About Us

History of Our School

The original part of the school was built in 1960 as an elementary school. In 1966, the building was converted to a junior high school with the completion of a two-story addition including science laboratories, library, new gymnasium, home and career skills rooms, technology labs, and additional classrooms. On Sunday, June 4, 1967, the school was officially dedicated in honor of James A. Farley. We became the James A. Farley Middle School when the school district adopted a middle school program in 1969. Approximately 620 students were enrolled in grades 5, 6 and 7. During the 2011-2012 school year, the North Rockland Central School District made a commitment to reconfigure, while working to enhance the educational experiences of all students.  During the district-wide transformation, our school became the James A. Farley Elementary School, serving students in grades 4 through 6.

"The  proudest moment of my life was the
day this school was named in my honor."

James A. Farley (1888-1976)

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