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Fairhope Intermediate School

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Posted April 28, 2014

This is a great school where the kids are loved and the teachers are caring. The teachers and staff inspire the kids with kind words of encouragement. They have high expectations in their thoughts and actions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

This is a great school. Being a military family, we have lived all over the country and experienced many school systems. Having said that, we have had nothing but a great experience here. We have been welcomed by staff & teachers. I feel the teachers & staff genuinely care about my two children and their education. My children have flourished here. The other parents seem very involved in wanting to make the school the best it can be without the pressure of being the "best" & leaving anyone behind. It is also great to still see a public school with art, music, technology, & languages. I would recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2013

We love our school. My son has amazing an teacher and everyone is very caring. I have had nothing but great experiences dealing with teachers and the principal. I am so glad we didn't believe some comments made about this school and go to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

Many wonderful, innovative teachers (who must fear for their jobs) and many horrible, tenured teachers who remain on staff because they never question the fake, ineffective and unyielding principal. Having the weakest link at the top of the chain is a recipe for disaster. With a new principal who isn't afraid of change and who allows teachers to actually teach to their full potential this could be a great school, but for now, FIS is the weak link in the Fairhope school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2011

Having relocated to the area from out of state and having experienced superb public schools elswhere, the Fairhope public schools are good for the area but not up to par when considering other, better managed public school systems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2011

Great teachers and a lot of community and parental involvement with this school and all Fairhope public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

for those of you that have moved in from out of state or out of town dont worry all the other schools in the fairhope school system are amazing except this one so it will get better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2011

After moving here from another city in Alabama we are VERY disappointed in school system! There are 31-36 kids per classroom. Teachers do more managing behaviors instead of teaching. We are having to teach my daughter after she gets home to make sure she is getting everything she needs to pass test when we never had to do that before. She is a very bright girl and has always made straight A's. Her grades have suffered since moving here and we (parents) are having to teach her again once she gets home which is not fair to her! Kids need to play not go to school twice in one day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

My son entered FIS in the 5th grade (2 wks. into the school year) after moving from out of state. No one bothered to "check in" with us to make sure our son was adjusting. The teachers and the principal are unfriendly and seem frankly disgruntled. It's as if the students and their jobs, as teachers, are burdens. They demand respect from the students; but, the teachers show no respect to the students. They are condescending and talk down to them. My son was afraid to raise his hand to ask for help for fear that the teacher would get annoyed! The classwork and homework they are given is "busy work". They aren't allowed to talk in the lunchroom or to "play" outside at break. These are not the memories we want him to have of school. We withdrew our student 8 wks. later and enrolled him at CKCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

Politics as usual in Fairhope. Placate the parents and not educate the students. Give them grades and move them on is the motto. We don't want to upset parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 31, 2009

I am a parenting gandmoter and have had excellent experiences with both of my grandchildren at Fairhope Intermediate. Look forward to another good year.


Posted April 6, 2009

My child has a learning disability in math and has experienced so much by attending Fairhope Intermediate because of the continued help and support from the teachers and staff at this school. I believe that his skills have improved in math as well as in other areas due to the extra mile that his teachers take to see that no only he, but each child clearly understands their respective skills in learning before proceeding to the next level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

The most important thing at this school is the intervention program. This school is more involved with what the child learns than what grade the child makes. All teachers have helped my child be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

My child had a wonderful expierence at this school. All of the teachers and staff are always helpful and meet my childs needs. Everyone here is very willing to help in anyway they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2005

I have had 3 children go through this school and am not pleased with the level of education they received. When you try and talk to the principal to complain she will just say the child is the problem and not her staff. All my children read below the national average and we are moving to Mobile County to help them get a better education. It's all politics in Fairhope from the schools and sports to just being a part of this community. Play thier game or get left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 85% in 2012.

219 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

219 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

The state average for Math was 91% in 2012.

286 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

286 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

All Students90%
Female95%
Male84%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty93%

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty98%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education65%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty90%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty95%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Math

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education46%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty96%

Reading

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education77%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty99%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

286 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA 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 proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education54%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty94%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA 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 proficiency level 3.

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
White 84% 58%
Black 10% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Carol K Broughton
Fax number
  • (251) 990-2227

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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1101 Fairhope Ave
Fairhope, AL 36532
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Phone: (251) 928-7841

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