History of Fairglen

  • A former Fairglen student (Chris Lohse) emailed us this information about Fairglen: "I believe that Fairglen opened in September of 1966. From 1966 until the late 1980's, James J. Clark was principal. He was an extraordinary man who made Fairglen into the top elementary school in Brevard at that time. It was said that he knew the name of every child in his school."                                       

    Mrs. Judy Yates, our former bookkeeper, adds, "Fairglen was named after a street in Titusville where the Superintendent of the school system lived."

    Student enrollment has varied over the years, and at one time was over 1200 students. In 1989, Mrs. Lori Ruiz became our principal, and during her years here, the school was renovated and the school is now all under one roof. Mrs. Susie Fleming was our third principal, and she retired in 2003. Then, Mrs. Jane Cline became principal of Fairglen from 2003 - 2010. We are now under the able leadership of Catherine Murphy.


  • Vision – Fairglen Elementary School’s vision is to develop well-rounded, productive and successful citizens by serving every student with excellence as the standard.  

    Mission – We, the students, staff, parents and community of Fairglen Elementary, work together as a team to provide a nurturing and safe environment that promotes academic and personal excellence, encourages independent thinkers and inspires young minds to reach full potential.



    Catherine Murphy, Principal

    Ms. Murphy was born and raised in Brevard County.  Having gone through the Brevard Public School system herself, she is an advocate for providing our students with a high quality education.  As a graduate of the University of Central Florida, she was determined to give back to the community of Brevard.  She started her teaching career in 2005 at Croton Elementary as a 5th grade math and science teacher.  Her passion for education and teaching has led her to a variety of experiences.  In February of 2014, Ms. Murphy was appointed as the Assistant Principal of Longleaf Elementary in Melbourne, Florida.  During her time at Longleaf, Ms. Murphy focused on cultivating relationships and positively impacting student achievement.  Being appointed as Fairglen’s principal in 2018 was truly a highlight in her career.  Ms. Murphy wholeheartedly believes in the potential of all students.  She is dedicated to providing students with the necessary tools in order for them to find success. 

    Aimee DiLago, Asst. Principal


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Contact Us

  • Fairglen Elementary School
    201 Indian Trail
    Cocoa, Florida


    FAX 321-877-0940

    Webmaster:  Mike Jones

    School Hours for Fairglen Students

       7:45 - Students enter classrooms. 
       8:00 - Bell rings to start the student day.
       2:25 - Car riders go to car loop.
       2:25 - Bus riders are dismissed.
       2:35 - School Day Care, Bike riders and walkers are excused.  

    The school opens at 7:30 am and students can go have a free breakfast in the cafeteria.  They can enter the classroom at 7:45 am. Students will not be supervised until 7:30 am. If you need to bring your child earlier than 7:30 am, we have a wonderful Edu-Care program.

    Short days: 

    Car Riders 1:10, Bus Riders 1:15, Bikers/Walkers 1:20 


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