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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Fairview High School is a top rated, public school located in Boulder, CO. It has 2,192 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
1515 Greenbriar Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80305
Telephone
(720) 561-3100

Fairview High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1340
403 responses
Average ACT
30
382 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,569
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,313
National
$949
Median Home Value
$554,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 138 responses
Report
  • Football games
    27%
  • Theatre events
    17%
  • Pops
    15%
  • "JV Pom"
    14%
  • Concerts
    9%
  • Swim meets
    7%
  • Dances
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,192
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,496
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,345/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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Fairview High School Reviews

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From attending a very small middle school Fairview was a great experience into meeting more people and having more freedom and being in a large environment. In Fairview it's "cool" to be involved with the school through sports, student government, and other clubs. With over 2,000 other kids you get to meet brand new people every year and make friends, many of which I have still kept in contact with after graduation. Fairview students are energetic people with lots of school spirit and lot of motivation to excel. Fairview offers both IB and AP courses taught by teachers that are accommodating and can work with your to make time for extra help when you ask for it. Although they offer their best help, in Fairview you are treated as an adult and are responsible for yourself and your own work that will teach you independence, time management, and organization. Go Knights!
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Fairview is great! It's very hard at times but I've learned a lot. Most of the teachers are really, really good and are approachable. Fairview has a lot of classes to choose from, including both AP and IB tracks, as well as College Prep classes. There is something for everyone to get involved. Fairview has great sports. Some are highly competitive and are cut sports, but some are no-cut, so everyone can do a sport if they want to.
I loved the academic drive that was present in the Fairview community. There were endless opportunities available to get involved with the school and community. The strong support from faculty and administration created the type of environment where success was not only possible, but achieved. Some things I think would improve the overall Fairview experience for future students would be implementing more programs for students to manage stress. I also believe that if here was more education regarding the party culture that is so popular in high school and how there are other ways to have fun.