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Fairview El School

Public | K-4 | 559 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2014

School is the worst if you have a child that is special needs... I can't even elaborate without becoming angry. Let's say that if your child is not excelling in sports and academics and has a learning disability then you won't fit in at Fairview. And the ratio is too high 26:1 at this time....many parents unhappy with this.
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Posted September 10, 2013

That review is totally off the wall and could not be further from wrong. There is racial diversity in Fairview and there is most certainly financial diversity...one only has to look at the number of free and discount lunches that have increased in the last five years. Please if you have some issue with the school please go in and speak with the principal of your school and discuss it. Please do not make a broad stroke assumption online.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

We've had a very good experience with this school. The principal is top notch and responsive, and the parents are generally involved. The administration is clearly proud of the school's test scores, and you do feel the test focus here, but yet there's generally enough fun in the curriculum to keep most students happy. I think it speaks volumes that the principal and many of the teachers have their own children attending the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2012

We could not be happier with the quality of education and educators at Fairview. All of the staff, including the principal and specialists are wonderful. They are professional, hold high standards, and maintain a very positive and nurturing environment where the kids have a lot of fun. You can't beat the school. Most parents are as happy as we are and the kids just love it. I really don't know of anyone that isn't generally pleased with this school. There are always so much going on for the kids to do in and out of school. I read the review from March 25, 2009 and am totally perplexed by this parent's opinion. If you have an issue-they deal with it. We wouldn't send our kids anywhere else-public or private.
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Posted March 25, 2009

I think Fairview elementary is a school were all they do is push the facts..I see little hands on activities and learning is not fun for the children. Parents are not informed on what is going on in the school until the last minute. The website that is suppose to keep the parents informed about what is taking place in the classroom is not updated and when it is the information is very vague. Some of the teachers at the school speak in a manner that is not appropriate and have little control over how the students treat each other. When confronted with the issues it is presented back in a manner as oh kids will be kids! We bought a home in Fairview because of the raving word about the school district..but guess what we are not impressed at all! No diversity in race or money!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

I am very pleased with Fairview Elemetary thus far. My sons teacher has been very involved and makes myself and fiancee aware of our sons progress.
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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 80% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
90%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
99%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female85%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female88%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)92%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 71%
Black 2% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5145 Avonia Rd
Fairview, PA 16415
Phone: (814) 474-2600

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