Students enrolled 1639
School leader MR. JOSEPH FANTIGROSSI

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1 Dave Paddock Way
Fairport, NY 14450

(585) 421-2100
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4 stars
Based on 16 ratings

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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
no rating September 03, 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
November 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
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'

- submitted by a community member
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
February 13, 2008
Just a great school! Awesome staff, the teachers actually care about their students.

- submitted by a student
December 29, 2007
Best school in America, easily.

- submitted by a student
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
no rating 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
January 18, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
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
June 23, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 06, 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
February 25, 2005
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- submitted by a student
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
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
September 21, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
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.

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Fairport Senior High School
1 Dave Paddock Way, Fairport, NY  14450
(585) 421-2100
Last modified Fairport Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 10-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fairport Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top