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Forest Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 443 students

 
 

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Posted August 23, 2013

I was very pleased with not only the atmosphere but I liked both teachers involved with my grandchild she learned so much at that school. I am upset that the Little Rock School District would not automactically put her back in the same school despite her address. It was the as when she was in 4 year program. Excellent school. Felt good about security too. Loved it Love it. Thanks Forest Park Staff Love what you are doing keep it up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2013

National Blue Ribbon School. The teachers and parents work hard and support students academically and emotionally. Forest Park state test scores rank among the highest in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

The head of the PTA this year has a Harvard Law Degree but she's a 'stay-at-home' mom! That tells you something about the quality of the parent participation. Great teachers, great parents equal great students. The school will receive an award from the President in a few days, only 200 elementary schools in the whole country received the award, (That includes all private schools too!) It can't get any better than Forest Park!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2012

Forest Park Elementary is definitely an exceptional school. The teachers are amazing, the principal is wonderful, and the parents are out of this world! The atmosphere is so conducive to learning! You can feel it when you enter the big wooden doors, and you just know you are in a good place. You hear learning going on and laughter as well. Values are still important here, and good behavior is expected and honored. Academics are top notch here at Forest Park. Check it out if you haven't already. You are in for a rare treat. :)


Posted April 9, 2010

I went to this school and now my grandchildren attend. I love this school, the parental involvement, the principal and the teachers really care about their students.


Posted October 7, 2009

The course studies are excellent. There are some fair and impartial teachers. Good PTA. Children are very impressionable in these years. All children are to be treated equal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

This is a great school. My daughter has been there for one year. We are satisfied comparing the other public schools. The principal is a very nice lady - I misses her. I am thinking to move back there just for my daughter education. It is not easy to find a very good school. We miss Little Rock.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

We moved here from another district in Arkansas, and this school is amazing! The teachers really care about students, the PTA is amazing and gets many things done for the school. There is a real community feel here, and you can feel the school pride! This year turned my son around after several years of not liking school. Highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2005

Awesome school! Great principal who encourages teachers to work hard for the success of every student!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 9, 2005

Great PTA!! The teachers are wonderful and very devoted to making Forest Park great. Warm atmosphere! Just a happy place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 64%
Black 13% 21%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1600 North Tyler St
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501) 447-4500

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