• Scott County Schools Student Handbook

  • School Mission Statements


    Our History

    Fairview Elementary School is located in Scott County, in the city of Huntsville, Tennessee. The school opened in 1985. Fairview’s opening combined the schools of Norma, Straight Fork, and Capitol Hill.  In selecting the new school’s colors and mascot, Capitol Hill selected red, white, and blue while Norma selected the Rebels. Two additions have been added to the school since it’s opening. In 1991, our first football team was formed and was coached by Elmer Patrick.

    Currently, Fairview is a Pre-K through eighth grade school with an enrollment of approximately 400 students. In May 2000, the school was awarded accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (S.A.C.S.). Our school was the first elementary school in Scott County to be awarded this honor.

    We have had seven principals at Fairview School since our opening. Our principals have been T.L. Lay, William (Ikey) Duncan, Joe Robbins, Ken Davidson, Linda Sharp, Denise Watson, and Scott Cash. Our school board members have been Mack Byrd, Beverly Washam, Brian Strunk, and Tommy Silcox.


    Please do not drop-off students before 7:25 AM. There is no one on bus duty before this time and your child cannot be supervised. School begins at 7:50 AM. Students arriving after 7:50 will be tardy and must be signed in by the person who brings them to school.

    If parents need to discuss an issue with a teacher, please call during the teacher's planning time, make an appointment, leave a message with the office, or email the teacher. Email addresses and planning times can be found on the teacher’s welcome letter or by calling the office.

    At the end of the day, school personnel will bring car riders to the front of the building near the main entrance. For your child's safety, students will only be allowed to leave with the person listed on the pickup list. Please update this list as needed. Car riders are picked up at 3:05 PM. Buses will leave at 3:25 PM.

    Please note: If a student will be riding a different bus than usual, parents must send a bus note with their child, which is to be given to the office. If a friend is spending the night with another friend, our school requires permission forms from BOTH sets of parents to be turned in to the office. This lets us know that your child has permission to ride a different bus, and that the child has permission to go home with the student. This procedure is for your child's safety.

    School information will be sent by the School Reach phone system, so it's important that we have your correct phone number. This becomes particularly important during the winter months. The school website, Facebook, and the school sign will be updated regularly with school events.

    School breakfast and lunch is FREE for all students!

    Delivery of outside food is prohibited to any time prior to 1:00 PM (School Handbook pg. 17). This means no outside food (restaurant food boxes, carryout trays, etc.) can be brought into the cafeteria. Lunches brought from home need to be carried in a lunch bag or box. Also, please remember that students cannot drink soda, Gatorade, or other sports drinks in the cafeteria. The only exception is if the juice is 100% fruit juice. Even if students bring their lunch, all drinks need to be in a thermos. The only exception is water bottles.


    Please write your child's name on backpacks, jackets, eyeglass cases, lunch boxes, and any other personal items.

    Our school collects Box Tops and Coke bottle lids. Please send these to school with your child. These programs help us purchase additional school supplies for the students.

    Students in Grades K-6 participate in Pizza Hut's Book It reading program. Teachers will set reading goals for your child, and if the student reaches his/her monthly goal, the child will receive a certificate for a free personal pan pizza. Thank you for encouraging your child to read!

    Homeroom Placement (Grades 3-8)

    In order to have appropriate placement in intervention programs, and to meet the needs of individual students academically, it is sometimes necessary to change a student's homeroom placement.  This allows us to differentiate instruction to levels that will most appropriately benefit all of our students.  If a change in homeroom placement is necessary to better meet the needs of your child, you will be notified accordingly. Thank you for your continued support!
















    Upcoming Events

    Thu Sep 23
    Football Homecoming & 8th Grade Night
    Thu Sep 23
    Football Team Pictures: 4:30 PM
    Thu Sep 23 @ 3:00PM - 07:00PM
    Silent Auction
    Fri Sep 24 @ 5:00PM -
    CC Meet: 5:00 PM @ SHS Track