School Details

J.B. Fisher Elementary School

3701 Garden Rd, Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 327-5612
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 319 students 15 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

75%
56%
72%
72%
47%
65%
86%
74%
84%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Richmond City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
50%
70%
42%
61%
75%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Richmond City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
50%
73%
47%
62%
71%
57%
52%
69%
60%
59%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Richmond City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

J.B. Fisher Elementary School is a public elementary school in Richmond. The principal of J.B. Fisher Elementary School is Mrs. Charlene S. Brooks. 319 children attend J.B. Fisher Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 30% of the 319 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at J.B. Fisher Elementary School is 15:1. St Edward-Epiphany School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 72% 86%
Hispanic 5% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 22% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.06%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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!

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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!

  • (5 years ago)

    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!

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

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

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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