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About This School

J M Farrell Elementary School is a public elementary school in Grand Prairie. The principal of J M Farrell Elementary School is Mr Glen T Brunk and can be contacted at 820 students attend J M Farrell Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 27% of the J M Farrell Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 51% of the 820 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 61% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at J M Farrell Elementary School is 18:1. Lynn Hale Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 24%
Hispanic 30% 39%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 7%
Asian 20% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 55%
Limited English proficiency 27% 21%
Economically disadvantaged 51% 54%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Great teachers great study environment . My daughter has been learning there since her PreK and now she is in 1st grade . I will have her there until she is done with 6th grade

  • (1 year ago)

    I have 2 kids in Ferrall and they love it. They both have a mostly all A's in school. When I feel homework is pointless I go to the school or call they teacher and there is always a reason for it. Uniform is enforced and I am thank full for that because many kids take their dirty uniform from the previous day however if they need to change the nurse will give them a clean one that other parents have donated. I don't find any problem with the school or the teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love the school and most of the teachers ... but the principal and assistant principal are the WORST !!!! they have there favorite studens and the kids are treated unfairly !!!! The assistant principal is fake and very rude and every parents wants her out ... the school was very friendly when mrs. curtis was out after having baby ... they had a great gentle man in there spot ..who greeted everyone everyday before and after school ..we need to fix that and get new principal and assistant principal and it would be a great school

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent of two children at Farrell and we love this school! The principal and asst. principal are outstanding and do a great job of hiring superior educators! The staff rides the Energy Bus every morning which has rubbed off on my own children who jump out of bed screaming 'beep beep'. They are always excited to go to school. The staff uses small groups to meet the needs of all their students and as the first title one exemplary school in our district they must be doing something right. The principals and staff love kids! On another note I wish the city would do something about the traffic around the school parents do not obey the rules and pick up or drop off their kids whereever they want.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am looking forward to another great year at Farrell. We have three girls that have attended Farrell for over 8 years now. We love the teachers there is not much turnover which is nice. I wish the Principal and Vice Principal were more involved with the students. My youngest isn't sure who the Vice Principal is. They are not very visible before or after school and they are never in the lunch room which is very loud and unorganized. All in all we love Farrell and are excited to go back!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am so thankful that we moved out of this school. My daughter started kindergarten here and the school was awlful. The teachers are not involved with the students are disorganized do not supervised the children enough and send home pointless homework that the parents have to do instead of the children. I already graduated from school i do not need to go back! my child goes to school to be taught not to review what you should be teaching them then send home the work for the parents to do all the teaching. I felt as though my daughter wasnt learning anything in school. Supposedly she was in the top of her class at farrell but when we finally moved to plano isd i find out that she is way behind and i just found out today that she is encouraged to attend summer school! farrell should not be recognized.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have three kids in this school and every teacher from each one of my kids have worked out very hard with each one of them to succed in their grades.

  • (7 years ago)

    Is the dress code going to be covered this year on the TAKS...When we start putting how our children are dressed above the education of the child I have issues. Today after two weeks my son was told that the shorts he wore all last year do not follow dress code. In todays society be glad that kids go to school lets teach our children that their dress appearance is more important than their education.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is lacking in teacher evolvement with children needs. I was not happy with this school at all. In times of need the teachers are not there. They come across as a very strict school but they tolerated bullying. The kindergarten teacher was not good at teaching children to help them move up to 1st grade. I was very disappointed with this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have completed my 1st year and I feel okay about the experience. The teachers appear genuine the classes are too crowded and the parents could be more involved. I think comparably it is better than most.

  • (10 years ago)

    My experience with the teachers has been that they are not always willing to go the extra mile to give the children what they need and deserve. At times it seems that the teachers are only there to collect a check rather than having the best interest of the children in mind.

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