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Fairview High School

Public | 9-12 | 555 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 30, 2012

I graduated from FHS in 1996 (age 35 now), so I'm twice as old as when I was in high school. Everything that has been written here is true -- outstanding teachers (faculty).. access to excellence in the arts, athletics, and academic co-curriculars...tight-knit student body. Like every school. FHS also has its warts: upper-middle class demographic that can be brutally exclusive to the "not in crowd" or the non-Fairview lifer...limited enrollment size stresses students to have broader shoulders to accomplish what their peers at larger schools do...and in a town struggling to redefine itself after losing the bulk of its local identity (vs. just an outlying Erie suburb). BUT...Fairview is the best school I've ever attended, and that includes both my undergrad and graduate colleges. The small size forces students to interact, know each other intimately, and rely upon each other. The teachers are visible in the community outside of school and families build close relationships with them. The financial security of most of the families in the district provides an atmosphere of purpose to what the students and teachers are there to do. If you can make it at FHS, college really is easy.


Posted May 31, 2006

Elementary and middle schoos have some very good teachers and programs but just not as well done as the high school. The high school has been excellent for our children(one graduate and one upcoming senior). If you wnat an honors program, this is the best in the region. Don't take it lightly, there is a great deal of work. Only those who want a real honors program should get involved. The work is not just more homework (although there is plenty of that)but the student can really learn. In the end it is all up to the student. FHS is great for the over achiever who will get the education they deserve. The underachievers will also recieve a good education, they just wont take away as much because they don't put as much in and that's OK as long as they understand that principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

Great school with a very hard working staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2004

Fairview is an absolutely incredible school. The academic atmosphere is challenging and competitive, and teachers are readily available for extra help when needed. Fairview also offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, and students excel in both athletics and arts. Most of the students at FHS have grown up together since kindergarten, and therefore are incredibly close. The students are light-hearted, friendly, and are always looking for a good time. The faculty and staff truly care for each and every one of the students at FHS. FHS does a fantastic job preparing students for life after high school...in fact, many past students say that if you can make it through Fairview, college is a breeze! As a former student, I could not have asked for a better high school experience!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

The school is great for education, that's about it. The teachers and classes and learning tools are outstanding, but the students are not friendly or welcoming. Also they could use some help with their lunch menu.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
93%
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 Students77%
Female69%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female59%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 71%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Black 2% 15%
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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7460 McCray Rd
Fairview, PA 16415
Phone: (814) 474-2600

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