School Details

Philo T. Farnsworth School

3751 South 4225 West, West Valley City, UT 84120
(385) 646-4822
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 724 students 10 students/teacher (UT avg is 26)

Test Scores by grade

46%
66%
79%
52%
66%
77%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2009-2010 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 1 through 11 in language arts, in grades 1 through 7 in math, in grades 4 through 9 in science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for all grades combined for each subject. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Granite District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
64%
78%
60%
69%
79%
52%
50%
69%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2009-2010 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 1 through 11 in language arts, in grades 1 through 7 in math, in grades 4 through 9 in science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for all grades combined for each subject. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Granite District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
67%
80%
62%
68%
80%
54%
60%
77%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2009-2010 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 1 through 11 in language arts, in grades 1 through 7 in math, in grades 4 through 9 in science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for all grades combined for each subject. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Granite District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
73%
82%
47%
68%
77%
46%
60%
75%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2009-2010 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 1 through 11 in language arts, in grades 1 through 7 in math, in grades 4 through 9 in science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for all grades combined for each subject. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Granite District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Philo T. Farnsworth School is a public elementary school in West Valley City. 724 children attend Philo T. Farnsworth School and identify primarily as Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 70% of the 724 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Philo T. Farnsworth School is 10:1. Jackling School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 60%
Hispanic 41% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son goes here and some days are good and some days not so much. One day my son had not gotten on the bus for is daycare yet so i called the office to see if they knew anything the admin tells me she'll do a call for him then puts me on hold in the middle of my question comes back on the line to tell me no one answered the call and then hung up on me. No explanation no let me see if i can track down his teacxher nothing just dead air. So i called back thinking ok maybe the phone got disconnected accidently nope same gruff explanation and boom thats right hung up on me again. So my 2nd grade son could be anywhere lost picked up by a stranger anything and there was no concern for him at all. Luckily the daycare bus driver called me a few minutes later to say he had made it on the bus but this is just one of the issues i've had with this school. Like i said not the best school but not the worst either.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school does an excellent job with its holiday programs. It is one of those public schools that has a nice big auditorium with better acoustics than these new state of the art schools. They do plenty to let your kids have fun. I am really happy with my sons teacher and other staff at the school. Education actually is happening here and I don't see why you would need to wast your time sending your kid to a charter school. Teachers are more comfortable here since they are backed by a union. It is a big sacrifice to work in a public school and the teacher's at Farnsworth are worth more than they know. Thank you teachers keep up the great work.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our young relative who goes to this school is an A STUDENT MODEL CHILD but says he "HATES" FARNSWORTH and BEGS to be sent elsewhere. My spouse who is 100% legally DISABLED went into FARNSWORTH to pick up our student. My husband has his LEGGALLY CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED SERVICE DOG (complete with HARNESS and PATCH) with him. The FARNSWORTH OFFICE and ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ---- basicially THREW my dysabled husband complete with official service dog OUT OF THE SCHOOL. THEIR EXCUSE???? That the KIDS WOULD GET ALLERGIES (HEY CHECK THE ADA --- IT WON'T QUITE AGREE with YOU but WE'VE decided to maybe let it ride. You would do yourself and the school/children a favor if you carefully checked the state and federal statutes. )

  • (3 years ago)

    I have not had one problem with this school My son has had great teachers he has shown great progress. Thanks to all who have treated him like any other student. I love the secretary when i call she so nice and understands i know when i call i can count on her to do the job right i really have not gotten to know the principle but i do know she is doing a great job and its sad to see her go i'm excited for next year can't wait to meet the next best teacher if i could work at this school i totally would. D

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