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Philo T. Farnsworth School

Public | K-6 | 667 students

 

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Posted March 26, 2013

My son goes here, and some days are good and some days, not so much. One day my son had not gotten on the bus for is daycare yet, so i called the office to see if they knew anything, the admin tells me she'll do a call for him, then puts me on hold in the middle of my question, comes back on the line to tell me no one answered the call and then hung up on me. No, explanation, no, let me see if i can track down his teacxher, nothing, just dead air. So i called back , thinking , ok maybe the phone got disconnected accidently, nope, same gruff explanation and boom, thats right ,hung up on me again. So, my 2nd grade son could be anywhere, lost, picked up by a stranger, anything, and there was no concern for him at all. Luckily the daycare bus driver called me a few minutes later to say he had made it on the bus, but this is just one of the issues i've had with this school. Like i said, not the best school, but not the worst either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2012

This school does an excellent job with its holiday programs. It is one of those public schools that has a nice big auditorium with better acoustics than these new state of the art schools. They do plenty to let your kids have fun. I am really happy with my sons teacher and other staff at the school. Education actually is happening here, and I don't see why you would need to wast your time sending your kid to a charter school. Teachers are more comfortable here since they are backed by a union. It is a big sacrifice to work in a public school, and the teacher's at Farnsworth are worth more than they know. Thank you teachers, keep up the great work.
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Posted May 24, 2012

Our young relative who goes to this school is an A STUDENT MODEL CHILD but says he "HATES" FARNSWORTH and BEGS to be sent elsewhere. My spouse, who is 100% legally DISABLED went into FARNSWORTH to pick up our student. My husband has his LEGGALLY CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED SERVICE DOG (complete with HARNESS and PATCH) with him. The FARNSWORTH OFFICE and ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ---- basicially THREW my dysabled husband, complete with official service dog, OUT OF THE SCHOOL. THEIR EXCUSE???? That the KIDS WOULD GET ALLERGIES (HEY CHECK THE ADA --- IT WON'T QUITE AGREE with YOU, but WE'VE decided to maybe let it ride. You would do yourself and the school/children a favor if you carefully checked the state and federal statutes. )


Posted April 17, 2011

I have not had one problem with this school, My son has had great teachers he has shown great progress. Thanks to all who have treated him like any other student. I love the secretary when i call she so nice and understands i know when i call i can count on her to do the job right, i really have not gotten to know the principle, but i do know she is doing a great job and its sad to see her go, i'm excited for next year can't wait to meet the next best teacher, if i could work at this school i totally would. :D
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 82% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 77%
Hispanic 40% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Black 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 82%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3751 South 4225 West
West Valley City, UT 84120
Phone: (385) 646-4822

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