FARNSWORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL

Go back
6072 STATE FARM RD
GUILDERLAND, NY 12084
Visit this school's website
Phone: 518-456-6010
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Guilderland Central School District
  • Students/Teacher: 11:1
  • Students/Grade: 433.3
  • Number Students: 1300
  • Number Teachers: 125
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 9684
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Michael Laster
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (11 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (10 Reviews)
    Page 1 of 2
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-21
    "Farnsworth is an AMAZING school! To start, the teachers are cool,and fun and engaging! Secondly, The school tries so hard to make you feel comfortable and fit in with other school members. Lastly here's the truth... even though the students and teachers are great the establishment isn't. The building is falling apart with no reno. or upgrades since 2005 when they added a new section to the school (seneca); which leaves all of the other sections dwindiling on their last thread since they are 30 years older than seneca. Litteraly there isn't any proper heating inside the classrooms which makes it freezing during the winter. And there isn't any AC during the spring/summer. If they want to keep the building standing they better make some reno with the taxes we give them. Another thing to note. At farnsworth it's if it isn't broken don't fix it. Almost everything in the school that is broken or in need of repair gets duct-taped back up or sugar coated with new paint which usually falls off after a couple days. Besides that the fun and engaging staff members provide a solid experience for new or existing students."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-01-28
    "Generally good test scores here, but having been there for three years and now in high school, i feel entitled to say my first year was quite uncomfortable. Not much offered here to individualize to fit the needs of the student. Only special needs students get special attention. Otherwise, classes are quite general and class sizes are growing exponentially. Guilderland, though they have great schools now, don't know what to do with their money and no longer care about the student. They change schedules and arrangements for the worse and try to make it sound better to appeal to voters. Unfortunately, the residents of Guilderland are as greedy as the members of the school board and throw money only at what is best presented to them. It's about time they face the ugly truth that Guilderland won't be able to uphold a standard of excelence if they can't stay financially afloat."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-10-08
    "i am a 6th grader in FMS, and I LOVE IT. Although i do have one reccomendation. I happen to be *hehe* one of the most gifted students in hiawatha. i am sad to say there is only one enrichment teacher, for the 200+ gifted students."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-10-18
    "Farnsworth is an awesome school. I am in sixth grade there. The teachers are soooo nice. This is the best school ever. Why do you think it got a 9 out of 10 rating?"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2007-07-04
    "Farnsworth is a wonderful middle school mainly because of the extraordinary teachers and staff members. They truly care about children and go above and beyond to ensure their success!"
    Page 1 of 2
    Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2015 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.
    C21 Properties In this Area C21 Offices Serving this Area C21 Agents Serving this Area
    View Agents
    Nathalie Lenehan
    CENTURY 21 Rural Estates
    518.­895.2902
    Corner Route 7 & 20
    PO Box 22
    Duanesburg, NY 12056
    Joseph Durma
    CENTURY 21 Purtell Realty
    518.­842.1243
    128 Market Street
    Amsterdam, NY 12010
    Stephanie Dye
    CENTURY 21 Purtell Realty
    518.­842.1243
    128 Market Street
    Amsterdam, NY 12010
    Dan Keese
    CENTURY 21 Rural Estates
    518.­895.2902
    Corner Route 7 & 20
    PO Box 22
    Duanesburg, NY 12056
    Manuel Sousa
    CENTURY 21 Rural Estates
    518.­295.8547
    323 Main Street
    P.O.Box 609
    Schoharie, NY 12157
    Charlene Olsen
    CENTURY 21 Rural Estates
    518.­295.8547
    323 Main Street
    P.O.Box 609
    Schoharie, NY 12157
    Lori Allen
    CENTURY 21 Foote-Ryan
    518.­563.7350
    438 Route 3
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    Patricia Leone
    CENTURY 21 Purtell Realty
    518.­842.1243
    128 Market Street
    Amsterdam, NY 12010
    Elizabeth Santore
    CENTURY 21 Rural Estates
    518.­295.8547
    323 Main Street
    P.O.Box 609
    Schoharie, NY 12157
    Diane McGee-Rock
    CENTURY 21 Foote-Ryan
    518.­563.7350
    438 Route 3
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    Kelly Button
    CENTURY 21 Rural Estates
    518.­895.2902
    Corner Route 7 & 20
    PO Box 22
    Duanesburg, NY 12056
    Joy Barnett
    CENTURY 21 Foote-Ryan
    518.­563.7350
    438 Route 3
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    Scott Campbell
    CENTURY 21 Foote-Ryan
    518.­563.7350
    438 Route 3
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    Arlene Cilento-Purtell
    CENTURY 21 Purtell Realty
    518.­842.1243
    128 Market Street
    Amsterdam, NY 12010
    John Janke
    CENTURY 21 Rural Estates
    518.­895.2902
    Corner Route 7 & 20
    PO Box 22
    Duanesburg, NY 12056
    Karen Donahue
    CENTURY 21 Purtell Realty
    518.­842.1243
    128 Market Street
    Amsterdam, NY 12010
    Scott J. Tetreault
    CENTURY 21 Foote-Ryan
    518.­563.7350
    438 Route 3
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    Rosemarie Brundege
    CENTURY 21 Rural Estates
    518.­895.2902
    Corner Route 7 & 20
    PO Box 22
    Duanesburg, NY 12056
    Denise R. LaDuke
    CENTURY 21 Foote-Ryan
    518.­563.7350
    438 Route 3
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    Kevin F. Barnaby
    CENTURY 21 Foote-Ryan
    518.­563.7350
    438 Route 3
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    Chris Nunamann
    CENTURY 21 Rural Estates
    518.­295.8547
    323 Main Street
    P.O.Box 609
    Schoharie, NY 12157
    Patrick J. Holcombe
    CENTURY 21 Foote-Ryan
    518.­563.7350
    438 Route 3
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    John Slachtovsky
    CENTURY 21 Purtell Realty
    518.­842.1243
    128 Market Street
    Amsterdam, NY 12010
    Marion C. Bourdeau
    CENTURY 21 Foote-Ryan
    518.­563.7350
    438 Route 3
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901