Fairview Elementary School

251 Big Orange Way,

Sylva, NC, 28779-5601

Tel: (828)586-2819
Grades: KG-8

704 students

Fairview Elementary School serves 704 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Fairview Elementary School operates within the Jackson County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 704 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 704 students
Fairview Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Fairview Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Fairview Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Fairview Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
2%
1%
Fairview Elementary School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
1%
2%
Fairview Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
6%
13%
Fairview Elementary School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
1%
27%
Fairview Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
84%
52%
Fairview Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Fairview Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Fairview Elementary 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.
0.29 0.64
Fairview Elementary 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.
44%
45%
Fairview Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
11%
8%
Fairview Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,920 students has grown by 58% over five years.
School District Name Jackson County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
4
Number of Students Managed 5,920 1,593
District Total Revenue $40 MM $19 MM
District Spending $36 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,657 $11,105
District Spending / Student $9,726 $10,880
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Smoky Mountain High School (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Jackson Co School Of Alternative (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Swain Co East Elementary School (11.8 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Sylva Smoky Mountain High School
    100 Smoky Mountain Dr
    Sylva , NC , 28779
    (828)586-2177
    0.2  mi  |  773  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Sylva Jackson Co Early College High School
    447 College Dr
    Sylva , NC , 28779
    (828)586-4091
    0.5  mi  |  125  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Sylva Jackson Co School Of Alternative
    Alternative School
    3770 Skyland Dr
    Sylva , NC , 28779
    (828)586-4328
    Alternative School
    3.4  mi  |  92  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Sylva Scotts Creek Elementary School
    516 Parris Branch
    Sylva , NC , 28779
    (828)631-2740
    4.6  mi  |  504  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Cullowhee Cullowhee Valley School
    240 Wisdom Dr
    Cullowhee , NC , 28723
    (828)293-5667
    6.7  mi  |  648  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
The Right Kind of Universal Pre-K
The Right Kind of Universal Pre-K
For years there has been a push to universalize preschool in this country in order to provide all children with the leg up they will need in order to compete in a globalized economy. While approximately three-fourths of four year olds in America are involved in some kind of educational program, the United States still ranks only 25th out of the 34 most wealthy and upcoming nations in the world in terms of early childhood education, lagging behind the likes of Portugal and Mexico.
‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Seeks to Give African-American Boys a Boost
President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative aims to improve academic opportunities for students of color, especially African-American boys.
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
One of the most stressful parts of back-to-school season is making sure your children get everything they need, without breaking the bank. Here are 10 expert back-to-school shopping tips to get what you need on a budget.