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6-8
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Tampa, FL
Students enrolled: 1,378

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13912 9 Eagles Drive
Tampa, FL 33626

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(813) 356-1640
(813) 356-1644
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September 14, 2014
My son is in 7th grade. Second year at Farnell and it's been a great middle school experience for my child. He loves middle school and has had a lot of academic success here. Great school..great location..awesome staff..teachers..and principal Mr. Cobb!

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
I have had my two older children go to Farnell and now my youngest son attends. Farnell was an excellent school and now has become very "lacksadaisy." A lot of new teachers that don't seem to care, don't respond to emails, poor PTA president that doesn't do anything like Michelle Mayfield did, and they lost a great AP Mrs. Shellie Green. My husband and I moved into this community so our children could attend Bryant, Farnell and Sickles. Farnell would NEVER allow any students that did not live in the school zone and would double check to make sure of this and now, they let anyone attend and even check when they are informed of the kids not living in the school zone. They even go as far as posting on the school website for parents to buy laptops, tablets, bikes, game systems, name brand apparel to these students that are not supposed to be even attending Farnell and to other kids that don't even attend the school. Now there is bullying and children cutting themselves at the school that has gotten out of control. Guess it's time to look into private schools.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2014
I was a student and this was one of the worst schools i've ever been to. To start of the list there is a severe bullying problem, so severe that i had to switch schools. The area around Farnell is a very upperclass community and most of the kids are your stereotypical popular kids. I was bullied everyday i went to the 6th grade guidence counsler, Ms. Garcia,assistant principle, and the principle himself, they said that they would talk to me about who was bullying me but they never did. For a lot of the kids I knew if they were struggling in class the teachers would talk to their parents ( did more harm than good if you ask me) but never helped them in class. They also overpopulate the classes for months until they finally switch people around. If you have a child that is LGBT, emo, goth, alternative, scene, depression, anxiety, any mental health problems that could cause suicidal thoughts or actions, do them and yourself a favor and DO NOT SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL!!!

- submitted by a community member
December 24, 2013
Im sorry but my son hoes to Farnell and I have nothing bad to say about the school. My son is a special needs child and before Farnell he never brought me home a straight A's report card and he loves getting up every morning and attend school. I also have no complaints about bullying. Our family went through a time of need and Farnell was there to help us out and I will never forget how compassionate the school has been with us. Most importantly my son bringing me a High Honor roll is priceless.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2013
I'm a parent I have my 18 yr old daughter that attended many moons ago and did great. The leadership and discipline was great. Now I have my 12 yr old that is in her 2nd year there (7th grade) and this year has been challenging to say the least there are kids there that are cutting themselves. Guidance and teachers aware but don't even do a school program to make std aware that they are know and are taking the steps to help . That traumatized my daughter the clicks and verbal bully's are out of control something I wouldn't have ever expected and you call or go to the school and Nothing gets done Zero Discipline.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
I am a student at Farnell and I like it very much but some of my teachers give me homework on the computer.What if your computer breaks?But overall my teachers are VERY helpful and there are NO BULLIES at all! I am definetly staying until 8th grade!

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2012
This school is outstanding. My son has attended for two years and has done amazing. The teacher's are incredibly helpful and are extremely concerned for each student. Since my son began he has been properly assessed and has made a HUGE turn around in his academics. All I can say is that I am very grateful that my son has had the opportunity to attend Farnell Middle.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2012
After moving here from NY, my daughter was able to adjust quickly. She was welcomed by all teachers and counselors. She also found it to be academically challenging.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2012
I just love this school!! It's right next to a fancy and award winning from the state elementary school that I went to. There aren't that much bullies compared to other schools.

- submitted by a community member
February 05, 2012
This school is sad. My son was in advanced classes and his homework consisted of word searches and coloring pages. My son also did not enjoy the complete craziness that ensued in the mornings while waiting for class to start. The teachers did not do a good job of monitoring.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2011
i honestly love this school if people say its a bad school its not its the best its just some people who have attitudes but if there attitude gets out of controle it will b handled. the education is great all the teachers i know are nice but if u dont diserve the respect of the teachers they wont give it to you i think farnell is a fair school, bad thing is u have to change out in p.e. but u get used to it i reccomend this school!!!!!1

- submitted by a community member
January 15, 2011
i was a 7th grader at farnell-it was my year though. betwwen bullies and teachers i had to leave schools again in midyear. the teaachers are terrible. i used to be a great behaving students then i got like a weeks worth off iss.

- submitted by a community member
January 03, 2011
I am in 6th grade at Farnell and I've got to say I think it is an amazing school I am an A B student and have always been in the advanced classes. While some of my 7 classes are very fun and easy they can also be serious and challenging at other times. The teacchers are very nice and treat the students all equally. Some teachers are definitley more leanient then others in ways like projects and other stuff like due dates and also when you can talk and what not. The only thing that I was worried about in the beggining of the year was that for gym we have to change out and even though there were stalls for girls to change in but, honestky you get used to it and when your with your friends you start to feel more confident with it but overall I lovee this school and recommend it for anyone.

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2010
I am in 8th great at Farnell, it's my first year here. I must say, I'm anything but impressed with it. If you call the school with a question, after waiting around two months to get back to you, they won't even know the answer to it. While trying to enroll, it took them such a long time to get back to my mother I wasn't even in until 3 days before school started. Almost all of the faculty and staff have treated me and other students with such disrespect, it's insulting. Teachers and other staff jump on any opportunity to yell at me, I don't even want to know what would happen if I actually did something wrong. The education isn't anything great either. My language arts teacher can hardly tell the difference between a noun and a verb. Over all, I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member
June 25, 2010
My child just finished three wonderful years at Farnell where she earned a Principal's Honor Roll Trophy - 3yrs(means all A's) for very challenging work. Her 8th grade classes included IPS Science (a high school credited class) whose teacher had tutoring on Tuesday evenings for those needing help, along with honors English and a very advanced History class. Her Chorus group thad Superior Ratings for 2009 & 2010 for which she received Hillsborough County medals both years. She scored a perfect FCAT Reading score in 7th grade not missing one question (FCAT for this year has not been released yet) and a great Math score all thanks to the education received here. The administration (headed by Mr Cobb, the principal) has been outstanding as has been the entire staff and teachers. There is no swimming and golf..this is a PUBLIC SCHOOL try Berkley Prep. Start your own Chess Club.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2010
My daughter loves this school she thinks its probably the nest school she has ever been to!

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2009
Farnell is very poorly managed. The staff don't go out of their way to help anyone. The school is very large so not many students get to participate in sports.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2009
This school has a horrible environment. My grandchild went there and it was nothing but trouble from day one. Very poor leadership and poor attitudes from teachers. This school is very negative toward the children.

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Everyone really cares about the children from the principle to the cafeteria workers.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2009
Although well-rated by greatschools and in a nice neighborhood, we're frustrated with Farnell MS (perhaps normal for fl schools?): Poor atmosphere - constant cursing + daily bullying + rare and ineffectual discipline = students who don't want to be at Farnell (the offenders or victims). Questionable security/trust- Farnell principal chose not to address parents concerns for what could easilly happen here, regarding the recent tragic bullying case at nearby MS in same district with the same ineffectual anti-bullying processes. Non-challenging academics - 'top' classes boring for 'a' students. Few extracurrculars - (no swimming, golf, chess, clubs...). Summary - we're trying to get our kid into a magnet school where kids want to be, learn and positively interact with one another.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2009
As a parent, I have to say that I agree with the posting by the parent on May 14th. There is definitely no extra help available. As a concerned parent, I also found that the teachers often became angry when you questioned them about your child's grades or school lessons. The principal (Mr. Cobb) and the other administrators are not great because they stand by the teachers no matter what. I believe there is some truth to what some of the students are saying in regards to the teachers and have witnessed it for myself. Some of the teachers are not as computer savvy and often mix up the grades. I had to get my daughter to keep copies of all her papers because the teachers were misplacing grades and not recording them properly. Avoid the chorus all together because IT IS HORRIBLE!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2009
If your child needs any extra help, good luck.This school's administration does not hold their teacher's accountable for anything.An online grading system is set up so that parents may monitor the child's grades but the teacher's are not required to participate and most don't.There is a glich in their computer system that randomly blocks parents emails to teachers so you never know if a teacher received an email.As an active parent who has one child with outstanding grades and one child who needs extra assistance,this school is only an 'A' school for those children who are self motivated. For the rest, your child will get lost. This school has a serious lack of administrative guidance and control.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2009
Great school, but I think students should be given more notice about upcoming events

- submitted by a student
no rating January 26, 2009
my son goes to farnell, i think the teachers are awesome.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2009
i when there... and i can tell is a really good school !!! i mean like i learn a lot and i realy liked my teacher they were friendly and also help me a lot because i didnt speak english back there and they did their best when i got to high school i got all my classes advance and AP =)

- submitted by a community member
December 23, 2008
We were very disappointed with this school. After 1 semester in the 7th grade we pulled our daughter and put her in privates school. She was in all honors classes and the curriculum was so below level in our opinions. She was not challenged whatsoever. I would not recommend this school for various reasons, but I will just say that education should be the most important reason, and the education there is not up to par, in our opinions and in our daughters.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 14, 2008
This school is way overcrowded. The enrollment is double what the school was meant to hold. The teachers are great but overworked & the principal is clueless. There is no effective discipline with the problem students.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
It was a pretty good school.. I Went there from 6th-8th grade. I Still go back to see my orchestra teacher Mrs. Garrison. I Was there for 2 years with Mrs. Williams as the principal and then Mr. Cobb took over for my last year. I Must say I Found Mr. Cobb to be an unfair principal. Other then that many of the teachers were very helpfull. There were a few though who really really did not have a clue about what they were doing.

- submitted by a student
July 18, 2008
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May 18, 2008
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March 20, 2008
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January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 03, 2008
I have had one child graduate from Farnell last year and I have one child still there. Both my kids have done great. The kids are tough, but I believe that it is in every middle school. My oldest child was well prepared for high school. He had to have some help with writing and Farnell did awesome with him. The only issue i see is in pe, is where there seems to be trouble. Maybee too many kids for that situation.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 14, 2007
There is a total lack of guidance and tolerance for sixth graders making the huge transition from elementary school to middle school, even for advanced kids. Teachers don't seem to realize that they are not only responsible for teaching their curriculum, but also for teaching the students how things are done in middle school the school's orientation a day or two before school started was very unorganized, mismanaged and uninformative. Making matters worse is the school's inability or refusal to post academic information homework assignments, test scores, etc. online for the student's and parents to have easy access to. The school has a website and each teacher has their own web page, but they are not required to actually utilize this really important tool. Another negative, there is no required P.E. for sixth graders only 7th and 8th grades.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2007
I love this school sooo much my mom asked me if I would like to go to another school and I told her 'no way!!!' the teachers are great along with everyone who goes there.

- submitted by a student
July 17, 2007
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- submitted by a student
April 25, 2006
Great school! Awesome teachers!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2006
The teachers at farnell need to be more proactive. A more positive attititude with childern will get you more results. Teaching good behavior and respect is good but also teaching cildern to like school through support from people who are suppose to be mentors is so much more inportand. Childern tend to do so much better.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2005
I find the acedemic programs are challenging and focus on high school readiness. The communication level is good between teachers and parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2005
This school has wonderful teachers who are just dying to give their kids information on whatever they need to know. This shool has many science facilities that many others dont have. Students also have an opprotunity to join the extramural sport activities offered at this school. There is also a wide variety of clubs that can enhance a childs learning.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
The new principal has a lot learn regarding what his repsonsibilities are both in a legal sense and in a practical matter. He is not readily approachable and needs to work on gaining a better sense of his duties at Farnell. Most of the teachers are adequate yet there are always the select few that don't even seem like they like children or know how to properly relate to them. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it a 5.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
Excellent school-very happy.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2005
Started out being impressed with the strict discipline format and uniforms, but the teachers and staff don't uphold the rules and the kids take advantage of that. I like the advanced classes and the curriculum seems to be on target. Don't be fooled by the 'Clubs' that they have. Each student is required to pick a club and they usually don't get their choice and are stuck with a club that they have to attend but don't want to.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2004
I feel the teachers at Farnell care about the students. The principal is wonderful. I have enjoyed the past two years my son is has been a student at Farnell

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
Farnell is a great school and I have had no problems with the school or the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2004
I have been extremely pleased with my two sons education and overall school life at Farnell. One is in 8th grade and one is in 6th. I feel that the entire staff cares about the education and well-being of each student. I have had nothing but positive experiences with the teachers, principals and other staff members. I constantly tell people how happy I am with Farnell and look forward to continuing this great experience.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2004
This is my daughter's second year at Farnell. She is a typical 13 year old girl. Her grades bounce around and we really stay on top of her. I have had visits to the school. And in every situation, every one has or has tryed to work with me. And my daughter. Yet, they do show the compassion that I believe is so important. They have tried to be understanding where it is warrented. I guess you can tell I am happy with this school. My hats off to you at Farnell Middle School

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2004
If your child is a challenge in any way (behaviorally or acedemically) the teachers and/or administrative staff does not want to be bothered. It's like pulling teeth to get any help from anyone.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2004
All in all a good school. Like in most middle schools though, could use more discipline with the kids when changing classes, and on field trips. The staff is very attentive and are there for all your needs.

- submitted by a parent
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Farnell Middle School
13912 9 Eagles Drive, Tampa, FL  33626
(813) 356-1640
Last modified Farnell Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Farnell Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 57 reviews. Top