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.
This school has been very accommodating and the district is improving year after year. A great testament as to why people should put their faith in public schools, especially in Irving and Farine. The teachers are attentive to each student, esp Ms Ortega and Mrs Bell (KG). My son is doing well and thriving in this environment and in the dual language program. Send your kids here and be involved! Makes all the difference in the world!
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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