Dorothy Fisher started Fisher Magnet Middle School in 1971 as an application school.
2002 - 2003 - Fisher Magnet Lower Academy (formally Heilmann Elementary) was built in 2002 as a PreK to 5th Grade School. It is currently PreK to 4th Grade. Its first four Principals were Dr. Ronald Williams, Yvette Little, Charlene White and Yvonne Stokes.
2006 – 2007 – Improving School Award – Skillman Foundation Good Schools Making the Grade Recognition 2014 – 2015 – Staff Created a Shared Vision and Mission Statement that included Technology use and Differentiated Instruction.
2015 - 2016 - Excellent Schools Detroit Overall Rating - Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Supportive Environment.
2015 – 2016 – Won Eastside Championship – 3rd and 4th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball - DPSCD.
2017 - 2018 - Denby High School Students tutor 1st Grade students in reading.
2018 - 2019 - Denby High School Students return to tutor 2nd Grade students in reading in preparation for the 2020 Michigan 3rd Grade Reading Law.
2018 - 2019 - Partnership with The Detroit Lions and Kroger Markets - 700 bags of free food and $5,000 in Kroger Gift Cards.
2018 - 2019 - Partnership expanded with the Heilmann Recreation Center and Fisher Lower for Before and After School Latchkey Services. The cost is $5.00 per year, per child, which will also include all access to the Recreation Center for a year.
2018 - 2019 - The Preschool Explores won a second grant to cover the cost of field trips for students and their parents. The grant is sponsored by Prevention Network and the Kresge Foundation.