Fairview Elementary School

251 Big Orange Way

Sylva, NC 28779
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (828)586-2819
  • Fairview Elementary School serves 799 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 41% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 52% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Fairview Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%.
  • Fairview Elementary School operates within the Jackson County School District.

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School Overview

  • Fairview Elementary School's student population of 799 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students799 students
Fairview Elementary School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Fairview Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
Fairview Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeFairview Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Fairview Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Fairview Elementary School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
47%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
47%
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
Fairview Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
American Indian
2%
1%
Fairview Elementary School American Indian Students (1989-2016)
Asian
2%
3%
Fairview Elementary School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
11%
16%
Fairview Elementary School Black Students (1996-2016)
Black
1%
26%
Fairview Elementary School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
80%
50%
Fairview Elementary School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Fairview Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsFairview Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.350.46
Fairview Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
52%
Fairview Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
Fairview Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Fairview Elementary School is Jackson County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 272 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Jackson County School District's student population of 3,724 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,544 is higher than the state average of $8,969. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,413 is higher than the state average of $8,766. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameJackson County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    9
    1
    Number of Students Managed3,724870
    Jackson County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    38%
    47%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    45%
    47%
    District Total Revenue$39 MM$8 MM
    District Spending$35 MM$8 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,544$8,969
    District Spending / Student$9,413$8,766
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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