School Details

Fairlawn Elementary School

1132 Wade St, Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 892-3260
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 463 students 15 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

62%
64%
72%
43%
50%
65%
68%
69%
84%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
58%
70%
51%
59%
75%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
61%
73%
69%
60%
71%
61%
58%
69%
61%
64%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fairlawn Elementary School is a public elementary school in Norfolk. The principal of Fairlawn Elementary School is Ms. Michele Logan. 463 children attend Fairlawn Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 60% of the 463 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fairlawn Elementary School is 15:1. Southeastern Coop Ed Program is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 61% 63%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 23%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 58%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My child is a student here for 3 years. Previously a Virginia Beach student my child says that Norfolk schools are not as hard as Virginia Beach schools which tells me as a parent that Norfolk is trailing behind a better school district like Virginia Beach. Still my child is a solid A student receiving a standard education which tells me that her teachers are doing their jobs but I would like to see Norfolk schools improve a lot more in striving for better classroom education not just focusing on the SOL standards. Our kids need to be ready for their futures and our educators and school system in Virginia are doing an average job compared to the rest of the nation but we still lag behind the rest of the world.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended Kindergarden at Fairlawn. I am happy with this school though my concern is their discipline for children for being children. Besides that my son and daughter (attended 5th grade) had a wonderful experience. The opportunities offered through there excellent teachers are endless.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that this school is great. They are very open with volunteering and found they are very helpful with helping parents help thier children with learning

  • (6 years ago)

    Overall our 2007-2008 school year at fairlawn has been great! the staff is very friendly. My son's teacher was outstanding and very dedicated. My son excelled in all areas. I was really thrilled with how his writing improved. Hopefully the next school year will be just as good.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is our second year at Fairlawn and I have never seen such excellance in my children. My youngest daughter was diagnosed bipolar and she excels in an environment that is structured like Fairlawn. I don't know if it is because of the new prinicpal or not but my experience with this school has been amazing. I have heard that a lot of schools 'teach' the SOL and that was my main concern when sending my children to public school. Fairlawn did no such thing! They had an art show science fair music programs and we even brought in the Girl Scout program for the first time for Daiseys and Brownies.

  • (8 years ago)

    Words can not express how disappointed I am with Norfolk Public Schools. The teachers are not supportive nor are the principals. If they are overworked and underpaid it shows. Children are not actually learing today but the are just memorizing what they hear and studied. They are rushed to memorize to meet a quota for the end of the week. Education has decreased in it's values. I could care less what statistics shows. I can assure you the parents around me go through the same fraustrations as I did. I had to take my child out of the Norfolk public school system it was destroying her self esteem.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am extremely disappointed with the Virginia Public School System. I spend a great deal of time teaching my child and we are not accomplishing anything. I would like to know what in the world are these kids really learning in school in the state of Virginia. They are being taught to memorize things that would normally educate a person. At the end of the week they are tested. This is not learning. It is a system set up for failure for our kids. Parents are frustrated and kids are confused and exhausted from long hours of practicing to remember things for a test. I rather sacrifice a lot and put my child in a private school. Whoever created such a system does not care at all about children's education. Have we forgotten what it means to educate? This is not the way. I predict alot of dropouts.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am not particularly happy with the Virgina school system. I have a 5 year old in KG at Fairlawn Elementary school and I've taught her more than the teachers there have in regards to reading and math. The math that she has learned there is very little. She was asked by a Nurse giving her a vision test if she could identify the plus sign - 'But I don't know what a plus sign is' she replied. I was shocked! I'm from California and when she was in preschool they were introducing the preK kids to the fundamentals of both math and reading. However from the 2 years we've been here in VA she has forgotten alot of what was taught from her CA school. I also strongly appose the constant selling that the kids are asked to do this reflects poor funding from state and federal funds.

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