Farragut is arguably one of the best middle schools in the Knoxville area. The academics are very strong there and there are a lot of "extras" offered. Though much of the faculty is caring and creative, there is a segment of the teaching population that is stuck in a rut and uses outdated (boring) teaching practices. I also worry that the children at Farragut feel the pressure to "fit in" more than at other middle schools. The high socioeconomic status of much of the population creates the illusion that the students have to have the latest cell phones, Northface jackets, and other trendy items.