The Chico Unified School District Board of Trustees established Fair View High School in 1968. Classes were first held at the Silver Dollar Fair Grounds where the students named the school Fair View. They said they were treated fairly and that the staff and the activities of the school provided them with a new and more positive view of life. The school was then moved to the old Oakdale Elementary School location at 11th and Park in 1975. In 2005, Fair View High School moved to its current location at 290 East Ave (formerly Jay Partridge Elementary School).
Fair View High School continues to have a fair and positive approach. Fair View promotes this through tge concepts of Show Up(attendance), Be Cool(behavior), and Take Care of Business(credit/work completion). These are the three areas that the majority of our students need some assistance with and are the basis for most referrals to alternative education. These are the important life skills we address with our students.
Fair View proudly follows both District and State standards. We have been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1974. We have also been recognized by the California Department of Education as a Model Continuation High School.