James B. Farnsworth Elementary School

At Farnsworth, we believe in high expectations for all stakeholders. In our safe and nurturing environment, we are committed to providing an inclusive education with rigorous, differentiated instruction designed to engage all learners. We envision our students to be physically and emotionally healthy lifelong learners who are college and career ready.

Our school aspires to provide strong instructional programs and high quality teaching that promotes interest in life-long learning.

Students, Families, Staff and Community - We are all a Team at Farnsworth!


March 11 - April 12

IAR Testing Window

Parent Letter: English / Spanish

March 29

Mother & Son Super Hero Date Night

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Farnsworth April 8-10 and we'd like your help to make it a success.

Find out how you can help!

Farnsworth Updates

• Keep an eye on Backpack Mail for the latest flyers and info!

New Parent Portal

CPS is transitioning to a new information system called Aspen which will include a new parent portal system. Please make sure that you have an updated email on file with Mrs. Baran in the office.

More information

CPS Updates

• Update for Families Regarding Background Checks: English / Spanish

• June 2018 - Protecting Chicago's Children: CPS Plan of Action

June 2018 Letter - English / Spanish

CPS Student Code of Conduct

CPS has revised the Student Code of Conduct for 2018. Find out more.

Healthy CPS

The Children and Family Benefits Unit of the Office of Student Health and Wellness can help you apply for low cost or free health insurance (Medicaid) and SNAP at no cost.

Find out more! / Manage your case online!