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
Established 1960 (57 years ago)
School district Boulder Valley
Principal Don Stensrud
Staff 95 (2015)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,139 (2015)
Color(s) Red and white
Athletics CHSAA Class 5A
Nickname Knights
Rivals Monarch, Boulder
Newspaper 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 BVSD secondary school located in Boulder, Colorado, 26 miles (40 km) northwest of Denver. More than two thousand students attend the school. It is in the 5A category of the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA).


In 2015 the Washington Post named Fairview the 340th 'most challenging' high school to attend in the United States.[1] The 2014 US News ranking placed Fairview among the top three public high schools in Colorado, 205th in the United States, and 122nd nationally in STEM education.[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.[3]

International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs[edit]

Fairview High School is one of around twenty schools in Colorado which offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.[citation needed] The school also offers a pre-IB program composed of two years of preparatory honors classes taken during the ninth and tenth grades. Students have the opportunity to enroll in a mixture of IB, AP regular classes or both.[4]


2012-2013 academic year[5]
Female 52
Male 48
Native American/Alaskan 0.2
Asian 10
Black/African-American 0.5
Hispanic/Latino 7
White/Caucasian 77
Two or more ethnicities 5
Free/reduced lunch 7
Reading proficient/advanced 88
Mathematics proficient/advanced 74


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]

State Championships[6]
Sport No. of Championships Year
Baseball 1 1993
Basketball, boys' 1 1981
Basketball, girls' 1 1985
Cross country, boys' 2 2000, 2001
Cross country, girls' 6 1980, 1982, 1984, 1999, 2001, 2005
Football 3 1978, 1979, 1987
Soccer, girls' 1 2010[7]
Swimming, girls' 1 2004, 2016
Tennis, girls' 1 2016
Track & field, boys' 2 1985, 1990
Track & field, girls' 1 1990
Gymnastics, boys' (former) 2 1965, 1966
Total 21  

Notable alumni[edit]


Entertainment and music[edit]



  1. ^ "National Schools: Get Challenge Index scores for more than 2300 high schools nationwide". apps.washingtonpost.com. Washington Post. 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fairview High School Overview". usnews.com Website. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  3. ^ 2013 America's Best High Schools - Newsweek and The Daily Beast
  4. ^ "Fairview Honors Program". Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fairview High School: Student Body". usnews.com. US News & World Report. 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  6. ^ "WayBackMachine" (PDF). web.archive.org. chsaa.org. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 December 2008. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Fairview Girls 2010 High School State Champions". http://soccer-channel.com. Soccer-channel.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ Gorzkowski, Waldemar; Tichy-Rács, Ádám. "IPhO LIST OF WINNERS IN 1ST – 41ST INTERNATIONAL PHYSICS OLYMPIADS" (PDF). JYU. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Natalia Toro". Cogito.org. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  12. ^ James Brady (July 10, 2005). "In Step With: Jessica Biel". Parade Magazine. Archived from the original on 17 October 2006. 
  13. ^ CBS Denver (December 2, 2013). "Famous Coloradans". CBS Local. 
  14. ^ Garcia, Keith. "From Felicity to Foxy Brown, Five Colorado Actresses Who Made Their Name in Hollywood", Westword, January 30, 2015. Accessed May 4, 2017. "Sheryl Lee Perhaps the Fairview High grad with the most obsessive fans around the world is Lee, whose big break came when auteur David Lynch cast the aspiring actress as the doomed Laura Palmer in the most talked-about TV show in years, Twin Peaks."
  15. ^ Gassman, Ian. "From The Who tour to Larimer Lounge: Boulder’s Rose Hill Drive is back after 6 years", Denver Post, December 14, 2016. Accessed May 4, 2017. "The Sproul brothers met Barnes while attending Boulder’s Fairview High School and began practicing in that (since demolished) house way back in 2000."
  16. ^ Heckel, Aimee. "Heckel: Don't you wish your girlfriend was classy like me?", Daily Camera, November 15, 2007. Accessed May 4, 2017. "Van Ark, a Fairview High School graduate, is known for her signature outfit: long-legged pants suits with a jacket, just above the knees."
  17. ^ http://www.usctrojans.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/barry_joe00.html Joe Barry], USC Trojans football. Accessed May 4, 2017. "He was a 2-time (1987-88) All-Colorado pick at Fairview High in Boulder after earning All-Iowa second team honors as a 1986 sophomore at Ames (Ia.) High."
  18. ^ Nguyen, Joe. "Former Fairview star WR Kenny Bell drafted by Tampa Bay", Denver Post, May 2, 2015. Accessed May 4, 2017. "Former Fairview High School star wide receiver Kenny Bell was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round with the 162nd pick in the 2015 NFL draft."
  19. ^ Crowe, Jerry. "The Line on Boselli Turned Out to Be True : USC: Hard-working redshirt freshman has more than lived up to great expectations.", Los Angeles Times, October 11, 1991. Accessed May 4, 2017. "Boselli came to USC from Fairview High in Boulder, where he carried a 3.5 grade-point average. Fairview is also the alma mater of Chris Foote, a starter at center for USC in the late 1970s, and Scott Lockwood, who was the Trojans' starting fullback before he was sidelined by knee surgery two weeks ago."
  20. ^ Clarke, Norm. "Colorado's All Time Top Prep Star? Tom Chambers - By A Spurt", The Seattle Times, February 25, 1990. Accessed May 4, 2017. "Midway through high school, Tom Chambers gave little indication he was destined to become the greatest basketball player ever to come out of Colorado. 'After his sophomore season, he was a 6-2 guard,' remembers Tom McCracken, Chambers' coach at Fairview High School in Boulder."
  21. ^ Renck, Troy E. "Jesse Crain being shopped by White Sox, could return to Colorado", Denver Post, July 15, 2013, updated April 29, 2016. Accessed May 4, 2017. "Crain, a former star at Boulder’s Fairview High School, has thought about it."
  22. ^ Daryl Dickey, Florida State Seminoles football. Accessed May 4, 2017. "He played high school football at Buchholz High in Gainesville, Fla., but graduated from Fairview High in Boulder, Colo."
  23. ^ Chris Foote, Th Pro Football Archives. Accessed May 5, 2017.
  24. ^ Jay Howell, Baseball-Reference.com. Accessed May 4, 2017.
  25. ^ Crowe, Jerry. "Fullback Lockwood Has Come Full Cycle : USC: He came here to be a tailback, but he's playing a major role in his new position and learning to like it.", Los Angeles Times, October 19, 1990. Accessed May 4, 2017. "One reason Scott Lockwood turned down a scholarship offer from Colorado after an all-star career at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colo., was that the Buffaloes wanted him to play fullback."
  26. ^ Rusch, Emilie. "Former NFL player named CEO of Broomfield-based Famous Brands; Dustin Lyman, who attended Fairview High School in Boulder, joined Famous Brands in 2013", Denver Post, September 21, 2016. Accessed May 4, 2017.
  27. ^ Renck, Troy E. "John Mozeliak of Boulder rose quickly to GM of St. Louis Cardinals", Denver Post, October 28, 2013, updated April 28, 2016. " John Mozeliak entered Major League Baseball through a side door as the assistant of anything available. Two decades later, the Fairview High School graduate is at the center of everything with the St. Louis Cardinals."
  28. ^ "Chuck Pagano, graduate of Boulder's Fairview High, hired as Indianapolis Colts coach", Daily Camera, January 25, 2012.
  29. ^ John Pagano bio at San Diego Chargers (accessed 2012-12-22).
  30. ^ "Cat Zingano UFC Bio". Ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 

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