Farnsworth is a great school. When you walk in the school or any classroom, you feel like you are part of a family. The teachers care so much about the children and will bend over backwards to help them out. Some dislike the principal because they say she is too strict. However, she is very caring and demands the students be respectful and responsible and will ensure that they live up to those mottos.
I am ending my term as a student teacher at Farnsworth and although it was not my first choice I have grown to love the students. I also feel that the faculty is warm and inviting and made feel a part of this wonderful school. From what I have seen the staff at Farnsworth puts everything they have into providing the children with a quality education. I only hope that the next school I go to will be as great.
I have had two children attend Farnsworth. My daughter still does. Though the teachers in this school are very good (highly qualified, caring, eager to work with parents, etc.), they seem to be over-loaded with students. I had to make a trip to my daughter's classroom last week, and in every classroom that I happened to glance into, it looked as though the students were sitting on top of each other. Either some of those students need to be assigned to other schools or the principal needs to hire more teachers. Also, the school seems to have a dictatorial air about it. From talking to my children, their friends, and my children's teachers, I get the feeling that the school is run with an iron fist. While I understand that discipline and rules are important, there can also be too much of a good thing.
As a teacher at Farnsworth, it is a great privilege to work with such a fine group of highly qualified educators with students' best interests a priority. Many of our teachers go above and beyond to enhance the education experiences of the students. It's a joy to be a part of this learning community.
This school is the finest institution in the Chicago Public School system. The proof is evident the moment you enter the esteemed doors of Farnsworth School. The staff is highly qualified, respectful, and responsible for facets of learning. The community is welcoming and strong with a tremendous sense of loyalty to the ultimate goal of education.
Farnsworth is the best elementary school. The teachers are great, the principal is wonderful, and the education is perfect. The students that attend this school are receiving everything they need that can lead them towards a wonderful future.
This school is horrible. The principle treats the student's like robots. They have no space to express their feelings. Also, the school smells like urine.
Attend this school K through eight. Couldn't pick a better school to have attended in my developing years!
My kids were in private school in Pre-K and 1st grade. They've been in Farnsworth for the last 2 years now and I can say that this school is great and maybe even better than any private ones (cheaper for sure!).
My wife and I were extremely pleased with Farnworth - our daughter just completed pre-k there. The teachers took a tremendous interest in our child, she participated in so many great things, the classroom was learning-friendly and they created an orderly classroom environment. We had anticipated sending our daugher to a private school but couldn't have been happier with Farnsworth.
Farnsworth is a great school! My 3 kids have excelled at this school. The school has a sense of community and involvement by parents and teachers is excellent. After school programs are offered with a variety of activities for academic (both excellence and remedial), sports, arts and music. I would highly reccommend this school.
Thus far I like the school a lot. The teachers are wonderful and attentive. They give a lot of one on one time with the kids. The school in general is great enviroment, and I would recommend it.
Hi, my name is Diana Gordon. I graduated from Farnsworth Elementary in 1996 with the last name of Zavacki. Farnsworth is a great school! Not only did I attend here, but my younger brother and sister did as well. Thanks, Diana =)
Farnsworth is a great neighborhood school. The principal is on top of everything. It is like a small community. They have a great sports program and took city champs in 2003 for girls softball.
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