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Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School

Public | 9-12 | 890 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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. :) )


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted December 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted July 16, 2009

I love this school .... They offer the best classes
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 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


Posted May 26, 2009

Mr. Hicks is the best Principal you would ever want to meet.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 9, 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


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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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
34%
Algebra II

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
24%
Biology I

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
English I

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
English II

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

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%
English III

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%
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 Students45%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students27%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students63%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students58%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students58%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students39%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

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 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 71% 23%
White 26% 67%
Hispanic 2% 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 79%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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13520 Hwy 59 West
Somerville, TN 38068
Phone: (901) 465-9838

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