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Fairport Senior High School

Public | 10-12 | 1639 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 10, 2013

The post below from 2004 says it all and little has changed in 10 years. Surrounding school districts such as Pittsford, Brighton, HFL and others are excellent. Fairport continues to muddle along. The Fairport Central School District has excellent elementary and middle schools with strong math, music and foreign language programs. Good teachers are motivated by generous compensation packages and consistent community support. However, the High School is seriously and structurally flawed. Nearly 2,000 pupils from 10-12 are in one modern but prison like facility which is so large that crowd control is the primary job for most staff. High Schoolers are effectivly anonymous inmates unless they are members of varsity sports teams which receive considerably more emphasis and support than academic performance and personal growth. Many teachers simply do not know their students. Private university placement is not impressive in relation to graduate numbers. Neighboring districts such as Pittsford and Brighton enjoy national recognition for keeping school size, academic performance and sports in proportion. Other good alternatives are the local Catholic High Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

As a former student of FHS I was amazed at how well prepared I was to enter a large ACC university in the south. I was way ahead of most of my peers who graduated from other high schools in the southeast. I was truly appreciative when I could skip freshman english and math classes as I could test out of these classes due to the excellent preparation I had at Fairport High.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

as a former student of this school I would have to say first of that there is an overwhelming sense of pride and dedication attached to this school. The problem lying mostly in the over-emphasizing of extracurricular activities. Sports are way too important to this community. I will say that attempts have been made to make this school systems more rounded. However more needs to be done along the lines of creative classes offered, and different extraxcurricular activites. When I think back to my time at Fairport I feel like the decade of the ninties is still living in the heart of the school. They just need to get with the times, this isn't a tough fix. They have a lot of good pieces in place here already. Just devote a little more time to the student as an individual, opposed to molding students into 'fairport product'


Posted March 29, 2008

Dont listen to the 2 star review. As a current student at FHS, take it from me when i tell you it truly is a special place to be. Brotherhood-Sisterhood week easily highlights the year and really makers you realize what a great place Fairport truly is. The current principal, Mr. Paddock, without a doubt is the best high school principal in America. He genuinely cares about his students and gets to know each one of them. You wont truly understand what Fairport high school is really like unless you have been there. The atmosphere is so positive. The Fairport community comes second to none. God Bless Fairport
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2008

Just a great school! Awesome staff, the teachers actually care about their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2007

Best school in America, easily.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2006

Pleased with quality of education, there is a underlying pressure to succeed, that sometimes affects the students
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 24, 2006

I'm very pleased with the level of committment that the administrators and staff provide the students with at Fairport. I have no doubt that my daughter will benefit in the long run for having attended there. The teachers are creative, dedicated and make learning fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

Far and away one of the better schools in the Rochester area. Involved and caring teachers, excellent academics and a superior sports program.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 6, 2005

As a parent of an FHS grad and a soon-to-be Senior, I owe the utmost gratitude to FHS. This school was a perfect match for my two sons. Academically, the course selections were far reaching and outstanding. The teachers and counselors are to be commended on their great relationships they build with their students. Athletically, they are on par with anyone in this area. The music department is a great source of pride for the entire commmunity. I only wish that the high school I attended was more like FHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2004

The Fairport Central School District has excellent elementary and middle schools with strong math, music and foreign language programs. Good teachers are motivated by generous compensation packages and consistent community support. However, the High School is seriously and structurally flawed. Nearly 2,000 pupils from 10-12 are in one modern but prison like facility which is so large that crowd control is the primary job for most staff. High Schoolers are effectivly anonymous inmates unless they are members of varsity sports teams which receive considerably more emphasis and support than academic performance and personal growth. Many teachers simply do not know their students. Private university placement is not impressive in relation to graduate numbers. Neighboring districts such as Pittsford and Brighton enjoy national recognition for keeping school size, academic performance and sports in proportion. Other good alternatives are the local Catholic High Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2003

The Fairport school system is one of the reasons my family moved here almost ten years ago. It is a top notch educational system keeping the kids needs and interest in mind. Fairport school sysytem produces excellent citizens and prepares the students for life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2003

Both my children found success, fun, friendship and active involvement in a variety of activities. The principal knew them both on a first name basis, not because of their poor behavior, but because he made an effort to know each child in his school. My children had teachers who supported, encouraged and challenged them academically and knew them well outside of the classroom as well. Each found activities they enjoyed: clubs, sports, AV activities, music groups, drama. My son just graduated and my daughter is still in college; both have done well academically in their classes and socially have adjusted to meeting new people and making friends. I attribute much of this to the opportunities they had and took at FHS.
—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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 64% in 2012.

437 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

406 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

520 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

333 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

608 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

418 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

274 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

528 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students80%
Students with disabilities45%
General population81%

Chemistry

All Students92%
Students with disabilities78%
General population93%

Earth Science

All Students69%
Students with disabilities70%
General population68%

English

All Students98%
Students with disabilities86%
General population99%

Geometry

All Students96%
Students with disabilities88%
General population97%

Global History and Geography

All Students89%
Students with disabilities57%
General population95%

Integrated Algebra

All Students84%
Students with disabilities85%
General population83%

Living Environment

All Students97%
Students with disabilities86%
General population99%

Physics

All Students87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
Students with disabilities79%
General population98%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 89% 48%
Asian 5% 9%
Black 4% 19%
Hispanic 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 15%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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1 Dave Paddock Way
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: (585) 421-2100

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