Fairburn is a great school. The principal can at at times be a divider rather than a uniter; however she is retiring after this year. The teachers are mostly great, however there are a few mediocre ones - we have had fantastic teachers as well highly disorganized or cold/mean in 1st grade.
However overall this is a 5 star school in terms of the small community aspect, teaching, the parent involvement, kids all know each other at all grade levels, and it truly is a neighborhood school. GATE doesn't mean much at this school, though there is a wonderful teacher, Ms. Marantz, for differentiated learning in language arts. There is a great program for 4th/5th graders where they work on a weekly webcast with news stories that is a great experience.
We have enjoyed getting to know families that all live within walking distance from the school.
Also, the after school program is amazing - Arnold and his staff are outstanding.
Fairburn is a truly a gem. The school provides the type of quality education that our children deserve. The teachers are outstanding. Ms. Marantz has always been a family favorite and Coach Sasha is nothing short of a legend on that campus.
This school is truly amazing. The education is excellent and my child is beginning to LOVE going to school! His grades have improved greatly and the language arts teacher Ms.Marantz is my child's favorite teacher. I would recommend this school to everyone.