Award Year: 2022

Fancy Farm Elementary School

270 State Route 339 South
Fancy Farm, KY, 42039-0189

(270) 674-4820

Ms. Janet Throgmorton, Principal at time of Nomination

Jarrod McMillin, Current Principal

Title I School

Graves County School District

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We are creating CHAMPIONS: Students with Courage, Honor, Attitude, Motivation, Perseverance, Integrity, Optimistic, Never Give Up.Our district motto is Striving for Excellence, No Exceptions, No Excuses.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 82%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Two or more races: 8%
Assemblies outside so we could all be together again.

Assemblies outside so we could all be together again.

Fancy Farm Elementary believes all students can reach their highest academic potential through engaging instruction and proper support. We know we must reach their hearts before we can teach their minds, and we strive to make every decision student-centered. Meeting the needs of the WHOLE CHILD has been instrumental to our success. People can thrive when they feel safe, valued, supported, and loved. Our students rise to the highest expectations because they know they will not travel that road alone. Students are welcomed home when they enter our school, where they can be themselves and reach their full potential.

Fancy Farm Elementary turns obstacles into opportunities for improvement. Our school has already gained national attention for our approach to life's difficulties. When pandemic-related staff shortages impacted the number of bus drivers, our principal picked up bus routes as a driver to ensure students arrived safely to school. In addition, when areas of our district were recently devastated by an EF4 tornado, national news outlets were met with stories of positive outreach in the midst of the tragic situation. Both scenarios serve as examples of how we work to build and extend community by sharing our message of the importance of love and determination. There are no excuses at Fancy Farm Elementary, only ways to make things better. In our CHAMPION motto, repeated over and over is the phrase giving up is never an option. You have created something special when you create a school that lives out that idea.