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Fairview Elementary

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 9, 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


Posted September 5, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


Posted March 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

Great school with excellent teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 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


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted April 7, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students39%
Female40%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted85%

Reading

All Students43%
Female41%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students56%
Female59%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students48%
Female54%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students60%
Female60%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted94%

Science

All Students63%
Female67%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities22%
Non-disabled students69%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 52%
Hispanic 6% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 2% 26%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Jennifer Reed
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  • (828) 628-4950

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1355 Charlotte Highway
Fairview, NC 28730
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