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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Farmington Public School District is an above average, public school district located in Farmington, MI. It has 9,992 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
About Farmington Public School District...
Address
32500 Shiawassee Rd
Farmington, MI 48336
Telephone
(248) 489-3339

Farmington Public School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
339 responses
Average ACT
27
399 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,992
Free or Reduced Lunch
22.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,231
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$158,198,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,534/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    2%

Farmington Public School District Reviews

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Farmington Public Schools is a district that speaks to their appreciation of diversity, but the practices and policies support institutional racism and implicit bias. The teachers are a representation of Farmington’s values. The black population of students do not represent the teacher population. The hiring practices suggest that black people are not welcome in Farmington. After 12 years of being a student in Farmington, I have not connected with many teachers on a level that made me feel accepted or supported. The few really caring teachers came along very late in my education, but I am grateful that they got me through the toughest years of my life so far. Farmington spends a lot of money on supporting a small population of students they believe are exceptional with academics. They study and push test scores and the poor data, but do not put a great effort into creating a safe learning environment for all students.
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The environment in the Farmington Public school district is very friendly and accepting. It is a diverse district and has many ways in which students and parents can get involved in. Students have many options for clubs and sports, however, there could be more clubs that support more student interest like debate club and girl's ice hockey. Furthermore, the academics are fine with many options of classes available to students, though more could be added. The district should watch its teachers more to make sure they are teaching in ways students can understand and are not overwhelming the students.
The school system is very nice and determined to help out every student within there district. However, they have changed the grading system a few times, and it becomes more complicated to go from one new grading system to another. Finally, the Farmington Public School district is also well known for the united sport teams and clubs. Even though the high schools may still be rivalries, they are still very active and connected to each other.