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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  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
    B-
Fairmont High School is a public school located in Fairmont, NC. It has 712 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.

Fairmont High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
990
47 responses
Average ACT
20
50 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$27,636
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$460
National
$949
Median Home Value
$66,900
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
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
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  • Graduation
    20%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    12%
  • Fall & Spring Arts Showcase
    10%
  • Senior Trip
    10%
  • Chorus class trip (they count as a grade)
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
712
Free or Reduced Lunch
95%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,644
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.8%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,009/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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My experience at Fairmont was pretty average some of the teachers are very passionate about what they do and also take the time to speak one on one with a student if they need help. Some classes will not have a teacher so a permanent substitute will be in there and it’s harder to pass the class but most of the time there will be a teacher in there. The school is primarily African American but there are also lots of Native Americans too. Football and Basketball players often times get special treatment and administrators Will look the other way for their star players to avoid discipline. The lunch staff is very kind and outgoing about serving lunch to students. Assistant Principals usually only stay a couple of years before they move to a another school. The counselor Miss Tonya Locklear is very nice and will cooperate and help students when needed. College advisor Mr. Sun takes the time to sit down and guide students through their college applications.
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As a senior, I am able to say that my experience as Fairmont High was nothing less than interesting. It has a diverse population full of individuals with very unique personalities. It is known for its championship-winning sports teams and southern personalities.
I have been a student at Fairmont High School for three years. I have enjoyed this time and appreciate the wonderful teachers that have inspired me and that I have formed a connection with. One thing that I would like to see change is more teaching spot filled. There have been a few classes that wouldn't have a teacher because the school could find a replacement. Without a teacher, it makes the class harder to complete.