Robert C. Fisler School is known for its innovative 1 to 1 Laptop Program for students in grades 3-8. Students in grades 1-2 begin with our 1 to 1 iPad program. While the use of technology is tightly woven into daily teaching and learning, the focus is less on technology and more on student achievement. Our technology-rich environment supports our goal of high academic achievement for all learners. This commitment begins with our mission statement: At Robert C. Fisler School, we empower each other to create, communicate, collaborate and think critically in a technology-rich environment.
At Robert C. Fisler School…
We build on capitalizing student learning through academically rigorous programs. Fisler represents the top 5% of schools in Orange County in state testing. Our school emphasizes enriching students’ learning through a progressive Computer Science Pathways Program that offers middle school students AP Computer Science. As the only school in the nation to have an Apple Distinguished School Recognition for 10 years, we have 1:1 iPads (Grades 1, 2) and 1:1 laptops (Grades 3-8) that serve as vessels for optimizing powerful learning. Fisler’s technology program was awarded by the state with the Gold Ribbon Award for its use of cutting edge tools and modeling the design thinking process.
We empower students to be agents of their own learning by discovering, defining, and impacting their future with innovative solutions that change the world. Our Middle School Compass Program encourages students to discover their passion and apply it to pursue a career pathway with mentorship from professionals in the field. Student leadership groups are part of the decision-making process at Fisler School by being active members in various school organizations such as our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Team, and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). Fisler young voices are valued at the district level with student representatives on the Fullerton Education Foundation Board.
We lead in innovation for students to become makers, not mere consumers. Students become programmers, engineers, inventors, and designers: specialist and leaders in their field. Students utilize coding skills to communicate with technologies that allow students to access opportunities in the computer science field. We offer coding skills that build upon through the grade levels, beginning in Kindergarten and progressing to 8th grade. We promote the greater purpose in utilizing tools and skills to discover pathways towards a passion, accelerated academics, and/or future careers.
Robert C. Fisler School enrolls over 875 students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Classrooms & Campus
Robert C. Fisler School consists of seven buildings and 3 portable classrooms.
Each building hosting classrooms is referred to as a pod and is named after well-known
scientists. The G Pod or Galileo Pod hosts the main office, administration offices, and
grades K-1. The N or Newton Pod hosts grades 2-3. The C or Curie Pod hosts grades 4-5,
the L or Leakey Pod and E or Einstein Pod host the Middle School grades 6-8. The
campus also has a newly renovated Multimedia center (Hopper Media Center) and Multipurpose room (Hubble Theater).
All teachers at Robert C. Fisler School are credentialed and most of the teachers hold Masters Degrees and additional certifications in GATE and technology. All teachers have been trained in using Apple Laptops in the classroom as well as integrating interactive lessons using Promethean interactive whiteboards.
Awards & Recognition
Since its inception, Robert C. Fisler School has received many awards and recognized for its commitment to education and its students. It has met its AYP goals every year and maintained an API score above 950 since 2009. Robert C. Fisler School is also regarded as an Apple Distinguished School due to its 1:1 Laptop Program and is frequently toured by various school districts around the country and the world due to its focus on technology and high student achievement. International visitors from Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden have toured our program. Robert C. Fisler was awarded the 2020 California Distinguished School Award, which it also first received in 2007.
Robert C. Fisler Award and Recognitions
- National Blue Ribbon School, 2019
- California Distinguished School, 2007, 2012, 2018
- Apple Distinguished School, 2007-2022
- CA Business for Excellence in Ed. Honor Roll 2009-2019
- Gold Ribbon Award 2016
- Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
- PBIS Gold Implementation Award 2016 and 2017
- PBIS Platinum Implementation Award 2018, 2019
- “Art of Teaching” Cotsen Foundation School 2015-2019
Additional School Recognitions:
– Top 1% in the State for SBAC ELA and top 1% for Math in the State
– Highest SBAC Scores in Fullerton School District
- iPad Program, Kindergarten - 2nd
- 1:1 Laptop Program, Grades 3-8
- Computer Science Pathways Program K-8
- AP Computer Science; College Board Approved Site
- Middle School Compass Passion Program (PATHFinder)
- Middle School Technology Core Program: Photography, Animation, HTML Coding, Computer Competency, Digital Arts
2017 Congressional App Challenge Award Winners for 4th grade and 5th grade Apps:
- First Place App in the Elementary Devision
- Honorable Mention: "Run and Catch"
2016 Congressional App Challenge Award Winners for 4th grade Apps:
- Fan Favorite: Medi App
- Best Safety and Health App: Drive Safe
2018 Festival of the Arts: Pageant of the Masters
- 1st Place for the 6-8 Gr. Division for Photography
2017 Festival of the Arts: Pageant of the Masters
- 2nd Place for the 6-8 Gr. Division for Photography
2016 Festival of the Arts: Pageant of the Masters
- 1st Place for the 6-8 Gr. Division for Photography
- 3rd Place for the 6-8 Gr. Division for Photography
2013-2020 National Winners for Video Production/MySyncTV Contest Winners 6th-8th Grade
2016 California Media Festival Winner for Best Animated Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c4nPBGoMmc-2014 California Student Media Festival
“Finding Area” Animation: 6-12 Math Awardhttps://youtu.be/LlJ1v-wYb2U
2014 California Student Media Festival
“States of Matter” Animation: Best Instructional Videohttps://youtu.be/gAM5OXhXHew
2013 California Student Media Festival
“World of Photography,” Best Instructional Video and Best Overall Middle Schoolhttp://www.mediafestival.org/?page_id=387
2013 Student Media Festival
Mary Smith, Best of Show for Secondary Grades
“World of Photography”2012– California Student Media Festival
“Literary Devices,” Secondary English/Language Arts
“Moveable Type” Best Secondary Public Service Announcement
“Beat Beat Beating,” Best Original Song, aired on KOCE, June 2012
– Student Technology Showcase at Computers Using Educators (CUE) Conference, 2012“No Longer Lost in Translation,” 8th Grade, ELA
Did You Know?
- Robert C. Fisler School was originally going to be a K-6 school called Amerige Heights Elementary.
- Starbuck St. is named after William Starbuck who established. Fullerton’s first pharmacy in 1888.
- Our school is named after Robert C. Fisler who was a teacher in Fullerton School District and a Board of Trustees member.
- Construction of Robert C. Fisler School began on May 13, 2003 and it opened for first day of instruction August 2004.
- The site of Robert C. Fisler School was once owned by Hughes Aircraft Company.
- The school is situated on approximately 10 acres.
- Jackie Pearce was the first principal of Robert C. Fisler School after previously serving as principal at Raymond Elementary School.
- You can follow Robert C. Fisler School on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Search for fisler_school.
You can access information on performance data at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ap/