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Irving, TX
Students enrolled: 791

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615 Metker Street
Irving, TX 75062

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(972) 600-7900
(972) 261-2759
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March 08, 2015
Farine's teachers and staff are all so very supportive and encouraging to the kids. My son is in first grade and is in his second year of the dual language immersion program. He is six years old and speaks, writes and reads in two languages, with English being his primary language. It is such an impressive program and very well run. He loves being able to learn in two languages and I know he is being set up for future success by being challenged so early in his educational life. I highly recommend Farine to any parent that is looking for a challenging environment for their children to learn in.

- submitted by a parent

November 23, 2014
As a volunteer at the school, I am so impressed at the dedication of the teachers and staff and also how much the students want to learn. It is an excellent learning environment.

- submitted by a community member

October 24, 2014
This school has been nothing but accommodating, supportive and nurturing for my son. He is now in 1st grade and I couldn't love his teacher more. Ms Hunter. What a great teacher. She is caring, supportive and goes the extra mile. The staff are all very friendly and the systems seem very well organized.

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2013
My children love Farine. The dual language program has been outstanding for my girls. My oldest is now in fifth grade and speaks fluent Spanish and has had no difficulty in other subjects. The administration has been very accomidating with my child's medical condition which causes her to miss days regularly for treatments.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2012
They are so awesome here! the teachers are excellent and the duel language program is the bast. Mine will be going into the first grade next year as a GnT, and can already have a conversation with someone in Spanish. Her growth over the past year in reading, spelling, and math has been nothing less than amazing and her teachers, Mrs. Mauzer and Mrs. Isaac are totally awesome! Thank you so much

- submitted by a parent

March 11, 2012
I have had children at Farine for 4 years. Both of my sons are in the dual language program. In fact, we moved to Irving because of this opportunity. The administration & staff at Farine have been nothing short of amazing. They are focused on teaching our kids to read, write & think. I was especially impressed when I asked my then 4th grader if he knew when the TAKS test was. He did not, even though it was only 2 weeks away. This told me that they were more focused on teaching my kid than on test scores/strategies, etc. I have always felt welcome and felt like the administration and staff were ready to work together, with me, to address any issues that have come up with my kids. I cannot recommend Farine highly enough. As I've read the reviews on this site, what struck me is how they have improved over the years. This is proof that the administration is working to make things better all the time. Do not hesitate to send your kids here. You won't regret it.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2010
I have two daughters, both enrolled in the dual language program. Though there have been struggles, I have found that the administration and teachers have always been willing to work together to find a solution to any problems, with my children's best interest at heart. I would encourage any new parent to start their child in the dual language, it is really providing them with a great gift!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 11, 2008
My daughter has attended Farine since 3rd grade. She has always had wonderful teachers until she reached 5th grade. I am so glad this will be her last year there!

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2007
My daughter is in first grade and her second year in the dual language program. I am thrilled to have her learn a second language (Spanish) at such a young age. She is doing very well. Her teachers have been great working with my daughter as well as communicating with me as a parent. Overall, I have been pleased with her education at Farine.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2007
Overall, my children have been very happy at Farine. The music, arts and humanities programs are outstanding. When we have had concerns, we received very strong support from the principals and counselors. My son has some unique mental challenges that can make it difficult for him to learn new tasks. The counselor has gone out of her way to guide us. With her help, my son has thrived here at Farine. We are deeply appreciative of all her efforts.

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2007
Farine Elementary is an awful school. My son who has always like school is at the point where he does not want to go school anymore. Zero Tolerance is unfortunately just a word at this school. If you can send your child somewhere else - do it. The only light in the dark is Ms. Medasani. She is a great teacher who has instilled a love for science in my son.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2006
my child is in first grade and is having lot of problems with her teacher.i dont understand wat do they expect from a first grader.i think their is lot of communication problem between students and teachers.i founded the staff rude with parentsand they are not at all flexible.they do emphasis on reading which i like,that's it;

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2006
Not happy with this school. My kid enjoys music. Some teachers are very strict. And the school is not as clean and tidy as most Irving Schools. Nice Library.

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2006
My son attends Farine Elementary in Irving Texas, and I believe this school is a very good educational school. My son has really prospered at Farine since hes started there this year. I would recomend any parent to have their child attend Farine, because you would definitely get all the education you need to further your education.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2005
When we placed our fifth grader in public school, I was somewhat relieved she would attend Farine. I went there as a child and remember the faculty as caring individuals who encouraged each child to do their best. Though faculty changed, the caring is still apparent. My only complaints- too much emphasis is placed on the state test and the children's attitudes. I have long believed that the knowledge needed for the tests should be incorporated into daily work, without specifying that the work is for TAKS. As for the attitudes of our children- we as parents are responsible. When getting parent involvement becomes difficult the children see it and interpret this as a reason not to care or participate in extracurricular activities. Farine is fine, which is a big step down from what it was. Those teachers who have been there for 20 years know what I mean.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2005
My child attended Farine elementary last year for kindergarten. I was very impressed w/ her teacher and the school in general was very updated and clean. The faculty was always friendly. My only concern is the amount of money and extra attention that the English second language (ESL) children receive. I know my child was never given the oppurtunity to have only a few other students in her classroom whereas those children that are trying to learn English are given a special teacher and there are only a few other kids in the class. I wish that if the school was willing and able to teach a large majority of children English, that the school would then in turn teach my child another language as well. But overall I was very happy with my child's education.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2005
A very nice safe facility!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 22, 2005
We love Ms. Whitcomb! Everyone seems nice.

- submitted by a parent

July 19, 2005
School is nice. The playground needs updating. Children seem happy.

- submitted by a parent

July 13, 2005
starting dual language program this year 2005, should be positive. Alot of parental involvement, waiting to see results of latest test scores for academic rating.

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2005
My daughter attended Kindergarten at Farine last year. She is ADHD (diagnosed at the end of the school year), and the faculty was very helpful, but there were some definite communication breakdowns. Farine was actually a little slow to let me know that my daughter was having discipline problems to the extent that she was having. There were several instances where the office staff or her teacher neglected to let me know that she had been disciplined in class, been sent to the office and, at the end of the school year, actually suspended for one day. Forgetting to tell parents that their 5-year-old has been suspended is something that can't be overlooked! Academically, she did great, but you have to stay on the staff to keep you informed of how your child is doing. Good music, art and P.E. programs, too.

- submitted by a teacher

June 21, 2005
Farine is a good multi-cultural school. The teachers are well-trained and care a great deal about the students and their education. The Art and Music programs are both outstanding and well-led. The P.E. department provides good physical education and knowledge about exercise and well being. The parent's involvement is present but not represented by all levels of economics.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
May 23, 2005
The school seems clean, orhanized and the children look happy. The only thing I did not like was the playground. Security is very high and the library is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

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Farine Elementary School
615 Metker Street, Irving, TX  75062
(972) 600-7900
Last modified Farine Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Farine Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top