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9-12
Public
Somerville, TN
Students enrolled: 890

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13520 Hwy 59 West
Somerville, TN 38068

(901) 465-9838
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September 30, 2013
My son is a junior at FWCHS this year an he very much enjoys it. I like the idea that he can take votech courses as well as academic courses as he is interested in automotive collision repair. The principal and assistant principal and secretary this year are phenomenal and I believe that they, along with the School Board and Board of Education, are trying to brighten things up around that school. We now have soccer and baseball thanks to booster clubs and there seems to be a better morale at the school. And sure, you've probably heard about gangs and fights and drugs but my son has never felt threatened by any of that. And look, this is a large school, of course there are gonna be fights and drugs, unfortunately. Success at school is what you make of it. You can be just as successful at FWCHs as you can any of the private schools around here ....

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2013
I am a sophomore at FWCHS. The school isn't completely horrible, but there is plenty of room for improvement. The electives and POS system is difficult to work with, especially if you wish to change them. The same goes for base classes. The block schedule is perfect though! Really does help me learn, having less classes each day, and then switching the next semester. I also like the fact that the freshmen are in their own seperate "school within a school" the NGA. It keeps them out of trouble. I look forward to the freshmen coming this year! Go Wildcats! Class of 2016! (I'm sure there will be plenty of reviews claiming my review to be fake because I'm not hating on the school. Sorry I'm an optimist. :) )

- submitted by a community member
May 24, 2013
The reason the teachers don't send their kids to this school, which isn't entirely true, is because most teachers at Fayette Ware don't have kids the ages to go to high school or because we, yes I am a faculty member at the school, do not live in Fayette County. I will say that there are bad qualities to this school. There have been times this year I have grown very frustrated with things going on. I will say, however, that Fayette Ware CAN be an exceptional school. There is enough potential to become great. I am not a resident of Fayette County, but what I see as a problem is the overall attitude of those here. I see quality teachers, students, and parents who want to be better but just lack confidence to get it done. I persoanlly believe that Fayette Ware could be GREAT, but until the overall atmosphere changes it will never reach its full potential.

- submitted by a teacher
March 30, 2013
This is not a good school to send your child to. The teachers do not send there kids there.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2012
I graduated from fayette ware and I tell you, something is up with the wonderful reviews in this post. It seems like staff may be trying to "fluff up" fayette ware's ratings a little bit. Fayette ware was the worst four years of my life.I have two young children and I would not let them go to school there if it was my only option.

- submitted by a community member
January 29, 2012
Fayette Ware is a good school for students to attend. I am a senior and I have had good years at this school. This school has improved with ACT prep classes to help students make higher grades on the ACT and more. It's not a perfect school, but I can say it's better than most high schools, believe it or not. Students do get along more than you think, and if anything does pop out of place, Mr. Hicks does what is needed to fix it. I rate this school above average because despite the fact that our building does not meet our needs, it does not stop us from doing our best when it comes to education. We could use an auditorium or something, but that's another topic.

- submitted by a student
May 18, 2011
Thanks Mr. Hicks for the last 2 comments. Staff should not be allowed to make comments on this page!

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2011
This school can help your child succeed. Opportunites abound for students who want to excel in their education. The English Department is top rate - help my child raise their English ACT score 10 points in 2 years. The math department needs a little work, but it is being addressed by the principal and the superintendent of schools. The counseling department is also improving as new counselors are hired and educate the students on what is available for them both during their high school years and beyond. You could not have a principal who cares more about the achievements of his scholars. While we are lacking an abundance of AP courses, the district is working to add them in a quality manner so that students taking them WILL earn their college credit. Stop by and talk to the principal and take a tour of the school. What you see may surprise you.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2011
FWCHS is an awesome school. The students are polite and well mannered. The teachers are caring and compassionate. Our principal is on point. My child is getting the necessary preparation for college. I feel safe sending my child to FWCHS. Our school offers ACT prep classes in both English and Math. The PTO is active; however, we need more parents to support the efforts of the organization. PROUD, PASSIONATE, PREPARED WE MUST PROTECT THE HOUSE. GO WILDCATS

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2010
There is too much negativity here and not enough support for college. We have a block schedule which means classes last only half the year. Math for half a year instead of the whole year! We have no ACT prep and my education has suffered.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 26, 2010
Fayette ware is a nice school to attend, staff care about the students. Security is good about watching the students. Just continuing focusing on the students and be pride,passionate and prepared.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2009
fayette ware is very family oriented, it is non violent, scores are great, and the principle is wonderful.

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 16, 2009
I love this school .... They offer the best classes

- submitted by a student
June 12, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 09, 2009
I think it is an excellent school. The principal is doing a marvelous job with the students and the test scores are better than they ever were.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 26, 2009
Mr. Hicks is the best Principal you would ever want to meet.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 25, 2009
I think Fayette Ware has too man gang members and i do not want my son there next year with them...Mr Hicks has 2 do something ..Its a bad schoolll...Unsafe 4 my children

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
January 27, 2009
Fayette Ware is more than just a learning environment for many students. This is where many students have found a family.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2008
I absolutely love fayette-ware! as of right now(fall 2008) i'm a freshmen at the school,it's been great! they have so many different ways to teach, and get the job done. Since i'm a senior, i'm in 9th grade academy. It's just a school within a school. We have our own principal, superintendent, teachers,and janitorial staff! one way we help our knowledge to grow is by having 'knowledge bowls'! i'm also a part of l.O.I.(Ladies of intelligence)! that's a social alliance, there are many more another great one (male alliance) is a.O.K.! They are just some of the things that make our school....Proud, passionate, and prepared; we must protect the house. jeanine d. Grade 9 fall 2008

- submitted by a student
no rating October 19, 2008
FayetteWare is a o.k. school....it could be better!I dislike some of the teachers because some of them dont teach nothing.But sometimes it could be a great school.We have different activities and the school is full or spirit.There are alot of fights some deal with gang related.i am a tenth grader and i am ready to leave this school!!!! I think if kyou wont your child to get a better education you should send them to another school not this school!!!!

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2008
Fayette-ware is the best school in America. We have an better experience then other, cause we take education to the fullest.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 29, 2008
I am a 2002 graduate of Fayette-Ware and I can honestly say that I had an Amazing experience there and would not trade it for the world. It prepared me for college, post college and now my career in Entertainment in Hollywood!! I say Bravo to the great teachers and staff that made it possible for me to be living the life I always dreamed..

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2008
Average - I have found that administration and some teachers pick favorites and students instead of being encouraged are discouraged and treated unfairly.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 30, 2008
I absolutely love fayette-ware, we are continiously striving for perfection

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 30, 2007
I have had so many more experiences at this school that other schools would not have offered me. As president of many of the organizations there and as one of its top syudents, I can honestly say that I love the school.

- submitted by a student
October 26, 2007
Now that there's a principal with a support staff who are creating a program to be proud of, instilling in scholars a passion for learning, and preparing them to meet rigorous requirements in their near future, we need to let the past go and embrace a future of hope and accomplishments for our community. It is now up to us parents to unite and propel the positive changes. We have the best youngsters in the nation; let's support them in their learning environment by encouraging them to stay focused (not disrupt, but attend to teacher instructions), provide security and safety in the community, and visit the school frequently. At sporting events, fill it up to capacity! Show up to parades, open house, parent-teacher conferences, PTO meetings, monitor halls for a minutes once a week/once a month, etc. Support the positive initiatives.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2007
I am a parent and I moved to Fayette County in 2006 and I sent my child to Fayette ware. The learning level in Fayette ware was very low she was being taught on a seventh grade level and was in the eleventh grade. That next semester I sent my child to Fayette academy which is a great school if there was a way I could rate Fayette ware in the negatives I would.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2007
I am a parent and I moved to Fayette County in 2006 and I sent my child to Fayette ware. The learning level in Fayette ware was very low she was being taught on a seventh grade level and was in the eleventh grade.

- submitted by a community member
October 09, 2007
This is a student comment. I'll be honest the moment I knew I was coming into the fayette county school system I was not excited. But now I wish I was here earlier. Since I've been here our test scores have tripled. We have became a family. If you don't believe me see for yourself. Come for a visit.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 04, 2007
i absolutely dislike this school. teacher quality should be improved. the principal has made it better, but the school as a whole still hasn't met my standards.

- submitted by a student
July 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2007
This school has both good and bad. You have great teachers and most of the students are smart and well rounded. they need better security though.

- submitted by a student
January 29, 2007
This school is a well rounded school.

- submitted by a student
September 18, 2006
The level of academics is low and test scores are low. The availability of music and art are poor but athletics rule. Parent involvement is low. I would not send another child of mine to this school.

- submitted by a teacher
October 16, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 29, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 19, 2005
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Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School
13520 Hwy 59 West, Somerville, TN  38068
(901) 465-9838
Last modified Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top