Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – Fairview High School – Newsweek – 98/100

Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – Fairview High School – Newsweek – 98/100

Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – Fairview High School – Newsweek – 98/100


Fairview High School is a public, coeducational, comprehensive high school founded in 1960 and located twenty-six miles northwest of Denver in Boulder, Colorado. Fairview is a member of the Boulder Valley School District. More than 2000 students attend the school, placing it in the 5A category of Colorado sports. Fairview is ranked in the top ten in Colorado, and within the United States, in the top one-hundred in STEM education and top three-hundred in the nation.[2]

1515 Greenbriar Blvd, Boulder, CO 80305, United States



According to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report of high schools, Fairvew High School is ranked No. 7 in Colorado, No. 294 in the United States, and No. 97 in STEM education in the United States.[2] Fairview High School was ranked by Newsweek Magazine as the 2nd best high school in Colorado and the 98th in the nation. More than 79% of all seniors passed an AP or IB test.[3]

International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs[edit] Fairview High School offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. The school also offers a pre-IB program composed of two years of preparatory honors classes during the ninth and tenth grades. Students have the opportunity to enroll in a mixture of IB, AP regular classes or both.[4]

Athletic Championships
Girls’ cross country has won two state titles.[citation needed]

Football – 1978, 1979, 1987[5] Golf (Boys’) – 2007[citation needed] Soccer (Girls’) – 2010[6] Swimming (Girls’) – 2004[7] Notable alumni

Natalia Toro, class of 1999; physicist at the Perimeter Institute[8][9][10][11]

Houston Astros reliever Jesse Crain class of 1999; played baseball, basketball and football and was named 1999 All-State and Colorado High School Player of the Year.
Former NFL tight end Dustin Lyman class of 1995; played football and baseball at Wake Forest University, and went on to play five seasons for the Chicago Bears.
Former Major League Baseball player Jay Howell graduated in the 1970s.
Former NBA All-Star Tom Chambers played at Fairview in 1977.
Chris Foote center at USC’s 1978 National Championship team and a ten-year NFL veteran played for Fairview in the early 1970s.
Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano starred on Fairview’s championship teams in 1977-78, and his younger brother John Pagano, currently the defensive coordinator at the San Diego Chargers, class of 1984.
Former NFL All-Pro offensive lineman Tony Boselli class of 1990.
Former Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Kevin Call class of 1980.
Bob Byman class of 1973, five career wins on the PGA and European golf tours.
Kevin Russo, class of 2002, is a member of the Detroit Tigers franchise.

Musicians and actors
Former American Idol contestant Ace Young, class of 1999; participated in sports and choir.
Actress Sheryl Lee class of 1985, appeared as Laura Palmer in the television show Twin Peaks.
TV Actress Sheree J. Wilson
The members of the rock band Rose Hill Drive.
Jessica Biel was tutored at Fairview.
John Patrick Lowrie, voice actor for popular video games such as Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2.

Poker pro Paul Wasicka, who played five sports at Fairview, placed 2nd at the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event.