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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Fairfield Area High School is a public school located in Fairfield, PA. It has 337 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
4840 Fairfield Rd
Fairfield, PA 17320
Telephone
(717) 642-8228
Website

Fairfield Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1170
62 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$55,474
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$838
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Big games and dances
    30%
  • Spirit Week
    30%
  • Charity Bowl
    15%
  • Ffa week
    15%
  • Pippenfest
    10%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
337
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,107
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,907/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
6%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Most of the teachers at Fairfield Area High School that I've had or met were great to work with and have helped me tremendously. Their teaching styles are usually engaging and involve open discussion with the students. All of the teachers I've had were highly knowledgeable about the topic they were teaching, especially the math, science, and literature teachers. The teachers are able to help students with questions and problems in a way that encouraged learning, rather than just answering a question. The teachers generally take an interest in the students, and are friendly and available for academic assistance. They communicate well with students, and usually answer emails about school questions promptly and helpfully or make time to help. Across the board, teachers grade fairly consistently within their own classes; for example, one teacher might grade things more harshly in all the classes that they teach than another teacher might grade in all their classes. Overall, I like the teachers at Fairfield Area High School, and some of them I'm sad to no longer have classes with.
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I think my whole high school experience was great. I loved all of my teachers and the custodian/cafeteria staff. I would love to see the school work on bullying just a little bit more. Although there is not a lot of bullying, i think we can always improve to make our school feel even safer.
I have been a student at Fairfield since Kindergarden and have lived in the area my whole life. I am going to be a junior this fall. Fairfield is a very small school as my graduating class of 2019 has around 98 students. The school is mainly white students with 5 black students. The office staff are amazing and the principal is very nice and you often see him coming to support the school in all of its involvements including football games.