School Details

Fairforest Middle School

4120 North Blackstock Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29301
(864) 576-1270
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 800 students 13 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

66%
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75%
74%
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59%
73%
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70%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Spartanburg 06 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
71%
71%
59%
70%
72%
59%
71%
75%
54%
68%
69%
65%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Spartanburg 06 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
71%
70%
67%
73%
69%
74%
73%
75%
63%
69%
71%
65%
76%
74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Spartanburg 06 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fairforest Middle School is a public middle school in Spartanburg. The principal of Fairforest Middle School is CHUCK GORDON and can be contacted at GordonCD@sparrtanburg6.k12.sc.us. 800 students go to Fairforest Middle School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander, Multiracial, and Asian. 76% of the 800 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fairforest Middle School is 13:1. Oakbrook Preparatory School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 34% 47%
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 30%
Hispanic 25% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Good district but this is the poorest middle school in the district. They have the oldest building out of all spartanburg schools. The principals are horrible! Ive had one tell me if your child is in a fight but didnt hit first they still get suspended. So our legal right to protect ourselves as we are being attacked is not valid in this school obviously. Fights EVERY day at this school. My friends son was told by the chorus teacher that she had to make sure his performance uniform was perfect because he wasnt gonna embarras her at the christmas program. This mother who isnt christain bought an $80 outfit. The teacher told the kids if they didnt get their outfit in time they were getting F's. Then made some boys spend their lunch trying on the outfit for her so she could "approve the fit". This teacher started with 20 kids and ended up with 7. Lets just say shes no longer there! My child had a substitute take her phone before allowing her to go to the bathroom and then stil checking her pockets with his hands for some reason. Some good teachers. Some are horrible! just bc law says you can dont drop your child off even 1 min early. They will get detention. Good coaches & teams

  • (1 year ago)

    Fair Forest Middle School Our family moved from Long Island NY and my daughter Danisha Walker started school this August 2013 and she is very shy and don't talk much at all. Well her teachers brung my daughter out and far more learning experience she is doing great. I never thought my daughter will ever speak out. In NY she stay in a shell would'nt say nothing until the middle end of the school year. Her teacher Mrs. Williams and others brung my daughter to life where as she was getting help in NY but it took her 2 yrs to see she needed help in certain subjects. She has got help the first week in school and I owe it all to Fair Forest Middle School. Most of all the teachers knows what they student needs and they treat them as an individual. Thanks The Walker Family.

  • (1 year ago)

    Fairforest Middle School. I could not have asked for a better first year of middle school for my child. The teachers are excellent and genuinely care for their students. I love this school!!

  • (5 years ago)

    the teachers are excellent.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the best middle school ever! All of the teachers treat us the students right!

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has gone froming failing in the northem schools to a A + student the teachers are the greatest and willing to work with every child and their parents. This school is the greatest

  • (10 years ago)

    The three years I spent at Fairforest Middle School not long ago were the best years of my life. The atmosphere there was comforting and it made me feel like I was part of a family. The teachers there were exceptionally good. My teachers were always there for me if I needed them and many of them would go out of their way to help any of their students. All of the teachers seemed to have a genuine love and gift for what they were doing and I am thankful that I was able to be surrounded by such positive influences during my middle school years.

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