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About This School

Fairfax Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cleveland Heights. The principal of Fairfax Elementary School is Andrett D. Calloway and can be contacted at a_calloway@sbcglobal.net. 413 children attend Fairfax Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 58% of the 413 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 69% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fairfax Elementary School is 14:1. Canterbury Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 72% 74%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1.0%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 67%
Economically disadvantaged 58% 56%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    My children started at Fairfax this year after attending private school and I found the education to be superior and the teachers to be much better trained and dedicated than at their old school. The variety of student population has allowed my kids to enjoy their own uniqueness and they have made friends quickly. The principal and staff know each child by name and because it is transitioning to an IB school the "specials" like foreign language art and music are amazing. Children with disabilities are integrated in the specials. I am so happy we gave pubic school a chance - we could not be happier.

  • (1 year ago)

    We entered our daughter in kindergarten this past year and loved the school. Each of the classrooms had a smartboard and the students were able to use them often. The kindergarten team was wonderful! The music program is outstanding. The new Chinese program is exciting and in my mind makes Fairfax unique. The PTA parents did a great job planning activities and coordinating the parent involvement. Thank you Fairfax for getting us off to a good start!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been very pleased with Fairfax school. My daughter is in 1st grade and is thriving. I wish more people would give it a chance instead of going to private schools. They would be pleasantly surprised. The faculty is very proactive and nurturing and are raising some pretty great kids!

  • (6 years ago)

    Fairfax is great! The principal seems to know every child by name the parent community is strong and we are pleased with the teachers and staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my first year at Fairfax with an entering kindergartner & fourth grader. The year has thus far proved to be challenging warm informative inviting and inclusive for our family. It has been socially active academically engaging and seemingly organized and well-run. I believe we are off to a good start.

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