The Fairview Park City Schools is a top-performing, award-winning district serving students within the Fairview Park community in grades Pre-K through 12. With approximately 1,800 students, the district is committed to increasing student achievement through 21st-century learning tools, including a one-to-one Technology Initiative. Comprised of four innovative learning facilities including the Early Education Center, Gilles-Sweet Elementary School, Mayer Middle School and Fairview High School – students are provided with rigorous and diverse educational opportunities from daycare to diploma.
Fairview Park City Schools Overview
- At Fairview Park City Schools, our mission is to provide our students with The Fairview Advantage, a framework for student success, by delivering exceptional services and academic programs that challenge the mind and instill the joy of learning and responsible citizenship. With that came the development of a Strategic Plan with the key goals of Learning, Readiness, Resources, and Engagement.
- The District was selected to be one of more than 100 school districts across the country (and one of only two from the state of Ohio) to partner with Summit Personalized Learning, a free program that provides teachers and schools with the resources they need to bring personalized learning into their classroom. School leaders applied for the program because the district shares a common vision with Summit Basecamp: students should be at the center of learning.
- We prepare our students for a world of problem solving, communication, collaboration and analysis by using state-of-the-art technology in our classrooms. More than 850 iPads and 900 Chromebooks are distributed as part of the district’s ongoing one-to-one technology initiative which provides devices for all students.
- The Early Education Center (EEC) offers a Developmental Assistance Program (DAP). The DAP Program is a preschool program for children ages 3-5-years-old. The program is designed to meet the needs students who have been identified as having a disability. The program offers a developmentally-appropriate curriculum within a special education classroom setting. The Fairview Park Early Education Center was awarded a $12,000 grant from Martha Holden Jennings Foundation to support and enrich the Developmental Assistance Program (DAP) during the 2016-17 school year. The grant will support “The World Around Us,” an initiative in collaboration with University Circle, Inc., (UCI) Early Learning Initiative (ELI) for the four-to-five-year-old DAP classes.
- The EEC also offers child care services starting at 18 months of age through before-and-after-school care and summer camp. Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, the district offers tuition-free, all-day kindergarten to resident families.
- The John Babel, Jr. Innovation Center at Fairview High School/Mayer Middle School offers access to equipment and technology for hands-on learning, including 3D printers, a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, five iPads, nine iPad Pros, Apple Pencils, 30 iMacs and a Mac Pro Media Server. Also, there’s a large format printer, color photo printer, video and photo cameras, a green screen and black screen photo-video studio, screening room for presentations and critiques, an audio recording studio, and a workshop.
- Students are provided with several post-secondary opportunities through the College Credit Plus program, Polaris Career Center, and Advanced Placement courses.
- The 2016 graduating class had an average ACT score of 21.9, 52 participated in College Credit Plus, and 38 received honors diplomas.
- At Gilles-Sweet Elementary, teachers and staff are using innovative and exciting ways to bring learning to life, including: annual book fairs and author visits (in 2015 “Arthur” series Author//Illustrator Marc Brown visited students during Right-to-Read Week); Food Service Leader Diana Hill received a grant from the Fairview Park Education Foundation to fund a “blender bike,” a stationary bicycle with a pedal-powered blender as well as hydroponic gardens in the cafeteria. Miss Scotta received a grant from First Energy to care for chicken eggs and watch them hatch.
- In April 2016, over 600 members of the community joined together for the inaugural Derby Dash 5K “healthy fundraiser” hosted by Gilles-Sweet Elementary.
Fairview Park City Schools
21620 Mastick Road
Fairview Park, OH 44126