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Fairfield High Preparatory School

Public | 8-12 | 626 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2014

Fairfield High Prep School is a school that I am honored to teach. There are great teachers and students. The extra finances are always helpful to provides incentives for our students. We are working hard daily to close the achievement gap and will continue to strive to be one of the best schools in our state.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 2, 2013

Fairfield High Preparatory is an exciting place to be, where education is paramount and extracurricular programs abound. Servicing the whole person is an everyday goal. Mrs. E. Hickey is one English instructor who demands excellence daily, while still maintaining an environment conducive to continued learning.


Posted May 27, 2009

My son is a rising junior at FHPS and is a special education student taking 'regular' classes. The cooperation of the parents in conjuction with the students willing to learn and adhere to the rules makes a school successful. Unfortunately, I've had conversations with several of my son's teachers and most of the time the parent is unable or not willing to communicate with the teachers until the child is suspended or is failing. The Fairfield area is mostly urban with many families slightly at or below the poverty level as well as many students are living in one-parent homes or with other relatives. Many programs and are available at FHPS - it's up to the parents and students to request them. From my experience, I've had several teachers volunteer their personal time to tutor my son - because I asked. Class of 2011 Mom (Member-FHS c/o 1985)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

i hate this school, all you really learn is how to stay in uniform we can't even learn for real due to the administration complaining about the uniform policy. i feel the school has a great cirriculium but it just worries about things that don't matter. even though being responsible and respectful are most needed in life...that i understand.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2007

Fairfield is a great school and offers many advantages to the students enrolled. The school has a great learning environment. I have one child from the graduating class of 2004 and one who will graduate in 2010 and they are both doing fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

It is extremely important that those in authority of the Fairfield school system stay abreast the programs the state has to offer to this school, if not Fairfield will not progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2007

I observe that it's a improving school, however I dislike the school rules which every student would agree with me on. They over exaggerate everything, I would like if they would understand our point of view, then we would have a awesome school! I am in the famous class of 08 and I am speaking out, I love the school, but not the rules that they give. I am not saying I hate every rule, because some of the rules are appropriate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2006

Fairfield High Preparatory School is a good school. The teachers, staff and students have a good working relationship towards one another. Everyone that is involved with this school understands what is expected of them. The moral of the school is high along with the pride of school. The Principal of the school believes strongly in education first and the information that was given concerning test scores has proven it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

I totally disagree with discipline and overall administration of this school. My neice attends this school and it has a very ghetto feel to it. I am also concerned about all of the expensive fees parents must pay before a child is enrolled in school. Why do we pay taxes?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2005

I graduated from FHS in '97 and I have a sister there now. I feel that it is a wonderful school with a very nurturing and caring faculty/staff. Everytime I visit I am greeted warmly and some of the teachers that taught me still remember my name, which makes me smile. I feel that FHS is one of the best kept secrets. Fairfield has one of the best school systems in our area. And I am proud to be an alumnus of such a wonderful school. 'GO TIGERS!'
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 16, 2004

I consider this school to be one of best that Jefferson County has to offer. This school system is all about teaching our children the very best.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

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General populationn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

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Proficient in Englishn/a
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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
49%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education47%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty85%
Not poverty92%

Language

All Students61%
Female69%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education5%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant61%
Poverty58%
Not poverty85%

Math

All Students67%
Female76%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education11%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant67%
Poverty67%
Not poverty69%

Reading

All Students68%
Female74%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education0%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant68%
Poverty66%
Not poverty85%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female63%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant64%
Poverty64%
Not poverty62%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education69%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
Poverty94%
Not poverty94%

Language

All Students79%
Female79%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education19%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
Poverty78%
Not poverty88%

Math

All Students83%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education13%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
Poverty84%
Not poverty81%

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education19%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Poverty84%
Not poverty88%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female73%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education44%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
Poverty74%
Not poverty75%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 99% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 58%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Mernia F. Hill
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  • (205) 783-6748

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610 Valley Rd
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