#49 Elementary School in WV and #2 in Jackson County

Fairplain Elementary School

51 Panther Drive, Ripley, WV 25271

How Good is Fairplain Elementary School?

Report Card

A Academic Results
C+ Learning Enviroment
C+ School Safety
A- Overall Grade

Fairplain Elementary School is in Ripley, West Virginia and is a Jackson County school. It has 220 students and 18 teachers and serves grades M-M.

When compared to other schools in West Virginia it is above average and has received and a grade of A- from The School Review. The school ranks 2 for elementary schools in Jackson County and 49 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


A number of factors, including West Virginia standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics score. Fairplain Elementary School received a grade of A for academics. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in West Virginia.

Source: WV Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we look at a variety of factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Fairplain Elementary School performs slightly below average compared to other West Virginia elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is C+.

Students : Teacher
WV Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
WV Avg. 2%
New Teachers
WV Avg. 13%
Learning Enviroment Grade C+
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


A school’s safety grade is calculated by inspecting data such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. Fairplain Elementary School earned a grade of C+ for safety. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other elementary schools in West Virginia.

Safety Grade C+
In-School Suspensions Poor
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations N/A


Basic student body information from Fairplain Elementary School is included below. A school’s demographics are not used when calculating its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
WV Avg. 18%
Free Lunch
WV Avg. 16%
Econ. Disadvantaged
WV Avg. 52%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 220
Minority Students 5
Diversity Index 3
Students with Disablities 38
Economically Disadvantaged 53%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students 1%


Academic Overperformance I - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than 3% of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is an important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are elementary schools close to Fairplain Elementary School. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. For a more complete directory of Ripley schools, go to the Ripley, West Virginia schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Ripley Elementary School C+ C+ C C
2 Kenna Elementary School B- B B- C
3 Evans Elementary School A A+ C+ C+
4 Cottageville Elementary School B- B+ D D
5 Gilmore Elementary School B A- C- B

Fairplain Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Fairplain Elementary School? 220 students.
  • How good of a school is Fairplain Elementary School? The school received an overall grade of A-, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Fairplain Elementary School in? The school is located in Jackson County.
  • How can I contact Fairplain Elementary School? The school's number is (304) 372-7340.
  • Where is Fairplain Elementary School? 51 Panther Drive, Ripley, West Virginia 25271

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Ripley Elementary School
404 Second Avenue Ripley, WV 25271
Kenna Elementary School
275 Business Park Dr Kenna, WV 25248
Evans Elementary School
205 School House Drive Evans, WV 25241
Cottageville Elementary School
270 Second Street Cottageville, WV 25239
Gilmore Elementary School
7412 Parkersburg Road Sandyville, WV 25275