About Farnsworth Aerospace

  • At Farnsworth – “The Home of Future Leaders” – aerospace is infused in every aspect of our curriculum. Our dedicated staff encourages experimentation and engages imagination. Our students work on teams to solve complex problems, and each success builds confidence for the next challenge. Other classes and activities include music, art, on-site flight simulators, and hands-on field trips that expand understanding of aerospace. Families are encouraged to learn together through aerospace and engineering family nights and events. Students thrive here through inspiration, imagination and commitment to become a future leader.

    Pathway: Farnsworth PreK-4 Campus > Farnsworth 5-8 Campus > Johnson Senior

    When a diverse, multidisciplinary organization gets mobilized around a common objective magical things can happen. At Farnsworth we see magic happen every time one of our kids gets into a flight simulator for the first time or has that light bulb moment in LEGO robotics.

    Solving problems is a lot of fun if you have the right skill set. The Aerospace Technology department is where we take the principles from our classrooms to apply them.

    Our robust engineering program puts hands directly on problems to solve them.

    Our remarkable flight simulator lab challenges us with state-of the-art, real-world flight experiences.

    Out of this world field trips and guest speakers ranging from engineers to astronauts expose us to the wide range of disciplines and possibilities that an aerospace focus offers.

    Our Aerospace Technology Department implements a strong standards based curriculum including:

    • Flight Simulators
    • Engineering Classes (Project Lead the Way)
    • Flight Site
    • eCar
    • LEGO Robotics
    • Aerospace Field Trips
    • Guest Speakers

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PreK-4 Campus

  • Students Who Identify As:

    • American Indian .9%
    • Asian American 63.1%
    • African American 12.3%
    • Hispanic American 10.3%
    • Caucasian American 13.4%

    Students Who Qualify For:

    • Special Education 9.2%
    • Free and Reduced Lunch 81.4%
    • English Language Learning 62.4%

    2012 MCA II Student Proficiency:

    • Grade 3 reading test 30%
    • Grade 3 math test 63%
    • Grade 4 reading test 32%
    • Grade 4 math test 60%

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5-8 Campus

  • Students Who Identify As:

    • American Indian 1.2%
    • Asian American 52.9%
    • African American 22.5%
    • Hispanic American 11.1%
    • Caucasian American 12.3%

    Students Who Qualify For:

    • Special Education 20.4%
    • Free and Reduced Lunch 86.4%
    • English Language Learning 42.3%

    2012 MCA II Student Proficiency:

    • Grade 5 reading test 34%
    • Grade 5 math test 50%
    • Grade 6 reading test 33%
    • Grade 6 math test 26%
    • Grade 7 reading test 21%
    • Grade 7 math test 31%
    • Grade 8 reading test 21%
    • Grade 8 math test 29%

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