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Forwood Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 450 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 3, 2014

I love Forwood!!! My son loves going to school. The staff is friendly and they really care about the children. This is my son's second year going on third at Forwood and I can't wait to get to know his new teacher next year. Everyone in the school seems to know my child and are so warm and caring with him. I loved his teachers for kindergarten and first grade. Looking forward to second grade now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

I am a Grandmother of a first grader in MS Poomans class. i do not know her but was so impressed with the daily communication with parents, ie, sending home daily work and special help for the individual student. Thank You, MS Poorman and all those who are teachers. I baby sat for a week , while mom was away. My granddaughter loves school both years. Kudos to MS Mosel also for making kindergarten so enjoyable.


Posted October 18, 2013

Forwood Elementary School is an excellent school in every way. Though this is only the second year that we have known Forwood, my personal experience has been very much above par. Teachers and administrators alike demonstrate each and every day that the children in their care are number one priority. I would love to see Forwood wind $5,000, as I am confident it would be put to use to improve an already excellent teaching program.


Posted February 28, 2013

I was highly disappointed with this school. My son went from k-3, but we decided to move him in 4th grade. Bullying issues were not addressed, and he no longer felt safe there. This school has the potential to be a great school, but poor leadership is not allowing the school to reach it...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

I am being generous in my score only because my daughter whom has attended. Forwood for 3 years now has had a wonderful experience. However this is my sons first year and it has been horrible! He attended Wilbur Elementary last year for kindergarten and was a model student. He loved school and was always disappointed on the weekends that he couldn't go. This year he has been labeled by his teacher a troublemaker from the very beginning. I have had countless meetings with the teacher, the principal, the vice principal, his guidance counselor and many of these meetings were attended by 3 or more of these individuals. The principal wants me to have yet another meeting with their psycologist to list his strengths and weaknesses and see how we can use it to overcome his "behavior problems". Except he isnt a problem for his other teachers. That and on our first conference she tells me that if he comes to her she just cant deal with him and sends him back in line or to his desk. HE IS A FIRST GRADER THAT BEGS ME NOT TO SEND HIM TO SCHOOL! So the staff isnt parent friendly and are lacking in compassion for the plight of their students. They cover for each other and the kids suffer, PERIOD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

Very disappointed by my son's elementary school experience here. Now that he is in middle school, he FINALLY likes school and looks forward to it. The teachers at Forwood made him feel inferior, "bad", and ruined his self esteem (with the exception of his fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Williams- Forwood's greatest asset). Staff is not friendly towards parents, often disregard parental concerns, and are quick to take the children's recess away. My son gets outside more in middle school where he has no recess! Because of how often they keep the children locked inside, they get jittery and bored, and this is not conducive to a positive learning environment at all. I chose to pay tuition at a private school rather than put my daughter through this. Forwood is not living up to their potential at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

This is my first year at Forwood, my son is in Kindergarten. I have had a wonderful experience so far! I think that Mrs. VanSuch is a wonderful principal and great with the kids. She is definitely not a warm and fuzzy person though so don't expect her to be overly friendly to you as a parent. But she's wonderful with the kids!! The teachers and staff I have encountered both within my son's classroom and throughout the school while I am there volunteering once a week are all extremely friendly and helpful. I can't think of a negative thing to say about Forwood Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

forwood elementary is a somewhat dismal and remote school. the staff is somewhat aloof, the teachers seem to have been there much to long to be effective, the school is very stict. the caffeteria issub-standard and overall grade scores make this school a typical puplic school with no direction. there must be change there in order to be effective. a concerned parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2004

After 4 years at Forwood with 2 daughters attending, I can highly recommend the school to others. We've had great teachers, responsive staff and a good learning experience for each. Mrs. Chetkowski, Mrs. Van Such & Mr. Davis are great teachers and you'd be lucky to get them. Christine Harmon
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
58%
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 Students60%
Female56%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status41%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed65%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students69%
Female63%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status64%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed77%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students72%
Female68%
Male75%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed77%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students75%
Female71%
Male77%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English74%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female83%
Male75%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed83%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed88%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed83%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students32%
Female31%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status25%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed39%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English33%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 67% 50%
Black 1 17% 32%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 9% 3%
Hispanic 1 5% 13%
Two or more races 2 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 0%
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 31%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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