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Fairmont Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 579 students

 

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Posted August 3, 2014

If your children are not wealthy, white and well behaved STAY AWAY! Principal McGillis is abrasive, unkind to the point of cruelty and rules instead of runs what was once a wonderful school. Don't do this to your children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 10, 2013

A client recently insisted on looking only in Fairmont district because of what she described as the "absolutely fabulous reading program." I hear this kind of thing a lot.


Posted March 14, 2013

I would describe this school as being an all rounder, with great teachers willing to go the extra mile to assist students and parents. PTA meetings are fantastic and get everyone involved in extra curricular activities. In a short time I have seen my son flourish academically in English, maths and science. The teaching environment is clean and friendly and the Principal is fab, always present and willing to help. The school has won so many awards, no surprise off course given the high standards...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Fairmont is a great school, and they are in orogress of bulding on to the school to make it even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

Lindamood Bell reading program has been a real blessing for my child. His reading has soared through his active participation. The teachers really care about the children and even the office staff is wonderfully courteous and warm. The new school building will make this great school even nicer. Top notch principal, always visible to parents and willing to 'get it done'!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

Great Teachers Wonderful Principal Learning Students Excellent School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2008

Fairmont serves a diverse population of students. The teachers and staff manage to provide exceptional individual attention to both my children. We are thrilled with everyone's effort at Fairmont.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

I give this school a 10. My daughter has been at this school now for 4 years and the staff there is the best and I will miss this school next year and so will my daughter
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

I think this school is awesome and filled withlove andhas the best teachers I have ever meet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

Fairmont provides my child an excellent learning enviroment, the staff far exceeeds expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2004

This school belonges to the best schools a parent can wish for their kids.Teachers and stuff are devoted to their jobs.My kids feel welcome and loved at that school. THANKS !!! Katja Gampe
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2003

Fairmont is a great school! I came home with a smile every day.I loved the music program I am now playing in weddings and I'm in the 6th grade band over at ITMS all becouse of the music teacher!I highly reccomend this wonderful school!
—Submitted by a former student


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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade 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

Math

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

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

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade 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

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

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

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 67%
Black 10% 23%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1405 Lester Harris Rd
Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone: (423) 434-5275

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