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Fairfield Jr-Sr High School

Public | 7-12 | 934 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2013

My daughter attended New Paris Elementary School (part of the Fairfield district) for 6 years and loved it up until 4th grade. The bullying is horrible and the teachers are rude. When my daughter went to Fairfield for 7th grade it was awful. I wouldn't recommend this school for anyone that wants to go to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2011

I'm a parrent of two attendee's, this school is top notch. Teachers, guidance, and admin really want the kids to succeed and develop into outstanding individuals. I went to a rival school and would have loved to had a chance to be part of this school district. Both my kids have minor learning disabilities, teachers with our help have brought their levels up and focused areas has great improved. I recommend asking anyone involved with this program their story and thoughts. Great school.
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Posted October 7, 2009

After researching Fairfield statistics I found the graguation rate is in the high 90th percentile. What other school in the area can offer that? I purchassed my home in Fairfield district for my children to have the small town advantages. Christian community, everyone knowing everyone, helps a develping child to hold up their responsibilities of who they are and going to be. For the staff, whatever special need my child required, they are always concerned and helpful, and followed up. After school activities has the most support and involvment I have ever seen by a community. Support of the parents is a constant here. Fairfield Community Schools is a great place to raise well rounded, determined, respectful children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

I'm a former parent of a student of Fairfield Jr/Sr High School. I give Fairfield two stars. I believe Fairfield's environment is entirely negative for anyone who is not a part of the Christian community. I believe they've taken student discipline overboard. The sad thing is that I don't think there are very many discipline cases that aren't minor, and other students have to suffer because of it. It's such a shame. The teachers care little about their students, and the principle is a joke. There are very few extracurricular activities, and the sports department is drastically overfunded. Greatschools.org doesn't allow me to be brutally honest, but just know you should avoid this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

I attended Fairfield my entire highschool career and loved it. Of course student interests will vary but I found as a student inclined towards the arts I was over all fairly pleased with what Fairfield had to offer. It is more of a small town school where every body knows everybody which can have its ups and downs. I really enjoyed my experience there though.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
30%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

65%

Average SAT score

1045

Graduation rate

92.7%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

This school

 
 
61%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
16%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
3
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
28
This school
30
Recommended load

Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

This school

 
 
81%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 72%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Asian 1% 2%
Multiracial 1% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Black 0% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A46%
Special education 12%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mrs Amy Bertram
Fax number
  • (574) 831-2187

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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67530 U.S. 33
Goshen, IN 46526
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