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!


August 29

Supply Drop Off

September 3

First Day of School


Supply Lists

Supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year are now available!

Our City. Our Safety.

This summer, neighbors from across our communities are coming together to SAY NO TO VIOLENCE. To ensure students have a safe and productive summer, the district has partnered with the City of Chicago and our sister agencies to help families learn about fun and enriching activities throughout the summer.

View flyer / Visit chicagocityoflearning.org

Farnsworth Updates

• Find classroom news and updates in the June Monthly Mustang!

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

New Parent Portal

As of April 22, CPS has transitioned to a new parent portal called Aspen. Please make sure that you have an updated email on file with Mrs. Baran in the office.

More information

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!