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School leader Ms Jennifer Reed

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1355 Charlotte Highway
Fairview, NC 28730

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(828) 628-2732
(828) 628-4950
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4 stars
Based on 17 ratings

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December 14, 2012
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!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2011
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.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2011
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!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2011
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.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
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.

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August 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2009
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.

- submitted by a community member
March 07, 2009
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 13, 2009
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2008
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2008
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.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
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.

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July 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2008
Great school with excellent teachers

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2008
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.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2007
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!

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November 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2006
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!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2005
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.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2005
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.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2004
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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Fairview Elementary
1355 Charlotte Highway, Fairview, NC  28730
(828) 628-2732
Last modified Fairview Elementary is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fairview Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top