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!


November 21 - 23

No School

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 29

Family Reading Night

6:00 pm

December 6

PAC Meeting

3:00 pm


Farnsworth Updates

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

• The November edition of the Monthly Mustang is here!

• Thanks to the hard work of all of our students, staff and families; it was announced today that Farnsworth is again a Level 1+ rated school! Find out more!

• Construction on our new playground is moving quickly. See the latest photos!


• Breakfast and lunch menus for November are now available!

• CPS Nutrition Services Parent Survey: English / Spanish

Sign up for text and/or email alerts about the Nutrition Services program

McTeacher's Night

Thank you to everyone who joined us to help make our recent McTeacher's Night a success!

Read all about it!


The GoCPS High School Supplemental Guide features great information about Admissions Screenings, Eligibility and Selections Processes.

Check it out today

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

Young Rembrandts

Registration for the fall session of Young Rembrandts drawing classes (Grades K - 6) is open! For more information and to enroll, click here.

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!