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Fayette Academy

Private | PK-12 | 710 students


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $109,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $590.

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Posted April 16, 2014

The elementary and middle school is wonderful but the high school, not so much. It's a small school (60 kids per grade) so everyone knows what's going on with everyone. It's stereotypical. If you are not a family resident of the area of Somerville, you will have trouble fitting in. They're a big family, very nice, but it's not hard to be an outsider. The high school curriculum struggles to offer all classes required to get into good colleges. The teachers are never even in the classroom. If they do show up, they usually give you the assignment, say its self explanatory and you do it alone. The assignment is always very easy. I never even have homework. The discipline is very poor. I sat in the classroom with one of my fellow classmates yell at the teacher for 10 minutes because he thought the teacher was wrong. He was sent to ISS but he doesn't care because he's been 6 times this year and it's easy because he gets to sleep all day. The teachers are easy on him because he's one of the family. This school is very behind for technology. The buildings are old. My computer teacher wanted to switch to Mac but the headmaster said no, we don't need to. There's no forward thinking here.

Posted January 23, 2014

I am currently a student at Fayette academy, and I have been attending for 10 years. My family and I thought that the grueling years would pay off in the end and I would have a great group of friends and have an acceptional education, VERY WRONG. This school is not the "Christian school" they claim to be! Students, faculty, and teachers are not accepting to anyone who is different! Bullying is a huge issue here and it is often overlooked or put on the back burner. The location is great but the atmosphere, not so much.

Posted January 18, 2014

During my student s tenure at Fayette Academy, in my professional and personal opinion, my child received well below an acceptable level of education. There is an extremely pitiful level of leadership from staff, both from administration and teachers, and I feel that any child having to undergo an education at this institution will be embedded with anxiety issues from the environment they are exposed too. If your child is different in any manner from the redneck mannerisms, they will be prosecuted for their individualism and have their character endured for years to come. I HIGHLY advise you consider other private schools in the area and not send your loved one to the trailer part they consider a school.
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Posted January 5, 2014

I am a FA graduate and received a great education. I am also a college graduate. My children are current students at FA. By the ACT scores and scholarship money awarded each year I would say this is a great school. The percentage of students scoring 30 and above on the ACT at this school is incredible. My kids love this school !!!
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Posted January 4, 2014

I have gone to fayette academy I had the worst years of my life I was bullied I was picked on and I don't think it is a good school just because I had a boyfriend and me and him did things outside of school people would pick on me about it and don't send your kid to this school it is horrible I have almost failed collage because I was not prepaired

Posted October 1, 2013

I am a graduate of FA and my children are also FA graduates. My children did well in college and have done well in their professional lives. Yes, we made sacrifices to keep them in private school, but their education was a priority. The faculty is the best -- they loved my children and gave them the opportunity to succeed and helped instill the drive to excel.
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Posted September 30, 2013

My school is Fayette Academy. They focus on students and results. The students are well mannered and respectful. They get a great education and what they need for college.

Posted March 30, 2013

I have two children, one in Fayette the other graduated from there. The school has gone down hill with the new head master. The price is going up but the education is going down. My son received scholarships to a private collage and could not pass. He was not prepared for it.He was not the only one in his class who had trouble. We are thinking on sending our last child to a private school in Jackson. The school might not be there in ten years, It might not take that long. Enrollment is down below the operating budget.
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Posted June 27, 2011

I am proud to say that I am a graduate of FA. Even though I graduated many years ago I am so glad this private school has stayed in existance so long. Even back in my time I know that my class alone has several teachers (including myself), lawyer, vet, government officials, and very successful business people and we were not even a credited school back then. If I had lived where I could have sent my boys to FA I sure would have. It was good by years ago and now is great.

Posted October 16, 2009

As a former student and a parent, I would not send my child to any public school in fayette county. I went to public schools for 7 years before i went to fayette academy. Trust me, if you can afford it, you must send you child there if you want them to have any chance of a future. I loved that school and i believe it loved me back.
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Posted September 8, 2009

This school is AMAZING! It is not a country/hick school, but does have the down home morals and support expected from a community school. The whole community supports this school. Staff is educated, strong, & up to date. It is not a breeze through school. Accredited & honors courses available! Dual credits even!! Extra curricular activities available for most ages. Staff tries to get to know and recognize all the kids by name...
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Posted June 8, 2009

I had three children graduate from this school. All three are very successful adults. Shouldn't that be the test for any school's success.
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Posted May 1, 2009

i used to go there and it was an ok school. better than any public school or private schools in memphis.
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Posted March 19, 2009

Two of my children started attending Fayette Academy at the beginning of the spring semester. We had been home schooling for a year and a half but had to make a change. My wife and I had concerns about starting in the middle of the school year. Would the teachers be able to get them up to speed? Would the students welcome them? All of our questions and concerns where answered very quickly. The teachers have been great, very encouraging and supportive doing whatever it took for our kids to get what they needed to catch up. The students made our kids feel at ease by welcoming them as if they d known them for years. I can t imagine our experience with Fayette Academy going any better. We are very grateful to all the people at Fayette Academy for calming the fears of two over protective parents and taking such good care of our kids.
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Posted January 26, 2009

Our family moved to Tennessee from Massachusetts where our children had attended kindergarten at a good public school. When we had them evaluated for entrance into 1st grade at Fayette Academy, we were told that they did not read well enough to move on. After our repeat year of kindergarten, I understand why! They had a huge list of words they could read and the phonics tools to learn even more. We couldn't be happier with the school. It is also quite affordable compared to other private schools in the area.
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Posted February 23, 2004

A wonderful learning environment. Academics and personal character growth are of the utmost concern. We had three children there for a total of 14 years. All three were able to receive substantial private college scholarships based on the academic preparedness Fayette Academy offered. I highly recommend this small but close knit school. The staff genuinely cares about every student.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Somerville, TN 38068
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