Award Year: 2015

Fairview Middle School

6289 U.S. Highway 127
Sherwood, OH, 43556-9735

(419) 658-2331

Mrs. Suzanne M. Geis, Principal at time of Nomination

Central Local Schools

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To provide a positive learning environment for each student to realize his/her fullest potential as a life-long learner in a global society.

Student Demographics
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Our enthusiastic and dedicated staff welcomes students back to school.

Our enthusiastic and dedicated staff welcomes students back to school.

Fairview Middle School is nestled in the heart of several rural farming communities in Defiance County and is truly the hub and common thread for everyone in our district. Our students balance farm work and extra-curricular activities while maintaining excellent grades. We stress self-respect and the value of intrinsic motivation for personal success, but we also publicly recognize and honor those who work hard, show improvement, and persistently strive to succeed. Our philosophy is to provide students with experiences and opportunities to build skills necessary to discover and maximize individual potential. Students are our focus and teachers are the most valuable resource. We believe that enthusiastic, well-prepared, knowledgeable students are a product of enthusiastic, well-prepared, and knowledgeable teachers who have been given the time, training, support, and tools necessary to hone instructional skills. We have worked to build a collaborative team climate. Grade level teams meet daily to discuss research-based instructional strategies. Teams analyze and dissect data to inform instruction. Teachers collaborate to develop cross-curricular activities that engage students and produce results. Our dedicated staff sets high standards of excellence for all students, inspiring them to set personal goals and assisting them in achieving success. The success of our school is a direct reflection of the investments provided by our staff and the community we serve: people dedicated to helping others achieve, a work ethic committed to excellence, and the belief that all students can learn and become productive members of our community.