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About This School

Fairhill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fairfax. The principal of Fairhill Elementary School is Ms. Patricia A. Phillips. 617 children attend Fairhill Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 16% of the 617 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fairhill Elementary School is 16:1. Merritt Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • French
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 42% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 46%
Hispanic 16% 18%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 22%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This is the best elementary school ever! I went here for seven years and loved every year. I learned so much and it has helped me quite a bit because right now I am in middle school. All of the teachers make learning so fun! I have also been in SACC (School Aged Child Care) for seven years and it was wonderful. I loved the variety of activities and the fact that they have a designated portion od the day for homework and snacks.

  • (1 year ago)

    Fairhill ES has got to be one of the best schools in the country. Here's why. The principal and vice principal are intimately involved in al the student body activities. These include greeting children every day at lunchtime and at all extracurricular activities. The culture of respect is very strong and the teachers are extraordinarily patient understanding and helpful. The special education staff functions very effectively as a team to successfully connect with special children and tailor effective programs for their development. The fitness music and art programs are motivating and fun. The PTA is strong and well supported several events held annually have become popular local traditions. The School Aged Child Care at Fairhill outside of regular school hours excels ate prompting students homework crafts performing arts and cheer leading. Our family is extremely pleased with this great school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I can't say enough good things about Fairhill! All teachers I've met in our 4 years there have been committed and foster a genuine culture of respect. Principal is friendly and accessible she greets the kids personally most every day! I love that. We are in the AA track now and that is going really well all three specialty teachers that have been hired are getting great reviews. THe staff do a number of activities with the kids outside school as well. Evening events are always well attended and my DD loves seeing her teachers there as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    The faculty really go out of their way to make this a tremendous schhol. They volunteer their time and energy for extracurricular activities such as fitness classes before school and track practice after school. My children have thrived here!

  • (4 years ago)

    Fairhill introduced GT Center Level IV Advanced Curriculum in 2007. My older son has participated in the program and have been amazed at the quality of teaching and curriculum. In 1st and 2nd grade he also got to participate in GT enrichment courses that were excellent. The GT Specialist Ashley Hickcox is amazingly committed to the kids and she is a wonderful teacher. Aside from the GT curriculum Fairhill is an excellent environment that does not tolerate bullying and reinforces diversity and tolerance.

  • (4 years ago)

    Fairhill Elementary School teaches our children not only academics but genuine manners and responsibility for self community and our world.

  • (4 years ago)

    Fairhill Elementary school has high expectations for our children. They know that they are going to school to learn about becoming great global citizens as well as high achievers in academics. Fairhill teachers our children respect for self others and property. They love going to school each day and are constantly recognized for the positive way they behave!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has a small school feel and intimacy. The principal knows a lot of children by name. This is a very caring environment! Also we have been very impressed about the teaching quality.

  • (4 years ago)

    We loved our son's kindergarten teacher. And first grade is off to a successful start!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school. My daughter goes to this school and we are very happy. The teachers are wonderful .

  • (5 years ago)

    We shopped around quite a bit and settled within the Fairhill boundaries because of how much we liked the school. The staff is well qualified; not just the teachers but also the assistants and office support. My children and I love the cultural diversity as well as the way special needs students are integrated with general education kids. A great way to teach tolerance and adaptability. A very welcoming community!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my son's second year at Fairhill (he is is first grade). So far I have been very happy with the school teacher and principle. I like the fact that is a smaller school and I love the diversity of the students. I also really like the offering of FLEX programs and that the 1st and 2nd graders are starting to learn Chinese as part of their regular curriculum. I look forward to putting my twins in the school for kindergarten next year.

  • (6 years ago)

    I had all my kids to start their elementary education at thi sgreat school. I am very satisfied and happy with the teachers and the administration especially the principal.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter goes to Kindergarten at Fairhill. The school is ok not the greatest but not bad either. We have been very happy with the staff and teachers. Principle and the Vice principle are very receptive. My daughter has severe allergies and they have done excellent job in preparing themselves and the class teacher for her needs. Full marks too them. One of our bigger disappointments have been that there is extremely little parent involvement. I think other than that its been a pretty good school.

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