Farnsworth Middle School

Summary:

Farnsworth Middle School is a public middle school located in Rigby, Idaho, serving grades 6-8 with a student population of 635. As part of the Jefferson County Joint District, which is ranked 19 out of 56 districts in Idaho, Farnsworth Middle School consistently outperforms state and district averages in academic performance.

Farnsworth Middle School stands out for its exceptional academic achievements, ranking 21st out of 107 Idaho middle schools in 2022-2023 and earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's proficiency rates in Math (52.8%), Science (41.7%), and English Language Arts (59.8%) are significantly higher than the state averages. Farnsworth Middle School also performs exceptionally well for specific student subgroups, ranking 13th out of 51 Idaho middle schools for female students and 7th out of 27 for low socioeconomic status students, both earning 4-star ratings.

Compared to nearby schools, Farnsworth Middle School outperforms Rigby Middle School in most academic metrics, including ISAT Math and English Language Arts proficiency. However, Rigby Middle School has a slightly lower chronic absenteeism rate and a lower student-teacher ratio. When compared to schools in the Idaho Falls area, such as Madison Junior High and Taylorview Middle School, Farnsworth Middle School stands out with significantly higher academic performance and statewide rankings.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 305 North 3700 East
       Rigby, ID  83442-5455


(208) 745-8347

District: Jefferson County Joint District

SchoolDigger Rank:
21st of 107 Idaho Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.1 Help
Number of students:  635

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.2%
Hispanic:
9.6%
Two or more races:
1.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Farnsworth Middle School ranks better than 80.4% of middle schools in Idaho. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.86. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Farnsworth Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Farnsworth Middle School 21st of 107 Idaho public middle schools. (See Farnsworth Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Jefferson County Joint District:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County Joint District 19th of 56 Idaho school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Farnsworth Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Farnsworth Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 74.90 15th 53 71.7%
2023 70.86 21st 107 80.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Farnsworth Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 62.83 7th 27 74.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Farnsworth Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 76.51 9th 32 71.9%
2023 66.73 13th 51 74.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Farnsworth Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 70.67 8th 32 75.0%
2023 64.34 17th 51 66.7%
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Data source: test scores: Idaho Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Farnsworth Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2021 485 1 0 71 1 0 10 0 568
2022 506 1 0 74 1 0 10 0 592
2023 560 2 0 61 2 0 10 0 635

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Farnsworth Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2021 568 32.2 17.6 23.9
2022 592 34.2 17.2 11.3
2023 635 35.0 18.1 28.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Farnsworth Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2021 568 32.2 17.6 23.9
2022 592 34.2 17.2 11.3
2023 635 35.0 18.1 28.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.


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Frequently Asked Questions about Farnsworth Middle School

Farnsworth Middle School ranks 21st of 107 Idaho middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Farnsworth Middle School are 88% White, 10% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 635 students attended Farnsworth Middle School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Idaho Department of Education.

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