About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Fair-Oak Elementary is to empower and inspire students to explore, create, and excel while positively impacting their world.  

Our Motto

Empowering Students to Open the World Through Education!

Our History

In 1996, Fair Play and Oakway Elementary merged to become Fair-Oak Elementary. Due to overcrowding at this Fair-Oak Elementary, as well as the merger of Oakway and Westminster Middle into West-Oak Middle, the fourth and fifth graders moved to the former Oakway Middle School in 2007. Oakway and Fair-Oak operated as separate schools for 8 years. The 2015-16 year marked the beginning of Fair-Oak becoming one school, but at separate campuses. In 2016, we reopened Fair-Oak as one school in a modern, renovated facility located at 1964 Oakway Road in Westminster, South Carolina.

Our AdminTeam

David W. Thompson, Principal

Jennifer Woody, Assistant Principal

Joshua Harrison, Assistant Principal

Welcome From Our Principal

Welcome to a new and exciting year at Fair-Oak Elementary.  As we embark upon the 2019-2020 school year, my staff and I

are incredibly honored to serve all of you.  As the leader of Fair-Oak Elementary, my staff and I will continue to build

the success of all students within our school community.  Building strong relationships among parents, community members,

and students is essential in this process.  We are still dedicated to our vision statement to empower students to open

the world through education.  


As we embark on year three, I look forward to an even better year than year one! My family and I are ecstatic about being a part of the Fair-Oak family and community. I have spent the past 15 years of my life in education. I believe that education is beyond the curriculum but involves educating the whole child. I look forward to serving alongside with you and your student(s), as we take this journey on what I know will be an exciting time for everyone!

If we can ever do anything to assist you, please do not hesitate to call on us!


David W. Thompson