School Details

Fairfax Elementary School

502 Blvd, Valley, AL 36854
(334) 756-2966
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 583 students 17 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

79%
76%
85%
88%
84%
88%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Chambers County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
71%
85%
91%
84%
88%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Chambers County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
87%
91%
78%
85%
89%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
62%
76%
80%

Alabama Science Assessment (ASA)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Chambers County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fairfax Elementary School is a public elementary school in Valley. The principal of Fairfax Elementary School is Mrs Frances Davis Groover, whose e-mail is grooverfd@chambersk12.org. 583 students attend Fairfax Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 63% of the 583 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fairfax Elementary School is 17:1. Lafayette Lanier Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 49%
Hispanic 2% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son went to Fairfax School and my daughter attends there now. I have always been SUPER PLEASED with the teachers their ways of teaching and tolerating the children. It takes a gifted person to teach a room full of young kids each day and i give them all 5 stars.

  • (8 years ago)

    Fairfax Elementary is a great school. My son has been attending for three years now and he loves school does not want to miss a day! He loves his teacher Mrs. Letson! She really makes learning fun! The Principal Mrs. Tucker does a really good job working with the parents. They have Music classes one day a week for all the children. They also have the Gifted Program which my son is in. The parents are all really involved in this school which makes it better for everyone. We really have some super parents at Fairfax School! Mrs. Elliott

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a [daughter in] 1st grade. She goes to fairfax. She is in Mrs.Finlay room. She really care. Last year my little girl wasn't doing so good so I had a choice to keep her back her back this year. She has brought her grades up. I would like to thanks Mrs. Finlay for working with my child as well. Thanks alot shirley moon. Until then take care

  • (10 years ago)

    my son is in the pre-k class in fairfax and it is great! the teachers really care about the kids and how they do in school. my son has adhd so I was worried about how he would in school. he is in the best hands possible besides my own. thank you fairfax for a job well done. keep up the great work!

  • (10 years ago)

    My brother & I both attended Fairfax Elementary & now my children are going there. The teachers are very helpful & very well educated. The acedemics for this small town are phenomanial! The principal & vice-principal are two of the greatest people we could ask for supervising our children. They not only teach the children the fundamentals of life at Fairfax Elementary the teachers instill self worth in the youth that are our future. Don't think twice about our school if you have the opportunity to move to Valley AL. Your children would be in the best hands they could ever be in besides your own.

  • (11 years ago)

    As a child myself I attended Fairfax Elem. and enjoyed the teching qualities of the teachers. I made sure that when my son was old enough to start school that we were inside of the district for him to attend Farifax. It is a wonderful school with caring and hard working involved teachers.

  • (11 years ago)

    The teachers at Fairfax are very committed to the students. While in the 2nd grade my son was diagnosed with ADD due to the attention and efforts of the teachers involved we were able to help my son maintain an A-B average. Thanks to all of the teachers for the love and support they give to each student.

  • (11 years ago)

    this school is the best for the young students of k-5.it gives the students a lot of courage to be what they want to be..

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