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! 


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March 29

Report Card Pick Up

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

No School for Students


Farnsworth Updates

**If you need an early learning option for your little one now you're in luck! Applications are still being accepted for the current school year. Explore your options here.

Farnsworth Olympic Games Night

Join us on March 23 for a night of fun and play some unique “Olympic” games! Athletes will win raffle tickets to place in the bags on the Raffle Table!

Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Find out more!

Congratulations Lady Mustangs!

Our 7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball team won their division and placed 2nd in the Network 1 championship.  The girls had an amazing season and we are so proud of them all.  Most of all, we are so proud of the sportsmanship they demonstrated throughout the entire season.  Even the head of the CPS sports program noticed this and complemented the girls at the championship game.  Way to go Lady Mustangs!

We also want to give a big shout out to all of our fans that supported the team throughout the season.  No other school had crowds like Farnsworth at any of the games.  We appreciate you all!  Gooooo Mustangs!

Volunteer Process Update

We have been made aware of a couple glitches in the Volunteer Process. 

If you have applied to be a school volunteer, you should have received an email from CPS directing you to bring in your ID to school, but we understand not everyone is receiving this email. If you have applied to be a volunteer, please bring in your Driver’s License or State ID to the school or email a copy to krquinn@cps.edu. Once the application is approved by CPS you will receive an email from the volunteer office. 

Some people are also experiencing a delay if they have two applications within the system, one for Level 1 and one for Level 2. Please reach out to Mrs. Ulmer at krquinn@cps.edu to remove one of the applications so the other can be processed.

CPS Student Rights & Responsibilities

CPS revised the Student Rights & Responsibilities in 2020. 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!