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Contact Information (School Year 2016-17)
Last updated: 1/6/2017
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2016-17)
The mission of Farragut Elementary School is to provide a learning environment, which offers each child, within a caring and cooperative atmosphere, the opportunity to develop individual intellectual, physical and social abilities, and to enable him/her to become a productive and responsible member of the community. Inherent in this mission is the belief that all students, regardless of individual differences, can learn; that schools make a difference, and that teacher and parents who are committed to this belief provide for the most successful learning experiences.
• We believe that all students should be engaged in meaningful educational activities.
• We are committed to promoting a calm, nurturing, safe school-wide learning environment.
• We believe that reading is critical to learning in all other subjects and is the foundation for lifelong education.
• Our educational program strives to be balanced and adheres to the California State Standards and Frameworks.
• We believe that parental involvement and support in a child’s life is essential for each individual’s success.
• We value a community where all people are responsible for themselves and respectful of each other.
• We believe that a team achieves greatness.
• We value hard work, self-reflection, and personal growth.
Farragut Elementary School is more than just an outstanding school. It is a community, with a passion and joy for learning. At Farragut, teachers take pride in their efforts, parental involvement is strong, and students know they are expected to do their best in all academic subjects and to have excellent citizenship. Farragut is more than an institution; it is a community for learning in which all feel a part of the family. The school is proud of its tradition of excellence and proven success.
The Farragut community values the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders, the importance of data-driven discussion to inform instructional practices, the use of 21st century equipments to reach all learners, the strong involvement of family members in various programs at the school, the frequent communication between the school and the home, and the steady improvement of student achievement. The teachers, support staff, and administration of Farragut School are dedicated to providing a high quality and challenging elementary program to its students. The school's instructional and extracurricular programs promote problem solving, critical thinking, creative pursuits, and high engagement between teachers and students through standards-based curriculum, well-designed lessons, team-teaching, cooperative learning activities, small group instructions, and peer or cross-age tutoring. The role of the arts and technology in the lives of the students is apparent throughout the school. The development of the physical, social, and emotional aspects of the students' education is also given high priority at school. With a successful broad-based curriculum, Farragut Elementary enjoys continued support from its students, parents, staff, and the community at large.
Farragut was opened as a small neighborhood school and today serves over 500 students from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. The school is known to have an Arts and Technology focus. It has a strong visual arts program with a curriculum that follows the K - 5th VAPA standards. There is a dedicated art room where an art specialist conducts the lesson. The music program consists of music appreciation classes for all students. In addition, the fourth and fifth graders may choose to take band or orchestra classes once a week, and all third graders receive lessons in playing the recorder. We have two Bell Choirs, advanced and beginning, which are available as free before school classes to students in grades 3-5 and a school choir which is also available for free to all students in grades 1-5. Eight teachers in the 3rd - 5th grades are involved in the Arts Integration Partnership (AIP) with the Los Angeles Music Center; the program is focused on integrating the arts with an anchor literature chosen for each grade level. Artists are partnered with these teachers to implement the program. The AIP involved poetry, theater, and shadow puppetry. Our computer lab serves all students and is staffed with two aides. The lab was funded by parent donations and through grants. In addition to the lab, we also have computers in every classroom. Students learn keyboarding skills, perform word processing tasks, use the Internet for research projects, take benchmark assessments online, and practice academic skills using the SuccessMaker software. All classrooms have LCD projectors and document cameras that allow teachers to enhance their lesson presentation visually. These tools also afford teachers to incorporate video streaming to enrich students' experience with the curriculum.
Farragut is proud to continue providing afterschool enrichment math opportunities. About 30 fifth grade students were invited. A math coach engages the students in word problem solving that involves high math skills and concepts. The club exposes the students into challenging word problems that are not normally encountered in the daily math curriculum.
Several field trips are arranged annually for each grade level and are funded by PTA. In addition, assemblies are also funded and arranged by PTA. With the support of the Fan Club, the school is able to provide an extensive, moderately priced after school enrichment program through FAAST. Tuition assistance is available if needed. The class offerings vary throughout the year; however, classes in the fields of science, the arts, sports, and computers are regularly available. Chess Tutors has also been a regular after school class for many students.
Farragut is proud to have many students actively engaged in service of the community and their peers. The Student Council, composed of student representatives from grades 3 - 5, meets twice a month and is the guiding force in organizing Community Service Projects. It is also responsible for monitoring the halls during lunch recess. The Buddy Reading Program pairs Kindergarten and Fifth Graders in a shared reading program. The 5th graders volunteer during their lunch recess once a week to read or listen to Kindergarteners read. This program teaches older students to be mentors to the young kids and it fosters friendships across grade levels. Finally, our School Families Program is another example of cross-age mentoring and relationship building. The students, ranging from Kindergarten - Fifth Grade, are grouped as a family and meet with their adult leader each month to discuss various topics, share ideas, participate in activities, or perform school service based on the Character Trait of the month. In June all the families celebrate with a culminating activity known as Sports Day.
The professional and caring school staff work diligently to provide a positive learning environment that addresses the unique talents and strengths of all students. Everyone in Farragut is committed to building lifelong learners by creating a school atmosphere where:
• All children are supported and encouraged in their academic, social, physical, and emotional growth through a well-rounded educational program.
• Students, parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff work together as partners in improving student achievement.
• Students, parents, and staff members all share a true sense of caring and trust, resulting in high morale and strong school spirit.
Last updated: 1/6/2017
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2015-16)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/6/2017
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2015-16)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||8.6 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.4 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||19.0 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.0 %|
|Two or More Races||6.9 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||13.9 %|
|English Learners||7.7 %|
|Students with Disabilities||8.8 %|
|Foster Youth||0.2 %|
Last updated: 1/6/2017