Welcome to SAU 61, Farmington!


February 13:  all Farmington schools will be closed. 

Due to safety concerns with the Horntown and River Road bridges, buses will be re-routed indefinitely until repairs are made. Hornetown bridge changes go into effect today 1/30. River Road bridge changes go into effect tomorrow 1/31. We will work with families to re-establish routes and hopefully find an equitable solution. We appreciate your understanding as the safety of our students and staff must take precedence over convenience. ______________________ Notification of Audio/Video Surveillance on School Buses ______________________ Budget Documents for SY 2021 _______________________ News Release Staff Visit from the Commission on Public Schools 


Farmington High School's faculty members met on October 1, 2019, to listen to strategies on preparing for the school's Self-Reflection offered by a staff member from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Kathleen Montagano, Associate Director, for the Association's Commission on Public Schools, provided the faculty with an overall picture of the Commission's Accreditation procedures and Standards for Accreditation during the hour-long session. Montagano noted that the New England Association is a voluntary accrediting agency of more than 2,000 public and independent schools, colleges and universities, and vocational, technical, and career institutions. Of these, approximately 725 schools are accredited through the Association's Commission on Public Schools. The Commission works with individual schools to improve the quality of education through a continuous process of evaluation and Accreditation. 

Since this initial session with the Associate Director, Farmington High School faculty has gathered evidence needed for the Self-Reflection. Currently, the Self-Reflection committee which includes faculty, administration, students, parents, and community members, has been working to determine whether or not the standards are being met. After this process is complete, the Self-Reflection will be written by volunteer faculty members. 

One of the major requirements for NEASC membership is that the entire school be assessed following the extensive Self-Reflection by the professional staff. This assessment is conducted by visiting teams of professional educators, sent by the Commission, who review all materials prepared by the faculty in the Self-Reflection, visit classes, and talk with students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members during their two-day visit to the school.  Farmington High School has been scheduled for a visit at the conclusion of the Self-Reflection on April 14 & 15, 2020. The school will then be scheduled for a Collaborative Conference. 

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, founded in 1885, is the oldest accrediting agency in the country and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the sole agency to award Accreditation to PreK-12 schools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools in New England.  

For more information contact: 

Barbara Gardner: bgardner@sau61.org

Kaili Varley: kvarley@sau61.org

Whitney Carrier: wcarrier@sau61.org 

Farmington HIgh School

40 Thayer Drive

Farmington, NH 03835

Telephone: (603)755-2811


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Please click the title banner above to read the PDF of the SAU 61 reinspection report for asbestos in our buildings. Notification to households in the district of the availability of this report is being made on September 25, 2019 via our School Messenger alert system. 

Mission Statement of the Farmington Schools

The mission of the Farmington School District 
is to develop and prepare every individual for lifelong learning and participation in a global society through quality education.

The Farmington School District is a supportive learning environment for students, school staff, families, and the greater community.


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