• Note: Much of the history of the Richmond Public Schools was recorded in the context of a segregated society, and the reader should readily discern between pre- and post-desegregation observations. The terms "black," "colored," "Negro," and "white" in this booklet should not be considered offensive as they have been used according to the custom of the particular period. Since 1962, the division has omitted such racial designations from its reports and publications.

Fisher (J.B.) School

  • 3701 Garden Road

    Acquired by annexation from Chesterfield County in 1970, this school was reportedly named for a prominent Chesterfield physician. Under Plan III, Fisher was paired with Carver. From 1974-84, the hearing impaired program operated from Fisher School; the elementary HIP has continued here. Since 1986, Fisher has operated as a model school with an open enrollment policy. The curriculum focuses on academic enrichment through the theme of "creative and critical thinking."


    Enrollment:

    1970-1971 484
    1991-1992 477

    Principals:

    1970-1975 Linda Hanson Cosby
    1975-1977 Thomas W. Nance
    1977-1978 Clayton Henry Rechenbach
    1978-1979 Sylvia C. Robinson
    1979-1986 Lynnette S. Arrington
    1986­ Mary Lou Murphy