School Details

Raymond J. Fisher Middle School

19195 Fisher Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 335-2300
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1068 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

89%
89%
60%
84%
84%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Gatos Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
98%
86%
86%
86%
60%
78%
78%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Gatos Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
65%
50%
88%
88%
57%
100%
100%
85%
78%
78%
52%
88%
88%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Gatos Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Raymond J. Fisher Middle School is a public middle school in Los Gatos. The principal of Raymond J. Fisher Middle School is Lisa Fraser, whose e-mail is lfraser@lgusd.k12.ca.us. 1,068 students go to Raymond J. Fisher Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 2% of the Raymond J. Fisher Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 4% of the 1,068 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Raymond J. Fisher Middle School is 18:1. Yavneh Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 72%
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 6% 3%
Unspecified 2% 11%
Asian 11% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.3%
Filipino 0.4% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 3106%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 3%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This school is AMAZING!!!!! I transfered here from another school and I can`t describe how much better Fisher is. It offers so many more choices than my old school. I had so much fun past year and I can`t wait to go back!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a Fisher graduate from the 2012 school year and I would just like to say a few things about this abomination of a school. The students are all on the same boat in that they are all going through an awkward transitional period and they need to be treated like they are developing into young adults not as if they are 2nd graders. At Fisher I had a horrible time. I was going through an awkward transition phase and I was treated poorly by my peers but had no idea how to retaliate because of the 2nd grade social education I was receiving at Fisher. I had no friends and the administration failed to even notice this. I was miserable all three years. Now I go to LGHS and it is a phenomenal school. I am treated like the 15 year old boy I am and I have many great friends. My time spent at Fisher however has hindered my ability to reach out to people and it put me through a robotic childish phase that I still have to push myself to get out of. Do not go to Fisher.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is amazing. i have learned so much just in the past couple of months and really enjoy coming to school here. The teachers and principal are amazing! I can't imagine a better middle school to go to!

  • (2 years ago)

    Fisher is an average middle school that caters to the average student. Limitations exist in a 6 period schedule for example band wheel (electives that rotate through out the year and foreign language. Only one Geometry class only one teacher certified to teach class of 45 students. Not a big concern because most students don't even make it to Algebra by 8th grade here. Also a very bad Algebra teacher who serfs FB during class. She has received multiple complaints multiple years to admin but tenure rules in this district. Bad apples stay. Lunch time is a zoo and forget buying hot lunch because all 1400 plus students eat all over the campus at the same time because there isn't enough space in cafeteria for all students. I wonder why they don't separate lunch periods. One helpful aspect is the tutorial time designed to bring the bottom half of the students up allowing them to receive help from teachers. For those of us who have above average students great time for completing homework for kids on comp soccer teams etc.

  • (2 years ago)

    There is no better middle school principal [anywhere] than Lisa Fraser. She keeps the children at the center of her every decision. She is a great leader an example to our kids and fully integrates the opinions of parents into her actions.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is just absolutely excellent i am currently in 2008 sending my kids there and it is just a great community and everything come to fisher and everyone is accepting

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school i love it my kids love it and people are just so nice i highly recommend transferring to this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Moved here 2 yrs. ago. My experience is that this community is uptight and hard driving. Lots of drugs $$. The schools reflect that. Competitive sports bullying at school (not tolerated by admin. but they don't always know). Good teaching. Must be smart rich athletic. Big classes. Not personable. Except admin. who are wonderful. Don't know how they manage to work in this community.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teaching and administrating are all cutting edge. This school is accelerated in multiple areas. Read the school philosophy they practice it. We LOVE this school. Excellent.

  • (7 years ago)

    I can't say enough good things about the leadership at Fisher starting with the principal who is professional focused and caring. In our two years at Fisher the teachers have run the gamut from off-the-charts great to middle of the road but like any organization it's hard to find perfection in every member of the team. Overall Fisher is a great school and the administration is continually trying to make it even better.

  • (7 years ago)

    Fisher is an excellent public school with caring administrators support staff and teachers. Students are in a safe enviornment where they are able to peform at their best. My two childen have received a great education in Los Gatos! I highly recommend this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    The overall performance is well under expectation and all extra curricular activities are great. However the academic programs quality is not enough for the kids who has the eager for learning and compare to the rival(?) school in the Saratoga.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent school. New Principal joined in 2 years ago and is excellent professional very focused on improving quality and very responsive to community. Teachers are above average (some totally top-notch) but not uniformly great.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is excellent for the average to above average student but is lacking leadership in the special education arena. It has an excellent speech and language specialist.

  • (9 years ago)

    Horrible school. Horrible teachers. Bad clas sizes. Does not meet indivual students needs. Will not send any of my five beautiful children there.

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