• As the Baldwin County 4-Part-Plan describes, balanced literacy, including guided reading, is our school’s main academic focus.  Fairhope Elementary was recognized by the Alabama State Department of Education and the Alabama Legislature in September 2018 as Alabama’s TOP 50 $1 Million Schools for efforts in showing the most improvement in 3rd grade reading on the Scantron Performance Series Reading Assessment.  We attribute the improvement to hardworking teachers, reading coaches, and students!