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Fishweir Elementary School9

Jacksonville, FL | Duval County

November 27, 2013

fishweir is a good school when i was there 2005 - 2010 . it started turning kinda bad when mrs. lee came as our principal .

May 28, 2013

I am disappointed with Fishweir. I liked the school several years ago, but I'm not currently happy. I feel like my child is getting only an "okay" education and her current teacher is at times crass and offensive. More than a few teachers are unhappy working under the current administration and many parents think poorly of the principal. It's unfortunate because Fishweir could be a great school.

Submitted by a parent

December 12, 2012

Like most schools there is good and bad here. Meet your teachers and find the good ones. The school got an A this year. Some things are improving, but there is reason for concern. I can tell you several teachers here are among the best in the county. Unfortunately I have seen some of the worst here too. Get involved and make your child's school experience the best it can be.

Submitted by a parent

January 19, 2012

I am here to tell you that all these reviews are way too old. This school is an abomination. That is all you need to know. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE. I am a teacher and I am appalled at the on-goings of this school and even more saddened that dcps clusters haven't done a thing about it. It is all about the money.

Submitted by a teacher

August 29, 2009

This is a good school where most of the children seem quite happy. I have had two children attend this school, and we encountered a different problem for each of them. First, as this is an arts magnet school, it is sad that my child became totally turned off in an art area, a passion my child had since toddlerhood and the reason we chose to pursue the magnet program (not an easy process). We learned that it was wrong to assume that the arts area teachers would provide a better foundation and inspiration than at a non-magnet school. My other child, a straight-A student, is continuously anxious about the FCAT, and we would prefer that the test be less of a focus at school. The administration is very supportive and friendly -- if you have no complaints.

Submitted by a parent

August 29, 2009

My child attended Fishweir for K-5. It is truly what an Elementary school should be. It is a small, caring environment where your child will receive exposure to all arts areas, Dance, Music, Drama, Band, Chorus, and Visual Arts. The teachers are very good, with high expectations still while being very welcoming and compassionate. Most know all of the students by name. The principal is very accomodating and has an open door policy. Parental involvment is big and very welcome by teachers and adminsitration. Overall a great home for your child away from your own.

Submitted by a parent

August 28, 2009

Is a small but friendly school. There is a lot of parental envolvement and the teachers and staff are always willing to assist you in anything you need.

Submitted by a parent

October 4, 2007

My child attends this school and I have found it to be a great place for him to grow and learn. The standards are at least as high as the area private schools, yet it is enhanced by the arts. The combination make my child excited to get up and go to school each morning. I have found the staff to be caring and welcoming. Any child should be able to thrive at this school.

Submitted by a parent

September 26, 2007

Fishweir is an old fashioned school with high standards and an excellent teaching staff. It is worth moving into the district just for your children to go to this school. This is the way schools were meant to be and one of the few truly great public schools left.

Submitted by a parent

September 25, 2007

I cannot believe the level of incompetency in an alleged 'A' school. I am lucky that I was able to take my child out of this school to a private school. I was warned by parents who sent their children here years before that there was a problem but I had no idea how bad this school could be. Part of the problem is the 'teaching for the FCAT' which is part of every public school problem But this is not all that is abysmal; the quality of instruction and compassion is sub par. I have no solution other than request that you send your child elsewhere to a school with accountability and compassion; in other words, Private School.

Submitted by a parent

April 28, 2007

Superb school, small, friendly, incredible band,art, dance,chorus, and drama opportunities. The academics are solid and the teachers and staff are very approachable. There is lots of parental involvement.I have had 4 children go through in the last 10 years. Also it is a feeder school if you are a magnet student to LaVilla middle school for the arts. I highly recommend it.

Submitted by a parent

May 5, 2006

The quality of academics at this school is amazing! my children are in drama and band and they love it! The teachers are wonderful. You could not pay for a better school and this one is free! Thank you for all you do Fishweir staff!

Submitted by a parent

August 5, 2005

I have had 4 children attend Fishweir, this year will be the last for my 4th. This school is a quiet gem, receiving 5 Star Status for many years running and A's on FCAT several years in a row also. The teachers are the best, so committed and the perfect blend of gentle and tough. Most of them have been there for many years and only leave to retire! There is great parent involvement (I have been on the PTA Board for 13 years), and the school is clean, safe, and happy. It is an arts magnet and the music, chorus, band and drama departments are wonderful! I can't wait til my grandkids start at Fishweir!

Submitted by a parent

May 5, 2005

Fishweir is a wonderful school great teachers and staff they really care about the kids

Submitted by a parent

April 16, 2005

Fishweir Elementary School is the Best school I have ever went to!It is true that is where I started singing and there slogen is Where Creativity Begins and Grows. Everyone is so kind and always have great shows and Talent shows! It is the Best school in Florida to me!

Submitted by a student

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