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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Fairmont Heights High School is a public, magnet school located in Capitol Heights, MD. It has 665 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
1401 Nye St
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Telephone
(301) 925-1360

Fairmont Heights High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
950
124 responses
Average ACT
19
13 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$75,925
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,337
National
$949
Median Home Value
$261,400
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
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
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  • Prep Rallies
    25%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Black History Month Programs
    13%
  • Basketball games
    10%
  • Foot ball games
    10%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
665
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,122
Teachers in First/Second Year
34.5%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,806/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
19%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Fairmont Heights High School Reviews

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Honestly, Fairmont has come a long way. Do not judge it by its appearance or location. (Its getting a new building anyway).
From its AP Academy to its Biotechnology, Environmental Science and IT Academies the rigor prepares one for college. The teachers do more than just teach, but also instill lessons that'll last a lifetime. Take the track coach (V. Johnson) for example, despite all the success the team has, he says his main focus is to make us good people. Now personally, I am bullied, which is why I dislike high school in general but there are great teachers who are there to help (Cottington, Caldwell, etc)!
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Fairmont Heights High School is a family oriented school. Everyone knows everyone or bout each other and there is never a dull day in Fairmont. One thing I may say that I would like to see change is the teachers strategy on preparing the students for college. There should be more programs for students to engage in and have the right information they need in order to graduate and be college me career ready. Overall Fairmont Heights High School has been a terrific high school and opened my eyes to multiple things and I hope that as Miss Fairmont Heights High School l, I can help make this school even more better than what it already is.
I enjoyed the teachers and staff at Fairmont Heights High School the most. Even thought I was surrounded by a lot of friends and support, I would always run to a teacher or a staff member for help or advice. They are filled with helpful advice and knowledge that i needed for High School dating , Friendships, or even help with another teacher. For me personally , there wasn’t much to dislike about the school. i know others would disagree but it was like a regular High School. There would be disagreements from students most of the time but other High Schools were even worse. If we were able to live life a second time ,I wouldn’t mind repeating my years at Fairmont even though i had been there for 3 years, not 4 like most people I graduated with in 2018.