Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Fairview High School

Public | 9-12

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars


Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

7 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted December 6, 2010

Being a recent FvHS graduate I would definitely suggest this school to parents or other students. Some teachers made the classes very easy but still made you do work and you actually learn something. Many of the teachers know how to keep the classes attention and work very hard to do their job. I wasn't particularly happy with the favoritism that goes on with some of the staff, but I'm sure all schools have that. I have lived in Fairview for 18 years of my life, and I wouldn't have wanted to go to any other school.


Posted October 12, 2010

Very cruel and clicky school for a small country town. Extreme favoritism and many of the teacher are related to some of the students. There is a great deal of unprofessional behavior and the students seem to have an unbelievable large work loan in some of the advance classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

The help and interest in my children with needs above the norm...I couldn't have choosen a better school or faculty to teach my children values, self-respect and meet the goals in the hell of IEP-land. Thank you Fairview!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

My daughter enjoys the school because of the freedoms it offers compared to middle school, however she struggles constantly with issues that go on within this school. There are many teachers that act extremely unprofessional and use inappropriate language. The discipline for the students here needs to be enforced when it comes to behavior in the classroom towards the teachers. The dress code is a joke as it is not followed or enforced either. The only good thing I see in this school is the education program it offers the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

My son loves this school. We moved here his Freshman year from Davidson County. Even though the school was harder,he said the teachers were so nice and he felt like he was on a vacation from regular school. He felt the award winning film program was amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

I myself attended Fairview High and my children do now and they are both well involved in sports and a lot of after school activities and it is a great school to boost your childs ego up a lot!!!....The reason i choose Fairview for my children to attend is that i like how there are still teachers that i had when i attened!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My husband & I are both former students of FvHS. We like the fact that our son has some of the same teachers we had in school. Fairview maybe small but you know what they say dynamite comes in small packages! Dynamite describes every aspect of this small town school. Although we've had recent principal problems I believe we have a leader for our students now. I'm feel that I'm giving my son the best education he can get by staying in Fairview. I know when my son leaves in the mornings that he is going to a safe environment where he can learn & is in the hands of caring parents who have attended & sent their children to this school .I'd like to thank all of the FvHS staff for their continued dedication to higher education!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
50%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
40%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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% 67%
Black 3% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by school officials and community members.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Top 1000 US High School - Newsweek (2006)
  • Top 1000 US High School - Newsweek (2005)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School start time
  • 7:30am
School end time
  • 2:37pm
School Leader's name
  • Tony Donen
Fax number
  • (615) 799-8785

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Science lab
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

2595 Fairview West Bl
Fairview, TN 37062
Website: Click here
Phone: (615) 472-4400

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools




Harpeth High School
Kingston Springs, TN



Ensworth School
Nashville, TN


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT