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Forest School

Public | PK-4 | 476 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

Our daughter just finished first grade this week at Forest School and we had the most wonderful experience. The classroom teachers, support staff and principal at Forest school are kind and dedicated! This school is piloting a school dress code initiative and it has brought a sense of unity to the students and has made a positive impact. My daughter thrived in the enrichment program where she received opportunities to be instructed in a smaller group setting so she was challenged to continue achieving at and above grade level. This school is a wonderfully diverse, positive environment that I am thrilled for my children to be a part of!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

They gave me a great education!


Posted May 5, 2009

My son is in the first grade and he very very intelligent. I like the fact that Forest keeps him on his toes and both of his teachers so far have done a wonderful job with my child without any complaints. I am looking to move but I do not want to until my son graduates from forest. When I do move I want to stay close enough so that my youngest son may also attend forest.
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Posted October 28, 2008

Both my children attended this school. I absoulutly love the teachers and the support system that is in place. I highly recommend Forrest School in West Haven.
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Posted June 16, 2005

I believe that forest has the best teachers around the area with regards to the public school system. Since my daughter has attended the school back in sept. Of 2004, she has done very well in all her classes, and was picked for the student of the month for may 2005. I give special tribute to Mrs. Elizabeth Aceto who teaches grade k pm. My daughter has learned so much from this highly educated teacher and mentor to all she surrounds herself with. It's a shame to see her leave the school, but we wish her well in all of her endeavors.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
Black62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students59%
Female60%
Male57%
Black52%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students51%
Female64%
Male40%
Black57%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic49%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Female77%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Writing

All Students67%
Female81%
Male55%
Black62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 40% 20%
Black 28% 13%
White 22% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 73%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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95 Burwell Rd
West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: (203) 931-6800

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