My son was a typical gifted student who was able to sit in a classroom and listen and repeat information. He did well on his report card but we knew we needed more for him and began researching middle schools. Once I came out and visited Fairview, I knew my son would fit perfectly into what they have created. My son ran cross country and participated in the band, including Jazz Band. These are adventures he never would have had the confidence to do had Fairview not drawn it out of him and made him feel safe and accomplished. The support given to the students is like nothing I have ever seen. I have two more elementary-aged children, who will both become Fairview Falcons when the time comes. The foundations laid for my son, and the others at the school will be carried with them for years.
I enjoyed the Fairview because of its diversity. I learned about a lot of different cultures, which was really cool! I was nervous when I began, but the teachers were always very supportive and I never felt like I couldn’t approach one if I needed something. Every day was a different learning experience and it pushed us to master time management and study skills.
I started volunteering at Fairview about 4 or 5 years ago because my grandson was a student there. During those years I got to know many of the teachers because of activities where my grandson was involved. Some of these include band, judging History Fair & Science Olympiad projects, and general help where needed. Those relationships continue to this day. I continue volunteering because it is a wonderful experience and, most importantly, needed. Even though I don’t have a grandson here anymore, Fairview is a really nice place to spend my free time.
Student-Teacher Ratio of 22:1
City of Tallahassee Arts Festival
Ranks nationally and sent students to MATHCOUNTS.
Quiz Bowl Team
Qualified two teams for Nationals.
Qualified for regional competitions.
Compete at All Districts alongside high schools.
Students can earn high school credit.
An Exceptional Education
Technology in the Classroom
Preparing students for the world
Fairview is a 1:1 school with each teacher being outfitted with a classroom set of laptops. Students are taught real-world experience when gathering their assignments online, completing research, and then submitting their work via the cloud.
Fairview on the Honor Roll
Fairview students have the opportunity to earn high school credit
Students can earn honors high school credit for Physical Science, Biology, Algebra I, Geometry, Spanish, and French; students can also earn high school credit Chinese.
Enrichment through the magnet program
Fairview has an International Baccalaureate Preparatory (IB Prep) Magnet Program and prepares students for a rigorous high school schedule, regardless of where they choose to attend. The school offers general education and advanced education programs as well.
Teacher of The Year 2019–2020
Originally An Open Concept School
Fairview was founded in 1970 and was originally an open concept school, built alongside sister schools, Pineview Elementary and Belle Vue Middle.
Fairview is currently in the process of a complete remodel. Over the next three years, Fairview will have a new gymnasium, a new front office and cafeteria, a remodeled school with the latest and greatest in technology, and a new parking lot.