School Details

Fisher School

504 East Arlington Rd, Arlington, VT 05250
(802) 375-6409
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 159 students 8 students/teacher (VT avg is 11)

Test Scores by grade

37%
37%
57%
57%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arlington School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
66%
66%
66%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arlington School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
54%
51%
51%
38%
38%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arlington School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
49%
70%
70%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arlington School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fisher School is a public elementary school in Town of Arlington. 159 children attend Fisher School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 60% of the 159 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fisher School is 8:1. Sunderland Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Fencing
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 99% 97%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hispanic 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 55%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    The overall Great Schools rating reflects aggregate test scores that are negatively influenced by the above average population of special needs students some of which move into the school district because of Fisher's reputation for strong support services & inclusion. Fisher has some amazing teachers and small classroom sizes (10-12 students) which services all students in providing them with a strong education that is certainly above average for a public school. They also have excellent in-school programs for music and art as well as an after-school activities program offering different electives. My primary suggestion for improvement would be for them to change and strengthen their math curriculum. Overall this public school has earned and deserves an above average rating.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school is wonderfull. I have 3 special needs children that started out in Fisher. My oldest is in the high school and is on the honor roll. My middle child is off the IEP and is doing exceptional work. He is reading and doing math at 2 grade levels above his grade and my youngest is getting all the help he needs to succed in school. I have 1 more at home with a learning disability and I can't wait to have him join the Fisher family.These are all adopted children with a lot of trama doing well in a school full of love for childern.

  • (6 years ago)

    thia school whips out learning and does it fast so many students don't really learn and forget what they learned ;

  • (6 years ago)

    We have a son in Kindergarten. The principal and teachers have gone out of their way to welcome our family to the school. I am impressed by the ability to contact the principal and the teacher with ease.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great School. Teaching staff excellent. New princiapl and new reading and match curruiculum moving things in a positive direction. Middle level and High School very solid.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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