Fairview High School (Boulder, Colorado)

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Fairview High School
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1515 Greenbriar Boulevard
Boulder, Colorado, 80305
United States
Coordinates 39°58′19″N 105°14′46″W / 39.972°N 105.246°W / 39.972; -105.246Coordinates: 39°58′19″N 105°14′46″W / 39.972°N 105.246°W / 39.972; -105.246
Type Public High School
Established 1960, 55 years ago
School district Boulder Valley S.D.
Principal Don Stensrud
Staff 120[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2082[1] (2012-2013)
Color(s) Red, White, Black
Athletics CHSAA Class 5A
Nickname Knights
Rival Boulder
Newspaper The Royal Banner
Yearbook Lance
Feeder schools Southern Hills (Middle)
Information (720) 561-3100
Elevation 5,480 ft (1,670 m) AMSL
Location of Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado.

Fairview High School is a public, coeducational, comprehensive secondary school in Boulder, Colorado, 26 miles (40 km) northwest of Denver.

Opened 55 years ago in 1960, Fairview was the city's second high school, located in its southern end, and is a member of the Boulder Valley School District. More than 2,000 students attend the school, placing it in the 5A category of the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA). The 2014 US News Ranking placed Fairview among the top three high schools in Colorado, 205th in the United States, and 122nd nationally in STEM education.[2]


In 2015 the Washington Post named Fairview the 340th 'most challenging' high school to attend in the United States.[3] According to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report of high schools, Fairvew High School is ranked third in Colorado, No. 205 in the United States, and No. 122 in STEM education in the United States.[2] Fairview High School was ranked by Newsweek Magazine as the 2nd best high school in Colorado and the 98th in the nation. More than 79% of all seniors passed an AP or IB test.[4]

International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs[edit]

Fairview High School is one of around 20 in Colorado to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. The school also offers a pre-IB program composed of two years of preparatory honors classes during the ninth and tenth grades. Students have the opportunity to enroll in a mixture of IB, AP regular classes or both.[5]


Sports Offered[edit]



  • Boys' Basketball
  • Girls' Basketball
  • Boys' Wrestling
  • Cheers/Poms
  • Girls' Swimming and Diving
  • Boys Hockey


  • Baseball
  • Boys' Swimming and Diving
  • Boys' Lacrosse
  • Girls' Golf
  • Girls' Soccer
  • Girls' Tennis
  • Boys' Track and Field
  • Girls' Track and Field

State championships[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


Entertainment and music[edit]



  1. ^ a b Fairview High School > School Profile
  2. ^ a b "Fairview High School Overview". usnews.com Website. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  3. ^ "National Schools: Get Challenge Index scores for more than 2300 high schools nationwide". apps.washingtonpost.com. Washington Post. 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  4. ^ 2013 America's Best High Schools - Newsweek and The Daily Beast
  5. ^ "Fairview Honors Program". Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "CHSAA Boys Football: All-time football state championship game results, current classifications 4A". http://chsaanow.com. CHSAA. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Fairview Girls 2010 High School State Champions". http://soccer-channel.com. Soccer-channel.com. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "CHSAA Girls' Swimming: Past Results, state meet results 2001-2013". http://chsaanow.com. CHSAA. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Honan, William H. (9 March 1999). "A 14-Year-Old Wins Top Prize In Intel Contest". New York Times (New York Times). Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Natalia Toro followed a far-from-ordinary path from CU high school concurrent student to particle physicist". Continuing Education at Colorado. University of Colorado. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Gorzkowski, Waldemar; Tichy-Rács, Ádám. "IPhO LIST OF WINNERS IN 1ST – 41ST INTERNATIONAL PHYSICS OLYMPIADS" (PDF). JYU. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Natalia Toro". Cogito.org. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  13. ^ James Brady (July 10, 2005). "In Step With: Jessica Biel". Parade Magazine. [dead link]
  14. ^ CBS Denver (December 2, 2013). "Famous Coloradans". CBS Local. 
  15. ^ "Chuck Pagano, graduate of Boulder's Fairview High, hired as Indianapolis Colts coach", Daily Camera, January 25, 2012.
  16. ^ John Pagano bio at San Diego Chargers (accessed 2012-12-22).

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