Fairport High School

Fairport High School

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streetaddress = 1 Dave Paddock Way
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state = New York
zipcode = 14450
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principal = Pamula Ciranni (Interim)
viceprincipal = Donald Santini,
Gary Clark (Blue)
Wayne Ackles (White)
Greg Obenauf (Red)
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faculty = 116
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Hours_in_Day = 7:22am–3:30pm
athletics = 35 Varsity Sports [ [http://www.fairport.org/departments.cfm?subpage=420 Fairport Athletics] ]
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yearbook = The Hourglass
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opened = July 10, 1968
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Fairport High School (FHS) is a public high school serving the tenth through twelfth grades in Fairport, NY and is part of the Fairport Central School District. Fairport's Interim Principal is Pamula Ciranni, replacing David Paddock who retired at the end of the 2007-08 school year.

Current enrollment estimates place the student population around 1,800. The Class of 2007 comprises approximately 573 students. The Class of 2009 is the largest class to pass through FHS in approximately 15 years, with around 650 students. FHS takes part in numerous international exchange programs, including trips to Ireland, France, Spain, Germany and Italy.


In 1924 the high school was on West Avenue in the village of Fairport. Later, it was at Minerva Deland High School. July 10, 1968 marked the groundbreaking of the current Fairport High School, which opened to students on December 7, 1970.


In 1996 FHS was given permission to broadcast educational programs on FACT 12, programs included the FHS Morning Show, Homecoming events, Concerts, Award Ceremonies, and Sporting Events. [http://www.village.fairport.ny.us/History.cfm Village History] ]

Campus/school site

Pre 1968 Campus

The pre-1968 Fairport High School campus was located on West Avenue only 2 blocks from Main Avenue in the village of Fairport, NY. It was built and opened in 1924 to serve as the village's first Public High School. The old campus today serves as a housing complex for Fairport,NY Residents. [http://www.city-data.com/picfilesv/picv19642.php West Ave Fairport High School] ]

Post 1968 Campus

As the population of the town increased the town saw the need to build a much larger high school. The campus was relocated to 1358 Ayrault Road to accommodates a much larger campus. In 1968 land was broken for the new Fairport High School Campus.


The new campus was much larger than its predecessor which included a much larger surface area for athletic events to be held on. The athletic fields include...
*Track and Field "Approved in 2000" [Citation| last =McDermott| first =Meaghan| title =Fairport students will see changes
newspaper =Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (NY)| pages =3B| year =2000| date =September 4th
*Football Field with 1,000 Seat Bleecher
*5 Tennis Courts
*Discus/Hammer Throw Field
*2 Softball Fields
*2 Baseball Fields
*4 General Purpose FieldsIn addition there is a concession/admissions stand used for HS Sporting Events.


Fairport High School includes a large and small parking lot shared by Seniors with parking passes and School Faculty.

Indoor Facilities

Fairport HS consists of all the usual facilities you would find in todays average Suburban High School.
**Competition Swimming/Diving Pool [http://www.wsabluefins.com/directions.htm FHS Pool Directions] ]
**1 Gym Divided Into 4 sections
**3 Cafeterias
**1 Small Auditorium
**1 Large Auditorium
**3 Art/Crafts Rooms
**2 Music Rooms
**4 Computer Labs
**Staff offices

Construction Projects/Other

In the 1990s an East and West Wing was added to the school which held additional class space.In 2006 there were plans for a 50,000 square foot field house and the installation of lights on the football field. [Citation| last =Diaz| first =Fernando| title =Fairport at a crossroads
newspaper =Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (NY)| pages =1B, 4B| year =2006| date =February 9th
] In 2007 a multi-use turf field was approved. [Citation| last =Steenburgh| first =Megan| title = WHAT'S NEW IN FAIRPORT AND PERINTON
newspaper =Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (NY)| pages =1B, 4B| year =2007| date =June 14th


The high school is divided into three houses (Red, White, Blue) each with its own assistant principal. Several course areas are offered to students: [ [http://www.fairport.org/HighSchool.cfm?subpage=292 FHS Academics] ]

*Art- Jewelery, Advertising Design, Modern, Traditional, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Fibers. [ [http://www.fairport.org/HighSchool.cfm?subpage=293 FHS Art Department] ]
*Business- Accounting, Law, Careers/Finance, Keyboarding, E-Commerce, Business Ownership, Marketing, Co-Op, Sports/Entertainment Management and, Money Management [ [http://www.fairport.org/HighSchool.cfm?subpage=308 FHS Business Department] ]
*English- Film, Drama, Mythology, Journalism, Speaking, Theater, Literature
*Family and Consumer Science- Culinary Arts, Child Development
*Foreign Language- French, German,Latin and, Spanish.
*Health- Life skills, Red Cross Certification, ect.
*International Baccalaureate- An advanced diploma recommended for students planning to attend competitive international universities. Fairport HS was the first High School in Monroe county to offer this program. [ [http://www.fairport.org/HighSchool.cfm?subpage=322 FHS IB Department] ]
*Mathematics- Algebra,Pre-Calculus, Statistics, Computer Science, Calculus
*Music- Band, Concert, Orchestra, Choir
*Physical Education- Field Sports, Team Building, Exercise, Square Dancing
*Science- Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Biology
*Social Studies- United States History, Global History, Leadership Seminar, Economics, European History
*Technology- Digital Video, Website Design, Pre-Engineering, Electronics
*Special Education- Services to students with disabilities


Fairport High School features an excellent music program. Day Jazz, Afternoon Jazz, Sophomore Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Polyphonic Women's Choir, Polyphonic Mixed Choir, and Sophomore Choir are all credit-bearing ensembles. The groups usually obtain gold or gold with distinction ratings at NYSSMA festivals. Students from the three bands are also members of the Pep Band, which plays at home games, at pep rallies, and in parades. A Pit Orchestra is also selected from the top students every year to perform during the spring musical.

The Prisms Concert, which takes place every spring, is a concert featuring many of these groups, as well as students performing solos or small group pieces. This concert is unique because the groups play in different areas of the auditorium. A spotlight focuses on the group or student performing as they play one three-minute piece. When they finish, the spotlight moves to another performer.

Higher Level Courses

*Advance Placement courses are offered at Fairport High School to allow students planning to attend college to get a head start on courses. Advance Placement courses that are offered include, Language & Composition, English Humanities, Spanish, Statistics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics B, Physics C, U.S. History, American History: Humanities, and European History.
*SUPA are courses that allow students to earn SUPA credit early courses include, Economics, Policy Analysis, Psychology, Forensic Science and, Sociology.
*Cisco Networking Cisco networking courses at Fairport High School give FHS Students the chance to possibly become certified with cisco.

Extracurricular activities

Fairport High school has been noted for its above average student involvement in after school activities.


The Fairport High School athletic nickname is the Red Raiders. The school's colors are red, white and blue. FHS has a strong athletic tradition in many of its varsity sports such as Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Field Hockey, Hockey, Lacrosse, Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming. Fairport offers 35 varsity sports as well as offerings at the Junior Varsity and Modified levels.

In 2006 and 2007, Fairport won the Class AAA basketball championship in Section 5. In both years the team played against their arch rivals Rush Henrietta. The cheerleading squad has won three national titles as well as numerous other sectional and regional titles. The baseball team won three consecutive Section 5 Class AAA titles in 2005, 2006 and 2007.cite news |title=Fairport baseball coach Granger dies at age 54 |url=http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007711290367 |publisher="Democrat and Chronicle" |date=2007-11-29 |accessdate=2007-11-29 ]

tudent Organizations/Clubs

*Art Club
* [http://www.fairport.org/webpages/lpuckett/index.cfm?subpage=968 Authors Club]
* [http://www.fairport.org/webpages/lpuckett/index.cfm?subpage=967 Books n' Bagels]
*Chess Team
*Dance Team
*Fairport FIRST Robotics
*Gay and Straight Alliance
*Geography and Travel
*German American Partnership Program
*Hourglass "Yearbook"
*International Club
*Interscholastic Athletics
*Jazz Choir
*Leo Club
*Math Team
*Media Club
*Model U.N.
*Music Theater
*Odyssey of the Mind
*Peer Meditation
*Policy Advocates
*Science Club
*Spanish Exchange
*Student Council
* [http://fairport.org/HighSchool.cfm?subpage=287 The Lampion "School Newspaper"]
*Ultimate Frisbee
*Varsity Club
*Youth to Youth

Honors Society

*French Honors Society
*German National Honors Society
*National Honors Society
*Spanish Honors Society


::Fairport High School's Fairport FIRST Robotics team has been a participant in the FIRST Robotics Competition program for 10 years. When the team was founded in 1997 they were sponsored by Eastman Kodak and was known as Team 36 Kod-Red and, was the first suburban FIRST team in the Rochester, NY region. In 1999 Kodak discontinued. its sponsorship and the Gleason Works became the sponsor for the team known as Team 578 Blue Lightning. The Gleason Works is still the team's main sponsor, supporting the team financially and allowing students to travel to The Gleason Works to build their robot. In 2000 they became the FIRST Philadelphia Regional Winners and the year after they became the FIRST Nasa VCU Regional Winners. In 2004 the team became the FRC Pittsburgh Finalist. [ [http://www.fairportfirst.com Fairport FIRST Robotics Team Website] ]

Notable alumni

*Philip Seymour Hoffman- An Academy Award winning actor that starred in Capote, Mission Impossible 3 and a number of other blockbuster hits.
*Christine Whitman [ [http://www.complemar.com/leadership-team.aspx/ Complemar Inc.] ] - Chairman, CEO, and President of Complemar, Inc.
*Gordan Hoffman- Younger Brother of Philip Seymour Hoffman
*Julia Nunes- Popular YouTube.com Music artist [ [http://www.mpnnow.com/news/x1905568665/VIDEO-Fairport-teen-becoming-YouTube-sensation Fairport teen becoming YouTube sensation] ]

Notable teachers/faculty

*Richard Ognibene, Jr.-a Fairport High School Science department teacher and a Niskayuna High School Grad [ [http://www.niskayunaschools.org/district/news/Ognibene_TeacherofYear2007-08.htm New York State Board of Regents] ] was selected as the 2008 New York State "Teacher of The Year". He is best known for his coordination of the Fairport Central School Districts "Brotherhood Sisterhood week" [ [http://www.highered.nysed.gov/kiap/2008totypressrelease.html New York State Board of Regents] Fairport HS Teacher named Teacher of the Year] .


ee also

*Fairport Central School District
*Fairport, New York
*Rochester, New York


External links

* [http://www.fairport.org/schools/fhs/default.asp Fairport High School website]
* [http://www.fairport.org/schools/fairport_high.asp School district page]
* [http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/browse_school/ny/840 Greatschools.net profile]
* [http://www.fairportfirst.com Fairport FIRST Team's Website]
* [http://fairportcheerleading.com Fairport Cheerleading website]
* [http://www.fairporttrack.com/ Fairport Track and Field website]
* [http://democratandchronicle.com/homes/community/fairportschool/101.html Rochester Democrat & Chronicle : "Fairport - A Day in the Life of One of Our Schools"]
* [http://www.whec.com/article/stories/S315387.shtml?cat=0 : "Fairport High School principal to retire at end of school year"]


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