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Farmington Elementary School

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Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted June 24, 2013

I really don't understand the negative reviews - they don't begin to describe the school I have come to know and love over the past 3 years. and I do have experience with other systems having moved here from a top notch school in the Del Mar Union district in San Diego County. I have found the teachers to be devoted and give kids the individual attention they need. OF course I wish there was less focus on testing and test prep, but that is unfortunately happening in public schools everywhere. FES is fantastic!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted November 1, 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


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

I have 2 children enrolled a farmington and it is a GRE888888T School I really am thankful for this school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2007

Wonderful school! We have been pleased with everything from academics to extracurricular. PTA is awesome, too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 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'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

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n/a

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Writing

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities83%
English language learners80%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learners60%

Science

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities78%
English language learners80%

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 2%
Black 4% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Lee-Ann Chism Kight, Ed.D.
Fax number
  • (901) 756-2308

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