Fairfield High Preparatory School

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Fairfield High Preparatory School
610 Valley Road
Fairfield, Alabama
United States
Type Public
Motto Our capabilities are endless
Established 1928
School district Fairfield City Schools
Principal Michelle Hayes
Faculty 28
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 576
Student to teacher ratio 21:1
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Purple and gold         
Athletics AHSAA Class 5A
Nickname Tigers
Feeder schools Forest Hills Middle School

Fairfield High Preparatory School is a four-year public high school in the Birmingham, Alabama community of Fairfield. It is the only high school in the Fairfield City School System. School colors are purple and gold, and the athletic teams are called the Tigers. Fairfield competes in AHSAA Class 5A athletics.[1]

Fairfield High Preparatory School, historically known as Fairfield High School, was established in 1928 to serve white students living in the Fairfield area. A second high school, Fairfield Industrial High School, was established for African-American students. Fairfield High School was integrated in 1969.[2]

Student Profile[edit]

Enrollment in grades 9-12 for the 2013-14 school year is 576 students. Approximately 99% of students are African-American and 1% are white. Roughly 82% of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch.[3]

Fairfield has a graduation rate of 62%. Approximately 67% of its students meet or exceed state proficiency standards in both mathematics and reading. The average ACT score for Fairfield students is 20, and the average SAT score is 1550.[4]


Fairfield competes in AHSAA Class 5A athletics and fields teams in the following sports:[5]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Track

Fairfield has won state championships in girls' basketball (2010), boys' track and field (1956), and wrestling (1967, 1968, 1969).


  1. ^ "AHSAA School Classification 2014-16" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Fairfield High School Alumni Assoc., Fairfield, AL". fhs-alumni.org. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 
  3. ^ "Fairfield High Preparatory School". SchoolDigger. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 
  4. ^ "Fairfield High Preparatory School in Fairfield, AL - Niche". K-12 School Rankings and Reviews at Niche.com. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Fairfield (AL) Sports Teams | MaxPreps". www.maxpreps.com. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 

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Coordinates: 33°29′26.65″N 86°54′29.51″W / 33.4907361°N 86.9081972°W / 33.4907361; -86.9081972