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Superintendent’s Message


Message from Superintendent Billy Smith…

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We welcome you to the 2017-18 school year!


Our students will experience many positive changes during this historic year for the Fairfield City School District. In partnership with you and the Ohio School Facilities Construction Commission, we opened three new state-of-the-art schools this year - a new Central Elementary and a new Freshman School, and now have a sixth elementary building, Compass Elementary School. This brings the number of schools in the District to 11.


Although we said goodbye to two of our oldest buildings - the old Central Elementary and Freshman School on Dixie Highway, we believe that the new schools are better equipped to provide increased learning opportunities for your children. With the new Freshman School now adjacent to our Senior High School building, we now have a true high school campus.


This year we also opened two middle schools - Creekside (formerly Fairfield Middle School) and Crossroads (the former Intermediate School). These buildings will house fewer students in grades 6-8. Our fifth graders will enjoy an additional year at the elementary level. This reconfiguration will provide fewer building transitions for students.


For the first time ever, all of our schools are air conditioned. Students will now be able to learn in a comfortable environment. We are pleased to also be able to provide busing to our high school sophomores.


Our staff of over 1,000 have all played a huge role in making these great things happen in our District. We are thankful for our supportive community. Without you, none of this would be possible.


We believe that this year will be the #BestYearEver!