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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Fairfield Central High School is a public school located in Winnsboro, SC. It has 730 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
836 Us Highway 321 Bypass South
Winnsboro, SC 29180
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Fairfield Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1010
67 responses
Average ACT
20
90 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$36,294
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$722
National
$949
Median Home Value
$102,700
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
  • Football, band fruit sale, basketball, baseball
    25%
  • Pep Rallies
    17%
  • Clubs
    16%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Incentives
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • FRC robotics team
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
730
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,293
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$18,248/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Fairfield Central is an extraordinary school. We have all the normal challenges and experiences of any regular High School and more! I'm involved in 6 different clubs and I've had fun and exciting experiences with all of them. Above all else, Fairfield Central is informative. Sure, they hold the traditional Honors, Advanced Placement, College Prep, and Dual Credit classes, but our teachers make sure we actually learn. In most cases, our teachers will make us critically think and apply our knowledge to real-life situations so that we can become successful and aware people. My school, Fairfield Central may be set in a small rural town, but they make this place seem huge.
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My experience at Fairfield was great! From freshman year to senior year I felt like it was my home away from home. The classes, the teachers, the sports, the support has always been something I loved about FCHS. They never leave a child behind. They take education and safety very serious and that’s something that I also loved there. Being a well involved student and being in many groups/organizations and being a cheerleader they always made education first! The only thing I would say change is the food options, we have good decisions but some things should be changed about the food.
At Fairfield Central High School, I experienced the benefits of familiarity and a close-knit team of educators. Everyone at Fairfield Central High School felt like an addition to my family. In addition to learning educational skills, I learned life skills that I shall always apply and keep with me.

I would like to see the culture of Fairfield Central High School changed. The school featured many students who prioritized the irrelevant and ignored the privileges that were allotted. I am sure this is common for many high schools but it was one of the most prominent aspects of Fairfield Central High. I feel that once the culture is changed and the students' attitude towards school changes, things will greatly improve.