Fairfax High School’s class of 2015 posted SAT scores above state and national averages, according to results released by the Virginia Department of Education. Students at Fairfax High School increased the school’s Critical Reading average by 12 points, the Mathematics average by 16 points, and the Writing average by 14 points. FHS students were 55 points higher in writing and reading and 68 points higher in math than the national average.
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Fairfax High School senior Rachel Barborek was named the top gymnast in the region by the Washington Post. Barborek won the Virginia state all-around championship with a dominating performance in which she swept the floor, beam and bars exercises. To see the article, please click here. Congratulations Rachel!
Fairfax High School’s FX Players earned nine Cappies nominations for BIG: The Musical performance in May.
The Cappies, “Critics and Awards Program,” is a program through which high school theatre and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local newspapers. The DC area Cappies partner with the Washington Post.
The Cappies Gala, held on Sunday, June 17th at the Kennedy Center will showcase the area performances and present awards. For more information or to see a list of the 2015 nominees, please see here.
Fairfax High School ranked number 10 in the US News & World Report for Virginia High Schools. FHS also earned a “Gold” ranking from the magazine. For more information about FHS and the rankings, please visit the US News website here.
City of Fairfax School Board held its annual student panel last night at their regular work session. The panel included over 20 students from grades 7-12 attending Lanier Middle School and Fairfax High School. Students were broken into small groups before gathering all together in one large group. The theme this year was “Transitions”, with questions focusing on transitioning from one grade or school to the next and if the students felt prepared for their next level. Older students eased younger students’ fears of excessive homework and finding friends. Students discussed the importance of seeking help from trusted counselors and friends. City of Fairfax Schools Superintendent Peter Noonan asked students to take their leadership skills and “pay it forward”, looking for friends who need a little help getting involved. In the audience were parents, FHS teachers, counselors, City of Fairfax Chief of Police Pardiny, City Council Member Janice Miller and FHS principal Dave Goldfarb.