J.B. Fisher Elementary has served Richmond Public Schools as an innovative nurturing learning community where children enjoy school and excel as successful learners. The students have demonstrated academic excellence through the successful achievement on standardized tests, scholastic recognition, and participation among various agencies within the community. J. B. Fisher provides learning opportunities in structured learning environments. Students are challenged to exceed the minimum state standards. The community surrounding the schools takes an active part in the schools’ program as volunteers, tutors, and mentors. The civic members of the community association are active partners with the school.
The diverse learning community is committed to academic excellence and the success of every student. The staff ensures that each student will build a foundation of knowledge and skills, will demonstrate the ability to think independently, creatively, and critically, develop mutual respect and individual self-worth by providing a challenging, safe, nurturing environment that is the shared responsibility of staff, students, families, and the community.
- Students are not standardized, they are unique in their needs, thought processes, and learning styles.
- Parental support is necessary for the students’ optimum success.
- The best learning process occurs when students and staff are motivated to strive for excellence.
- It is essential for each educator to demonstrate genuine concern and care for each student and show desire for each student to learn.