Farnsworth Elementary School

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5414 N Linder Ave

Chicago, IL 60630

(773) 534-3535

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 610

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

34 Parent Reviews for Farnsworth Elementary School

A very family oriented school. Their kindergarten teachers are some of the best I have come across in the Chicago district. The office staff is very friendly and always willing to help you out if needed. The older students seem to blend well with the younger children. An over all sturdy foundation ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/22/14

Farnworth School is a fantastic neighborhood school! The staff is great! Well trained,caring, several teachers have National Board Certification. Principal has high standards and a vision for the school. CCSS practices were happening several years ago. The school offers art, health, has had music ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/27/13

My daughter goes to Farnsworth school and its the best school. Very attentive and helpful staff. Teachers are amazing and class sizes aren't as big as other schools in the area. I will continue to send my child to Farnsworth school thru the eighth grade. Also very family oriented.

Posted by a parent on 08/26/13

I LOVED going to this school! Before going here, I went to another Chicago school that treated me very poorly and was very judgmental. I didn't know that how they were treating me was wrong until I went to this school. I remember that all the teachers and staff here were very loving and caring. I had ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/29/12

After going through the sadness of losing our long-time principal, Dr. Catherine Wells, the Farnsworth Family is continuing to work hard to keep our students rigorously engaged in all academics, proper social interactions, and personal physical improvements. Farnsworth provides as excellent environment ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 10/10/11

Many people think that because a school is a Magnet or Charter school that they are superior to a neighborhood public school. We are proud to be part of Farnsworth and my children have received an excellent education. They have also become a member of the Farnsworth family as every child that attends ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/07/11

Parent Involvement is a key to success at any school. Farnsworth has some strong parent involvement. They also have wonderful teachers and strong leadership from the Principal who wants the best for her beloved school. The sports program was not cancelled because of lack of parent involvement it was ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/12/10

My Children have been at Farnsworth since they were in preschool and are now in the upper grades. We are very happy with the school, staff and the principal. My children initially started preschool needing speech therapy and are now doing extremely well and are involved in clubs and afterschool programs. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/11/10

My children are very happy at Farnsworth. They have so many opportunities at this school that are made available to them by the dedicated staff and Principal. The Principal goes the extra mile to make Farnsowrth a wonderful place to learn. She makes decisions that may not be popular by ALL parents ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/09/10

I STRONGLY DISAGREE with the parent post from June 4. I have been at Farnsworth for many years and have not seen this decline. We have STRONG leadership that is very supportive of staff, is aware of what staff is doing, and constantly provides opportunity for growth. Teachers are very willing to go that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/09/10

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Test scores for Farnsworth Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Farnsworth Elementary School
City Of Chicago Sd 299
* In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Chicago schools — Farnsworth Elementary School is located at 5414 N Linder Ave, Chicago IL 60630. 5414 N Linder Ave is in the 60630 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Farnsworth Elementary School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Farnsworth Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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