Principal's Message

Dear Griffin Families,
Principal Swilley
I would like to welcome all of our new and returning students! I am looking forward to another productive and successful school year. Due to Covid-19, this year will be different. However, we will continue to ensure that quality teaching and learning occur every day for every student and take Fairfield Central to new heights. Our theme for the 2020-2021 school year will be: Griffins Cruising Together! This theme encompasses the need for all stakeholders to work together to make certain that our students thrive during our Modified Virtual setting with hopes of Modified Traditional soon. Despite all that is occurring, we believe that Fairfield Central High School is destined for amazing accomplishments and significant milestones this school year. The gifts and talents of our students, combined with the dedication and passion of our teachers, allow us to strive for excellence regardless of the setting. Excellence is not the result of a good intention or clever slogan. It is not a value that is easily achieved. It comes from a strong desire to improve how we do things when we see something we can do better. We continue to work hard to ensure that Fairfield Central High School will be recognized as a school that prepares their students and teachers for success. As we strive for excellence, we will move from good to GREAT.
Fairfield Central High School is a great place to be. I believe that strong school-community relationships are essential to high academic achievement of our students. We made great strides last year, and we have a lot to be proud of. A few of our highlights include 28 graduates of Midlands Technical College with Associate Degrees in Science and/or General Studies Certificates, State and National Accolades for our Griffin Beta Club, increase in the number of students earning college credits, and our Theater Tech Team winning the National Federation of High Schools Heart of the Arts Award. I know by continually improving our school-community relations, more positive gains are inevitable. Find any successful school, and you will also find parents and community members that are involved and supportive of the school. Your support is integral to our success. This community recognizes the value of educational and extra-curricular activities; therefore, our school expects our students to excel both inside and outside of the classroom. I hope that you are proud of our students as they reflect these expectations through their character and commitment.
Dr. Tracie Swilley
Proud Principal