We moved here a few years ago from Columbus, Ohio and we couldn't be happier with Farragut Schools. We have two sons at Farragut High School and they absolutely love it. From day one the kids and staff were very welcoming and they felt like they have been there for a long time. We definitely recommend this school.
Everyone involved with my child has been extremely caring and helpful and has made us feel like they truly care and want whats best for my child.
I've attended six other schools, and Farragut is BY FAR the best. The opportunities and possibilities are endless. It is at this school that I was taught how to succeed. Not only by my teacher's ever-guiding hand, but also in what they didn't do. They encouraged me to grow as an individual and reach for the best and settle for nothing less. My teachers, for the most part, were enthusiastic and enjoyed their job. It was evident in their teaching and attitude the second they stepped into the room. I was also able to feel a sense of community at Farragut, nothing like anything I've ever seen. Though the classes ARE large, the teachers still make an effort to know and help you, and the students and peers are equally encouraging. I've loved my experience at Farragut and will hate to leave this school. Though I'm from all over the country, Farragut will always have my heart.
Two words: overcrowded and overrated. My children are now in their 4th year in Farragut schools and we have experienced elementary, intermediate, middle, and now high school here. Overall, I'd say the schools have far too high an opinion of themselves. Although my children are honor students, my oldest daughter struggles with the absurd workload in the high school and, as a result, tells me almost daily how much she "hates" school. There isn't s shred of evidence that having high school teachers who fancy themselves college professors (and treat the students accordingly) in any way prepares students for college. There is nothing wrong with a challenging curriculum, but when you have excellent students struggling to get "B's" with 3 hours of homework a night, there is clearly a need to restore balance and common sense. There is also nothing wrong with allowing children to enjoy their years in high school!
My children graduated from Farragut H.S. in 2002 and 2006. One is a CPA and the other a doctoral student in New York City. Both have expressed to me lately how grateful they are for the education they received in the Farragut schools. Both attended selective undergraduate colleges and felt they were well-prepared by what came their way later on. One was of the musical/artsy bent and the other of the more social/traditional bent. Both found a place to belong at FHS due to diversity of the student body and the huge number of sports and clubs. One was in the top 1% and the other in the top 25% -- and both benefitted from the AP program. As parents, we felt active partners in their education and appreciated teachers who expected a lot of them. My children are proud to claim Farragut High School as their alma mater.
Excellent school, highly trained teachers most with advanced degrees, motivated students, involved parents, abundant APs and extracurricular, competitive sports -- all in a safe bedroom community of well educated residents.
Excellent school, highly trained teachers, abundant extracurricular opps, strong sports, lots of APs!
Communication is very much so a problem. And, because of the block schedule, failed tests are not reviewed. A child would never learn what he wasn't able to in the first place since they're rushing on to the next chapter. This is especially a problem with Math. I would not recommend this school for anyone who is weak in Math.
Farragut High School has consistently proven itself to be in the top tier of Tennessee Public Secondary Schools. Whether in the arena of the arts (where our band is looked upon as one of the best in East Tennessee), academics (FHS offers more AP classes than any other in Knox County), or athletics (just count our district titles), Farragut truly is the best. I recently graduated from Farragut, and I will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall. Thanks to FHS, I don't have to take any English in college, freeing up hours for me to pursue other endeavors. I appreciate all that Farragut has done for me...from Kindergarten to my wonderful senior year, Farragut has completely shaped the person that I am today. - Margaret Morris
I will be a sophmore at farragut in the fall and i think that it is a very good school. I transfered in from a very very small private school and the transition was extremely smooth. The guidence department is also very good and very focused on having a personal relationship with the students. I dont know what these other people who are giving bad reviews are talking about.
Great school and is in a great location with primarily upper middle class living. Sports programs are top notch and always send their top athletes to Division 1 programs. Education is top notch and offers programs for all levels of intelect. I would say in the knoxville area among public shool this is by far the best of the best.
I graduated from Farragut in 2000, and I really can't believe some of the reviews I am reading on this site. Farragut is a fantastic school that does an excellent job preparing students for academic work at the next level. The faculty is a amazing in their knowledge and commitment, and the school is renowned in the region for some of the programs it offers, especially for those who are technically inclined. The school also has many, many clubs and extracurricular activities for just about any interest. Farragut did an excellent job preparing me for college level work, and ultimately to become a successful member of society.
I graduated from Farragut in 2002. I went there all 4 years and hated every second of it. The classes are extremely crowded, the teachers don't care and the other students are incredibly rude. All the proncipals seemed to care about was their precious Blue Ribbon Award. I don't know how Farragut received that award in the 1st place. 40 students to a class is not Blue Ribbon worthy to me. Lunch time was so crowded many days we would end up eating on the floor...it was disgusting, yes, but we had to eat somewhere. The cliques at Farragut are horrible. Luckily, I was one of the 'popular' kids. This didn't make my time there anymore fun it just meant I always had someone to walk the crowded halls with. I would tell anyone moving to Farragut not to even consider send their child to Farragut High School.
Farragut is an exceptional school. I'm a junior that's very academically advanced, and I love every minute of it. There are many extracurricular activities and everyone can find a group to fit into. The academic departments are excellent for higher achievers, and most teachers will work with lower ranked kids to help them along. I'm not saying every aspect of Farragut is perfect or that all of the teachers are phenomenal; I know that's not true. I'm just saying that for the majority of students, Farragut provides an excellent education and plenty of room for growth. Anybody can find a club that they are interested in, and if they can't, there's always a way to make one. Farragut is an exceptional, well-rounded school.
I'm a junior on the upper end of the academic food chain. Farragut is an amazing school, for those who are up for the challenge. All of these people who say that the school is a horrible place for average kids are wrong. The truth is that the kids are just lazy and parents are willing to blame the school for any whim their children desire. Those are the people who will never discover their potential at Farragut. If anyone's child is interested in band, Mr. Rogers leads the finest marching/concert band in the southeast. Eccentric Mr. Beckett churns out math geniuses while the class has a great time. I can't even tell I'm learning in Mr. Siebe's English class, I'm having too much fun. You know they're great teachers when you're not aware that you're being taught. Farragut's full of teachers that will actually challenge your children.
I also agree with Barbara Folsom. I have three children who all have different personalities and abilities. Farragut is great for the extremely motivated and bright student but lacks in many ways for a student who doesn't fit their mold. This school only has college prep or fundamental classes and does not offer education opportunities for average children. Aren't we all average until motivated to exeed? What has happened to basic education classes? The response from the principal is 'The majority of students in this school are extremely bright and we offer a challenging education for the majority'. So as you can see if you don't fit their mold, this is not a good school for you.
Graduating from Farragut High School a few years back, I came out of there with a great education that helped me get into Stanford University where I have put in a lot of time, effort, & money in developing the skills needed to become what I am today. Reading some of these other reviews, I feel disappointed that some people rate this school at such a low level. Farragut is a great school & I would definitely recommend this school to other people relocating to the region. However, Farragut also does have its downfalls, overcrowding is becoming a major problem at the school. Some of the classes have as many as 38 students in them, as I have been told by another family member attending the school. Some great things about Farragut, though, are that this school doesn't have 'cliques'. Everybody plays their part in the school. I LOVED FARRAGUT.
I have a junior and a senior at FHS this year. They both are A-B students. In talking with them and their friends I am disappointed in the math department. On the other hand the science department seems great.
As a former student and occasional substitute teacher at good old FHS, I must say that the school has fallen apart over the last few years. I graduated in 2002, which wasn't too long ago. However, the crowding is reaching a record level as the school board looks to place the children of a booming population. Also taking a hit are the extra-cirricular activities that don't involve Physical Activity. While there are smart children who attend Farragut, each year sees that fewer are becoming educated from the classroom instead of the living room. The recent departure of an AP teacher was due to parents complaining about the difficulty of the class. When the road gets tough, should it get easier if the parents want it to? This should be their dream, kids coming home being challenged. But such is not the case. Farragut wants to look good, not be good.
The academics at farragut are extremly good and the teahcers focus a lot on preparing us for collige, which is good. In the past years, rules such as dress and tardt policy. However,since we have a new principal the rules have been enforced much more and I believe it is for the better. The classes are great and most teacher really have a good connection with their students and really are involved with their lives, caring enough to want to see them suceed. While the school may be overcrowded i never have viewed it as much of a problem, you still have time between classes to go and socialize so the overcrowding isn't really an issue. Of course, as in any school, there is a large variety of different kinds of students and since there is such a large number of people, you always have the opportunity to make friends.
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