Mary Farmar Elementary School

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901 Military W

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 747-8350

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 500

Students Per Teacher: 25

Parent Reviews

10 Parent Reviews for Mary Farmar Elementary School

This is a great school with a very involved Principle. There are some challenges when it comes to the 4th grade teachers. I believe that there is a couple, from my experience and discussions with other parents that just need to RETIRE. There were times when my child didn't want to go to school just because ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/11/14

It's a pretty good school though when i was there( im going to the middle school now) a lot of kids were cliquey and in my 5th grade class there was a lot of drama and the teachers tried to stop it but couldn't. And the yard duties? Please. One word: TERRIBLE. Two kids got in a fight like ten feet away ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/22/13

Love it! This school has great administration, great teachers and great parents. I've never had a problem reaching my kids' teachers or speaking with the principal. I specifically picked Farmar because of the family-like atmosphere and diverse student body. My son experienced some difficulties earlier ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/05/12

That last review is really unfortunate. We've been at Mary Farmar for 4 years (2 kids) and have always experienced the staff to be warm, dedicated, and terrific, from teachers to principal to support staff. It has a true sense of community and we've been fortunate to be part of the Mary Farmar family!

Posted by a parent on 02/19/10

While my child is doing fairly well, and the environment 'seems' like an open and welcoming set-up, the Teachers are largely unavailable before and after school due to their being over-scheduled for yard duties. And trying to talk to the principal is pretty much pointless because she will never squeeze ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/03/09

I have had an opportunity to attend all of the elementary schools in Benicia due to transfers and summer school and I can say by far Mary Farmar is the most diverse. It not only has a caring staff and dedicated teachers it has a well rounded community of parents from all socio economic backgrounds. That ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/30/09

I love this school. I have 2 children who currently attend Farmar & they have showed to be great students. The teachers are great & the parent involvement at the school is excellent. I can't wait to enroll my other 2 children (when the time comes) at Farmar. I also love the fact that the classes are ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/22/08

Wow, what a great experience this past year has been. Our daughter is about to finish her kindergarten year at Mary Farmar. We have been so pleased with the professional, kind, organized and experience staff at this school. All of the kindergarten teachers (as well as the first grade teachers) are warm ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/22/07

We have 2 boys at Farmar. Both have excelled not only academically but socially as well. Farmar has a solid format that works, but expect the amount of homework that goes along with it. The API scores of 86 prove the system works. Our oldest son attended from K-3 and is thriving in this system.

Posted by a parent on 03/11/06

Mary Farmar Elementary is a great school. The teachers do a great job of teaching the kids everything they need to know. Currently my daughter has Mrs. Johnson and I can tell she is getting them prepared for 6th grade. I also know she is getting through to the kids too. I love that they have the teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 05/04/05

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Test Year: 2012
Mary Farmar Elementary School
Benicia Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Benicia schools — Mary Farmar Elementary School is located at 901 Military W, Benicia CA 94510. 901 Military W is in the 94510 ZIP code in Benicia, CA The school district for Mary Farmar Elementary School is the Benicia Unified School District. Mary Farmar Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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