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K-5
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Culver City, CA
Students enrolled: 551

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10820 Farragut Drive
Culver City, CA 90230

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(310) 842-4323
(310) 842-4320
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December 02, 2014
After 3 years I realize just how special this school actually is. I hope middle school will be as pleasant

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2014
We are very lucky to attend Farragut Elementary. This school is wonderful. I have a daughter who is emotional and everyday I was having a battle getting her into class. The principal, Rebecca Lynch saw my struggles and asked me if I wanted help. She took the time to get to know me and my child so she could make the morning a little easier. I don't know if there is another principal, in any district, who would call me throughout the day to update me on my child's emotional state. She verbally checks in with my daughter EVERYDAY (multiple times) to make sure she is happy. Her door is open anytime I feel like I need to touch base. This school has gone through many principals and for the first time, I feel we finally have one that cares about the well being of the students. Dr. Lynch used to head a special education school, so she is well educated in helping children in need of special services. When I sit in meetings with her, I feel so lucky that there is someone who is fighting for my child. This principal has so much knowledge about occupational therapy and speech therapy that she fights hard to get the children what they need. As a parent I am beyond grateful for this woman.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2014
Farragut is an amazing school, I've been involved with it for years. Parents are truly compassionate and caring and most teachers really love the kids. The one short fall is the Principal of the last two years. She doesn't seem to like kids or adults for that matter. She often looks unhappy and rarely interacts with others. When she does talk to the kids it's always to scold. In the past year and a half she's been there morale has plummeted no matter how much the parent groups tried to keep spirits up. Shocking that such a great school has the tolerance for such a terrible leader.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2014
Farragut school has one of the most advanced teaching systems. Teachers are very involved with students engagements. We started here with 1st grade and our teacher is very responsive and provide detailed analysis of our son performance. In addition to school staff, we have a great parents community. We are enjoying our work on projects like fall festival.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2014
Farragut is an awesome school with an awesome parent and teacher community! I'd give the school 5 stars if the principal weren't awful. But she is. She is condescending, grumpy, unprofessional and apathetic. I've not once seen her interact with a student in a positive way. I have heard her yell and shame students. Tragic that this amazing school has to put up with this abomination. She's only been there a year, and morale has plummeted. Surely the district will catch on soon. I hope so!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2014
Farragut elementary is great, but just watch out office of child development. They were very rude, always look angry and I always felt ignorance from most staffs. There's only one very kind lady but somehow, she's not there any longer. The office ruin reputation of the school district. They should be better for the service.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2014
I have a daughter in her second year at Farragut and have almost no complaints. I feel she's been adequately challenged, has made great friends, enjoyed both of her teachers, and is really happy with school. The facilities are a bit old and outdated and it would be nice to have a fresher/newer looking school, but I understand that budget cuts just make keeping up the schools appearance difficult. The solar panels have been a nice touch though. I don't agree with the negative reviews about the school on here. Sounds like those parents have way to high of expectations for a public school and expect the school to raise their children, which just simply doesn't happen with public education. You have to send your kid to private school for that. Farragut is a hidden gem and I am so glad I moved into Culver City for my daughter to go there.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
Our new principal is a great fit for Farragut. Strong, sensible, pragmatic and kind. Programs are top notch. My daughter comes home squealing about her work on the iPad during her day. As the previous poster said..."handful of PTA parents running the school". How lucky are we to have that! As a full time working parent, I think that is our gift. There are dozens, upon dozens of parents that make up the beautiful quilt that is Farragut and the parents that help to "run the school" are dedicated, smart and give up countless hours to make the school what it is today. This is the why we have amazing programs, trips, gardens, iPads, afer school, book fair, festivals. We have an abundance of good fortune at Farragut. Please know that in any school- including middle, high school, college your child is not always going to get the teacher of their choice. True lesson to be learned in it all. You get what you get and you don't get upset. The community is what is important to me and if you are looking for that, then you have come to the right place.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Farragut Elementary School is an AMAZING school. We have 2 kindergartner attending this year and both teachers have been amazing. Very strong parent involvement. Farragut's Teachers, PTA, Booster club, after school emrichment programs are amazing. The Teachers at Farragut are amazing and both my kids loveeee their new teachers. We are proud Farragut Foxes!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Farragut Elementary School is one of the best schools we have experienced. Despite our school going through more than 3 Principals, Farragut's faculty, Teachers, PTA, Booster club, after school emrichment programs have yet to dissapoint me. Being an active parent and volunteer at Farrgaut I see what goes on behind closed doors. The Teachers at Farragut have earned my husband and my respect & trust them with our daughters education, we know the cricullium that is taught at Farragut is beyond our expectations. I am proud to say our daughter attends Farraguts Elemenary school, and could not think of another elementary school we would allow her to attend.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
Farragut is not as great as people say and I hope for a better year this coming year when there will actually be a permanent, full time principal. The school demands way too much from parents and asks for everything from stocking the teachers lounge with food and snacks, to continual donations for money and supplies to do all the class activities. I understand there are budget constraints, but seriously, I have my own family to feed! And my child's kindergarten teacher should not be a kindergarten teacher - very cold and did not know how to deal with 5-6 year olds. There is only one kindergarten teacher who everyone hopes to have and if you don't get her, you are in for a miserable year. The school has a lot of good activities and qualities that make it highly sought after, but I agree with another previous post that a handful of PTA parents control the school. There needs to be more balance and accountability. Also, the school work is not challenging and below what the children are capable of. It is sad that many of the teachers do just the minimum and the ones who are invested in the kids are too rare.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
Our kid's home school is La Ballona. We would of happily gone there, but we have a neighbor with older kids that couldn't stop boasting about how great Farragut was. We applied for a permit and our son was in. He is now in 5th grade and my daughter is in 3rd grade and now I cannot stop boasting about how great Farragut is! Lots of parent involvement, caring teachers and a strong emphasis on arts and science as well as academics! Our school is now scoring higher than El Marino.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2013
Very strong parental involvement (time & money) with the school. Excellent kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Tsubakiama. Great after-school programs, and a wonderful art teacher. I would suggest improving the kindergarten playground by sodding the dirt patch. The community is very strong. And I LOVE the annual science fair.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2013
I really like Farragut Elementary. Our experience with their teachers has been wonderful. They have been kind and patient and fully committed to educating our children and nurturing their maturation into good people. The community has been wonderful as well. I love the more down to earth feeling of the school compared to private schools I have had experience with. Many of the parents are really great with their involvement of time and money. I truly feel very fortunate to be able to send my boys to this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
I would say this school is Average. It is excellent for facilities and after school activities. But, those activities are poorly managed and lack oversight. The school does not have a principal for 2012-2013 school year. We are on our second interrim principal, so there is very little accountability within the school. The PTA controls the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2011
932 API for 2011! Go Farragut Foxes! Excellent teachers. Strong Principal. Involved parents. Engaged students. Our kids have excelled in every grade level thanks to everyone at Farragut Elementary. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2011
The sense of community and extent of parent involvement is at the highest level I've ever seen. My children used to attend private schools and for the past couple of years, we have been blessed to call Farragut, our elementary school. Our kids have thrived academically and emotionally. They love the school and the memories they are building there.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2011
Farragut is not our home school but we feel so blessed that we got in last year. We wanted Farragut based on it's reputation. Farragut not only met those but it far exceeded it for us. I love my daughter's Kindegarten teacher and I know we will love any one of the 4 first grade teachers we will get. The parent involvement at Farragut is also quite remarkable -- very dedicated parents! It's a wonderful community and we feel so lucky to be a part of it.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2011
Cannot see a worst school than this. Horrible teachers. PARENTS DO NOT GO BY THE API. My daughter is in 1st grade and she has an horrible teacher. Principle doesn't do anything. She is very proud of her school. I had to remove my child in midyear because of the bad teachers. Only about 2 pages of homework given.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2011
Farragut is an excellent school in a great district. The thing that sets Farragut apart from other schools i've seen is the sense of community, tonsof parent involvement in all areas. Most of the teachers enjoy having help and most parents working or not can give some supplies, time or other contributions. The general hardship seen and felt at public schools is not as evident here because we all want to do what we can to save public schools in our neighborhood. Over all my 2nd grader has been very happy at school and I know my son will enjoy his K experience this fall.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
Our children attend Farragut, not because it is our home school, but because it came highly recommended by parents who already have children there. I'm impressed with so many things about this school. The teachers are not only exceptional educators, but they truly care about their students. The principal in her first year of leadership in 2009 took our school from an API score of 858 to 905! She expects, and gets, nothing but the best from her teachers and her students. I love that, as part of their curriculum, my children use a state-of-the-art computer lab and are exposed to many art forms: music, dance & an art studio that explores all mediums from clay to tile murals. Finally, I am thoroughly impresses with the parental involvement at Farragut. They volunteer tirelessly and generously and have inspired me to do the same!

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2011
Strong leadership by a wonderful principal and a great teaching staff. Dedicated group of parent volunteers and lots of caring families. Lots of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities. Wonderful sports field, playground. Great garden! Amazing computer lab! The kids obviously love it, and they thrive academically and socially. Exceptional to this school is the higher percentage of involvement by fathers. Very pleased with our experience so far. Mother of a first grader and soon-to-be kindergartener.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2011
My son went to an excellent pre-school in Santa Monica and my wife and I were very concerned when the time came for him to go to kindergarten. We are Culver City residents and had heard that the school district was very good and on the rise. Nevertheless it was very scary going from private school to public. I must say that Farragut Elementary School met all our hopes in that his kindergarten experience was excellent and he continues to progress at the same rate as before. The parents we have met and interacted with show the same dedication and committment that we have toward education. We have been lucky indeed to have moved to Culver City which has shown a real committment to education. Farragut Elementary is an exceptional school and I recommend it without hesitation.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2011
This is what makes Farragut great: (1) high quality teachers that encourage and create a supportive learning atmosphere; (2) principal and administration that understands that our children's education and growth are not just a job--it's a calling and (3) involved and supportive parents and community that unselfishly give time, money and resources. Moreover, Farragut is diverse (race, ethnicity, background, beliefs, family structure).

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2011
Put simply: we love Farragut. The quality of the faculty and staff is excellent, the environment is friendly, supportive and caring, and the campus is safe, peaceful and clean. Our daughter is getting an excellent education and looks forward to going to school every day.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2011
We currently have one child at Farragut, our other went through Farragut and is now at CCMS (happy with our choice too!). Farragut has a strong parent community. Each year, dedicated parents raise enough funds to pay for a part time art instructor, purchase top quality art supplies, and fund music programming for all grade levels (K-5). This arts instruction is included in their curriculum. Parents along with the leadership of the principal have brough in a wonderful personalied learning tool called Success Maker into the classroom as well. Each student participates with this excellent resource. Farragut has a great up-to-date computer lab, and a part time computer assistant to assist the teachers in running the lab. The teachers and principal at Farragut are top notch, very dedicated and offer a wonderful learning experiencne for the students. One of our teachers became a Teacher of the Year at both the local and county level last year! All in all, we have been very pleased with our local public school. For those new to sending your child to elementary school, times have changed, and parent involvement is critical to the success of your child's education.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
Going to Farragut is not just like sending your kid to a school. It's like joining a community. There is an amazing amount of parent involvement, with several wonderful parents who volunteer long hours throughout the year to ensure our kids get the best education possible. From our full time artist-in-residence to our computer lab, Farragut is much more than your average public elementary school. Any child would be lucky to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2010
Farragut has everything we looked for in a school - - excellent teachers who are really invested in their classes - a principal who is involved and engaged with what's going on in the school - dedicated parent group who focus on the goal of improving the school for the children - arts instruction, including music & visual arts - cultural diversity We are thankful for our fabulous school!

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2010
Great teachers and a dedicated principal who strives to help students who are struggling and encourages students who have a hunger for learning. Farragut prepares our children for a life of learning.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2010
This school is probably the worst school I've sent my child to.The teachers barely give any homework.My child finishes his homework in about 10 minutes and the most surprising thing is that they don't tell us when a test will be.The teachers don't let the students take any books home to prepare for the test.They discourage the all the students to prepare for the CST.THE MOST SURPRISING THING IS THAT THE TEACHERS TELL THE STUDENT TO NOT TO PREPARE FOR ANY TEST OR CST.If you talk to the principal about it,she says this is matter don't include me in it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
I love Farragut Elementary school because it has given my child a good education and the teachers are the best teachers you can ask for.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
The staff is amazing - very attentive...Mrs. Roberts is a phenomenal teacher! My daughter has learned so much and loves school! The children are well rounded and the school is extremely diverse. I love how everyone has the the same goal ... making the world a better place for our children. Keep up the good work, Farragut! We need more schools like this!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
My daughter is in kindergarten and our first year experience has been wonderful. I have been able to communicate easily and effectively with not only her teacher, but with the school principal and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Class sizes are normal,the teaching staff is great. There is always help when needed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Farragut is a great school because of all the extras the kids receive. Not only do we have terrific teachers, the kids get music and art, computer lab as well as a phenomenal extra curricular activities such as choir, handbells, musical theatre, dance, chess, art classes etc. Our teachers and parents help make this school truly unique.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Farragut is a great school because of the principal, teachers, support staff, parents and of course the kids. At Farragut, we have an art program and computer lab to benefit the children. We have hard working parents that help fundraise to make this all happen. We truly have a wonderful group of people that make Farragut a great school to be at.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
The teachers, principal and staff are so committed. Parents are very involved too. The art program and computer lab are top notch and a new computer program was just implemented that give each child CUSTOMIZED individual training in all subjects.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
it has it all! great student, great teachers, wonderful parents

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2010
Dynamic involvement-Parents and teachers are committed to the school and the children's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
Great community school, unbelievably strong parent involvement, wonderful art program, outstanding effort by the Fan Club to come up with countless fun and creative fundraisers to raise money for a lot of the schools extra programs (and the events are ALWAYS well attended!), enthusiastic teachers, and just overall the school has a great spirit that is very inclusive. It doesn't hurt that my daughter has learned SO much, much more than I had anticipated for Kindergarten and she loves it there. I could not be happier with the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
I love the diversity of the population. Racial diversity as well as socio-economic, political and cultural. Our families are involved, enthusiastic and commited to improving and supporting our school. Farragut is like a family. My children are thriving in every way and surrounded by loving, caring, intelligent people. The teachers are talented and dedicated. Farragut is a magical environment that promotes discovery, cooperation and hard work. We love Farragut Elementary School!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
We have the best parent group around! And, we are committed to the arts!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Fabulous and active parents fan club; great after school program through the district OCD

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 13, 2009
It has been a wonderful experience at this school. The new principal has made a great impact on our technology program as well. The parent involvement is incredible and superior to any other Culver City school. The strength in communication among the PTA is what makes the overall feel at Farragut a real community. The parent, teacher, student approach is the bonus factor for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2008
This is a great school. A lot of parent envolvement.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2008
My daugther loves the school, as a parent i think is a wonderful school, very good teachers and the pta is fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2008
As a parent of a kindergartener and a 4th grader at Farragut, I can say with certainty that Farragut is a great school with great teachers. Parents are very involved and teachers really care about their students. I think the mutual support between teachers and parents is what really makes Farragut such a great school. Communication with parents is really strong, and parents are encouraged to be involved at the school. Farragut is a traditional neighborhood school with high academic standards, but anyone from Culver City can attend. It has arts and technology. The parent's booster club (Farragut Fan Club) supports a full time art teacher, in class art and music programs, a state of the art computer lab and full time computer aides. The parent booster club in conjunction with the school also run an extensive array of after school classes. This is a great school for parents wanting a great education for their kids in a loving environment.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 26, 2008
My son is in kindergarten at Farragut and we are very impressed with the school. He has an outstanding teacher who is hardworking and totally dedicated to her students. I think this is a wonderful school with a great curriculum and superb after-school classes.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2007
Unfortunately, this school teacher's and principal are one sided in trying to solve issues. One teacher their builds up walls and does not communicate.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
Farragut is an excellent school with dedicated teachers, effective administration and involved parents. This school strives consistently to provide an environment of growth and support for students and educational partnership for parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2007
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January 08, 2007
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June 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2006
I like that they ask parents to be involved. This is still a great school - I went there years ago and it was good then also.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2006
An incredible new principal is in place and her efforts combined with the incredible parent volunteers make this an outstanding school. Test scores are going up and the District has implemented an art program that is integrating the arts into the standardized curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2005
The reality here is, there is a tremendous amount of activity and events designed to reach out to all parents. Money will always be a need to provide excellent academic programs to the students. Most of the paper for fundraisers, home-reading packets and other projects have been donated by parents and businesses, like mine, to help support the school succeed. Any help would be valued.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
There is no GATE program however teachers have tried hard to offer differentiated instruction. The school has begun to offer art. The program has a long way to go most parents are unaware that the school is developing an art program. The programs have had administrative difficulties. The school will have a new principal next year (2005-06) There is not an environment that facilitates parent involvement to the extent that I have seen at other schools. In spite of that fact there is quite a bit of parent involvment at this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2005
I know many people whose kids go to school at Farragut and all love it. It is known to be the best elementary school in Culver CIty.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2005
Outstanding neighborhood elementary. Great arts program, dedicated and skilled teachers, wonderful principal!

- submitted by a administrator
April 02, 2005
Strong staff that's very supportive to students. Children are challenged mentally through various teaching methods. My child has been very happy here overall as have we.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2005
PTA is very clickish and sends home flyers contantly asking for money or fund raising but does not reach out to get to know the parents. They just want your money for their fundraising drives. The school waste an insane amount of paper for these purposes which makes them not environmentally conscience or friendly.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2005
The teachers are absolutely excellent. The campus and facilities are in top condition. The academic programs are strong, however it seems that many students do not do their homework so the focus is on them and not the students that are really trying to do their work. Great music program for third, fourth and fifth graders. Extracurriculars are available at an extra cost. Strong core group of parents who do a lot of the work. Kids tend to be mean to each other on the yard and very little seems to be happening to fix it.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2005
My wife and I moved to Culver City 5 years ago from a city that ranked high in education, so we had tremendous concerns and reservations about the quality of academic school programs in LA. We are so pleased to have found Farragut, due primarily to both the high level of teacher care and competency and parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2004
The community of Farragut is what is exciting! I have two daughters attending the school and am *so impresed* with the site, the teachers, and the new principal, Dr. Kelly Karnes. Farragut offers the essence of what parents, teachers, educators and administrators strive to obtain. It is a learning community. Here in West Los Angeles the property values are skyrocketing as parents try to find 'good schools' for their children. Culver City is an oasis within Los Angeles. It exhibits a certain 'Norman Rockwell' charm . The middle school and High School are in the same block. My daughters and I walk to school every day. And we fully participate in *all* of Culver City's educational events. If you draw a mental image of what you want in school and community, Farragut and Culver City would be # 1. Roger Maxwell, parent of 5th and 2nd grader.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2004
My child participates in character development activities through the 'School Families' program. Each child is assigned to a family leader (staff member), and the family groups meet once per month to reinforce character traits. This has been a very postive and rewarding experience for my child! I am extremely pleased with how Farragut addresses the need of the 'whole' child.

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February 10, 2004
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January 29, 2004
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- submitted by a student
January 24, 2004
My son is allowed to attend this school on a waiver from LAUSD. I am grateful for this. The school has been his family and his academic achievments have been beyond any expectations. I have enjoyed wonderful teacher/parent relationships and feel I can approach his teachers anytime. Thank you Farragut!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2004
Farragut exceeds all the expectations of a high quality, child focused, neighborhood school. It is a warm/nurturing place with an extraordinary sense of 'family'. Parents, teachers, administrators and staff all communicate openly, frequently and meaningfully to insure our children receive a top quality education, individualized attention in a safe and secure environment. This school should have been in a Norman Rockwell portrait as it represents the best of expectations.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2004
Safety and security are top priorities at Farragut. Gates are locked during the school & instructional day to ensure this. Teachers, parents, and the principal all work together to provide great educational opportunities to students.

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December 18, 2003
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Farragut Elementary School
10820 Farragut Drive, Culver City, CA  90230
(310) 842-4323
Last modified Farragut Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Farragut Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 79 reviews. Top