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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
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Fairmont Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Fairmont, WV. It has 812 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
About Fairmont Senior High School...
School District
Marion County Schools
Address
1 Loop Park Drive
Fairmont, WV 26554
Telephone
(304) 367-2150
Website
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Fairmont Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1160
38 responses
Average ACT
24
94 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,759
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$708
National
$949
Median Home Value
$109,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Friday night football games
    26%
  • Spirit week
    15%
  • Thuses
    15%
  • Mu Alpha Theta Inductions
    12%
  • National Honor Society Inductions
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
812
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,660
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,455/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Fairmont Senior High School has many involved, caring teachers. I feel comfortable going to most of the adults in the building for problems either dealing with school or my personal life. However, our math department isn’t the best. Out of the 3 math teachers I have had, I would consider 1 of them to be a qualified teacher. While being in the others’ classrooms, I had to teach myself.
Each student is required to join a club. We have club days at least once a month to do activities. There are also a lot of clubs you can get involved in that stay after school and do bigger projects. I would say FSHS reaches out to every type of kid.
Our food is average. It is cafeteria food. This year it has been better than previous years!
One thing I would change is our rule of having a certain amount of instructional time. I understand that class time is important, but I wish we were allowed to have more than 2 pep rallies per year.
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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.
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.