The mission of the Farmington Public Schools is to enable all students to achieve academic and personal excellence, exhibit persistent effort and live as resourceful, inquiring and contributing global citizens.
The Farmington Public Schools believe that all students are capable of acquiring the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for productive, ethical and responsible citizenship in an evolving world community. As an innovative learning organization, the Farmington school district is deeply committed to continuous improvement. Thus, collaborative interactions among students, educators, parents, and families emphasize the importance of clear expectations, rigorous standards-led curriculum, inspired instruction, personal effort and engaged relationships leading to high levels of achievement for all learners.
Our four elementary schools – East Farms, Noah Wallace, Union School, West District – are each Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon Schools and consistently rank among the top performers in Connecticut. The average class size is 19 students per teacher. Our elementary program provides all children with a strong foundation in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies and science. All students receive instruction in the fine and performing arts. Each elementary school provides a rich and inviting learning environment within the context of a very supportive school community.
West Woods Upper Elementary School
West Woods Upper Elementary School opened in 2002 and serves approximately 650 students in grades five and six. The state-of-the-art facility supports the mission of West Woods “to challenge all students to meet high academic standards and to help them become responsible and caring community members.” West Woods creates a strong bridge between the elementary schools and the middle school.
Irving A. Robbins Middle School
Irving A. Robbins Middle School is a Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School for seventh and eighth-grade students rooted in creativity, integrity, and innovation. Students at IAR are empowered to lead their own learning in a supportive and unified learning community that values their individual and collective talents and empowers them to act as informed and ethical global citizens.
Farmington High School
Farmington High School, was recently recognized as a top five high school in the state of Connecticut by U.S. News & World Report with its rich and varied academic and co-curricular offerings. Over 70% of our students take at least one Advanced Placement course and achieve a score of three or higher on an AP exam. FHS has strong connections to area universities and offers college credit bearing courses through UConn’s Early College Experience program as well as courses through CT State Community Colleges. More than 90% of our graduates continue on to two- or four-year colleges. Our athletic, music and fine and applied arts programs are also regarded as exceptionally strong.