School Details

Jack T Farrar Elementary School

215 Westside Drive, Tullahoma, TN 37388
(931) 454-2608
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 351 students 12 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

49%
46%
57%
32%
36%
44%
68%
59%
68%
85%
75%
84%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Tullahoma School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
36%
48%
28%
36%
49%
42%
47%
57%
92%
81%
87%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Tullahoma School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
67%
61%
59%
53%
53%
72%
64%
64%
82%
86%
86%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Tullahoma School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
52%
50%
40%
47%
50%
60%
62%
64%
87%
83%
85%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Tullahoma School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jack T Farrar Elementary School is a public elementary school in Tullahoma. The principal of Jack T Farrar Elementary School is Susan Fanning and can be contacted at susan.fanning@tullahomacityschools.net. 351 students attend Jack T Farrar Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 50% of the 351 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Jack T Farrar Elementary School is 12:1. Bel Aire Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 79% 83%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Farrar is a wonderful school with very caring teachers and staff. My daughter has attended this school since she was in Kindergarten. I can't say enough about the excellent education and the great opportunities that have been provided for her. She loves this school and her teachers. As a parent I have always felt comfortable and welcome in the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    My name is Angela Wilson and my son is Jacob. We transferred into Jack T. Farrar during this past school year 2010-2011. Jacob has autism and this school has gone above and beyond to make sure he had the proper services so that he could excel and be on grade level. I His teacher is Barbara Smith 1st grade she is filled with kindness love and cares for her students. In my opinion she should be teacher of the year every year. The principle is Dr. Mickey Shuran. He has an open door policy and is always more than willing to sit down and talk with parents. He greets the kids most mornings and the kids run to hug him with open arms. It is now almost the end of our school year and I wanted to leave my name and number in case anyone has a question. 423-381-9245 I would also like to thank Mrs. Wendy his speech teacher and Cathy Danielson Head of the Special Ed Dept.. He also has a special lady named Beverly as an aide she is a very wonderful person and understands "our" kids on a great level. My son has a great sense of pride being a Farrar Frog he loves his school as do I. My son is a better child student son and person because of this school. I applaud everyone who works there!

  • (4 years ago)

    I wanted to add a few things about my experience at Farrar. If I could stay at this school I would without a second thought!!! I love every member of the staff and feel welcome every time I walk through the door. They know you by name and your child comes homes every day with something good to say about school. I feel blessed to have been treated with kindness and respect knowing that it is genuine. My son has been in the best possible place for his 1st grade year. He is on grade level and it is because of this caring school. Feel free to call me and I will answer any questions you have if I can't answer them I will find someone who will. Much respect and Love to Jack T. Farrar Elementary you will forever be in our heart!!!! Angela Wilson 423-381-9245

  • (5 years ago)

    Farrar is a great school. The administrators are great. Mr Shuran is an excellent principal and very involved in the lives of the students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Farrar is a nice school with friendly teachers and staff. My kids like it and they are doing well there. They do need a cafeteria for the children to eat in.

  • (10 years ago)

    We have moved several times and our children have been to different schools. My oldest child never felt like he 'fit in'. When were newcomers this year the staff was very welcoming and friendly. Our child feels like part of a family there. He has bonded with his 5th grade teacher who gives him the individual attention he needs. The parents of the school are very involved. I feel the quality of academic programs are very good. The building is kept very clean. It would be nice to have a cafeteria to eat in though as most of the children eat in the gym. Everyone I have talked to in this area comment on Farrar being a wonderful school.

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