We are delighted you have selected Farragut Elementary as the school for your child (ren) to learn, think, develop, grow and have fun. We welcome you to what we expect to be another exciting and challenging school year.
The learning community of Farragut Elementary will foster a safe and nurturing environment where all students will obtain proficiency of the Missouri Grade Level Expectations through a rigorous curriculum, on – going assessments and appropriate academic interventions; which will enable all students to function as productive world citizens in an increasingly diverse and technological society.
We believe that education is the mutual responsibility of our students, parents, and staff. We believe that we must have high expectations, offer strong leadership, and maintain a safe, encouraging, and orderly environment for learning as we improve your child’s academic skills, mold positive attitudes, strengthen bodies, and encourage creativity. In order to fulfill our responsibilities, we believe that we must develop a culture which creates academic rigor and provides a curriculum relevant to our changing society. We also believe in challenging the students with the most positive learning experiences, one day at a time, by utilizing all of the talents, resources and facilities available to us.
In Communication Arts, our focus is developing the students reading and writing skills. In Math, our goal is to develop students’ knowledge of basic math facts and extend those skills with the application of higher order thinking activities.
“Shaping a successful future for all students” is in the fabric of everything that we do at Farragut school to make our students successful.
Principal Tiffany D. Houston
My name is Tiffany D. Houston and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Farragut Elementary School! I am honored to have been selected to join this school, which is known for its rich history, dedication to excellence and to nurturing children. All students, parents, and staff deserve an environment where they feel a sense of belonging. I have a strong belief that all children can learn in an environment that includes bonding, high expectations and a belief in their success. My staff and I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. We will celebrate their successes, both small and large. We will encourage them every day to do their very best and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community.
I am excited to begin working with your children and partnering with you as we do this work together. I am a firm believer that, “It takes a village to raise a child”. I am excited to see your children through your eyes. My staff and I look forward to sharing with you the great things your child will accomplish during their time here at Farragut Elementary School. Our team will be here to work with you should your child need any help navigating any aspect of the school day. My goal is to ensure that all Farragut Elementary School children are healthy, happy, and safe. It is our desire that all of our students learn as much as they can. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to your wonderful community. I look forward to getting to know you and your children very soon! Let’s go TIGERS!
Tiffany D. Houston
Farragut Elementary School
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men (women).” -Frederick Douglass
In order to keep communication lines open while schools are closed, the Farragut elementary school website and Facebook page will provide instructional activities and information for parent of all grade levels. Visit Farragut staff web pages for:
~ Student assignments that will support their academic develop, at their instructional level
~ Parents creating a daily schedule so that students remain structured and on task
~ Character development activities so students work on their social emotional development
~ Guidelines for the types and time limits for students playing video games
~ Outdoor activities that meet safety guidelines of the City of St. Louis Department of Health
Our Mission: The learning community of Farragut Elementary will foster a safe and nurturing environment where all students will achieve their greatest potential to adapt and adjust to a diverse and ever changing society. Students will receive a rigorous curriculum, on-going assessments and appropriate academic interventions that will allow for individual difference and learning styles, which will enable all students to function as productive world citizens.