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Farmington Sr. High School

Public | 9-12 | 1180 students

 

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Posted May 24, 2009

My daughter graduated this year. I agree that this school could do a lot more to help the students. If you are not an athlete, there isn't much for you. Many of the kids are not prepared for college. In four years, I haven't met, talked or received one email from a single teacher. They let me know that they do not need any parental involvement. Parents are not kept informed about what the school is doing. The school website still doesn't list what homework is due, test scores or accurate school information. Compared to all the other schools (3 states) I have been involved with, this school has a lot of room for improvement. Parents should be involved with the school. The cliques need to be discouraged, especially at the top. I have not been happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

I'm a former student. This school does not do enough to prepare students for college or living in a large city. The school needs to raise its academics considerably and help its students understand how important academics are in the real world. I certainly did not get the advice I needed from any teacher or counselor. Students that are good kids but have little parental guidance will have to fend for themselves at this school when learning lessons. Other than Mr. Vieth, this school did nothing to guide its students. And this school is considered better than all neighboring schools. When I got out of MO, I realized that FHS was sub-par to all the schools my friends went to. I wish the school system in Farmington had given my a better education. I consider the whole district below average.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 64% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

282 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

271 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%
English II

The state average for English II was 75% in 2014.

271 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

281 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 48% in 2014.

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilities15%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Free or reduced-price lunch85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Biology

All Students74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Free or reduced-price lunch65%
Students with disabilities24%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch55%
Students with disabilities16%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Free or reduced-price lunch74%
Students with disabilities31%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White25%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Government

All Students56%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilities15%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch54%
Students with disabilities6%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 74%
Black 3% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Matthew Ruble
Fax number
  • (573) 701-1329

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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1 Black Knight Dr
Farmington, MO 63640
Phone: (573) 701-1310

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