They get paid whether your child learns or not. Children with learning disabilities are sort of pushed under the rug. If your child can learn with little guidance they will do fine at this school. Good luck getting in touch with the principle.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have enjoyed most of my experience with this school. My oldest daughter came here in first grade and couldn't read at all. By the time first grade was over however she was up to level and has continued to improve in her reading. My kids also really enjoy art and music. My experience with the teachers has been very positive. My kids have had hard-working caring teachers each year so far. My only negatives would be the fundraisers which I feel are pushed just a little too hard and being nickeled and dimed to death. As for Ms. Bush I really like her. Once when my daughter missed the bus she drove her home because I didn't have a car to go get her with. I'm sure she has her shortcomings but she does seem to care about the students; and that goes a long way in my book.

  • (2 years ago)

    Chorus is great! Teachers and school would be much better under different guidance. Pam Bush is just not a great principle and does not inspire an encouraging environment. AGP is a joke. If you want your kid in it they are in. They are not all that yet they brag themselves to other kids. My son has Aspergers .and this school nearly ruined him. They have no understanding of special needs nor any staff for it.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have had two children at this school starting in 2006. They together have had 9 different teachers. Three of which were great. There are great teachers but it's hit and miss its a parent scramble at the end of the year b/c we are all waiting for the teacher placement forms to be put out. We are not permitted to request a teacher which is fine its who we DON'T want that keeps us on our toes. It's a shame to be in such a great district and have our principal not respond to the issues our school has. Most parents know that the principal is what she is...unresponsive. Its sad but true. We are right around the corner from the Number one school in the state and we are #122..that is b/c she wont hire new teachers or move them to a more appropriate teaching level due to their personalities or lack there of. This principal has had her own teachers remove their children from certain classrooms..and still keeps that teacher on staff. I don't understand that. There is huge parent involvement in this school...most are stay at home moms. That's a huge plus. I don't know what needs to happen if I could move I would. All u can do is start asking around and find out who u DONT want

  • (2 years ago)

    My child has been as FHCE for two years and in those two years I had to challenge teachers admin and principle. My child hate going to school except for music and art those teachers actually allow the children to have fun instead of TEST TEST TEST. Since year one I've been trying to get my child into another school by the way of the choice program but each year we haven't been approved. This school make my child feel like an infant they can't walk their self to class when there late they must always have an escort. They can't sign themselves into school ADULT ONLY. This school doesn't prepare the children to do things for themselves. Once they hit middle school they will be shocked that they are responsible for themselves and not hand holding. They are not allowed to socialize in lunch. The lunch and the school in forces that age old comment "Children should be seen and not heard" If you are looking at this school don't walk but run away!! A child should have an overall experience at school socializing education not just TEST TEST which is all that FHCE cares about that is why they are 10 by the board cause they push it from day one.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school babies the children which makes the children unprepared for middle school. The principal would rather pass a over a problem to teachers or parent rather then handle it herself. The teachers I've interactive with would rather blame a child for missing work and not tell the parent until it's too late. Overall don't walk but run away from this school unless you want problem after problem to hurt your child education.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school and everything it has to offer. Good in academics arts and community service. Well rounded school. Friendly & efficient office staff.

  • (2 years ago)

    Yes it is true that there are no recesses. Teachers have the option to schedule their own recesses. My 2nd grader has 2 a week and my 4th grader doesn't have any. The teachers are good and the students do learn a lot. I am not happy with the principal for multiple reasons. My biggest complaint is that the school heavily ephasizes testing so much so that I feel it stresses out the kids or can take the fun out of learning.

  • (2 years ago)

    There is a reason this school is rated a 10 out of 10...it is THAT good! There are NO silent lunches and curriculum is current with the times meaning these kids are getting the education they deserve it is fast paced and on the same quality of a private school. The kids do wear uniforms and the enviroment is foscused on education. If parents want to get involved there are MANY avenues to get involved sometimes things are what you put into it!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am preparing to move from illinois in the next couple of weeks and my child will attend Fishhawk is it true that there is no recess and silent lunch? This makes me very worried. Also why is everyone so unhappy with the principal?

  • (2 years ago)

    We recently transferred here from Northern Illinois to the FHC community. My eldest daughter who excelled in school is now behind and little to no assistance is provided. Requests for conferences are unacknowledged. My once outgoing and enthusiastic girl is now a depressed and nervous wreck. She is constantly worried that she is in trouble for the simplest of things. I will be re-evaluating her continuing in this system next year.

  • (3 years ago)

    We moved here from Europe in January and since we bought a house in FHC Elementary school district we enrolled our kids there. This was my and their first experience with an American school and I have to say the experience has been a negative one! If I had to do it again I would have tried to research the schools in the area a little more before enrolling them. Both my kid's teachers last school year were absolutely fabulous but unfortunately the administration of the school leaves much to be desired. They expect one to know how things are done at their school and information is only shared when asked specifically and rules are changed on what seems a whim. I was also shocked to see just how wasteful the school is with food items and with paper! My children brought/bring home a plethora of neon colored paper with a bunch of useless information. This is not a way of teaching our children to perserve our environment. They have daily planers that have to be signed. Why not teach them to be independent and have them write things down! I am glad to say that one of my children now goes to Randall Middle School and so far we have no complaints.

  • (3 years ago)

    We were so disappointed at FHC. My child was completely bored in first grade. I think some of the teachers are good and the gifted art and music teachers are excellent. Unfortunately the principal is totally unavailable and simply doesn't appear to want anything but average students. She doesn't allow teachers to teach to the children only the test. They spent an entire month doing nothing but practicing for SAT. We are disappointed to be moving to another school especially with FHC's proximity and convenience to our home. However my child hated going to school each day (except for art day) and we are our kids only advocates.

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