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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Fairdale High School Magnet Career Academy (MCA) is a public school located in Fairdale, KY. It has 1,157 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
About Fairdale High School Magnet Career Academy (MCA)...
Address
1001 Fairdale Rd
Fairdale, KY 40118
Telephone
(502) 485-8248

Fairdale High School Magnet Career Academy (MCA) Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1160
8 responses
Average ACT
22
96 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$46,881
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$748
National
$949
Median Home Value
$143,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Senior Black Out
    29%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • sports events
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,157
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,488
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,451/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Fairdale High School Magnet Career Academy (MCA) Reviews

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The most thing I like about fairdale is that most people think fairdale is an all white school or is racist, but in reality fairdale has different religions and cultures and we have a Cambridge program which is basically an ap program that is international. I’m in the Cambridge program and yes it can be very stressful and difficult but it has made me who I am today from learning new skills to learning more about life and how to maintain it. It has also made me feel more prepared for college. I also like the teachers at fairdale, obviously with every good teacher there’s a bad but overall fairdale has caring and educated teachers.
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Fairdale has improved over the years, especially in ththe academics area. The Cambridge is a big part of the school’s way to bring new students in but as a student myself in the program, i’d say it is not worth your time. The program is difficult mainly because many of the teachers do not teach the curriculum well. They are not to blame overall since this is a new-ish program. All the AP classes are replaced by Cambridge substitutes. I enjoy RISE and believe the free period instills responsibility and flexibility for students in their schedules.
Teachers at this school genuinely care about their students and their education. Each teachers have their individual styles of teacher that still approach each students different learning techniques. Most of the teachers at this school show an excellent amount of communication skills and interests in each individual student. When it comes to grading, most teachers here are consistant and organized, which is an amazing thing to have when staying on top of your own grades and responsibilities!