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Farnham Charter School

Preschool | Grades K-5 | Cambrian Elementary
15711 Woodard Rd
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 377-3321

About This School

Farnham Charter School is located in San Jose, CA and is one of 4 elementary schools in Cambrian Elementary School District. It is a charter school that serves 533 students in grades K-5.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Farnham Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Farnham Charter School had an API growth score of 899 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Farnham Charter School's 2012 base score was 850 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Farnham Charter School had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

533

Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

51% 49%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

23.1%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$8,228
per student
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Grade 2 English Language Arts Performance

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Farnham is a small school where children get a lot of individual attention. What I like most about the school is their effort in always trying to expose the children to new ideas! This year, a group of parents and the school administration got together to start a School Garden. https://www.facebook.com/FarnhamsGrowingCircle
The Growing Circle is now a 501(c)3 and parents are busy trying to raise funds to get the Garden going.

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