Honors and Awards


DISTRICT Music Honors: The Connecticut Arts Administrators Association presented the Farmington Public Schools music department with the Excellence in Arts Education Award at the CT State Capitol in 2011. This award celebrates the district’s dedicated music teachers, talented young musicians and comprehensive music programming in a town that embraces the arts.

The town of Farmington was selected as a Best Community for Music Education, a national award. Each school district receiving the “Best Communities” designation from NAMM scored in the 80th percentile or higher in the survey’s grading process. Participants in the survey answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, support for the music program, and other relevant factors in their communities’ music education programs. The responses were verified with district officials and advisory organizations reviewed the data. 


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Carl Shugart, Irving A. Robbins strings teacher was named the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year by the Farmington Board of Education.

Farmington Public Schools including Farmington Collaborative Preschool and Farmington Continuing Education are closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 due to inclement weather.

EXCL will be opened with modified hours. EXCL will operate from 12:00 - 5:00 PM at Noah Wallace School for students who have pre-enrolled in the 2023-2024 Inclement Weather Program.