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Fairmont Senior High School

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4 stars

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Posted August 14, 2012

Used to be a great school, but has lost touch with a large part of the population. Students are not prepared for college coursework and only the athletic teams mean anything to the principal. He is concerned about an image not our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

I attend Fairmont Senior and I LOVE it. I feel safe and my teachers care about me :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

As a former student of FSHS, I have only good things to say about the school. Staff/administration actively participated in the education process to better enhance my education to its fullest potential. I am glad to call Fairmont Senior my alma mater and to carry on the 'Polar Bear' tradition through my children.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2006

Fairmont Senior is the best school in Marion County without a doubt. The teachers are involved in my son's work and take to explain a problem if he has one. The school's athletic teams and clubs are also well-rounded and fun. At Fairmont Senior High School the theme seems to be 'teamwork' and 'no matter what, give 110 percent'. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2005

Fairmont Senior High School is an amazing place and I have loved all four years that I have been here. I will miss it when I go to college this fall. The teachers are amazing and prepare you for college, as well as for life. The students are friendly, and all of the extracurricular activities are exquisite! Mr. Chad Norman, the new principal, is A+++ in my book!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2005

Fairmont Senior High School is a place that will always hold a special place in my heart. The teachers there are giving of their time and knowledge and REALLY prepare you to move on to college or the work force. I am now a freshman in college and because of the knowledge I obtained at this great school I am very prepared for all of my classes and am confident in my work. Fairmont Senior is truely the best in all aspects. If your looking for great sports, academics, teachers and staff, look no further than the 'Home of the Polar Bears'.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 29, 2004

Fairmont Senior High School is an amazing place where students learn and do amazing things. it sometimes amazed me that this is only a high school...One of West Virginia'a best kept secrets. Go Polar Bears!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2003

Fairmont Senior has helped me so much throughout my life and I will never forget my teachers and principal; they have taught me the true meaning of Polar Bear Pride.
—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 41% in 2012.

199 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
64%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 37% in 2012.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2012.

154 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

154 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
64%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
71%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 35% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students51%
Black40%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities54%

Reading

All Students62%
Black44%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities66%

Science

All Students36%
Black10%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities39%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Black17%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
Black31%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities62%

Reading

All Students56%
Black42%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities61%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Black36%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%

Reading

All Students64%
Black42%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Black21%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 92%
Black 17% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 40%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 Loop Park Dr
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: (304) 367-2150

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