Students enrolled 772
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Lee-Ann Chism Kight, Ed.D.
District Shelby County School District
After school Yes

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2085 Cordes Rd
Germantown, TN 38139

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(901) 756-2320
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4 stars
Based on 52 ratings

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October 01, 2014
I also don't think anyone reported the negative reviews. I believe this site randomly picks and chooses reviews, because I see several negative, uncensored reviews on here. I recommend talking to administration or other parents for advice if you are unhappy. I don't meet many unhappy falcon parents. PTA board moms seem to be a fountain of information and good advice, at least for me.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2014
Talk about freedom of speech! I rate the school a 3-4,but the parents responsible for the rating nonsense in the past week a zero. A parent wrote a bad review (just her opinion of her experience, no offensive language or anything), and a crowd of parents "flagged" it since it looked "bad" (and post got removed) and then the same group of parents went in and wrote a bunch of positive reviews (all around 9/24) to "counter" the negative review. That is a ratings manipulation.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2014
Everyone has a different experience and perception of what they believe is "top-notch" Parents are entitled to their opinion whether relative to one or many. Don't disregard a negative review or buy into a positive review. Reviews are written for individuals to share their opinions so please be respectful to others even if it doesn't agree with you.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2014
I see the unfavorable review posted this week was removed. This site is suppose to be a safe place for reviews to be posted and viewed by others. There was nothing inappropriate with the removed post so it looks like it was removed just because someone didn't like it. That's completely wrong. We are new to the area and we rely on reviews to make our best decisions because for most people not familiar with an new area it is the best we have. So it's a great disservice to censor someone's post and remove it without merit. Our children are new to FES along with many others so as a parent I think it is upsetting to see that someone's opinion was shut down because another disagreed with it. I hope GreatSchools will repost the review so it has a fair voice to be heard.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2014
I am guessing that the "extremely disappointed" parent's child attended FES at some time in the past, because what this parent describes bears no resemblance to the school my children have attended for the past 4 years. Parental Involvement is amazing - and much appreciated by faculty and administration - at FES. In fact we have one of the most active and engaged group of parents at any school I've ever seen. FES also has had a new principal for the past 2 years, and he is professional, caring, and the complete opposite of a "pathological narcissist" I am frankly shocked at this review. We LOVE FES - especially the last 2 years since Mr. Percoski has been on board. The teachers are dedicated and caring, the administration is professional, responsive and caring. The school has phenomenal art, music and library programs and a great APEX (gifted) program which was expanded to include K-2 this year. Please do not let this negative review dissuade you from sending your children to this top-notch - both academically and in terms of atmosphere - school. You would be doing your kids a great disservice.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2014
I cannot say enough great things about this school! The administration is energetic, attentive, responsive, and involved. The principle opens the car doors for the kids at morning drop off and knew my son's name within the first couple of weeks at school! The teachers, who are all cream of the crop from the district, are caring and dedicated on so many levels. I receive regular emails and phone calls from our teachers and it really puts my mind at ease. The curriculum is strong and challenging and all of my son's teachers have done an amazing job of individualizing it to fit him so he doesn't get bored. They even introduced Chinese as a foreign language this year, which used to be my only complaint about the school (not having a language offering). The PTA is what really distinguishes this school though, in my opinion. Everyone pitches in and really makes sure that everyone has what they need and that the kids have the best school experience possible. I love the neighborhood feel of this sweet school and wouldn't trade it for anything. Moving to Germantown to attend Farmington Elementary has been the best decision our family has made. Go Falcons!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2014
Farmington has been a wonderful experience for our family. I'm a former teacher at private schools and Farmington is leaps and bounds above the Memphis private schools in all areas. My child is always challenged and the administration is always in tune with my needs as a parent. I have never seen administration that is so dedicated to the students. Rain or shine they are outside greeting the students and loading the cars at the end of each day. I am pleased with our decision to pull our child out of private school to send him to Farmington. I cannot wait for our other child to have such a great experience!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2014
What a gem of Germantown...we have had wonderful teachers who go out of their way to make our child feel loved and needed. I feel the administration defines coming alongside parents in their child's education. I feel very connected to the school via regular emails and phone calls when needed. We have a special needs child and the SPED department is exceptional. Typical peers are warm and friendly and see my child as just another student and not someone different. Great parent involvement and I love seeing the children laughing and interacting as they walk home from school. We are so happy here!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2014
Top Notch Neighborhood school. They have outstanding teachers and a great Gifted program. They also offer great after-school enrichment e.g. foreign languages, sports, robotics to name a few.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2014
Our family has been blessed greatly at Farmington! My husband and I were both products of private schools, and we were slightly apprehensive about sending our children to a public school. I can definitely say that Farmington has greatly exceeded our expectations, and we have never looked back. Just a few months after my son began kindergarten, I noticed administrators and teachers of other grades were addressing him by name in car line and making an effort to speak to me as well. The office staff greets me by name each time I come in the school. The teachers have pushed both of my children when they needed to be challenged and have made a conscious effort to nurture and show kindness to my children when they have experienced some typical childhood growing pains. The PTA is unmatched and coordinates all kinds of special events that are such special memories for the students. The drama department puts on productions that could rival most high school plays. Farmington also has other wonderful enrichment opportunities such as Chinese and violin. I am so thankful for FES!

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2014
If you get a good teacher the school is wonderful, but i don't understand how they allow teachers that have a mean, destructive influence on a child. My son had a horrible experience with his 3rd grade teacher back in 2007-2008, she was mean and made all the kids laugh and bully my son. we were new immigrants and unfortunately didn't know how to fight for our son, we had several teacher/parent/counselor/principal conferences. The next 2 years they placed my son with wonderful teachers that restored his self esteem, but I don't understand how this teacher kept working at the school after all what she did, and our son was not the only one, there were several families that had a terrible experience with her.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2013
This is an outstanding school. The principal is committed to excellent, the staff assist him, and the teachers are there to set the example so the children succeed. It cannot be easy to teach day after day in a school setting, but the professionals make it a point to work with and teach their charges. The results are outstanding. Very bright children are kept at the level where they are not bored, average children are taught at their level, and children who are challenged are always assisted. The school administrators, staff. and teachers deserves the highest accolades for not simply teaching children and producing winners academically, but also for working with the children to ensure that their physical, emotional, and developmental needs are nurtured.

- submitted by a community member
November 21, 2013
Outstanding. This is a cutting edge school. There is nothing static. The principal,staff, teachers, assistants, parents, and child's are constantly improving the school and no grass grows under their feet. Every year is better than the year before. Wonderful hardworking school regardless of individual child's challenges, the extra mile is always gone for that particular child.

- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2013
I really admire this lucky parent. I did not feel the devotion from some of the home room teachers. Some teachers left their kids for two months because of lost of relatives. Some kids have multiple substitute teachers in the beginning of school years, for up to almost two months. From the view of kids/parents, should this be better managed?

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
I am a mother of 4 and have 2 step-children. That makes a total of 6 children I have had the pleasure of raising. Between Shelby county redistricting, private schools, pre-schools, high schools, middle schools and moving I have had experience with 16 different schools in Shelby County. Farmington Elementary is by far the worst of them all. They focus too much on the rules and not enough on educating the children. The atmosphere is unfriendly to say the least. I did my youngest a disservice by sending her to Farmington her kindergarten year. She is far behind what my other children were in kindergarten. It was so bad that I almost transferred her to another school the last 9 weeks of school, but felt it would do her a disservice not to keep her with her classmates the remaining of her kindergarten year. I will not return, even through I am living in school district. I am opting for private education, and hoping to possible get a transfer back to Riverdale. The administration focuses too much on the RULES and not enough time educating the children. I feel sorry for those parents that do not realize there are better choices. If I could give a negative star I would.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2013
As parents we have the right to share our experiences positive or negative. We relocated to Memphis two years ago and have had experiences in two prior school districts, both nationally ranked, outstanding public school districts. While the majority of parents whose children have only attended Farmington have had positive experiences we have a lot to compare to. Children are taught the same grade level curriculum even if a child has mastered the grade level entering that grade. I believe Farmington's minimum for the APEX program is much lower than most nationally ranked districts. Many comfortable teachers with little progressive approach to teaching, lots of worksheets and everyone reading/doing the same thing. We were most concerned with low math scores as our previous school was in the 95th percentile. It's shocking that with PhD administrators there is little if any effort to improve the school or offer cutting edge education.The school is rigid and it seems the parent volunteers do a lot to keep the school running. The focus is definitely on kids sitting down, being quiet or else conduct marks. The school needs to be more nurturing to children & supportive of families.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2013
Seeing all the reviews I opted Farmington for my gifted child. But my decision was wrong. They constantly demotivate and discourage for age barrier. They do not have enough experience and patience with gifted kids even though they say that they have lots of experienced teachers. Sometimes I felt they are discriminating and partial. It is very stressful for a parent and child. I strongly discourage special education gifted program for this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2012
We moved from Chicago few years ago and it was a big cultural shock for us. We were so afraid to put our 6-year-old daughter in public schools because of all what we have seen and heard. But Farmington Elementary had proved everyone wrong. I am a picky guy and I will look for what is wrong with things before I see what's good in them. I can tell you that this school had made me so happy with my move and with my decisions. My 1st garde daughter reads at a 3rd grade level and 2 grade math. She cannot wait for the weekend to be over to go back to her school. We are loving it.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2012
2 words for you all: "BEST SCHOOL" I have read other schools ratings and how everyone's is happy with their school but you know what makes a difference? That # 10 you see year and after year after year. Other schools are going from 10 to 8 to 7 back to 9....that tells you something. My daughter is learning and improving so much and well behaved and that's all what I can ask for from a school. My wife is involved in school and she love to be around the teachers and staff. Good job Farmington Elementary and special thanks to Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Lasley.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2011
We have three kids attending Farmington, and this is our 6th year there. I can't say enough wonderful things about the school. The administration and teachers are of the very highest caliber, academically and personally. I feel that our children will be very well prepared to continue on to middle and high school as a result of receiving an outstanding elementary school education at Farmington.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2010
Wonderful school with an amazing PTA and parent involvement. Great extracurricular programs too. Nurturing feel with high academic standards - we love Farmington!

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April 30, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 18, 2010
I am a Farmington parent and we could not be happier there. It is a fantastic school. They provide regular PE, art, music and library classes. Lots of extracurricular programs, field trips, plays and other options. Amazing PTA and parent involvement. Having previously come from a private school setting, we have been very pleased with Farmington - it is great!

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April 23, 2009
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April 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2008
I have 2 children enrolled a farmington and it is a GRE888888T School I really am thankful for this school...

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January 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2007
Wonderful school! We have been pleased with everything from academics to extracurricular. PTA is awesome, too!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 06, 2007
My child had attended another local school. When she came to Farmington, it was the first year she had been challenged. The teachers and administrators work well together to create a great school.

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December 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2007
Like any school, you have to get the 'good teachers' to have a high quality education. My child had terrible teachers in K and 1st - now in 2nd her teacher is very good. I was involved in discussing the issues with administration but they failed to respond and provided lip service. Although it is not possible, I would send my child elsewhere if time permitted. Most of the education in K and 1st fell upon us as parents due to teaching at the lowest level. So of this is due to 'No Child Left Behind' affect, but there needs to be better instruction in the first years and not just 'baby sitting'.

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October 04, 2007
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August 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2007
Farmington Elementary is a great neighborhood school! Students are exposed to and taught to use the latest equipment in technology. Mrs. Kight is a wonderful principal, and she is very open to parent input. I am very happy with the education my child is receiving at this school !

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2007
Our child is beginning his fourth year at Farmington and we have been extremely happy with his educational experience. The teachers and administration are top notch. They care about the students and challenge them to excel. There are many after school actvities and a very involved PTA. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
Our child attending Farmington from K-3rd grade, later transferring to Bailey Station for 4-5. You really don't know how much better schools are until you are there. Farmington is adequate, but many of the teachers (in our case 3 out of 4) really are inadequate and undedicated. I would have to say, had I realized how behind, and lax Farmington was in the beginning, we would have put our child in a private school. Farmington really needs to benchmark other schools, as well as hold their teachers and students to a higher standard. Our child was happy at Farmington, and it's a 'nice' school, but it isn't a great educating school. If you are concerned about your child getting a top rated education, go somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2006
My third child is in her sixth year at Farmington Elementary School. I have been involved in various activities there since 1995, when my son (who is a junior in high school now) started school. I am now raising my grandchild who will start Kindergarten at Farmington next year. So, I guess it's possible that we will be there for 18 years straight. I feel that my children have had an excellent education and would like to remain in this area, just for that reason.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2006
My daughter spent 6 wonderful years at Farmington. Her teachers were nurturing and kind, but held very high expectations. They encouraged independent thinking and creativity. Her writing ability we still attribute to a teacher that took an extraordinary amount of time helping her to develop writing skills that have enhanced her high school years. Recognition for academic achievement helped to increase her self confidence and accept challenges. I was always welcome and made to feel significant as a partner in my child's education. Also, be sure to check out their academic report card which shows high achievement in all subjects. I am thankful we live in a great community that offers such exceptional academic opportunities for our children.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2006
I think farmington is a wonderful school. I plan to send my grandson to farmington because I know he will get a quality education. The teachers at farmington are caring and qualified to meet the needs of every child. Farmington is a welcoming school for parents. It also offers a variety of academic programs and cultural arts programs. Farmington reaches out to the children, parents and community.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating February 28, 2006
Farmingtonis a School of Excellence, truely! Great teachers. Care about the students academics and their self esteem! Great experience at Farmington!

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2006
My two daughters currently attend Farmington Elementary School. They are exposed to enriching curriculum daily. Many opportunities are available for them to expand and grow. The inviting atmosphere allows them to feel comfortable taking healthy educational risks.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2006
Farmington's safe caring atmosphere allows students to become actively involved in their educational experience. My two children enjoy coming to school daily and have grown socially as well as academically.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2006
Farmington Elementary School is a school where the parents, faculty, staff, and community work together to provide the best educational opportunities possible. My daughters have been afforded numerous opportunities to bring the educational experience alive through technology, hands-on experiences, etc.

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February 28, 2006
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February 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2006
Farmington has provided an outstanding quality education for both of my children. The faculty and staff are committed to provide the highest quality education. I have been extremely satisfied with my children's educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2006
Farmington Elementary has been such a blessing to our family. The administration sets high standards for student achievement. The teachers are very devoted. The parental involvement is superb. We came from another Tennessee school and have been extremely pleased!

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2006
I have had children at FES for the last 4 years.. I can not say enough about the quality of teachers and administration. This year some fun after school programs have been implemented and the PTA has sponsored many evening activities that have really bonded our student body. Great job FES!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2005
Farmington Elementary is a great school for kids with special need and for regular ones. I have one on special education and another in regular setting. The staff is very professional and caring. The standards are very high. They get the very best of the student. There are some extracurricular activities. Parents are extremely involved in the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2005
Great school,lots of parental involvement. The teachers take pride in their work and look out for the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2005
I think Farmington has some of the best teachers in the state. The curriculumn is a tough one and the grading scale is higher than what we were used to, but this makes the kids work harder. They have some great assistants that work with our children that are fantastic.

- submitted by a former student
March 01, 2005
I agree with the February 2005 comment. My child came here in 3rd grade from private Catholic schools. What a curveball! They're expected to learn an incredible amount of material. Homework, research papers, and more homework. She's still struggling a little in 4th grade this year but doing ok. I don't want her to crack under all the pressure to be the best. Some of these kids will, no doubt. No sympathy or empathy is shown at this school. We're changing schools after this year is over.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2005
I have lived and worked in 3 previous districts. The citizens here are uninformed about what makes a great school. The library is poorly stocked for a school this size and it's unavailable to the younger grades, when reading should be the focus. The teachers are not trained in accomodating learning differences. The instruction is very teacher-centered with workbooks being heavily relied upon. There is a strong emphasis on teaching to the test which results in students being expected to master many developmentally inappropriate skills. And sadly, the budget issue does not look like it will improve anytime soon. Parental involvement is extremely high, and without it, I hate to think what would happen to the school.

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January 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2004
This school is backed by the PTA 100%. Parent participation and support is wonderful. I feel so lucky to have picked this school district for our children.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2004
We bought the house in this district as we had heard Farmington is a great school. Once the kids actually started we realized how excellent it is. Academically, discilpine wise, parent involvement, just everything is upscale here. Go Farmington.

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Farmington Elementary School
2085 Cordes Rd, Germantown, TN  38139
(901) 756-2320
Last modified Farmington Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Farmington Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top