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.
Great school, but I think students should be given more notice about upcoming events
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 =)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I find the acedemic programs are challenging and focus on high school readiness. The communication level is good between teachers and parents.
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.
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.
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.
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
Farnell is a great school and I have had no problems with the school or the teachers.
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.
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