Farb Middle School

  • Farb Middle School serves 421 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Farb Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

Farb Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Farb Middle School's student population of 421 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students421 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Farb Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Farb Middle School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#3748 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
12%
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Hispanic
40%
54%
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Black
12%
5%
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White
30%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
10%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Farb Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.730.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
26%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSan Diego Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I teach at Farb Middle. I moved with my wife to the Tierrasanta area just shortly before being hired to work at the school. For several years prior to this I taught outside the community where I lived. Although I had many great experiences at the elementary and middle school level, I always wanted to work closer to home and feel more connected as an educator to the community where I lived. It has been my pleasure to work at Farb for the last 10+ years. My oldest is in TK right now, so I will have to be very patient, but he will be Farb Firebird! Mr. HessSep 2018
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5  
This is a fantastic school. My son did 6th, 7th and part of 8th grade and he loved it. They offer great extracurricular activities including AVID which is such a great program! Teachers and staff were great and always helpful. we were sad to move.
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I would like to know how to get a year book from the 86 - 88 yesor is it possible
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