Farmington High School (Connecticut)

Farmington High School (Connecticut)

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Farmington High School (Connecticut)

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Farmington High School is a public high school in Farmington, Connecticut serving grades 9-12. In Newsweek's 2005 poll, FHS ranked #1 Connecticut and #271 in the nation, scoring high on both the challenge index and the equity and excellence index.

Academics

To graduate, a student at FHS must earn 22.0 credits, pass the state CAPT exam, and demonstrate proficiency in French or Spanish. Following the "physics first" philosophy, FHS requires all freshmen to take physics. Students' post-graduate plans reflect the school's academic excellence. Of the 308 graduates in 2008, 83% went on to four-year colleges, 12% to two-year colleges or tech schools, 3% to employment, and 0.5% to military service. FHS seniors apply competitively to the most selective schools in the nation.

FHS has a rigorous AP program. During the 2007-2008 school year, 390 students took 936 exams, and 76% scored a 3 or better. By graduation, 62% of the Class of 2008 had taken an AP course. Currently, FHS offers 20 AP courses:

95% of students take the SAT. In 2008, the mean scores were 553 in critical reading, 548 in math, and 545 in writing.

Music

Farmington High School's music department is one of Connecticut's largest and most active. FHS has a large presence at the CMEA Northern Regional Music Festival, and is usually second only to Greenwich High School in the number of musicians it sends to the CMEA All-State Festival. Farmington has sent students to the MENC All-Eastern Music Festival as...
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