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Fairburn History and Stats

Fairburn Avenue Elementary School (Fairburn) has the proud history of being one of the finest public schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Established in 1926, Fairburn is a high-performing neighborhood school located in West Los Angeles. It provides rigorous, enriching, and creative learning opportunities to 460 students in grades TK-5. Owing to our location in a culturally diverse state and our proximity to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the many visiting faculty, scholars, and graduate students it attracts from around the world, Fairburn’s student population is truly international. In 2018-19, its English language learners spoke 18 languages and hailed from over 40 countries. Fairburn is racially diverse, comprising 57% White, 24% Asian, 8% Hispanic and 2% Black students, and economically diverse, with 18% free and reduced-lunch students. Fairburn’s unique demographic and linguistic diversity provide opportunities for its students to learn firsthand about different cultures and countries.

Fairburn is consistently a top-performing school within LAUSD, ranking better than 98% of elementary schools in California; it was eighth among 561 ranked elementary schools on the Smarter Balance Assessment. The 2018 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results show students perform at the highest levels in both English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics, with greater than 86% demonstrating proficiency or higher in both academic areas. Fairburn scored at the highest level of Blue on the new California School Dashboard. There is no achievement gap between Asian, Black, Hispanic and White students. 83% to 100% of students in each group meet or exceed standards on ELA and 75% to 100% meet or exceed in math.

The motto of the Fairburn Avenue Boosters (FAB), our parent support group—“Everyone gives because everyone benefits,”—is borne out in our stats: 98% of our families support the school financially, parents actively volunteer in classrooms and at events, and a strong sense of community and mission is shared by everyone. Families are actively involved in many schoolwide programs, including our International Feast (which gives families a chance to share aspects of their cultural heritage) and periodic school beautification days. Wallpapered on the fences surrounding the school are colorful banners displaying community and family support, and an abundance of school spirit.  

Fairburn is dedicated to inspiring lifelong learners in a responsible and enthusiastic environment created through partnerships with students, families, and the community. We’re proud to uphold a rigorous and challenging learning environment rich in cultural diversity, celebrated in achievement, and filled with possibility—a school where all learn and achieve success.