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Forest Oak Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 532 students

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Posted October 14, 2010

Forest Oaks is the best school ever. have the best coordination and the secretary "Cathy" the best all way have the answer on hands. my personal experinece, forest oaks have Excellent teachers Strong principal/school leadership Challenging academic programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

It is a wonderful school. The teachers and the principle are all outstanding. Would highly reccomend the school to anyone who is unsure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

forest oak is a very good school. Itook my son out of private school, and put him in FO, due to the fact he couldn't read going into 2nd grade, with in the first 2 months I saw a hugh difference! I can't stop him now! I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

Forest Oak teachers, my former teachers especially, care about the quality of learning atmosphere. They care about tests, and how your child is keeping up with his or her priorities. Lots of parents are involved in the PTA and extracurricular activities. This is a wonderful school. I would reccomend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2004

I have twins going into the fifth grade and a olo also went through the school, I can not tell you how great the school is and how much the PTA does for the teachers and children. It is a top rated school and very well run. My children have grown so much in the school, my oldest left 2 years ago and is now in middle school and in all honors classes. Bravo to Forest oak!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status56%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed71%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students69%
Female66%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed77%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Female77%
Male65%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed76%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed75%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English71%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female67%
Male52%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status45%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed63%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female95%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status76%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students81%
Female83%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status72%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed86%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students53%
Female55%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status38%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed57%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 1 70% 50%
Hispanic 1 14% 13%
Black 1 11% 32%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 0%
Two or more races 1 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:50 am
School end time
  • 3:35 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • McNulty, Erin
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (302) 454-3423

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Bricks 4 Kids
  • Girls on the run
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Robotics club
  • Soccer Shots
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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Stanton Middle School
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55 South Meadowood Drive
Newark, DE 19711
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Phone: (302) 454-3420

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