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2660 Ruth Swiggett Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

(323) 222-6659
(323) 222-9693
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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
November 21, 2015
The student body includes a population of children with special needs. The students have a wonderful opportunity to learn from interacting with each other with compassion and empathy.

- submitted by a parent
Grateful to: Teacher
November 21, 2015
This "Thank you" is for all of the Deaf & Hard of hearing program teachers at Farmdale Elementary. It is not the most lucrative line of work but your love and dedication to your students is inspirational. I want you to know that you are appreciated and acknowledged for your hard work.

- submitted by a parent

July 19, 2013
My daughter is also in the DHH program and we are looking forward to another year of great improvement in her communication. Her teacher has shown great patience and has given my daughter confidence in her communication. The staff is very friendly and the bond that the children develop is beautiful to watch. I highly recommend it for any child who needs special attention.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2013
Farmdale Elementary has been my daughters' school for two years. The teachers are great, hard working, and dedicated to their kids. One of My daughters is hard of hearing and their program has helped my daughter get what she needs to succeed in the general setting. The school has an excellent DHH Program, I've seen families that move closer to the school because they find what other schools cannot offer them, support and help. In addition, to the DHH program, the school offers a dual speaking language program, English and Spanish. Kids learn two languages at the same time. Going back to the DHH program, if you have kids with special needs, come and visit Farmdale El. It is the best.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2013
Hi - I am a teacher at Farmdale and I am excited about all we have going for our students and community. Last year we became an international Baccalaureate school. We are one of the first public schools in the LA area to become IB. It is exciting and now our full feeder pattern - ES Middle & Wilson HS are IB as well. At Farmdale the staff is awesome and care. We have great Parents as well. It is an innovative & exciting place to work!

- submitted by a teacher

August 16, 2010
So far this school and the AMAZING teachers have far, far exceeded my expectations. I am really excited about the dual language program and can't wait to meet her new teachers. I feel so lucky that this is our school.

- submitted by a parent
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January 25, 2009
They have a Dual Language Program how great is that!

- submitted by a parent
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June 06, 2008
The staff at Farmdale is dedicated, enthusiastic, and highly competent. This however does not always equate to high student academic achievement. The sad truth is that Farmdale is located in a lower social economic neighborhood where the majority of parents do not value education. With this in mind, it is unfair and ignorant to always blame the staff at Farmdale for poor student performance. It does not take a genius to figure out that students perform at a higher level when parents get involved in the process of educating their children. Parents you need to get involved!

- submitted by a parent

February 21, 2008
Farmdale teachers, staff are outstanding. However there needs to be more parent participation and motivation.

- submitted by a parent

November 29, 2007
This is my first year with Farmdale and so far so good. The teachers and staff are friendly, experienced and passionate about teaching but what stands above average for me is not only the tools that the student peacemakers utilize but it's also the amount of parent participation and community support that Farmdale receives. It feels like belonging to a family rather than an educational institution. With so many 'eyes' I feel real safe leaving my child there to learn.

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2007
I think the teachers try hard to provide their best but sometimes the system gets in the way and can't always focus on children's individual needs to ensure academic success.

- submitted by a community member

November 11, 2007
Great School! Awesome dual language Spanish program..teachers are dedicated and experienced!

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2007
I oftentimes fondly remember my experiences at Farmdale. The teachers that I met were some of the most dedicated to their profession. They worked endlessly and actively to embrace the cultural richness of the community. The principal knew very intimately how to meet the needs of each student subgroup, and trusted the teachers for having the expertise in doing so. Our parent involvement has always been impressive to me. I am saddened that API scores cannot capture all the wonderful work that is occurring on the Farmdale campus.

- submitted by a teacher

September 18, 2006
My children have attended Farmdale since 1998. I am very fond of the school and its staff. I have had a few rough patches in my experiences that were quickly and positively handled by the principal Ms. Saracho de Palma.My children have been President of the student council and a very close runner up (by 5 votes!)as well as involved in Peacemakers and Talent show participants. Farmdale is a close knit community school that is very involved and is an example to follow.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2004
My daughter has attended this school for the last 5 years. The most frustated things for me has been the total lack of organization. This problem is in the trickle down affect. Teachers writing off students without trying to tutor. Their are a very few teachers that do truly care but the number is far too small. My child is an excellent student but we're looking for a new school now.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2003
I have to say that in the 3 years that my son has been attending Farmdale I am very disappointed with how the school is run and the quality of teachers that are put out there to 'teach' the children. I am even sad to say that I went to that school myself. It seems as though the school is very concerned with only dollar signs than the children and theyir educations nowadays.

- submitted by a parent
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Farmdale Elementary School
2660 Ruth Swiggett Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90032
(323) 222-6659
Last modified Farmdale Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Farmdale Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top