Fairhaven High School

12 Huttleston Ave,

Fairhaven, MA, 02719-3122

Tel: (508)979-4052
Grades: 9-12

619 students

Fairhaven High School serves 619 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Fairhaven High School operates within the Fairhaven School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is lower than the MA state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 619 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 619 students
Fairhaven High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Fairhaven High School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Fairhaven High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.11 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Fairhaven High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Fairhaven High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
1%
16%
Fairhaven High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
n/a
9%
Fairhaven High School Black (1988-2012)
White
94%
66%
Fairhaven High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Fairhaven High School Sch Ethnicity Fairhaven High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.11 0.52
Fairhaven High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
18%
30%
Fairhaven High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
5%
Fairhaven High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,224 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 80% over five years.
School District Name Fairhaven School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 2,224 1,435
Fairhaven School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 78% 86%
Fairhaven School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $29 MM $25 MM
Fairhaven School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $29 MM $24 MM
Fairhaven School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,334 $17,400
Fairhaven School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,133 $16,788
Fairhaven School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Whaling City Junior/senior High School (1.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Hastings Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rogers Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Fairhaven Hastings Middle School
    30 School St
    Fairhaven , MA , 02719
    (508)979-4063
    0.4  mi  |  450  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Fairhaven Rogers Elementary School
    100 Pleasant St
    Fairhaven , MA , 02719
    (508)979-4075
    0.6  mi  |  228  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • New Bedford John Avery Parker Elementary School
    705 County St
    New Bedford , MA , 02740
    (508)997-4511
    1.3  mi  |  270  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Fairhaven Leroy Wood Elementary School
    60 Sconticut Neck Rd
    Fairhaven , MA , 02719
    (508)979-4073
    1.4  mi  |  239  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • New Bedford Whaling City Junior/senior High School
    455 County St
    New Bedford , MA , 02740
    (508)997-4511
    1.4  mi  |  70  students  |  Gr.  7-12

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