Betty Fairfax High School

Claimed
This school is rated about average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform about average on state tests, and this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.
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Academics
5/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Subject
% Proficient
Science
21%
State avg: 53%
Details
Geometry
18%
State avg: 34%
Algebra II
27%
State avg: 30%
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College readiness
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4-year high school graduation rate
84%
State avg: 76%
AP course participation
2%
State avg: 15%
SAT/ACT participation rate
44%
State avg: 25%
Equity
3/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

A worrisome sign:

Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling behind other students in the state, and this school may have significant achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps? Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What's the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
Students
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Hispanic
52%
Black
27%
White
9%
American Indian/Alaska Native
5%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
18 :1
State avg: 21 :1
Students per counselor
316 :1
State avg: 756 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
98%
State avg: 85%
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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