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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Fairmont Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Fairmont, WV. It has 811 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
1 Loop Park Drive
Fairmont, WV 26554
Telephone
(304) 367-2150
Website

Fairmont Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
18 responses
Average ACT
25
75 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$38,566
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$685
National
$949
Median Home Value
$103,600
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Friday night football games
    32%
  • Thuses
    18%
  • Mu Alpha Theta Inductions
    14%
  • Spirit week
    14%
  • National Honor Society Inductions
    9%
  • Theater/Drama
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
811
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,516
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,894/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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While attending Fairmont Senior, I have accomplished so many things thanks to the support of my family, coaches, and teachers. During my freshman year of high school, I was apart of the Regional Championship Cheerleading team of 2014. In addition, I've been on the honor roll the past four years. Also, I have been accepted in West Virginia University, and our National Honors Society. I would not change one thing about the campus, or faculty! One tip I would give would be is that some of the math department teachers so go into more depth while teaching to assure that students grasp the concept confidently.
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Being a student at Fairmont Senior High School is a joke. The teachers would rather belittle you for asking questions than actually help you. The students have little to no supervision, so many fights and disruptions would break out. The staff do nothing when parents ask for help for their kids, and show little to no interest in the students as individuals. The teachers spend more time giving you work with no explanation then preparing you for your future. The only good thing about Fairmont Senior was the athletics, but otherwise they are a poor excuse for an academic institution.
I transferred from Highlands Ranch in Colorado to Fairmont Senior in West Virginia. Two completely different schools; it was my sophomore year and i've never been so nervous. I was the "new girl" and they didn't get those often so all eyes were on me and i was very unsteady with that. but surprisingly everyone was so welcoming and kind hearted to me. I've been to so many schools in my life and the people here are by far one of the best. One thing i would like to see happen is there is not a big theatre program, we don't have a budget; which makes it hard for us to go to competition and i am personally in theatre and a lot of people are and it's a struggle to do some things without having a budget. But my favorite part is the school spirit! Everyone is always wearing blue and white, our school colors. We have assembly's to pump up our football players and our principle is very involved also. Fairmont Senior Highschool is one of the best schools you can go to.