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About FHS
Farmington High School Mission Statement

The mission of Farmington High School is to produce respectful,
productive members of society who are prepared for college, career,
and full participation in our increasingly multi-cultural, and
technological, global society.

La misión de Farmington High School es producir respetuoso,
miembros productivos de la sociedad que están preparados para la universidad, la carrera,
y la plena participación en nuestra cada vez más multicultural y
sociedad global tecnológica.

Navajo:  Tóta'gi hódahgo ólta' bibee Bíká 'á hat'iinii dóó bibee Haz 'áanii:

Tótahgi hódah go ólta' bi bee báká 'á há t'íínii dóó bi bee hazáánii éí kót'éego yee' ádééhodílzin. 'Álchiní 'ákwe'é da' ółta'ígíí éí bił da'ílíigo, Diné yá'át'ééhii dóó baadahodzódlíí danilíidoo leeł hwiinidzin. 'Áko  náásgóó 'ólta' dóó naanish yá'átééhgo yídaníłdzil doo łeeł.   'Áhéhee'                

Farmington High School   -    2200 Sunset Ave.   -   Farmington, NM   -   87401  -   (505)324-0352

Principal: Tim Kienitz                                     
Assistant Principals: Kristi Burns, Seth Martinez, Rocky Moore

Counseling Staff: Stepheny Alexander, Dorene Bohannon, Jennifer Martinez, Nancy Miszkiel, Charlotte Simpson, Stacy VanMeter, Anneliese Weyrauch, Dacia Yazzie

The School

Farmington High School (FHS) is a rural public school with approximately 1420 students located in Farmington, New Mexico. Farmington is nestled in the San Juan River Valley, within sight of Coloradoís rugged San Juan Mountains and the desert highlands of Arizona and Utah. Farmington is the commercial center of the Four Corners Region with a population of 46,000 people. The city borders the Navajo Indian Reservation.

Farmington High School students have a traditional seven period schedule with 52 minutes of instruction, per class, per day. FHS offers 19 AP classes. Students may take one AP class their freshmen year, two their sophomore year and they may take unlimited AP classes their junior and senior years. All students are required to have a laptop for classroom and home use. The computer is provided by the school district.


Thirty two percent of the students are Caucasian, 29 percent are Hispanic, 38 percent are Native American, and one percent are a combination of other races. Fifty two percent of the students are currently receiving free or reduced lunch. FHS is in a Title I School District.

2017 Farmington High School Graduating Class

  • 96 percent of the 2017 graduates were accepted to a college or university
  • Approximately $6.7 million in scholarship aid was awarded to the class of 2017

Farmington High School Grading Scale

97.5-100:       A+ Outstanding in thoroughness, accuracy, and performance
89.5-97.4:      A
87.5-89.4:      B+
79.5-87.4:      B   Above average in performance
77.5-79.4:      C+
69.5-77.4:      C   Average performance
67.5-69.4:      D+
59.5-67.4:      D  Below average in performance, but acceptable for graduation credit

For purposes of computing a studentís GPA, the following point system is used:

A+      4.3
A       4.0
B+      3.3
B       3.0
C+      2.3
C       2.0
D+      1.3
D       1.0

AP classes have grades weighted as follows (An A+ is not given in AP classes):

A       5.0
A-      4.7
B+      4.3
B       4.0
B-      3.7
C+      3.3
C       3.0
C-      2.7
D+      2.3
D       2.0
D-      1.7

Other Information:
  • GPA is scored on a “weighted” scale (4.0)
  • Rank is reported in “exact” numbers
  • Rank is calculated on a “weighted” point scale
  • Rank is reported in “deciles”
  • 34 percent of the class of 2017 are going to 4-year institution; 60 percent of the class of 2017 are  going to 2-year institution; 6 percent of the class of 2017 are going to the military, a mission, or the workforce
  • Rank covers periods from either January to May or August to December
  • 19 AP courses are offered
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • United States History
  • United States Government and Politics
  • Human Geography
  • World History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics 1
  • Physics C
  • Environmental Science
  • Calc AB
  • Calc BC
  • Statistics
  • Spanish Language
  • French Language
  • Music Theory
  • Seminar
  • Research
  • Students may take up to 7 AP courses/yr
  • 6 Honors classes are offered
  • English 9
  • English 10
  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • French 3
  • Spanish 3
  • Students may take up to 2 Honors courses/yr
  • We do not participate in IB courses