Our School

Fairview Elementary School on a Wednesday afternoon.

Our Campus
The bulk of the current Fairview School building was completed in the fall of 1990. It replaced the original 1926 structure. In the early 2000s, 9 more classrooms and an addition to the Media Center were completed to accommodate growth in student numbers.  Most recently, our Blue Hall was renovated in 2018-19 to create new 1st and 2nd grade classrooms. Future plans include yet another addition. We are proud of our recent playground update, which we call our "Field of Dreams," an inclusive space where all our students can play together. 

Overview
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 750 kindergarten through fifth grade students. The faculty includes one principal, one assistant principal, one art specialist, one physical education teacher, two speech therapists, four special education teachers, one media specialist and over 30 classroom teachers. Additional services are regularly provided by one and a half school guidance counselors, an AIG specialist, a program placement specialist, a curriculum specialist, an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, a school psychologist, a home-school coordinator, an English as a Second Language teacher, a part-time school nurse, and approximately 35 full-time and part-time instructional assistants. Additional part-time art, music and PE specialists also serve our students. Advanced degrees have been earned by over 20% of the faculty and several teachers are Nationally Board Certified.

Academic Performance
You can learn more about our academic performance in our NC Report Card, but we are very proud of our recent growth as demonstrated by student standardized test scores. We are also a Title 1 school and offer specialized attention to academics in reading.

Curriculum
Instruction at Fairview Elementary is guided by the North Carolina State and Essential Standards. 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. All students have 1:1 access to iPads (Grades K-2) or laptop computers (Grades 3-5).