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Fairborn High School

Public | 9-12 | 1310 students

 
 

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Posted July 28, 2013

I was a student teacher at Fairborn High School this past year and I have also subbed there and at the elementary schools. I enjoyed my time at Fairborn High School very much. The teacher I worked with was great and the rest of the teaching staff that I encountered were very friendly and helpful. I loved the principals and the office staff. Admittedly, I was nervous about teaching there because of past reviews from a few years back, but I couldn't have been placed in a better district. From my point of view the teachers seem to really care about the students. I didn't notice any excessive behavior or discipline issues beyond typical things like being tardy. The principals were very supportive. Anytime I spoke to them or asked for assistance they were more than willing to oblige.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

Its a great school and the people who teach our students are the best..My children and grandchildren have gone to this school and have never complained always gave praise..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

All of my children have attended Fairborn High School. I have totally lost my patience with this school district. I have checked out the ratings of the school for 2009, the overall rating is a 4. Other surrounding school districts have received an 8 or better. What is going on? I cannot get any information from any teachers or staff about this situation. I am seriously considering allowing my youngest son to test for his G.E.D so that he can continue on with his education if he chooses to, without the stress of impatient, insensitive school staff. Because of the high school's lack of interest in their students, not one of my children is even interested in attending college. Something needs to be done soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

Excellent academics, especially for college prep. Teachers are first class: there are more nationally certifies teachers in Fairborn Schools than in any other district in the area. A first class high school focused on preparing kids for work, college, or service in the military. My kids enjoyed the extracurricular activities (band, choir, clubs), while taking a full load of honors and AP classes. Both have done well at top universities. My nieces and nephews are at FHS now and are being well prepared to go on to college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

Fairborn High School is an outstanding high school-offering curriculum in honors and advanced placement-STEM programming with Biomedical Science and Engineering 101-this is a gem in the Miami Valley area-strong teaching staff and caring administration! Very satisfied with FHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

The absolute worst. College prep is a joke, the superintendent is a egomaniac. The school can't get to even excellent after five years of his 'rule' Now his henchman are on the board...stay away at all cost
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 29, 2009

I could not disagree more with the previous post. College prep is a joke; they start talking about college financial aid in the fall of the students senior year. Up and coming? They have been effective for five years and counting. Yes, there are some good teachers there, but they seem outnumbered by many who just go along and don't care. The district as a whole needs new leadership or the district will continue to slide. If you are new to the area, drive around and see the other HS's in the area...trust me, the disparity in facilities is also true in the academics and athletics. There are some smart kids in the Fairborn schools, however at the HS level they mostly just get left behind by other students in other districts. The stats don't lie, find another district to put your kids in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

The ratings are based on a new 'value added measure' this year and not what the kids actually score on tests. The school has a lot of problems, the food in the cafeteria is not nutritional, lot of sugary snacks, many discipline problems, not a good school at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

this school is terrible. I'm moving my child out of Fairborn just to get her in a better school. Fairborn High is a disgrace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

I only had my child in this school for 6 weeks because they are so awful and then I pulled her out. The teachers are non-supportive, uncooperative and rude. The have know idea how to balance a budget in Fairborn city schools and they do not have very good test scores. If you are looking at this school I would strongly recommend you send your children elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

A number of Honors and AP courses are available. My children have attended Fairborn schools since kindergarten (they will graduate this year), and I am continually impressed by the teachers ability to do well on a restricted budget. Involved parents have helped to raise money for the athletic department in order to reduce participation fees over the past several years. Band boosters have enabled the bands to compete in national level competitions. Given that quite a few families in this district live near the poverty level, I think we do pretty well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

Fairborn's students, teachers, and community are working thorough economic difficulties and are continuing to graduate successful students who are both smart and athletically inclined. As a former student at Fairborn High, it was the best school I went to and I'm ashamed that I left. If you ask the majority of those who have transferred, they would probably tell you the same thing. Don't let money be the determining factor here, because a rich school does not always mean a good school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 19, 2006

Overall an average 'military' area school. Not a lot of income in the area and lots of problems with passing levies has equaled busing issues and cost to play has increased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2005

Fairborn has serious financial problems, all sports are paid for by students parents, only basic coures are offered. Parental involvement is mediocre.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

This is not to hurt any feelings, but I must say that we just moved here and I had no other choice but to place my kid in this school. Now I have been a leader of young people for a long time and I know that when you get someone knew as the (teacher/leader) of the group, the first thing you should do is (introduce) the new student to the class. Not one teacher did this, except for the JROTC teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

We moved into this district with great hope and it has been a very big disappoiment! The teachers are over worked, class sizes are to large and budget issues are an on going thing! Any parent looking for a well rounded city school should not consider this one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

I went to this school for my freshman year it was the best high school I've ever gone to the teachers actually care and help you keep your grades up and the student body is wonderful!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

Fairborn High School teachers go the extra mile for their students because they care about the student as a whole. The whole person/student.


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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 83% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanic78%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled46%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanic70%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled41%
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students81%
Female86%
Male77%
Black, non-Hispanic65%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial77%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled43%
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanic61%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled43%
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female90%
Male76%
Black, non-Hispanic70%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial69%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled30%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
100 (2011)
 
96 (2010)
 
99 (2009)
 
97 (2008)

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About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

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College readiness rating 20132What's this?

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ACT participation

58%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

89%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 74%
Black 10% 16%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A47%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 13%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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900 E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd
Fairborn, OH 45324
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