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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Fairhope High School is a highly rated, public school located in Fairhope, AL. It has 1,604 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
One Pirate Drive
Fairhope, AL 36532
Telephone
(251) 928-8309
Website

Fairhope High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1260
15 responses
Average ACT
26
260 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$61,723
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,053
National
$949
Median Home Value
$243,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 108 responses
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  • Pep Rallies
    17%
  • Our Student Section at football games
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    14%
  • After School Clubs
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Spirit weeks
    10%
  • Black Outs
    9%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,604
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,836
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 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
$9,773/ year
National
$12,239
98%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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Attending Fairhope High School has been an overall great experience for me. They offer a variety of classes in terms of difficulty that allow students to pick what best suits them. There are also several electives to choose from that allow students to pursue their interests outside of traditional academics. The faculty at Fairhope also contributed to my positive experience. The teachers are very hands-on and do their best to make sure their students succeed. Most offer hours before or after school for tutoring or homework help. The counselors make sure students are up to date with any kind of opportunity regarding volunteering, scholarships, clubs, etc. They are very thorough at their job and are dedicated to helping students thrive after high school. Fairhope is also a very fun school to attend because of the athletic hype. Pep rallys and game are always exciting and connect students together.
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As i moved to this school from another, this environment changed my life. The academic and community involvement is astounding; this creates an atmosphere that ignites the students to want to be involved in sporting events, and even their work!
Fairhope High School embodies one of the best public school educations that one could receive in a state with a poor reputation for education. Fairhope High allows students to take charge of their own education, offering both AP and IB classes. The administration of Fairhope High School fully encourages students to apply themselves both inside the classroom. When the Model United Nations class at my school was dropped due to the teacher retiring, the prinicipal himself met with me repeatedly in order to find a new teacher and form a club to continue the Fairhope MUN team. Fairhope High School is an openenvironment that encourages diversity; empowering women with the Womens' Service Club, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with the Fairhope Alliance, and utilizing the Fairhope Auxiliary to monetarily support all school sports. They say that high school represents some of the best four years of your life, and Fairhope High School has definitely made good on that.