Farmington High School (Michigan)

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Not to be confused with Farmington Central High School nearby or North Farmington High School in nearby Farmington Hills.
For other schools named "Farmington High School", see Farmington High School (disambiguation).
Farmington High School
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Address
32000 Shiawassee Street
Farmington, Michigan 48336
United States
Coordinates 42°27′50″N 83°21′41″W / 42.46389°N 83.36139°W / 42.46389; -83.36139Coordinates: 42°27′50″N 83°21′41″W / 42.46389°N 83.36139°W / 42.46389; -83.36139
Information
Type Comprehensive Public High School
Opened 1888
School district Farmington Public Schools
Principal Julie Kaminski
Faculty 70
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,140 (2014-15[1])
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Blue and White          
Mascot Falcon
Rival Harrison High School
Newspaper The Blue and White
Website

Farmington High School is a public high school located in Farmington, Michigan. The school was established in 1888, and the first sections of the current building were built in 1953, with several renovations and additions occurring since then. As of the 2014-2015 school year, the school educates a student body of 1,140. The current Principal is Julie Kaminski.

History[edit]

Farmington High School traces its roots back over 125 years. While no date has been fully confirmed, 1888 has been accepted as the year the school was first established. The school is listed as being first accredited in 1920 by the University of Michigan.[2] First known as the Union School, the class sizes have grown steadily over the years, from the single digits during the 19th century, to over one thousand students in recent years.[3] The first bus operated by the schools in the area began running with service to Farmington in 1929.[4]

The building itself has changed significantly over the years. One of the earlier buildings, initially constructed in 1918, was used until 1952. In 1953, sections of the current building were first constructed. Additions over the years, including a major renovation in 1998, have increased available space and amenities.

The school mascot is the Falcon, and students commonly referring to the mascot as "Freddie the Falcon."

The hockey team won the state championship in the 2013 / 2014 Season.[5]

Academics[edit]

In the 2012-2013 graduating class, 96% of graduates enrolled in a college or university: 69% enrolled in four-year universities, and 27% enrolled in two-year colleges. The remaining 4% of graduates joined the workforce, military, or had other post graduation plans.[6] In the 2013 graduating class, two students were National Merit recipients and four were commended. Out of 357 Advanced Placement exams taken, 305 (85%) received a score of 3 or better.

Farmington does not assign class rank.[6] If college applications require class rank information, for scholarships or otherwise, Farmington will include a letter stating that the school does not rank students, as well as the rationale behind the decision not to perform ranking.

Enrollment and graduation history[edit]

School Year Enrollment Number of Graduates Number of Teachers/Staff Principal Source(s)
1939 N/A 77 N/A O. E. Dunckel (Superintendent) [7]
1950 N/A 81 N/A Gerald V. Harrison [8]
1965 N/A 337 58[Note 1] James Geiger [2]
1967 1337 384 59[Note 1] James Geiger [9]
1972 1636 436 65[Note 1] James Geiger [10]
1979 1347 475 59[Note 1] G. Potter [11]
1982 1308 410 55[Note 1] G. Potter [12]
1984 1261 316 56[Note 1] G. Potter [13]
2006 1358 N/A 77[Note 2] John Barrett [14]
2008 1385 N/A 78[Note 2] John Barrett [15]
2011 1351 292 73[Note 3] Julie Kaminski [1][16]
2013 1214 313 70[Note 3] Julie Kaminski [1][6]
2014 1156 N/A N/A Julie Kaminski [1]
  1. ^ a b c d e f Taken from "Number of high school teachers"
  2. ^ a b Taken as X from "There are X professional teaching staff members and appropriate staff to meet special needs."
  3. ^ a b Taken from "Number of faculty"

Test scores[edit]

The State of Michigan publishes the ACT test scores for all of the schools in the state.[20] The scores for Farmington are as follows:

School Year Composite Score English Score Reading Score Mathematics Score Science Score Number of Students Tested
2014-2015 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.0 21.6 275
2013-2014 21.5 21.1 21.4 21.3 21.6 253
2012-2013 21.3 20.8 21.3 21.1 21.6 321
2011-2012 21.2 20.4 21.0 21.4 21.5 293
2010-2011 21.0 20.4 20.8 21.1 21.3 334
2009-2010 21.3 20.8 21.3 21.1 21.4 352
2008-2009 20.8 20.6 20.5 20.7 20.7 298
2007-2008 20.8 20.1 21.0 20.2 21.2 315
2006-2007 20.5 19.7 20.8 20.4 20.6 329

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "MI School Data Student Count". State of Michigan. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  2. ^ a b University of Michigan Official Publication (Volume 68, Issue 32 ed.). UM Libraries. 1966. p. 11. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  3. ^ "FHS…Historically Speaking". Farmington High School. Farmington Public Schools. Archived from the original on May 15, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  4. ^ Peel, Lee (1993). Farmington: a pictorial history (2 ed.). L.S. Peel. p. 65. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  5. ^ "Yearly Champions". mhsaa.com. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "School Profile 2012-2013" (PDF). Farmington Public Schools. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 15, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  7. ^ University of Michigan Official Publication (Volume 42 ed.). UM Libraries. 1941. p. 109. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  8. ^ University of Michigan Official Publication (Volume 52 ed.). UM Libraries. 1950. p. 29. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  9. ^ University of Michigan Official Publication (Volume 70, Issue 18 ed.). UM Libraries. 1968. p. 10. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  10. ^ Michigan Accredited Schools. University of Michigan. 1973. p. 9. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  11. ^ The University of Michigan Accredited Schools. University of Michigan. 1981. p. 9. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  12. ^ The University of Michigan Accredited Schools. University of Michigan. 1983. p. 9. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  13. ^ The University of Michigan Accredited Schools. University of Michigan. 1986. p. 9. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  14. ^ "Farmington High School Annual Report, 2005-2006" (PDF). Farmington Public Schools. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 15, 2007. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  15. ^ "Farmington High School Annual Report, 2007-2008" (PDF). Farmington Public Schools. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 16, 2009. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  16. ^ "Farmington High School Profile, 2011" (PDF). Farmington Public Schools. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 24, 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  17. ^ "MI School Data Student Testing". State of Michigan. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  18. ^ "Mike McGuire Bio". mgoblue.com. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 

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