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Fairview Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted Friday, September 12, 2014

Not a good school. Too large. Old building. Sub par education. Go private if you can afford it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

Fairview is a poor excuse for a school. They provide minimal support to the students and the principle is more concerned with her rank and status than with doing what is in the best interest of "her" students...our children. This is a school for minority and those of lower socioeconomic status....therefore, it has little to no funding for technology or advanced teaching tools. The children get minimal time to socialize, eat and play. They walk through the halls like inmates in the county jail. They are forbidden from speaking in the halls, lunchrooms, and classrooms unless they are given permission. This creates a setting that is intimidating and gives a false impression of what the real world is like. Social skills are the least of their worries. Half of these students cannot even speak English. These children are at a particular disadvantage as the school has no means of teaching them. They sit in the class and watch the other children interact and learn...if you can call it that. They hire young teachers with no experience and no patience. This causes problems for us working parents as we are constantly having to come to the school to "manage" issues that the teacher can't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

Fairview is a poor school with administrators that are spiteful and vindictive. If your child has any type of bx problem, they push you to "medicate them". If you refuse, be prepared to be getting calls daily. The teachers are children themselves and the older ones are miserable. The principle and vice principle like to "politician" the parents. Assure them that things will be handled, we'll work on your child's behalf, keep you posted. NOTHING! I removed my child from this school due to the ignorance and absolute ridiculousness of the administrators. I don't regret it for a minute and I would caution ALL parents about this school and encourage them to avoid enrolling their children if they can at all avoid it. If they must, be an advocate for your child. Do not let them push you into believing that your child has something wrong with them. You know your child. I had not problems with my child at home but the school had problems daily. Mrs. Walter and Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Tipton are absolute lunatics and have not business running anything except our of that school. It could be better managed by the incoming kindergarteners. I'm so glad my son is in another school now! So happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

I have seen nothing about this school that warrants any kind of merit. The teachers have a 'buddy system' in which they cover eachother's backsides no matter right or wrong, they bully the children more than any student, they only care about their test scores and not at all about the children themselves. If a child is not on ritalin, subdued, drugged or a perfect little sheep, they are noted as a problem child. Creativity and questioning authority is not welcome at this facility. The teachers expect perfect respect, but do nothing to earn it. They complain about not making enough money for the little that they actually do. The worst part is... my child was merely in kindergarten. they like to wait until they are completely exacerbated about anything before attempting to contact a parent and then treat them as if they parents are the ones causing all of the problems. Welcome to Fort Smith.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2009

My daughter ,Nadia has attended Fairview for 3 yrs and I can honestly say I have not 1 complaint!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

The quality of children that go to this school is sub-par. I have 3 kids in three different grades in this school. The teachers are overworked and I was satisfied with the teachers last year, but I am not satisfied with the teachers this year. Watch out if you start to have problems with your children having difficulties with other children. The administration will take sides.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2007

I absolutely love this school! I am and overprotective mother full of worry for my children. But now during the day I know that my child is in a safe and loving environment. The teachers and everyone there are absolutely wonderful! Best of all my son is so happy and learning new things every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

I think the teachers and staff are great. On the other hand the students that attend are horrible bullies, especially in the higher grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2006

My daughter has attended Fairview for two years likewise. My expectations have been exceeded. The communication among teachers and parents is urged and that is key. The staff I have met have been personable ,not only to me but my child. My daughter never says 'do I have to go to school tomorrow?' and for that I'm grateful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

My daughter has attended this school for 2 years, the teacher quality is really good. They are there for the kids and parents, they work together to help the kids. They have alot of different programs to bring in more parent involvement. The principal is a main involvement in all activites, she knows all the kids by name believe it or not. I have requested permission for my daughter to continue in this school even thought we live in another distict, and I was given it. Thank you teachers and staff at Fairview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2005

Excellent choice for your kids and a great experience for the parents. Your child will never want to leave. If you have the chance to have your child attend this school you will never regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 64%
Hispanic 23% 10%
Two or more races 11% 2%
Black 7% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 81%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Fort Smith, AR 72901
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