Fairview High School
Overview of Fairview High School
Fairview High School is ranked 3rd within Colorado. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Fairview High School is 66%. The total minority enrollment is 29%, and 9% of students are economically disadvantaged. Fairview High School is 1 of 12 high schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2. Visit Niche.com/K12 for more details.
Fairview High School 2022 Rankings
Fairview High School is ranked #450 in the National Rankings. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college. Read more about how we rank the Best High Schools.
WHY IS FAIRVIEW SPECIAL?
Fairview High School (FHS) is located in Boulder, Colorado, home of the University of Colorado. Boulder is a scholarly community of 111,508 residents dedicated to education, technology, the arts and recreation. FHS, established in 1960, is a comprehensive four-year public high school with a rich tradition of providing students a rigorous academic program. This is accomplished under the guidance of 120 faculty members, averaging 14 years of teaching experience with 79 masters’ and 7 doctoral degrees. Our curriculum is designed to challenge the potential of each student and includes a college preparatory curriculum, and an advanced level curriculum (weighted); details below.
FHS also has an extensive program for students with special learning needs. Fairview is the only IB school in Colorado (of 32) continuously awarded U.S. News' highest ranking (Gold) since the inception of the ranking system. FHS was ranked by NICHE as the 3rd Best Public High School in the State of Colorado. Students who graduate from FHS are prepared to be highly successful in a globally competitive society. They are accomplished academically and also excel in sports, music and the arts.
Our school is home to :
- 25 varsity sports
- 8 choirs,
- 5 bands
- 2 orchestras
- Multiple theater productions and more than 50 clubs.
Students routinely win awards and state championships in athletic, artistic and scholarly competitions. At the national level, our students have been selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars have won titles at the Intel Science Talent Search and National History Day competitions and our school frequently has the highest number of National Merit Finalists in the State of Colorado.
Fairview High School Awards and Recognition Programs
Fairview High School has been honored with several awards and recognition programs, including:
Granted in 2022, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013, 2012 by the Colorado Department of Education (CDC)
The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an Exceeds Expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks. The Excellence Awards are named for a true friend and visionary of education, former Colorado State Representative, John J. Irwin.
Centers of Excellence Award
The Colorado Department of Education (CDC) has also recognized Fairview Highschool with the Centers of Excellence Award in 2017 and 2016.The event recognized 54 schools with the Centers of Excellence award that demonstrated the highest sustained rates of student longitudinal growth as measured by the Colorado Growth Model among those that have at least 75 percent at-risk students.
Colorado Governor's Distinguished Improvement Awards
The school also received the Colorado Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award in 2003 for demonstrating the highest rates of student longitudinal growth, as measured by the Colorado Growth Model. These awards are a testament to the school's commitment to excellence in education.