My son has just started here and so far I couldn't be more impressed. The teachers seem to really care about the education and welcome parent involvement. The extra curricular activities seems wide ranging and give all kids a chance to get involved. My son has come home everyday excited about his day!!!
The principal is very "by the book" and seems unwilling to make decisions based on individual child/family needs. Perhaps the school is just too big for the principal to have an interest in individual children.
I could not be more pleased with Fairview Elementary. We relocated this year and I did a great deal of research regarding schools in the area. My son started 1st grade and has been made to feel welcome by the teachers and students. It is a wonderful family enviroment where teachers encourage the students ... I have found the administration to be extremely receptive and the teachers to welcome class help. Thank you Fairview Elementary for welcoming us to the community!
I couldn't agree more with the comment about this schools administrative staff. I have had the same experience, they are unfriendly and unwelcoming. They do not want parents coming into their school which makes me wonder, why? Fortunately my kids like their teachers so I'm hoping the environment changes as the year progresses.
Both of my sons attended Fairview in it's current location for K-5. We are quite pleased with the peaceful environment, dedication to each child's needs, and quality academics. Excellent special classes for high achieving 4th and 5th graders kept my oldest son interested and active. PTO is vibrant and supportive.
I continue to feel god about what is going on at Fairview. I have been part of the community for years and have seen many good things here. I've found the principal to be caring and extremley visible and the staff dedicated to their work.
My daughter and son are in the third and fifth grade at Fairview. We started my daughter in k and my son transfered from a charter school to Fairview in third. He was unbelievably far behind his peers at Fairview, but the head of the class at Evergreen. His third grade teacher was so dedicated. She worked with him and got him caught up by January. Both of my children love school and look forward to going every day. I am able to volunteer and I do, a lot. This is a warm loving atmosphere. Any child is lucky to attend this great school.
My family is impressed with Fairview. My children came from private schools and transitioned into Fairview beautifully. The teachers have high expectations for the students. We are so pleased we chose Fairview.
I have had three children in FES and it is kind of a creepy place. my child is kindergarten now and I am looking at other options. It is to crowded and the teachers are not all very nice to the students. They yell, teach the test and are very gossipy. The principle, Mr. Upton is a great improvement from the last principle but some of his staff need an overhaul. If you are looking for a warm, happy place that encourages creativity and individuality, don't look here.
All of my four children attended Fairview Elementary School. I did not like the large size of the school and what seemed to be 'teaching to the test'. Math and English were the primary subjects taught - forget science altogether. We pulled our youngest one out after second grade and he is very happy in a science-based program at a local charter school. After our experience at Fairview, we found the charter school concept of educating the whole child very refreshing.
My daughter is now in kindergarten and has, by far the best teacher there is! I think highly of this school and would recommend it to any parent that wants their children to have a wonderful learning experience. I think that the staff is great at Fairview and they go above and beyond for our children.
FES is located in a really good location, but for whatever reason, it just has a negative, don't buck the system attitude. If you are looking for mainstream and not seeking education beyond 'teaching for the test'. It's fine. I disliked the number of teacher who yelled. My daughter did however, have an excellent kindergarten teacher. In fact, there were several excellent and caring kindergarten teachers. I don't know about the majority of other teachers and we pulled her out after kindergarten. I think the school is simply too crowded which reduces the ability to provide a more personal and low key environment.
My child's experience at Fairview has been very unpleasant. This is only my child's second year there. Kindergarten was wonderful, the teacher was absolutely the greatest ever. But now with first grade its a whole new ball game. The principal is very unfriendly and overlooks many problems. The car rider experience is a nightmare. The security, what security. You can drive up, tell them what child you want, and they call the child and put them in your car. No ID requested. Much better schools out there!
We are very happy with Fairview Elementary. Our three children just transferred from a private school and Fairview Elementary is top notch. The teachers are well trained and overall we think it is a great school!
The school is ok. The principal is new. I thinkthe school has gone down since we had the last two principals. Parents seem to want to help out.
Our child attended FE (K-5th). He/we have had an excellent experience with this school...including academically gifted program, active accelerated reading program, afterschool unicycle team program, caring teachers, safe environment. Highly recommend.
Fairview provides the quaint, rustic feel of an old country school. The building is rather new, but the sentiments felt by the community for this school run deep. Although the test scores may not be the best and some of the teachers still teach like they are in a one room schoolhouse, by and large, this is a great school.
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