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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Fairfax High School is a highly rated, public school located in Fairfax, VA. It has 2,457 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
Address
3501 Rebel Run
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone
(703) 219-2200

Fairfax High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1240
462 responses
Average ACT
29
89 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$104,065
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,750
National
$949
Median Home Value
$487,700
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 130 responses
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  • Football games
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Pep Rallies
    17%
  • Lunch
    12%
  • School dances
    11%
  • Club activities
    8%
  • After school help
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,457
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,255
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,526/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
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I honestly love Fairfax High School! I love the environment that it gives off because everyone there is so welcoming. It's a very diverse community which is very refreshing. I enjoy the staff because they really connect with you and if you were to have a problem I know I could confine in one of the many people working there. I have absolutely loved every single teacher I have had since my sophomore year at Fairfax. They have always pushed me to try my best and support me no matter what. You can't find these things at just any other high school.
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I was little afraid to attend to this school because it was my first experience in U.S. However, I didn't have to worry about anything because all of the teachers there are always there and supportive for the students. Most of teachers stay after school almost every day and helps students who need further assistant. Also, the school facilities are very clean and the school is super safe. Most of students at Fairfax High School are highly informed about their goals and know what to do. Most of them are ready for college and ready to pursue their dreams. I'm really happy that I got an opportunity to attend this school and I hope I can pursue for my dreams!
School has a nice atmosphere! School spirit is not really there. Academics could improve where some teachers do not know what they are teaching. Additionally, AP classes should only be given to teachers who know the material well so the students in their classes do not have any problems grasping the material.