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Fairview El School

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Posted March 29, 2013

We choose to purchase our home where we did because we knew that FCSD was rated very highly. My son started K this year and I am very happy with the cirriculum and extra opportunities for him. He is in reading support and has done quite well. They have also had after school Great Expectations programming which was great for the kids and teached for enriched learning and interaction outside of the classroom setting. I have been to the school during the day and the kids are all smiles and so enthusiastic! I am so glad that we ended up in Fairview. The technology the kids are working with is on par with business-white/smart boards in every class, top of the line laptops and PC's. My only concern is that my son will outflank me with the technology and he will be teaching me a thing or two in a few years! Great school, great staff. Very responsive to inquiries and concerns. The PTO is also very active and there are always activities for the parent to participate such as Music Box and Traveling Art. A VERY enriched program of educational/cultural learning opportunites. We are just over the border in Indiana Twshp, if you choosing between nearby districts I would choose FCSD every time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

Fairview Elementary exceeds expectations! We joined Fairview this year after several years in the NYC private school circuit. The staff has been warm, welcoming and responsive. There are numerous services and learning opportunities available for both gifted students and those who need a little more hands-on intervention. The most important point is that ALL students are enthusiastic and, regardless of achievement level, the classroom environment is invigorating. As a family, we are extremely pleased with the overall experience.
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Posted September 25, 2008

Both my son and I attended Fairview; it is an excellent school in every respect. Why pay private tuition when your child can attend here?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

My children attend Fairview. The staff there is one of the best I've ever come across. They are all caring and concerned about the children and will do anything to make learning fun and exciting for each and every child. The Principal is Dr. Sari McNamara. She is right there in the middle of everything! She is involved and no matter what is going on at the school she is there. My children were in the summer reading program this past summer (2008). It was every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the month of July, Dr. McNamara was there. The teacher give up their summer break to help these kids. I wish I could take them with me every time my kids go to a new building in the school district. 5 stars for Fairview, all the way!. Just incase you are wondering, the parents at Fairview are great too!
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Posted May 1, 2006

Fairview Elementary School in the Fox Chapel School is by far the best public elementary school I hae been involoved with. From the principal to the faculty to the staff, and parental involvement. It is a family. The education is on par with the surrounding private schools. The kids are actually ahead of the private school kids of the same grade. There are 325 students 16-18/class.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
98%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
100%
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 73% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
94%
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 Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female100%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)91%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 91% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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710 Dorseyville Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: (412) 967-2401

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