Fairhope High School

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Fairhope High School
1 Pirate Dr
Fairhope, Alabama 36532
Type Public
Established 1925
Principal Jon Cardwell
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,469 (2014-15)[1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Blue & Yellow Gold         
Nickname Pirates

[2][3]Fairhope High School (FHS) is a public secondary school located in Fairhope, Alabama. Fairhope High School is a part of the Baldwin County Public Schools system. They service grades 912.

Clubs and activities[edit]

A wide variety[4] of clubs some include: Chess Club, FCCLA, a Christian prayer group known as First Prority, the Girls Service Club, Interact, Honors Society, and Key Club.


The Pirates compete in the AHSAA's largest classification, 7A. Fairhope annually fields teams in football, baseball, basketball, soccer, track, volleyball, cross country, golf, tennis, and swimming.


Each year, the football team plays Foley High School for the Blue-Gold trophy and the Daphne Trojans for the Jubilee Cup. Fairhope's biggest rivals are Foley and the Trojans of Daphne High School. Prior to division of student talent with Daphne High School, Fairhope was a perennial contender in many team sports and earned several state titles.

In 2009, the Pirates finished the regular season 10–0, with wins over both Daphne and Foley. However, Fairhope lost in the second round of the AHSAA 6A State Playoffs, finishing the season 11-1.


Fairhope has an established boys' and girls' soccer program with winning traditions. Fairhope's boys' soccer team won the 6A Alabama State Championship in 2009. A new field was built across the street from the school.


The Pirates have gone to the AHSAA playoffs eight years in a row and won state championships in 1983 and 1984. The Pirates have also claimed the 6A Area 2 Championship two years running and finished this season 36-8, losing in the playoffs semifinals to the eventual state champions of Auburn High.

Notable alumni[edit]

Feeder schools[edit]

Schools that feed into Fairhope High include:

  1. Fairhope Middle School (7–8), 842 students, Principal Angie Hall
  2. J. Larry Newton School (K–6), 931 students, Principal Sullen Brazil.
  3. Fairhope Intermediate School (4–6), 697 students, Principal Carol Broughten.
  4. Fairhope Elementary School (2–3), 478 students, Principal Julie Pierce.
  5. Fairhope K-1 Center (K–1), 559 students, Principal Pat Carlton.


  1. ^ "Fairhope High Sch". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Alabama High School Football Class 6A Ratings and Standings". Alabama High School Athletic Association Website. Retrieved 2007-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Fairhope High School Sports - al.com". highschoolsports.al.com. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Fairhope High School / Homepage". www.bcbe.org. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°29′53″N 87°53′01″W / 30.49792°N 87.88366°W / 30.49792; -87.88366