J.B. Fisher Elementary

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J.B. Fisher Elementary is a public elementary school in Richmond, Virginia, serving 264 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Richmond City Public Schools district, which is ranked 120 out of 131 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

J.B. Fisher Elementary faces significant challenges, including a student population that is 58.33% African American, significantly higher than the surrounding schools. The school's academic performance, as measured by SOL test scores, is generally lower than state and district averages, with its 3rd grade math proficiency rate at 53.85% compared to the state average of 69.1%. J.B. Fisher Elementary has consistently ranked in the bottom 20% of Virginia elementary schools, placing it among the lowest-performing in the state. Additionally, over 98% of the school's students receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage.

In comparison, nearby schools like Southampton Elementary, Bettie Weaver Elementary, and Pinchbeck Elementary generally have higher academic performance, lower percentages of students receiving free/reduced lunch, and higher statewide rankings. Despite the relatively high spending per student at J.B. Fisher Elementary, the school's academic performance remains low, suggesting that factors beyond just funding, such as instructional practices, teacher quality, and school leadership, may be contributing to the school's challenges.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 3701 Garden Rd
       Richmond, VA  23235-1299


(804) 327-5612

District: Richmond City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
932nd of 1,114 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,500 Help


Students who attend J.B. Fisher Elementary usually attend:

High:    Franklin Military Academy
    Huguenot High
    Open High
    Richmond Community High

Student/teacher ratio:  11.4 Help
Number of students:  264

Racial breakdown:

African American:
58.3%
White:
19.7%
Hispanic:
15.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  98.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details J.B. Fisher Elementary ranks worse than 83.7% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 7th among 26 ranked elementary schools in the Richmond City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.99. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at J.B. Fisher Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (58.3%), White (19.7%), Hispanic (15.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 98.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at J.B. Fisher Elementary is 11.4, which is the 2nd best among 26 elementary schools in the Richmond City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at J.B. Fisher Elementary is $11,500, which is the 6th highest among 26 elementary schools in the Richmond City Public Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

J.B. Fisher Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks J.B. Fisher Elementary 932nd of 1114 Virginia public elementary schools. (See J.B. Fisher Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Richmond City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Richmond City Public Schools 120th of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for J.B. Fisher Elementary

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Rank History for all students at J.B. Fisher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 66.98 315th 1062 70.3%
2006 54.99 518th 1071 51.6%
2007 36.19 816th 1083 24.7%
2008 45.93 691st 1081 36.1%
2009 58.90 448th 1082 58.6%
2010 50.98 622nd 1113 44.1%
2011 34.03 890th 1117 20.3%
2012 43.36 733rd 1117 34.4%
2013 25.78 931st 1120 16.9%
2014 64.16 379th 1110 65.9%
2015 72.07 268th 1100 75.6%
2016 29.76 884th 1096 19.3%
2017 28.05 908th 1099 17.4%
2018 40.45 763rd 1097 30.4%
2019 19.47 982nd 1105 11.1%
2021 3.23 1087th 1103 1.5%
2022 18.74 943rd 1109 15.0%
2023 20.99 932nd 1114 16.3%
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Rank History for Female students at J.B. Fisher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.50 904th 1100 17.8%
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Rank History for Male students at J.B. Fisher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.29 899th 1093 17.7%
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Rank History for African American students at J.B. Fisher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 33.26 435th 579 24.9%
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Data source: test scores: Virginia 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.

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Data source: Virginia Department of Education

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Enrollment information for J.B. Fisher Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 422 422
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 418 418
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 457 457
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 469 469
1993 233 251 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 492
1994 229 239 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 474
1995 214 269 1 6 1 n/a n/a 0 491
1996 214 269 1 6 1 n/a n/a 0 491
1997 178 266 4 4 1 n/a n/a 0 453
1998 170 257 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 433
1999 161 242 3 9 1 n/a n/a 0 416
2000 144 253 4 7 1 n/a n/a -4 405
2001 138 250 2 9 2 n/a n/a 0 401
2002 93 269 3 7 2 n/a n/a 0 374
2003 93 269 3 7 2 n/a n/a 0 374
2004 88 267 2 6 4 n/a n/a 0 367
2005 83 271 3 4 3 n/a n/a 0 364
2006 85 298 3 8 2 n/a n/a 0 396
2007 88 319 5 9 2 n/a n/a 5 428
2008 77 294 2 10 1 n/a n/a 7 391
2009 77 255 5 16 1 n/a n/a 9 363
2010 77 242 5 20 1 n/a n/a 10 355
2011 61 228 3 27 0 1 7 0 327
2012 64 218 3 21 0 1 12 0 319
2013 53 200 2 17 1 2 7 0 282
2014 52 259 4 57 1 1 25 0 399
2015 41 236 6 63 0 0 21 0 367
2016 50 221 8 74 0 0 20 0 373
2017 45 210 7 68 0 0 18 0 348
2018 45 173 3 73 0 0 21 0 315
2019 49 172 3 59 0 1 18 0 302
2020 53 172 3 56 0 0 9 0 293
2021 43 157 3 47 0 0 14 0 264
2022 40 142 1 50 1 0 17 0 251
2023 52 154 2 42 2 0 12 0 264

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 J.B. Fisher Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 422 23.6 17.8 n/a
1990 418 24.4 17.1 n/a
1991 457 27.7 16.4 n/a
1992 469 28.2 16.6 n/a
1993 492 29.1 16.9 n/a
1994 474 27.0 n/a 12.9
1995 491 n/a 0.0 16.1
1996 491 n/a 0.0 16.1
1997 453 n/a 0.0 32.7
1998 433 n/a 0.0 14.1
1999 416 25.0 16.6 18.5
2000 405 n/a 0.0 23.2
2001 401 26.0 15.4 20.7
2002 374 34.0 11.0 27.3
2003 374 34.0 11.0 27.3
2004 367 27.0 13.6 30.8
2005 364 27.0 13.5 29.9
2006 396 26.0 15.2 27
2007 428 35.0 12.2 28.6
2008 391 20.0 19.6 29.7
2009 363 24.0 15.1 31.1
2010 355 23.0 15.4 40
2011 327 20.0 16.3 42.2
2012 319 18.7 17.0 38.9
2013 282 18.5 15.2 42.9
2014 399 20.0 19.9 51.6
2015 367 24.0 15.2 91.3
2016 373 16.0 23.3 99.2
2017 348 19.0 18.3 99.1
2018 315 21.0 15.0 99
2019 302 19.0 15.8 99
2020 293 18.0 16.2 99
2021 264 20.0 13.2 n/a
2022 251 19.0 13.2 98.8
2023 264 23.0 11.4 98.1

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 J.B. Fisher Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 422 23.6 17.8 n/a
1990 418 24.4 17.1 n/a
1991 457 27.7 16.4 n/a
1992 469 28.2 16.6 n/a
1993 492 29.1 16.9 n/a
1994 474 27.0 n/a 12.9
1995 491 n/a 0.0 16.1
1996 491 n/a 0.0 16.1
1997 453 n/a 0.0 32.7
1998 433 n/a 0.0 14.1
1999 416 25.0 16.6 18.5
2000 405 n/a 0.0 23.2
2001 401 26.0 15.4 20.7
2002 374 34.0 11.0 27.3
2003 374 34.0 11.0 27.3
2004 367 27.0 13.6 30.8
2005 364 27.0 13.5 29.9
2006 396 26.0 15.2 27
2007 428 35.0 12.2 28.6
2008 391 20.0 19.6 29.7
2009 363 24.0 15.1 31.1
2010 355 23.0 15.4 40
2011 327 20.0 16.3 42.2
2012 319 18.7 17.0 38.9
2013 282 18.5 15.2 42.9
2014 399 20.0 19.9 51.6
2015 367 24.0 15.2 91.3
2016 373 16.0 23.3 99.2
2017 348 19.0 18.3 99.1
2018 315 21.0 15.0 99
2019 302 19.0 15.8 99
2020 293 18.0 16.2 99
2021 264 20.0 13.2 n/a
2022 251 19.0 13.2 98.8
2023 264 23.0 11.4 98.1

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for J.B. Fisher Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $363 (3.9%) $9,056 (96.1%) $9,420
2020 $466 (4.9%) $9,128 (95.1%) $9,594
2021 $419 (3.6%) $11,081 (96.4%) $11,500

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

Impact of COVID-19 on J.B. Fisher 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 982nd of 1105 Elementary schoolsRanks 932nd of 1114 Elementary schools
 5.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (J.B. Fisher Elementary)7253.9
 18.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Richmond City Public Schools)6142
 19%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8269.1
 12.9%
3rd Grade English Reading (J.B. Fisher Elementary)5148.7
 2.3%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Richmond City Public Schools)5040.1
 9.9%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Virginia)7166.1
 4.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (J.B. Fisher Elementary)6946
 23%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Richmond City Public Schools)6545.9
 19.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8369.7
 13.3%
4th Grade English Reading (J.B. Fisher Elementary)7168
 3%
   4th Grade English Reading (Richmond City Public Schools)5647.2
 8.8%
   4th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7572.7
 2.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (J.B. Fisher Elementary)7132.5
 38.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Richmond City Public Schools)6541.3
 23.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8167
 14%
5th Grade Science (J.B. Fisher Elementary)6960
 9%
   5th Grade Science (Richmond City Public Schools)6139.4
 21.6%
   5th Grade Science (Virginia)7966
 13%
5th Grade English Reading (J.B. Fisher Elementary)6762.5
 4.5%
   5th Grade English Reading (Richmond City Public Schools)6246
 16%
   5th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7871.4
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students302264
 12.6%
African American172154
 10.5%
American Indian02
Asian32
 33.3%
Hispanic5942
 28.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White4952
 6.1%
Two or More Races1812
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99%98.1%
 0.9%


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Students who attend J.B. Fisher Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Franklin Military Academy
High : Huguenot High
High : Open High
High : Richmond Community High

Students at J.B. Fisher Elementary are 58% African American, 20% White, 16% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 264 students attended J.B. Fisher Elementary.

J.B. Fisher Elementary ranks in the bottom 16.3% of Virginia elementary schools.


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