Our Campus The present Fairview School building was completed in the fall of 1990. It replaced a structure originally built in 1926 with additions in 1950 and 1976. Since 1990, the student enrollment has grown from 550 to 775, making the construction of 9 more classrooms and an addition to the Media Center necessary. Construction has been completed and everyone is enjoying the new addition.
Fairview Elementary School is a public school accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. The school is located in Fairview, approximately 6 miles southeast of Asheville. The staff serves an approximate population of 775 kindergarten through fifth grade students. A Headstart class is also located on the site. The faculty includes one principal, one assistant principal, one art specialist, one physical education teacher, one speech therapist, three special education teachers, 4 intensive intervention teachers, one and a half media specialists and 33 classroom teachers. Additional services are regularly provided by an AIG specialist, a program placement specialist, a curriculum specialist, an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, school psychologist, home-school coordinator, and English as a Second Language teacher, a part-time school nurse, and approximately 35 full-time and part-time instructional assistants. Advanced degrees have been earned by 21% of the faculty and several teachers are Nationally Board Certified.
Fairview Elementary School has been identified by the State of North Carolina as a School of Distinction for the past four years. Fourth grade writing scores are consistently above the county, regional and state scores. We are now a Title 1 school and offer specialized attention to acamdemics in reading.
Our Odyssey of the Mind teams have won several state titles and a world title.
Instruction at Fairview Elementary is guided by the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. In addition, county-wide and school-based goals are incorporated into the curriculum. Grade level teams collaborate to ensure that all teachers are utilizing effective strategies and materials. The school operates two computer labs and two mobile laptop labs, which are utilized in the classroom on a daily basis.