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!


Students will continue to learn at home to begin the second quarter.

For more information, please visit: https://www.cps.edu/school-reopening-2020/


Farnsworth Updates

• Get the latest news and notes on the Farnsworth Updates page.

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Applying to High School

Believe it or not, the end of the year is almost here. We know how busy that time of year can be. Before the rush begins, we wanted to take a moment to remind you of some important information regarding the GoCPS application period for the 2021-2022 school year.

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2020 LSC Elections

It's time to make your voice heard! Local School Council Elections are only a couple of weeks away. Elementary School LSC Elections will be held on November 18 and High School LSC Elections will be held on November 19.

¡Es hora de hacer oír su voz! Las elecciones del concilio escolar local, (LSC) están a solo un par de semanas. Las elecciones de las escuelas primarias se llevarán a cabo el 18 de noviembre y las elecciones de las escuelas secundarias se llevarán a cabo el 19 de noviembre.

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Google Classroom Parent Guide

Looking for information and tips on using Google Classroom? Find out more.


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.

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