Fairfield High School in Fairfield, OH - Niche

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Fairfield High School is a public school in Fairfield, Ohio. It has 2,030 students in grades 8-12. According to state standards, 90% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 258 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

8800 Holden Blvd
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 942-2999

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3.5 from 258 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Fairfield has a great music program but in the past few years that I have been at the highschool they have started cutting down on funding more music and giving it to more profitable things such as sports. Fairfield also has a great AP program. In recent years students have been becoming much more rude and disrespectful to adults so the administration have stepped it up with hall passes and privileges so it's almost like we go to prison every day
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I have mostly enjoyed my time here so far. Most teachers are great, and it is fun being in a school with a lot of people. The large student body allows for a wide variety in your choice of friends.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: If I had to pick one thing that makes Fairfield stand out from all of the other schools it would have to be the teachers. The teachers not only teach what is required of them, they teach life lessons. For example, in eighth grade, every friday my history teacher would have "talk time", where he would stop teaching and actually talk with us like we are more than just students. We could talk about things going on in our lives, and he would tell us about things that he went through when he was our age. And freshman year, my health teacher took the time to break down barriers between students with "circle time". It seemed childish at first (everyone moving their desks into a circle and talking about simple things like families and our favorite pass times), but we really got to know each other and soon we were having a great time making videos for the incoming freshman, and really getting to know our peers. That's another great thing about Fairfield, unlike some school districts that start separating graduating classes into smaller groups as they move from elementary to middle to high school, Fairfield starts as five small elementary and slowly works to get all of the stufents into one building. By fifth grade your entire graduating class is in one building. I also enjoyed having freshman year separated from all of the other grades, instead of freshman being thrown into a giant school with seniors, Fairfield has a separate building for freshman so they can experience high school without some of the drama that goes along with it. Overall I have loved my experiences in the Fairfield School District and wouldn't change a thing.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Typical public school, nothing too exciting
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: It's a nice school and prepares you for the future.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.00 Fairfield Intermediate Elementary School Public
2.66 Fairfield Central Elementary School Public
Fairfield Freshman High School Public
3.00 Fairfield Middle School Public
3.00 Fairfield South Elementary School Public
3.00 Cincinnati Christian Schools Private, Religious
2.33 Linden Elementary School Public
2.33 Welch Elementary School Public
Sacred Heart Elementary School Private, Religious
2.66 Winton Woods High School Public
3.00 Fairfield West Elementary School Public
4.00 Endeavor Elementary School Public
St. Ann Catholic School Private, Religious
2.00 Winton Woods Elementary School Public
2.33 Crawford Woods Elementary School Public
2.33 Winton Woods Intermediate School Public
Richard Allen Academy III Public, Charter
2.66 Fairfield East Elementary School Public
3.33 Springdale Elementary School Public
Pleasant Run Elementary School Public
2.66 Pleasant Run Middle School Public
Beautiful Savior Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.33 Garfield Middle School Public
3.33 Winton Woods Primary School North Public
3.66 Creekside Early Childhood School Public
2.33 Fairwood Elementary School Public
2.33 Winton Woods Middle School Public
2.33 Riverview Elementary School Public
3.33 Fairfield North Elementary School Public
St. Joseph Consolidated School Private, Religious
4.00 Heritage Elementary School Public
St. Gabriel Consolidated School Private, Religious
3.66 Hamilton County Mathematics & Science Academy Public, Charter
2.66 Heritage Hill Elementary School Public
2.66 Glendale Elementary School Public
3.66 Lakota West High School Public
3.00 Winton Woods Primary School South Public
Central Montessori Academy Private, Montessori
1.66 North Elementary School Public
2.66 Northwest High School Public
St. Peter in Chains School Private, Religious
Kinder Garden School West Chester Private, Montessori
2.33 Woodlawn Elementary School Public
Bethany School Private, Religious
2.66 Princeton Community Middle School Public
Hamilton Freshman School Public
4.00 Freedom Elementary School Public
4.00 Lakota Plains Junior School Public
2.66 Stephen T. Badin High School Private, Religious
2.66 Princeton High School Public
John Paul II Catholic School Private, Religious
2.33 Mt. Healthy High School Public
2.00 Mt. Healthy Junior High School Public
2.33 Wilson Middle School Public
4.00 Lakota Ridge Junior School Public
2.33 Bridgeport Elementary School Public
4.00 Union Elementary School Public
2.33 Bevis Elementary School Public
4.00 Vangorden Elementary School Public
2.66 Highland Elementary School Public
3.00 Taylor Elementary School Public
4.33 Vermont Avenue Elementary School Public
2.00 South Elementary School Public
2.00 New Miami Elementary School Public
3.00 Finneytown Secondary Campus Public
St. Rita School for the Deaf Private, Religious, Special Education
Heaven's Treasures Academy Private, Religious
2.33 New Miami High School Public
2.00 New Miami Middle School Public
1.66 Mt. Healthy Preparatory & Fitness Academy Public, Charter
4.33 Hilltop Elementary School Public
3.00 Brent Elementary School Public
2.33 Hamilton High School Public
2.66 Ridgeway Elementary School Public
2.66 Lincoln Heights Elementary School Public
3.66 Liberty Early Childhood School Public
4.33 Wyoming High School Public
4.00 Cherokee Elementary School Public
4.00 Ross Middle School Public
4.33 Wyoming Middle School Public
St. James of the Valley School Private, Religious
3.33 Ross High School Public
2.00 North College Hill High School Public
1.66 North College Hill Middle School Public
1.66 North College Hill Elementary School Public
Central Baptist Academy Private, Religious
St. Vivian School Private, Religious
4.33 Elm Avenue Elementary School Public
2.33 Brookwood Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Winton Woods High School 3 mi. 998
3.66 Lakota West High School 4 mi. 2,384
2.66 Princeton High School 6 mi. 1,453
2.33 Hamilton High School 7 mi. 1,882
2.66 Colerain High School 8 mi. 1,846

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Fairfield High School United States Colerain High School Hamilton High School Lakota West High School Princeton High School Winton Woods High School
White 72.0% 51.0% 70.0% 77.0% 74.0% 32.0% 14.0%
African American 15.0% 15.0% 21.0% 10.0% 11.0% 52.0% 71.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.0% 1.0% 7.0% 3.0% 7.0% 5.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 4.0% 3.0% 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 1.0% 0% 5.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 8 0.0%
Grade 9 0.1%
Grade 10 36.4%
Grade 11 31.3%
Grade 12 32.2%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 48% Yes
  • 36% Not sure.
  • 15% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 17% The art murals on the walls
  • 15% Football games
  • 14% Atmosphere in school spirit
  • 10% Mr. Muldoon
  • 8% Cookies at lunch time
  • 6% Mr. Browning
  • 4% Doughnut Friday in orchestra
  • 4% Music
  • 4% Mr. Simmins and Mr. Jacobs are the BEST!
  • 4% Basketball team
  • 3% Show choir
  • 3% Zoeller
  • 3% Girls
  • 1% Drama club
  • 1% Mrs. Young
  • 1% With so many people it's easy to find your place
  • 1% Mrs. Randall

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 16% School nurse doesnt try to help you really
  • 14% Need more time to get to classes
  • 12% Can't wear hats, a fashion statement "dangerous"
  • 12% 7 45 minute classes a day is a ridiculous schedule
  • 11% Wish we had decent fries
  • 11% Geared towards more sports, and less on music
  • 11% The organization of exam schedule
  • 4% Prohibited to drive into the loop,"safety hazard"
  • 4% There is really no problems in the school.
  • 4% Dress code not reasonable
  • 4% Other students

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 21 responses

  • 48% We are 2012 World Choir games champions
  • 38% Our student section
  • 14% Our diversity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 55% Big, potentially intimidating, and fun mostly
  • 23% Laid back academically
  • 18% Like a prison
  • 5% Focused

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 55% Have a decent sense of direction; the school's big
  • 20% Stay focused.
  • 15% Ask a teacher for help- students tend to be rude
  • 10% Get involved in a club or sport, everyone fits in

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 100% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.