Farb Middle School

4880 La Cuenta Dr.
San Diego, CA 92124
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Farb Middle School serves 457 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 457 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Farb Middle School's student population of 457 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
457 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Farb Middle School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
33%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
57%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Farb Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
5%
12%
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Hispanic
36%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Farb Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
14%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Farb Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
34%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.73
This chart display the diversity score of Farb Middle School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Farb Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
33%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Farb Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Farb Middle School often compared to?
Farb Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like De Portola Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
33% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 57% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Farb Middle School?
457 students attend Farb Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
36% of Farb Middle School students are Hispanic, 34% of students are White, 14% of students are Black, 9% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Farb Middle School?
Farb Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Farb Middle School offer ?
Farb Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Farb Middle School part of?
Farb Middle School is part of San Diego Unified School District.

School Calendar

View the Farb Middle School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
First Day of Women's History Month
March 01, 2024 (Friday)
First Day of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May 01, 2024 (Wednesday)
First Day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month
June 01, 2024 (Saturday)

School Reviews

5   10/5/2018
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
- Posted by Teacher - Mr. Hess
5   1/17/2018
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.
- Posted by Parent - sara
5   5/16/2016
I would like to know how to get a year book from the 86 - 88 yesor is it possible
- Posted by Student/Alumni - jwill

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 457 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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