Farmington Public Schools

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Farmington Public Schools
Type and location
Type Public School System
Grades Early Childhood - Adult Education
Country United States
Location Farmington, Michigan
District information
Superintendent George Heitsch[1]
Asst. Superintendent(s) Catherine Cost[1]
NCES District ID 2614070
Students and staff
Students 10,871 (2013-14)[2]
Staff 1,380 (2013-14)[3]
Other information
Website Farmington Public Schools

Farmington Public Schools is a public school district headquartered in Farmington, Michigan, in southern Oakland County in Greater Detroit.[4] As of the 2013-2014 school year, the district serves 10,871 students.[2] It provides services for students in Farmington, Farmington Hills, and a portion of West Bloomfield.[4] The district has a total staff of 1,380, making it the second largest employer in the Farmington-Farmington Hills area.[3]

History[edit]

In 2008, as part of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy "Show Michigan the Money" project, the district began publicly posting its check registers on the internet.[5]

Schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

Upper Elementary schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

There are also two Early Childhood Centers: Alameda Early Childhood Center and Farmington Community School Early Childhood Center. Both centers are NAEYC accredited and are the only early childhood centers in the Farmington/Farmington Hills community that hold this distinction. Satellite preschool programs are located at Eagle, Hillside and Wood Creek elementary schools. William Grace, Wooddale, Flanders and Eagle elementaries were shuttered as of the 2010-2011 school year. The closed schools will be sold to real estate developers who will use the schools and land to their discretion.

Former Schools[edit]

  • Farmington Junior High
  • Bond Elementary School
  • Cloverdale Elementary School
  • Eagle Elementary School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Flanders Elementary School
  • Larkshire Elementary School
  • Maxfield Training Center
  • Middlebelt Elementary School
  • Shiawassee Elementary School
  • Ten Mile Elementary School
  • William Grace Elementary School
  • Woodale Elementary School

Academic Performance[edit]

Academic performance in the Farmington Public School system has generally matched or exceeded the state average.

High school standardized test scores[edit]

Michigan provides data on the historical ACT testing performance for the district, as well as the individual high schools.[6] Scores from North Farmington and Farmington compare favorably against the national ACT composite average, and scores from Harrison compare roughly to the composite average for the state. The full data set appears below:

Composite ACT scores of for the three major high schools in the Farmington Public Schools District in Farmington, Michigan (also Farmington Hills). Includes the nationwide, state, and district average composite scores for each year from 2006 to 2014, as well as the composite averages for North Farmington, Farmington, and Harrison high schools.
Year National State District North Farmington Farmington Harrison
2006-2007 21.2 21.5 20.4 21.9 20.5 19.1
2007-2008 21.1 19.6 20.5 22.1 20.8 19.3
2008-2009 21.1 19.6 20.8 22.4 20.8 19.3
2009-2010 21.0 19.7 21.1 22.0 21.3 20.2
2010-2011 21.1 20.0 20.9 21.7 21.0 20.0
2011-2012 21.1 20.1 21.1 22.4 21.2 20.0
2012-2013 20.9 19.9 21.1 22.5 21.3 19.7
2013-2014 21.0 20.1 21.2 22.4 21.5 20.5

Accreditation[edit]

Farmington Public Schools are all accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Alameda and Farmington Community School Early Childhood Centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Farmington Public Schools students are tested through various approaches to measure student achievement. Standardized test include the MEAP (Michigan Educational Assessment Program) and nationally the ACT.

Farmington Public High Schools ranked among Newsweeks top 1,200 public high schools in the country based on number of advanced placement classes and graduating seniors.

Farmington High School ranked 813. North Farmington High School ranked 1112. Harrison High School ranked 1190.

Sixty-eight percent of teachers in the Farmington Public Schools District hold advanced degrees.

Athletic honors[edit]

Harrison High School Football Coach John Herrington and the Harrison Hawks football team was honored by Nike for having one of the top 50 football programs in the country, USA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Administrator Directory". Farmington Public Schools. Retrieved 2014-10-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Student Count - 2013-2014". MI School Date. Retrieved 2014-12-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Farmington Public School - Annual Budget - Fiscal Year 2014-2015". Farmington Public School. pp. 329,335,339. Retrieved 2014-12-21. 
  4. ^ a b "Farmington Public School". Retrieved 2014-12-21. 
  5. ^ Finley, Erica J. "Farmington schools move toward more financial transparency with 'Show Michigan the Money'." Mlive. December 10, 2008. Retrieved on November 6, 2013.
  6. ^ "MI School Data Student Testing". State of Michigan. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 

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