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4950 Fairley Rd
Memphis, TN 38109

(901) 416-8060
(901) 416-8064
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June 07, 2010
I am a graduate of Fairley, 1974. It is sad to see how the school's rating is so low on this site. Fairley was a great school when I attended. Reading some of the comments from students is a little disturbing. Most of the reviews have badly misspelled words and terrible English. The test scores look low compared with the rest of Memphis. I am proud of the education that I received at Fairley. I have many fond memories. Along with many of my friends, I went on to receive my BS and Masters degrees. I wonder how many from Fairley now go on to finish college? I hope Fairley will one day be restored to her former excellence.

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December 28, 2009
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October 21, 2009
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October 01, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 04, 2009
to me fairley is a good bad school but you have to realize that stuents graduate from there as long as we get our edcuation were good

- submitted by a student
no rating May 25, 2009
I love fairley. People always wanna talk about fairley like they just be there everyday. Well i be there and fairley is a good school. News always want to just air the bad things we do. Every school have fights they just dont get the public attention like fairley. Did ya know that we all passed the state exams. You didnt because you are too focused on the bad. Stop talking about my school if you havent been there. Every student that goes there will tell you that fairley is a good school.

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November 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 13, 2008
My daughter attended Fairley for a few months. We were new to the area coming from the NW. I have to say that I was very discouraged about this school. There were fights on a daily basis. The staff could not even take care of business in the office because they were tending to the disturbances outside. The police presence was constant. When I asked about Parent meetings, the office staff didn't know when or where they would be held. The school was in pretty bad shape and I don't think the atmosphere was conducive for learning. I was highly disappointed with everything about Fairley.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 13, 2008
I am a student also currently attending fairley high school and I just want to say fairley is a smart,competive, and achieving school. People say that fairley is the worst school in memphis,TN, but I bet that they don't even know that fairley high school had the most approving test scores throughout the state of tennessee

- submitted by a student
no rating February 06, 2008
i am a student currently atending fairley and i just want to say that it is not a bad school at all. yes we do have a few bad students but that doesnt mean that my school is bad. i believe that if you get a chance to come there and meet all the excellent teachers that we have you would change your opinion of my school.

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 05, 2007
I go currently go to Fairley High School, it isn't a bad school, the news shows everything were do wrong, they don't show the things that the students at the school do good, they make Fairley look bad, I learn at my school, yeah we get excited and out of control sometimes but its just fun to us. We're good students we have fights what school doesn't, other schools might not be broadcast on the news like ours, but its happens.

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May 02, 2007
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September 20, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 11, 2006
Fairley High School in my opinion is the worst place to have to send your child for the day. There is no concern for learning at the school. I have had the opportunity to meet with staff at the school. After meeting with both teachers and principal my impression is that the staff has been trained to put up with students and the parents in order to keep their jobs. What I saw is no concern for what is happening to the kids. They only want to make sure that the school personnel has not made any mistakes, I mean make sure that all bases are covered concerning the school administration in case someone wants get more involvement from the board of education or something. My overall opinion is that they have no control over the students there and they don't really care.I think they should shut that school down.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
Fairley is an overall good school however, there are some areas that need to be addressed and it deals with some of the teachers specifically. As a parent and former student who is socially involved with many students of today, I have found that many of the teachers talk during the entire class period after assigning work, but do not allow the students to complete the work while they are talking, but expect it at the end of class. The students do not have enough extracurricular activities and by not having enough the students will behave even more. Everybody doesn't want to be in the band, choir and what have you. Many of the schools in Memphis needs more interaction with the students and not just book work. There are alot of activities that can be created and used during class sessions as well as after school. We need to reward students more than punishing them and taking away privilages.

- submitted by a former student
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Fairley High School
4950 Fairley Rd, Memphis, TN  38109
(901) 416-8060
Last modified Fairley High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fairley High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top