- Maintain high expectations for students-that they will demonstrate exemplary performance in their reading and writing of the English language and in their understanding of mathematics, science, and social studies.
- Improve the academic outcomes of students in special populations (such as Limited English Proficient, gifted/talented, and special education) by implementing curricula designed to meet their needs.
- Ensure students' literacy by making certain that all students can read and write on grade level or above by the end of third grade and every year thereafter.
- Ensure students' competence by making certain that they reach or exceed grade level standards in math, science, and social studies by the end of third grade and every year thereafter.
- Maximize student attendance and completion rates by remedying situations causing absenteeism and by reducing dropouts (psychological as well as physical).
- Motivate students to strive for physical and emotional fitness and to embrace a drug-free lifestyle.
- Close the achievement gap between at -risk and non-at-risk students by elevating expectations of their performance, accelerating their academic growth, and varying the strategies used in their instruction.
Curriculum - Elementary
- CFISD elementary schools are comprised of students in grades K-5. Students who qualify for the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities or for Pre-kindergarten are bused to sites that provide these programs.
- Core subjects at the elementary level include reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology applications, health, physical education, art, music, and theatre arts.
- Every campus faculty includes the following members: counselor(s), nurse, diagnostician, speech and language clinician, dyslexia specialists, reading specialist(s), and content-area liaisons, as well as specially trained/certified teachers in the following areas: art, music, physical education, technology applications, English as a Second Language, and gifted education.
- The District's HORIZONS program is for academically-gifted students. In kindergarten, gifted instruction is provided in language arts and mathematics. In grades 1-5, the program addresses the four foundation areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
- CFISD's Bilingual and ESL programs provide additional support in English language development for students who have a home language other than English and who have been identified as limited-English-proficient.
- Elementary schools in Cypress-Fairbanks also feature enrichment activities such as student clubs, tutorial sessions, cultural arts programs, academic competitions, and field trips.
- Report cards are issued every nine weeks. Academic progress reports are sent to parents after the fourth week of each grading period.
1016 students as of September 17, 2018.
- Farney Elementary School is a community of learners consisting of students, parents, teachers, staff, administrators, and business partners. As members of a community, we work cooperatively as a team. Everyone contributes to the successes we so proudly celebrate at our school.
- Farney Elementary is located in Cypress Point Subdivision on Barker Cypress near Spring Cypress.
- Farney provides an education for students grades PPCD-5.
Our school is named after Mrs. Jane Farney. Mrs. Farney spent 30 years in education, twenty of those years in Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. She was a principal at Lowery and Hamilton. Mrs. Farney retired in May 1999. She and her husband, Phil, have 2 children, Chris and Jeff, who are both Cy-Creek High School graduates.
Farney Elementary promotes achievement levels that reflect high expectations, positive attitudes, teamwork, and respect for differences. Nurtured by staff, parents, and the community, students experience a well-balanced curriculum and a challenging learning environment. Parent involvement is valued as an avenue to ensure student success and a sense of community.
The Farney PTO meets on a regular basis. The organization funds cultural arts activities and field trips, organizes volunteers, sponsors various student events, and conducts fund-raisers, which have provided technology, landscaping, books, and playground equipment. For more information, please contact Tami Lorch.
Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, please contact Tami Lorch.