PRINCIPAL / ADMINISTRATOR: KeLinda Lockett
Phone: (813) 356-1640
Fax: (813) 356-1644
Student Hours: 9:35 AM to 4:30 PM
Uniforms: Mandatory Uniforms
Before School Program: Yes
After School Program: Yes
Soaring to Student Success
Student achievement is a top priority at Farnell Middle School, in the heart of Westchase. Our Farnell Falcons have earned an "A” school grade every year since opening in 2002 and are continually a state-recognized "5-Star School.” Our Scholar Quest high school credit offerings include classes like Computer Science, Math and AVID College Readiness. Through Electives our students sample a range of courses—Visual Arts, Culinary Arts and our popular Music program—then pursue options that best spark their interests. The academic mindset continues through a variety of clubs such as our Robotics Club and award-winning STEM Club. Our Connect a Kid mentoring program encourages students to have an impact within the community while classmates connect outside of the classroom through our many sports teams. Our focus on English Language Learners builds confidence in our students, including a first place entry in the Hispanic Heritage Contest. Our Sixth Grade Structure, helps students feel at home in their new learning environment. We are a high achieving school, encouraging sense of community and responsibility.
J. Crockett Farnell Middle School was opened in August 2002. Mr. Farnell was an innovative superintendent, a loyal administrator, an outstanding coach, and teacher. He was the last elected superintendent of Hillsborough County, serving in this position for seventeen years. He is also remembered for his solid reputation as Head Coach for football at Hillsborough High School. His many accomplishments included adding guidance and psychological services to schools, providing services for trainable mentally handicapped students, and implementing summer enrichment programs. Among his many awards is the Membership Award for outstanding contributions, and he was inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1985. Mr. Farnell’s main objective as an educational leader was to provide the best education possible for the young people of Hillsborough County. His philosophy was, “If it is good for children, do it.”
We salute J. Crockett Farnell’s lifelong dedication to education, and we regard him as a leader in education. We shall do everything possible to keep his spirit alive as we help the young people of Farnell Middle School soar like falcons.