Fairdale High School
|Fairdale High School|
|1001 Fairdale Road
Fairdale, Kentucky 40118
|School district||Jefferson County Public Schools|
|Rival||Doss High School|
Fairdale High School is a high school located in the Fairdale area of Louisville, Kentucky. It is part of the Jefferson County Public Schools. As of the 2013–14 school year, there were 1,804 students at the school.
Fairdale is one of the district's Magnet Career Schools for Public Safety Technology. Areas of study include Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Medical Technology, Medical Office Technology, Radio Electronic Communications, and Heavy Equipment Science/Construction. Students shadow professionals in each field and have the opportunity to work in an internship position at various facilities throughout the Louisville area.
Sports offered at Fairdale include football, baseball, basketball, golf, wrestling, tennis, track and field, cross country, swimming, bowling, and most recently, soccer for boys, and volleyball, softball, basketball, golf, tennis, track and field, cross country, bowling, and cheerleading for girls. There is also a dance team for either sex. Archery is also available.
Doss High School is Fairdale's rival and whenever the two schools compete against each other in any sporting event, public and community interest is stirred.
Fairdale hosts the King of the Bluegrass Basketball and Wrestling Tournament annually. The King of the Bluegrass All-Team Tennis Championships were held from 2008 through 2010, and it is now known as the Decoturf High School Tennis Team Championships.
Fairdale was Kentucky State Champion in men's basketball in 1990, 1991, and 1994. Tia Weston won the first female individual state track title in the 800m in a time of 2:16.50 on May 17, 2013. She holds the most individual school records for men or women at 8.
- Forest Able – basketball player, including a brief stint in the NBA
- Jeffery Donohue – member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
- Patty Loveless – country music singer
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