School Details

Fairport Senior High School

1 Dave Paddock Way, Fairport, NY 14450
(585) 421-2100
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 10-12 1639 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

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Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fairport Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fairport Senior High School is a public high school in Fairport. The principal of Fairport Senior High School is MR. JOSEPH FANTIGROSSI, whose e-mail is csalinas@fairport.org. 1,639 students go to Fairport Senior High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Fairport Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 13% of the 1,639 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Fairport Senior High School is 15:1. Minerva Deland School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 90%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 15%
Limited English proficiency 0% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The post below from 2004 says it all and little has changed in 10 years. Surrounding school districts such as Pittsford Brighton HFL and others are excellent. Fairport continues to muddle along. The Fairport Central School District has excellent elementary and middle schools with strong math music and foreign language programs. Good teachers are motivated by generous compensation packages and consistent community support. However the High School is seriously and structurally flawed. Nearly 2 000 pupils from 10-12 are in one modern but prison like facility which is so large that crowd control is the primary job for most staff. High Schoolers are effectivly anonymous inmates unless they are members of varsity sports teams which receive considerably more emphasis and support than academic performance and personal growth. Many teachers simply do not know their students. Private university placement is not impressive in relation to graduate numbers. Neighboring districts such as Pittsford and Brighton enjoy national recognition for keeping school size academic performance and sports in proportion. Other good alternatives are the local Catholic High Schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a former student of FHS I was amazed at how well prepared I was to enter a large ACC university in the south. I was way ahead of most of my peers who graduated from other high schools in the southeast. I was truly appreciative when I could skip freshman english and math classes as I could test out of these classes due to the excellent preparation I had at Fairport High.

  • (6 years ago)

    as a former student of this school I would have to say first of that there is an overwhelming sense of pride and dedication attached to this school. The problem lying mostly in the over-emphasizing of extracurricular activities. Sports are way too important to this community. I will say that attempts have been made to make this school systems more rounded. However more needs to be done along the lines of creative classes offered and different extraxcurricular activites. When I think back to my time at Fairport I feel like the decade of the ninties is still living in the heart of the school. They just need to get with the times this isn't a tough fix. They have a lot of good pieces in place here already. Just devote a little more time to the student as an individual opposed to molding students into 'fairport product'

  • (7 years ago)

    Dont listen to the 2 star review. As a current student at FHS take it from me when i tell you it truly is a special place to be. Brotherhood-Sisterhood week easily highlights the year and really makers you realize what a great place Fairport truly is. The current principal Mr. Paddock without a doubt is the best high school principal in America. He genuinely cares about his students and gets to know each one of them. You wont truly understand what Fairport high school is really like unless you have been there. The atmosphere is so positive. The Fairport community comes second to none. God Bless Fairport

  • (7 years ago)

    Just a great school! Awesome staff the teachers actually care about their students.

  • (7 years ago)

    Best school in America easily.

  • (9 years ago)

    Pleased with quality of education there is a underlying pressure to succeed that sometimes affects the students

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm very pleased with the level of committment that the administrators and staff provide the students with at Fairport. I have no doubt that my daughter will benefit in the long run for having attended there. The teachers are creative dedicated and make learning fun.

  • (9 years ago)

    Far and away one of the better schools in the Rochester area. Involved and caring teachers excellent academics and a superior sports program.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a parent of an FHS grad and a soon-to-be Senior I owe the utmost gratitude to FHS. This school was a perfect match for my two sons. Academically the course selections were far reaching and outstanding. The teachers and counselors are to be commended on their great relationships they build with their students. Athletically they are on par with anyone in this area. The music department is a great source of pride for the entire commmunity. I only wish that the high school I attended was more like FHS!

  • (11 years ago)

    The Fairport Central School District has excellent elementary and middle schools with strong math music and foreign language programs. Good teachers are motivated by generous compensation packages and consistent community support. However the High School is seriously and structurally flawed. Nearly 2 000 pupils from 10-12 are in one modern but prison like facility which is so large that crowd control is the primary job for most staff. High Schoolers are effectivly anonymous inmates unless they are members of varsity sports teams which receive considerably more emphasis and support than academic performance and personal growth. Many teachers simply do not know their students. Private university placement is not impressive in relation to graduate numbers. Neighboring districts such as Pittsford and Brighton enjoy national recognition for keeping school size academic performance and sports in proportion. Other good alternatives are the local Catholic High Schools.

  • (11 years ago)

    The Fairport school system is one of the reasons my family moved here almost ten years ago. It is a top notch educational system keeping the kids needs and interest in mind. Fairport school sysytem produces excellent citizens and prepares the students for life.

  • (11 years ago)

    Both my children found success fun friendship and active involvement in a variety of activities. The principal knew them both on a first name basis not because of their poor behavior but because he made an effort to know each child in his school. My children had teachers who supported encouraged and challenged them academically and knew them well outside of the classroom as well. Each found activities they enjoyed clubs sports AV activities music groups drama. My son just graduated and my daughter is still in college; both have done well academically in their classes and socially have adjusted to meeting new people and making friends. I attribute much of this to the opportunities they had and took at FHS.

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