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School leader Mr. Daniel J. VonHandorf
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District Kettering City School District

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3301 Shroyer Rd
Kettering, OH 45429

(937) 499-1600
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4 stars
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January 12, 2013
Fairmont High School is a world renown International Baccalaureate schools. The only suburb of Dayton to offer this high caliber academic program. Excellent trained teachers achieve great growth!

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
Fairmont is really a great school despite what people on here have to say about it. The teachers may not all be perfect, but who is? And of course there are going to be students who don't like it...we're talking about high school students here. Good luck finding a school where every single student likes it. I went to Fairmont for 4 years, and looking back, I would say that my teachers and administrators cared about my education. I learned a lot there and was offered many great opportunities. Fairmont offeres a wide array of classes for all interests and abilities and the extracurricular programs are amazing. Fairmont high school is a great place to go to school and I would recommend it to anyone.

- submitted by a student
October 15, 2010
I had two children who both graduated from Fairmont. One was college prep and was able to take honors classes that transferred to 8 credits in college; the other was vocational and completed the Alternative school option. Kettering was able to meet both of their very diverse needs. The teachers and administration was awesome to work with and made sure that my children received what they needed as individuals.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2010
I attended Fairmont for almost two years. I hated it. The teachers that I had were awful and didn't even know what they were talking about. I only had a few good teachers that I liked. Most of the teachers don't even help out the students or find a different way to explain something they aren't understanding. It is way too over-crowded and the first few weeks of lunch, you don't even have enough time to eat since it's chaos. I couldn't stand Fairmont, at all. It's filled with drama, unqualified teachers, and a terrible school system. I wouldn't recommend Fairmont. There are some very good teachers, but most of them aren't.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 09, 2009
Fairmont is a great place. The teachers are great and very helpful. After school sports and activities keep the students busy and allows them a safe place to hang out with friends.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Two generations of our family have attended Kettering Fairmont. The education is solid with well qualified teachers. Band program produces consistent winners. Students learn responsibility for themselves and how to make decisions concerning their future. This school receives strong community support.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2009
We have three children who all graduated from Fairmont, were accepted into excellent universities, and have graduated and moved on to fulfilling careers and or graduate work. While at Fairmont they had excellent teachers in an excellent curriculum and had the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities - sports, music, student gov't and clubs

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April 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2009
Great Teachers, a wonderful environment, & an outstanding community! I would choose Fairmont as the place to send my child everytime...

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no rating April 20, 2009
Fairmont is an excellent school! It provides something for everyone! They have a wide variety of courses, endless activities, and wonderful teachers!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2009
Fairmont High School is a great public high school, which offers programs for all types of students. I am the parent of two children who graduated from Fairmont High School recently. My older is now doing well in Boston College Law School. My younger got a considerable scholarship so that she could attend Washington University in St. Louis. She was accepted as a college freshman into their Graduate School for Social Work, also, the #1 Social Work graduate program in the US. Both of my children participated in the numerous extracurricular activities at Fairmont. They received a quality education from wonderful,, intelligent, caring teachers, who still keep in touch with them.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
Great school with excellent teachers. Extra-ciricular activities are very important to the school and community.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
My children received an excellent education at Fairmont. They were very prepared when they went to college. Fairmont is the only school in the area to offer the International Baccalaureate Program. Great academics, sports, music, and clubs.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
All my children attended Fairmont high school. I found it to be a great school for kids and parents. I was well informed about my childs progress . Alot of extra activities. to keep them involved in. Knowledgable and caring staff. No REGRETES!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
Kettering Fairmont HS provided wonderful opportunities for my two oldest children and my youngest, a current junior is involved in the International Baccalaureate program, AP classes, school plays, and he competes on a great tennis team. I can't say enough about FHS! The staff cares, and the teachers will do whatever it takes to help your child succeed academically.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
I am pleased with Fairmont now that my students are at that grade level. They certainly let it be known this is not a school district based exclusively on sports but emphasizing the Performing Arts and International Baccalaureate programs as well.

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April 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
This school is great! Strong academics, strong athletics and performing arts - great community support!

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no rating April 17, 2009
Excellent school and staff. There are many opportunities for students and the community is great.

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April 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2008
Absolutely world class performing arts program! I graduated from Fairmont, moved back to the district for my kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2008
While I'm a firm believer KFHS is probably better than SOME area schools, it is not superb. But then neither are very many others. I am disappointed with the lack of involvement by many teachers. The complaint that parents don't get involved is overstated, because they only want your involvement when it benefits them as a school. I have always been invovled in KCS from elementary level and remained involved in my chid's education. However, as the parent of a struggling student, in danger of not graduating, I feel it's irresponsible to blame the student and the parent instead of instituting a helpful program for 'at risk' students who do not fall into the typical socioeconomic/demographic stereotypes. (struggling students w/no discipline issues from supportive homes)

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October 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 08, 2008
I am graduate of Kettering Fairmont and now attend Purdue University. I have been well prepared academically and socially. I loved my years at Fairmont!

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April 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 16, 2008
4 star school with great teachers and lots of opportunities to excel in sports, music, theatre and academics.

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March 07, 2008
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February 09, 2008
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November 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2007
I am a parent of a senior, and the school has been extremely helpful in helping him to stay involved in academics and his love for orchestra. I Love the school and feel they are doing a GREAT JOB!

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August 21, 2007
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June 05, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2006
Best school ever! Although many clicks.

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February 19, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 13, 2006
As a recent graduate from Fairmont now attending Smith College in Massachusetts, I can appreciate how excellently the school prepared me for a tough liberal arts education. The strength of the English department gave me experience writing college level essays. The art department gave me many opportunities to build a portfolio. I learned in all my classes and enjoyed most of them. The diversity of the student body lets you fall into one or several groups of students without feelings of exclusion or clique-ishness. Dr. Schoenlein has made vast improvements in decreasing the frequency of fights. Overall, Fairmont is dedicated to education and making the school a productive and friendly place for every student.

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September 29, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
September 02, 2005
I Moved from Centerville About 2 years ago and cant wait to move back, due this school district and area. what i have noticed from an outsider is the teachers will do what ever it takes to take the easy way out of teaching are kids, basic math and other classes, why do kids need calculators my daughters cant even due long divison or count change back to someone. and finally theres little parent support for the sport programs, oh and why did i have to fork out about $375.00 for my high school duaghters supplies when the school had thousands, for a new work out center, when we have the kettering rec center and a new football staidum with turf. I think the smart thing would have been, built 2 new schools every other year and used the money for the parents who need it for there kids education Tom Card

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March 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2004
I feel Kettering has a way to go to meet students' needs. My stepson was failing several classes and not once did we receive a phone call from either the counselor or any of the teachers. If we hadn't been proactive and pulled him from the football team at the mid-term point - I don't believe the school would have. We actually got a letter from the school regarding his grades more than 6 weeks after the mid-term grade card regarding his grades and by this time he was already improving. He was improving because we (his father and I) stepped in, not because the school got involved. I think the school is too large, with too many students and unless your child is getting the best grades or is a star athelete - the school doesn't care. I feel they let kids fall through the cracks.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
As an alumnus of Kettering Fairmont, I would like to say that it was a wonderful school to attend. The teachers were genuinely involved in your education and life goals. I continued to have support from some of these teachers throughout college. There were many extracurricular activites, other than sports, in which to be involved and these were always highly incouraged. Although it was a large high school, I never felt like I was just a number; it was a great community and gave me proper training for higher education.

- submitted by a former student
July 24, 2004
My child attended this school for one week and I pulled him out as soon as possible. The teaching staff was seemingly unable to control these children. And the security was awful.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2004
This is a good school run by people with very good intentions. Unfortuntaely, the majority of parental involvement centers around sports and band. While these things are a lot of fun, very few of our kids will ever make a living from them. As a past PTA officer, I am appalled at the small number of parents who bother to get involved in the actaul education of their children.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2003
this school, like any other school, needs vast improvements. Ecspecially on student equality, teacher involvement/quality, and the security guards.

- submitted by a community member
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Kettering Fairmont High School
3301 Shroyer Rd, Kettering, OH  45429
(937) 499-1600
Last modified Kettering Fairmont High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kettering Fairmont High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews.