"We are best known for active parent participation."
Students enrolled 645
Hours 7:35 - 2:20
School leader Mr. Hartlaub - Principal
Transportation options no info
District Milwaukee School District
Preschool capacity no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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6500 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy
Milwaukee, WI 53219

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(414) 546-7700
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5 stars
Based on 26 ratings

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November 06, 2013
Fairview Teachers have high expectations of all students. Work is modified, adapted and challenging. Behavior is excellent at this school!

- submitted by a teacher
November 03, 2013
Fairview School is an amazing school! Students and their individualized needs are first and foremost. We strive to achieve the best learning environment for every student that enters the building. Parents and Volunteers are important components to the quality education that is available and are always welcome.

- submitted by a teacher
November 01, 2013
Principal is so friendly, kids are very nice and work very hard. An atypical MPS school.

- submitted by a teacher
November 01, 2013
I am fortunate to be a teacher at Fairview Charter School in Milwaukee. My school provides a superior education to all students. We educate over 600 students utilizing the latest in technology, skill specific grouping and interactive lessons. The staff is inserviced monthly to provide the best teaching practices for the students. We are fortunate to have active parents who support our educational goals and provide PTA events for the families. As the school chant says; "Fairview students are best by far. Fairview students are superstars."

- submitted by a teacher
October 31, 2013
***** Wonderful staff, wonderful students. Dedication of staff is overwhelming. School is in a great location. I would'nt want to work in any other school. Proud to be a Fairview staff member.

- submitted by a teacher
October 31, 2013
Fairview school is a model of how a high performing school should be functioning. The staff works very diligently to meet the needs of all of our students, and are very successful at developing positive relationships which is the foundation of a great learning experience. These relationships bear fruit as the children work in the classrooms and throughout the building. The full breath of Art, Music, and Physical Education brings out the best in our students and allows them to showcase their many talents. Our before and after school camp is one of the largest in Milwaukee, and arguably the best implemented and administered one as well. There is a number of our students who are of special needs, and those students and all students are accepted into the community allowing our school to be the type of school all parents expect and should receive for their children. We work everyday to make our students reach their potential and go beyond even their wildest dreams.

- submitted by a teacher
October 25, 2013
We love Fairview! My daughter attends this school and we both are very happy. The teachers and staff are excellent. I love that Fairview offers gym, art and music.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
I have a grandchild at Fairview and we love this school! Fairview has a great staff. I love that Fairview has full time Art, Music and Gym teachers to strengthen their education. I would give Fairview 5 stars!

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2013
My daughter has been attending this school since the1st grade. She started spending the majority of the time in special needs small groups, now as a 7th grader she is in only one special needs group and spens the majority of her time in regular education class. If your child has special needs this is the school for you.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
I have been working at Fairview School for over 18 years. I have been here through a lot of challenges and successes! It is a great school and I am proud that I am a teacher at Fairview. I also am a parent of three Fairview students. The staff has done an outstanding job preparing our children for the future.

- submitted by a teacher
October 23, 2013
I have had the honor of teaching at Fairview for the past 12 years. I have worked with students with various special needs and abilities. Fairview's staff works extremely hard to have students with special needs fully included into the general education setting. When that is not possible, extra effort is made to make sure those students are given opportunities on a regular basis to interact with their general education peers. Parental involvment at Fairview is also another reason that Fairview is such a great school! Parents volunteer on a regular basis to support the learning in the classroom. This presence is invaluable to our students' success! Fairview has been able to maintain full time Art, Music, and Gym classes as well as a well equipped Library Media Center without sacrificing other staff or materials for the students. Fairview's motto is very appropriate in my eyes: " Fairview students are best by far! Fairview students are SuperStars!"

- submitted by a teacher
October 23, 2013
Fairview has many good things going for it. In the middle school the students have an opportunity to be a part of the Junior National Honor Society. There are other programs that enhance student learning like PLTW (engineering program) and Ti Navigator (math program using graphing calculators) for the 6-8th graders. The main goal of the school is to prepare all of thier students for high school and beyond.

- submitted by a teacher
October 23, 2013
Fairview School has a wonderful learning environment for all students. I am proud to be a teacher at Fairview. The school offers a variety of activities. Our school is technologically advanced in comparison to other schools.

- submitted by a teacher
October 23, 2013
Safe and orderly. A place with high expectations and high acahievment. This school has a real "family" feel to it. Families and teachers alike have a stake in Fairview's success as evidenced by the large number of staff members, both past and present, who sent their own children to Fairview.

- submitted by a teacher
October 22, 2013
Our school deserves 5 starts for the teachers and parents alone! Great school and great neighborhood

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
Fairview is a charter school in the Milwaukee Public School system. My first-grader has been here from the beginning (K4), and has thrived here, where firm but caring staff is the norm, and structured curriculum is still preferred over self-directed learning (something my son really benefits from). Another big pro is the extracurricular offerings. Pysical education, art and music are once-a-week classes for all students, and there are many after-school sports and clubs for kids to take part in. Parents and staff are involved in these extra-curricular efforts, and the school also has an active and successful PTA and governance board. And lastly, for those parents who work full time, the school camp is excellent - I highly recommend it. The staff does a great job keeping the kids active or helping them with homework, and they really are dedicated to what they do. Fairview is a gem in the MPS system - don't discount MPS before you visit this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
My son is in 4th grade and has been at Fairview since K4. We've never had a problem with the school. Every one of his teachers has been excellent! They are easy to talk to and work wonderfully with the students.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
The teachers are very informational and responsive with my daughters education.I have never had a bad experience here. When it comes to help there is someone always willing.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2009
My daughter has gone here since k-5 and is currently in 5th grade. We couldn't ask for a better staff. If i email her teacher with a concern, he emails me back that same evening to let me know what is going on. Staff truly care about the students. When parents and staff work together, any child can succeed! when your child looks forward to going to school, that means that the atmosphere is welcoming and caring. Her grades are high and she receives help when it's requested. My only wish is that fairview would become a k-12 school!! to all the mps bashers, please check this school out. You will change your opinion about mps! remember...Parental involvement is necessary to raise a sucessful child!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
Excellent staff. My son has been going there since K4, he is now in 5th grade and gets straight A's! With Music, art, gym and additional music lesson, band it is a wonderful school. The teachers are caring and really get the kids involved in learning!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2009
I am an MPS teacher at another school and am very pleased with the teachers and instructing at Fairview. My children came in as 6th graders and were made to feel welcome by everyone. The work is challenging, but enough help is given as needed for them to succeed.

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- submitted by a student
November 03, 2006
This is truly the best school in MPS and I can't say enough about the quality of teachers and the administration. My childrens kindergarten teachers differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students. The principal, assistant principal, and school staff are regularly at school functions after school hours. It is a very nurturing school. The reading program is fantastic. There are great electives for the older kids such as geocaching, cartooning, guitar, and much more! My children were given differentiated instruction as needed. They were able to work on skills they were ready to learn, i.e., in K4 they were reading and were pulled to get extra time working at their level with skilled staff. The before and after school program is fantastic too. The only concern I have is with math. I would like to see them change over to Everyday Math instead of Investigations and Connected Math.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
I believe this school does a good job with involving the parents. It takes the work of both parents, teachers, facility combined to make a great school and I think Fairview does that and more! The only thing I would add is creating a school website.

- submitted by a parent
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Fairview School
6500 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy, Milwaukee, WI  53219
(414) 546-7700
Last modified Fairview School is a Charter school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fairview School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews.