Robert C. Fisler Elementary

Summary:

Robert C. Fisler Elementary is a public K-8 school in Fullerton, California, serving 895 students and part of the Fullerton Elementary School District. This exceptional school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and exceptional academic performance across diverse student groups.

Robert C. Fisler Elementary stands out for its consistently high test scores, with students outperforming their peers in the Fullerton Elementary District and the state of California on Smarter Balanced Assessments and the California Science Test. The school's 86.05% proficiency rate in English Language Arts and 83.28% in Math far exceed the district's 57.48% and 49.95%, respectively. Additionally, the school maintains very low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 1.0% to 4.0% over the past several years, significantly lower than surrounding schools and the state average.

One key differentiating factor is the school's student population, with over 84% of students identifying as Asian, a much higher percentage than the surrounding area and the state. Interestingly, the school's Asian student subgroup also performs exceptionally well, ranking in the top 242-259 out of over 1,100 California elementary schools for this group. This suggests Robert C. Fisler Elementary has effective strategies in place to support the academic achievement of its diverse student population, including those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, who also perform at the top of the state.


Detail:

Public K-8

 1350 Starbuck St.
       Fullerton, CA  92833-5668


(714) 447-2890

District: Fullerton Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
103rd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,561 Help


Students who attend Robert C. Fisler Elementary usually attend:

High:    Sunny Hills High

Student/teacher ratio:  27.1 Help
Number of students:  895

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
84.5%
Hispanic:
7.5%
White:
3.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.7% Help


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Compare Details Robert C. Fisler Elementary ranks better than 98.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks first among 17 ranked elementary schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.94. (See more...)
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Compare Details Robert C. Fisler Elementary ranks better than 99% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.71. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (84.5%), Hispanic (7.5%), White (3.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Robert C. Fisler Elementary is 27.1. 9 elementary schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Robert C. Fisler Elementary is $5,561, which is the 8th highest among 17 elementary schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Robert C. Fisler Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Robert C. Fisler Elementary 103rd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Robert C. Fisler Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Asian students:

SchoolDigger ranks Robert C. Fisler Elementary 28th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Robert C. Fisler Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Fullerton Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Fullerton Elementary 508th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Robert C. Fisler Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Robert C. Fisler Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 93.96 291st 5113 94.3%
2008 96.25 117th 5113 97.7%
2009 95.71 118th 5193 97.7%
2010 95.51 108th 5314 98.0%
2011 96.28 50th 5377 99.1%
2012 95.72 50th 5390 99.1%
2013 96.24 47th 5530 99.2%
2015 98.39 66th 5611 98.8%
2016 95.96 235th 5614 95.8%
2017 98.17 63rd 5692 98.9%
2018 97.98 69th 5662 98.8%
2019 97.96 71st 5789 98.8%
2022 97.47 153rd 5883 97.4%
2023 97.94 103rd 5848 98.2%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Robert C. Fisler Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.81 42nd 3246 98.7%
2019 99.90 10th 3275 99.7%
2022 99.56 20th 3311 99.4%
2023 98.83 34th 3240 99.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Robert C. Fisler Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.82 7th 5084 99.9%
2019 99.18 15th 5173 99.7%
2022 99.39 34th 5264 99.4%
2023 98.80 45th 5355 99.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Robert C. Fisler Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.38 66th 5413 98.8%
2019 97.26 67th 5492 98.8%
2022 96.20 208th 5635 96.3%
2023 97.66 81st 5595 98.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Robert C. Fisler Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.59 82nd 5431 98.5%
2019 97.65 77th 5510 98.6%
2022 97.30 129th 5663 97.7%
2023 96.98 148th 5627 97.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Robert C. Fisler Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.60 196th 1071 81.7%
2019 79.15 155th 1149 86.5%
2022 75.52 259th 1154 77.6%
2023 76.38 242nd 1183 79.5%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Asian Students!

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Robert C. Fisler Elementary

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Rank History for all middle school students at Robert C. Fisler Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 93.34 63rd 1999 96.8%
2008 90.04 107th 2005 94.7%
2009 92.21 62nd 2063 97.0%
2010 93.37 37th 2179 98.3%
2011 91.77 54th 2236 97.6%
2012 92.09 41st 2259 98.2%
2013 92.93 26th 2379 98.9%
2015 98.76 10th 2477 99.6%
2016 97.83 18th 2497 99.3%
2017 98.18 30th 2508 98.8%
2018 98.44 18th 2480 99.3%
2019 98.04 32nd 2715 98.8%
2022 98.88 28th 2740 99.0%
2023 98.71 28th 2788 99.0%
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Rank History for middle school Multi-racial students at Robert C. Fisler Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.70 65th 462 85.9%
2019 62.54 234th 554 57.8%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Robert C. Fisler Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.49 12th 2230 99.5%
2019 99.68 10th 2369 99.6%
2022 99.48 13th 2458 99.5%
2023 99.53 8th 2535 99.7%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Robert C. Fisler Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.91 18th 2262 99.2%
2019 97.23 35th 2380 98.5%
2022 97.75 48th 2509 98.1%
2023 97.94 39th 2535 98.5%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Robert C. Fisler Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.25 25th 2273 98.9%
2019 98.07 42nd 2407 98.3%
2022 99.18 18th 2527 99.3%
2023 98.80 28th 2546 98.9%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at Robert C. Fisler Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.11 92nd 700 86.9%
2019 78.15 138th 745 81.5%
2022 78.96 129th 733 82.4%
2023 78.22 128th 717 82.1%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Robert C. Fisler Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 99.55 7th 2379 99.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Robert C. Fisler Elementary Test Scores
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by a parent
Monday, November 21, 2011

Open Quote Fisler Elementary School has been great for my daughter! The campus is fairly new with modern equipment, new computers, and very clean. The staff is outstanding and shows genuine interest in my daughter's education. What I love most about the school is that it is an Apple Distinguished School and their programs are relavent to today's technologies. It is highly important for students to be familiar with the most current tools such as iPod, iPad, Macbook, etc. I'm glad that my six year old daughter has working knowledge of her Macbook - she is able to create Keynote presentations, draft a Pages document, type a book report, record video of herself and assignments, and do research on the internet. So far her teachers have been wonderful and have played a key role in her development and motivation to study. I'm looking forward to the things planned ahead in the near future at Fisler Elementary School. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Robert C. Fisler Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 102 8 449 69 2 n/a n/a 12 642
2006 109 8 569 62 2 n/a n/a 22 772
2007 97 10 609 52 2 n/a n/a 38 808
2008 91 6 663 48 2 n/a n/a 0 810
2009 79 6 694 47 2 3 44 0 875
2010 79 6 713 65 2 1 21 0 887
2011 81 7 757 78 2 1 26 0 952
2012 69 10 791 61 4 0 37 0 972
2013 75 7 796 73 2 0 29 0 982
2014 76 4 791 54 0 0 34 0 959
2015 66 5 759 44 0 0 26 0 900
2016 60 9 764 38 0 0 43 0 914
2017 61 9 765 42 0 0 38 0 915
2018 44 14 752 63 0 0 45 0 918
2019 50 11 744 63 0 1 50 0 919
2020 46 9 726 58 0 1 35 0 875
2021 38 11 698 55 0 1 30 0 833
2022 28 12 708 69 0 2 24 0 843
2023 33 8 756 67 0 2 29 0 895

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Robert C. Fisler Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 642 28.0 22.9 8.4
2006 772 32.0 24.1 5.2
2007 808 34.0 23.8 3.2
2008 810 37.0 21.9 3.7
2009 875 34.0 23.6 4.2
2010 887 34.0 26.0 4.6
2011 952 n/a n/a 5.7
2012 972 35.7 27.1 n/a
2013 982 33.5 29.3 6.8
2014 959 33.1 28.9 7.7
2015 900 32.0 28.1 5.9
2016 914 31.0 29.4 5.4
2017 915 31.2 29.3 5.4
2018 918 31.8 28.8 17.1
2019 919 30.7 29.8 19.3
2020 875 n/a n/a 19.7
2021 833 31.2 26.6 22.7
2022 843 33.0 25.4 28.7
2023 895 33.0 27.1 27.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Robert C. Fisler Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 642 28.0 22.9 8.4
2006 772 32.0 24.1 5.2
2007 808 34.0 23.8 3.2
2008 810 37.0 21.9 3.7
2009 875 34.0 23.6 4.2
2010 887 34.0 26.0 4.6
2011 952 n/a n/a 5.7
2012 972 35.7 27.1 n/a
2013 982 33.5 29.3 6.8
2014 959 33.1 28.9 7.7
2015 900 32.0 28.1 5.9
2016 914 31.0 29.4 5.4
2017 915 31.2 29.3 5.4
2018 918 31.8 28.8 17.1
2019 919 30.7 29.8 19.3
2020 875 n/a n/a 19.7
2021 833 31.2 26.6 22.7
2022 843 33.0 25.4 28.7
2023 895 33.0 27.1 27.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Robert C. Fisler Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
2012100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201397.0%2.0%0.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%
201499.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201599.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Robert C. Fisler Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,561

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Robert C. Fisler Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 71st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 103rd of 5848 Elementary schools
 0.5%
Ranks 32nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 28th of 2788 Middle schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Robert C. Fisler Elementary)80.987.5
 6.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)53.554.2
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Robert C. Fisler Elementary)83.591.4
 7.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)58.155.9
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Robert C. Fisler Elementary)90.579.2
 11.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)57.654.3
 3.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Robert C. Fisler Elementary)87.981.3
 6.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)58.154.1
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Robert C. Fisler Elementary)91.287.1
 4.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)61.158.9
 2.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Robert C. Fisler Elementary)88.282.4
 5.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)48.846.5
 2.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Robert C. Fisler Elementary)77.568.6
 8.8%
   5th Grade Science (Fullerton Elementary)4139.8
 1.2%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Robert C. Fisler Elementary)90.984.8
 6.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)58.455.9
 2.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Robert C. Fisler Elementary)77.681.5
 3.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)51.350.2
 1.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Robert C. Fisler Elementary)89.593.8
 4.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)58.763.8
 5.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Robert C. Fisler Elementary)88.684.7
 3.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)47.450
 2.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Robert C. Fisler Elementary)94.284.2
 10.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)56.457.5
 1.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Robert C. Fisler Elementary)81.979.2
 2.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)45.543.7
 1.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Robert C. Fisler Elementary)6160.4
 0.5%
   8th Grade Science (Fullerton Elementary)37.339.1
 1.8%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students919895
 2.6%
African American118
 27.3%
American Indian00
Asian744756
 1.6%
Hispanic6367
 6.3%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White5033
 34%
Two or More Races5029
 42%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19.3%27.7%
 8.4%


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High : Sunny Hills High

Yes! Robert C. Fisler Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 103rd of 5868 California elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 895 students attended Robert C. Fisler Elementary.

Students at Robert C. Fisler Elementary are 84% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 4% White, 3% Two or more races.


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