School Details

Farnsley Middle School

3400 Lees Ln, Louisville, KY 40216
(502) 485-8242
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1119 students 19 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

46%
36%
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39%
53%
38%
46%
47%
39%
48%

KY00212

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  • This school in 2011
  • Jefferson County average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
32%
39%
52%
46%
55%
50%
45%
61%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Jefferson County average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
37%
45%
44%
42%
52%
52%
48%
59%
29%
30%
39%

KY00212

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  • This school in 2011
  • Jefferson County average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
55%
65%
67%
60%
66%
56%
47%
64%
51%
45%
60%
39%
37%
41%

Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT)

In 2010-2011 Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Jefferson County average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Farnsley Middle School is a public middle school in St. Dennis. 1,119 children attend Farnsley Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 70% of the 1,119 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Farnsley Middle School is 19:1. Conway Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% 52%
Black, non-Hispanic 37% 36%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.09% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    In this part of the county it's hard to find what you think is a good school. My son came from a catholic school that was ok. 6th and 7th grades went ok at Farnsley. Last year his 8th grade was when I began to have some issues with administration. My son is a smart child so I never questioned any class he had A's and high B's in. I focused on the low B's and below. My biggest problem is how can a child make A's and B's in Algebra then go to high school and is struggling with a D. He said he needed to retake the class because he did not learn anything. My son will learn Algebra but at least has a grade to reflect his understanding of this subject at this point. If I would have known my son was not learning but had an A or B I would have raised a lot of stink with who ever would listen. As I said this is one of the best middle schools in the southwest part of the county. I do not want to advise any parent to not choose Farnsley but stay connected and don't think an A or B means your child knows what is needed for the next level. I can not rate the teachers below a 4 because they were good teachers just don't understand the math teacher's lack of concern. New principle???

  • (1 year ago)

    My son gets great education and I believe this school deserves a 8/10/ I deduct 2 points because this school could fund raise for better lunch at least. And it would be better if students got more freedom to ride other buses.

  • (2 years ago)

    When my son was attending this school the principal was Mr.Stevenson and the Assistant Principal was Ms.Hudson. They both displayed a poor lack of leadership and authority when it came to my special needs child being bullied. Ms.Hudson actually contributed to my son being bullied with her use of threatening and intimidation. I reported the incidents to the Board of Education and it is on record. I would never send anymore of my children to Farnsley Middle. They do not stand by the "Zero Tolerance" law on bullying and they do not insure the safety and protection of your children especially if they happen to be disabled. This is an awful school under very poor leadership. When an Assistant principal bullies your child it takes away from their self esteem because educators are who our children look up to for help and support...not to be verbally and mentally abused.

  • (2 years ago)

    Farnsley is a great school. I am a 7th grader there and i have never had any problems with anyone. The principle is great he understands you listens to you when you have something to say. We have great athletic programs and other things like music art drama and so much more. I love this school and cant wait to be back next year

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school the teachers are so nice! The principal is a very good example of leadership and what a good person should be like when they grow up. Sometimes I don't quite understand but then when I tell the teacher and they talk me through it and then I understand it front through back.

  • (3 years ago)

    I currently attend Farnsley Middle School and I'm going into 8th grade. I absolutely love love love this school! It is amazing! We go on tons of field trips and the teacher's are wonderful! There are a lot of after school activities students can be in that are very fun. I have never had a problem with this school and hope I don't (

  • (4 years ago)

    Farnsley is a great school. I will have to agree with some of the other reviews about discipline. The 6th grade assistant principal was very difficult to communicate with this year. When there was an issue I had a hard time understanding his method of reason or how he responded. He did not take the time to investigate the problem he automatically punished the children without getting to the root of the issue. I was thoroughly frustrated with him and his actions as a leader of the school.The principal is great. He will listen and he keeps his word. He cares about the students. The sixth grade counselor was wonderful as well. I felt that I could communicate with them both. Teachers are also in constant communication with parents they will write you a note in your child's agenda or email you. My child enjoys this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to Farnsley as a 6th grader and had severe problems that i did not have in elementary school. I had problems with my teachers peers and the rules. All of which i had asked for help and never recieved it. In elementary school i had a 4.0 and then i go to middle school and have a 3.2. But i know go to Barret TMS and love in i have no propblems with peers or schoolwork or teachers. Kelly-

  • (5 years ago)

    I attended Farnsley Middle school and I am now in high school. Farnsley does a good job with setting up extra-curricular activities the teachers are nice and some of the administrators are very helpful. But one major flaw in Farnsley is how they handle problems. The punishments they offer are confusing and not effective. I wasn't one to ever get in trouble but when I did no one including myself felt the punishment fit. Also the way they do things at Farnsley is very disorganized. As an 8th grader I was not prepared for high school at all as far as class transitions and responsibility went. We stayed as a class and traveled to different teachers and the teachers walked us to lunch and related arts. We felt like kindergarders. We needed a little more freedom.

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm a girl in the 8th grade at Farnsley and I have went here at 6 grade 7th and now 8th. Farnsley is an OK school. Some of the teachers are very hard on you and some are sweet. They have fun and many extracurricular activities. Our principal can get on you about small thing but he is nice(if your good). Overall is a very good school. If you having a problem with a student all you do is they the teachers and they will do anything to help. They have fun field trips and some of the work is fun too. The class rooms and hall ways are clean pluses in the middle of the school year they come around and sell cookies to classrooms.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child attended Farnsley in grades 6 & 7 and will not be going in grade 8. I was a very involved parent but found it difficult to get teacher and admin response at the beginning of any issue my child had. I would find out about incidents after they had occurred repeatedly intead of after the first time. I asked for teacher involvement several times but was told they didn't have enough time to devote to keeping me informed. For a Magnet school I expected alot more from the staff. I was very disappointed in the counselor involvement - I guess that role has changed significantly since I was in middle school.

  • (9 years ago)

    In Our school we have extra after csholl activites such as cross country and basketball which are are best activites we came thrid in running and are district champions in b ball in girls and boys. We will soon be going to lexington for the b ball tourtament. Students are very invovled in are schools decisions. We are known for are acedemics too. Mrs. schitzer sorry if spelled her name wrong has one the govaners cup for a number of many year she is our computer teacher in room 114. Are parent involvment is about a 3 . And are school is very excellent and you should send your kid there. Thank you.

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