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Fairfax Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 529 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2013

My son went to Fairfax School and my daughter attends there now. I have always been SUPER PLEASED with the teachers, their ways of teaching and tolerating the children. It takes a gifted person to teach a room full of young kids each day and i give them all 5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Fairfax Elementary is a great school. My son has been attending for three years now and he loves school does not want to miss a day! He loves his teacher Mrs. Letson! She really makes learning fun! The Principal Mrs. Tucker does a really good job working with the parents. They have Music classes one day a week for all the children. They also have the Gifted Program which my son is in. The parents are all really involved in this school which makes it better for everyone. We really have some super parents at Fairfax School! Mrs. Elliott
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Posted February 6, 2006

I have a [daughter in] 1st grade. She goes to fairfax. She is in Mrs.Finlay room. She really care. Last year my little girl wasn't doing so good so I had a choice to keep her back her back this year. She has brought her grades up. I would like to thanks Mrs. Finlay for working with my child as well. Thanks alot shirley moon. Until then take care
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Posted September 13, 2004

my son is in the pre-k class in fairfax and it is great! the teachers really care about the kids and how they do in school. my son has adhd so I was worried about how he would in school. he is in the best hands possible besides my own. thank you fairfax for a job well done. keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2004

My brother & I both attended Fairfax Elementary, & now my children are going there. The teachers are very helpful & very well educated. The acedemics for this small town are phenomanial! The principal & vice-principal are two of the greatest people we could ask for supervising our children. They not only teach the children the fundamentals of life at Fairfax Elementary, the teachers instill self worth in the youth that are our future. Don't think twice about our school if you have the opportunity to move to Valley, AL. Your children would be in the best hands they could ever be in besides your own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2003

As a child myself, I attended Fairfax Elem. and enjoyed the teching qualities of the teachers. I made sure that when my son was old enough to start school that we were inside of the district for him to attend Farifax. It is a wonderful school with caring and hard working involved teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2003

The teachers at Fairfax are very committed to the students. While in the 2nd grade, my son was diagnosed with ADD, due to the attention and efforts of the teachers involved, we were able to help my son maintain an A-B average. Thanks to all of the teachers for the love and support they give to each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2003

this school is the best for the young students of k-5.it gives the students a lot of courage to be what they want to be..


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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 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
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

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
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

The state average for Math was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
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

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education27%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Poverty87%
Not poverty78%

Reading

All Students81%
Female89%
Male75%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education27%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty85%
Not poverty74%
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

Math

All Students63%
Female47%
Male74%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education9%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Poverty57%
Not poverty78%

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty87%
Not poverty91%
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

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male83%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Poverty82%
Not poverty88%

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male74%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Poverty72%
Not poverty88%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students56%
Female54%
Male60%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Poverty54%
Not poverty62%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 57% 58%
Black 40% 34%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Frances Davis Groover
Fax number
  • (334) 756-4749

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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