Award Year: 2019

John F. Farrell-Emmett Elementary School

3300 Kinney Road
Emmett, MI, 48022-3528

(810) 384-1300

Mr. Robert William Watson, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Yale Public Schools

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Mission

Our mission is to assist students in becoming life long learners and responsible citizens who will have a positive impact in their communities.

Student Demographics
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Two or more races: 3%
Application
Creating a student hand print family tree in the cafeteria.

Creating a student hand print family tree in the cafeteria.

John F. Farrell-Emmett Elementary School is more than a school. We are the "home away from home" to students of diverse backgrounds and family histories. We are the place where various families meld into a much larger family. We work hard to create an environment where every child and staff member know the importance of their very existence. We embrace and accept differences among our family members.

There is no form of hierarchy at John F. Farrell-Emmett Elementary. Just like a family, every person is important and plays a crucial role in making our school the ultimate place to grow and learn. Every employee and volunteer is completely vested in the success of our students, because they know they are loved and accepted. This allows our students to feel safe and see that every voice is valued.

We use all of the latest and greatest forms of teaching and technology, but our formula for success is really very basic. Although testing is important, it by no means is our primary focus. We focus on the students' overall well being first and foremost. We strongly believe that if we help develop students' self confidence and personal self worth, then they will perform at their highest capabilities because they are self motivated and self-driven. Most importantly, our focus is on producing good citizens that know how to solve real world problems. We make connections with our students and their families that last a lifetime. We teach love which harvests success!