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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Fairhope High School is a highly rated, public school located in Fairhope, AL. It has 1,657 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

Fairhope High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1290
28 responses
Average ACT
27
389 responses
AP Enrollment
29%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$66,074
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,078
National
$949
Median Home Value
$239,000
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 129 responses
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  • Our Student Section at football games
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    16%
  • After School Clubs
    15%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Pep Rallies
    12%
  • Spirit weeks
    9%
  • 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
1,657
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,117
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,710/ year
National
$12,239
98%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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When one goes to Fairhope High School, they can expect to be safe and in good hands. The teaching faculty does an incredible job at giving the students every opportunity to learn their material, and our principal Jon Cardwell goes above and beyond to keep our school clean, healthy, and free of trouble. Our wonderful guidance counselors work endlessly to make sure that we are ready to transition from high school to college and that we encounter as few problems as possible along the way. While the food can be a hit or miss, our cafeteria staff are very hard working and always have a smile of their faces! Overall, Fairhope High School is a great place to learn and grow as a student.
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This is a great school. Neither too large or too small. There are some amazing teachers and some that are not so great. Maybe better pay for teachers could attract more amazing teachers. Administrative staff is excellent and very caring for their students. The school practices safety drills including intrusions. There is almost something for everyone with theater, athletics and clubs. There could be more math and science activities and a show choir to make it a more competitive and well rounded school. Standard, AP and IB or higher level of classes are offered at Fairhope. Diversity among students is lacking with it being a predominantly all white school. Bullying is not a big problem. All in all, Fairhope offers a safe, friendly and challenging landscape for continuing education.
I would rate Fairhope High School as above average, but like everything else in the world, it is not perfect. There are a lot of really kind teachers and principles, as well as students and lunch ladies. The Art Wing of the school is my favorite part, from the posters and displays of students' artwork to the rainbow hallway filled with beautiful shades. However, there are some things I would change. For example, there are a few coaches teaching AP and advanced courses that should not be doing so. I feel pity for them, as most do it for money or get the class thrown on them, but I also feel like administration should hire teachers who are actually qualified for the job. If they taught regular classes, that would be different, but honors and AP courses should be taught by qualified, experienced teachers.