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Oscar Hamilton Elementary School

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Posted September 29, 2011

My grandaughter attends O.H. Elementary in Foreman. I love the family atmosphere. Everyone on staff is always welcoming and friendly. She received the best education in Kindergarten. Mrs. Lisa is amazing! This year she continues to love first grade. Mrs. Ellis is doing a super job as well. The principal, secretary, Pat T., Kathy H., Mrs. Becky Erman are amazing and help all of the children reach their potential. There is not one person on staff that is not wonderful. I would not want my grandaughter any place but Foreman! Keep up the great job!!!


Posted February 25, 2011

This little home town school is above average. The teachers care beyond resposibilty and the principal is wonderful. It is well structured and is developing more every year. I think once the state of Arkansas embraces a better teaching curriculum (which they are working towards) small schools like this one will be hard to beat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2010

the faculty and staff are like one big family and they take intrest in all the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

Its comments like the last one that confuse me.It takes testing and parent permission to be placed in Special Ed.If there is such a problem with it why allow your child to be placed in the program?The school can not just place a child in special Ed without both of these things happening first. I have found that the teachers go above and beyond what alot for teachers normally would to teach even the hard to teach kids.The special ed program is wonderful and everyone is very friendly.Problems are taken care of right away if one would arise.Their teaching methods are up to date and creative.It is like any small town school.Very close and personal .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

My son has been unable to pass the grade that he is in because he has been unable to be taught to read. He is just shoved to the the special ed class so he doesn't have to be taught, also my other child has teachers that instead of helping with problems with reading just put the lessons on tape so they don't have to mess with teaching. No child should just be skipped over. There is hardly ever any homework sent home. Daily my children say that they really haven't learned anything. I don't believe they are being challeneged just being treated like a number and paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

The teachers are Foreman really seen to care about their students,you can't say that about many schools. I'm proud my son goes to this school!
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Posted January 10, 2008

My Boys have been going to Foreman school and I think its a great school.The teachers and other staff really work to teach these kids.They have a great special ed program and really try to help the children learn.
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Posted January 10, 2008

My kids have grown so much since being in Foreman Elementary school.The speech and special ed programs are wonderful . Since my children have been involved in the school system I have met some of the best teachers and wonderful staff and I would highly recommend this school and its teachers to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2006

my children have been going to foreman elm. sence pre-school. the school is a great place for the kids teachers are ok . But could be better. They all seem to be so involved in how they look or which kid has more money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

My step-daughter goes to this school, and half the time she doesn't even have to do any work to get straight A's. The level of education for these kids is very poor. 5th grade has almost no home work. If she does have homework it is not graded and returned. She just gets a grade for completing to work.Something should be done in these shcools so kids from Arkansas can even try to be on the same level as kids in other states.
—Submitted by a teacher


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 73% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 64%
Black 14% 21%
Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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311 West 10 Ave
Foreman, AR 71836
Phone: (870) 542-7214

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