Overall, a great school with hard working, caring teachers. New Administration not very parent friendly.
New Playgrounds! Yippee for the kids. Honestly I don't care at all about landscaping and did not consider this in my review. Teachers are great, every one I met is big on parent involvement and communication. In 2 years I have watched my daughter grow and change, positively in every possible direction.
I think Forest Hills it's a great school , but need better outdoor landscaping. Casually I sow today They already start fixing the playground, my daughter was happy pointing what nice it'll be have clean sand. The School should put more outdoor benches, specially for dismissal time, the kid usually sit or laid dawn on the floor until the parents come to pick them up.
I think the School as a Whole is average,The teachers work very hard and definitely don't get paid enough for what they have to put up with. The School grounds have always been the worst looking in all of Coral Springs and I can't figure out why,Does the city just look the other way because they don't want to deal with School Board,Or is it just a lazy maintenance Dept ? I would think that being a title one School,There would be enough money for more than just books. Clean it up Forest Hills,Plant a flower maybe.
Forest Hills overall was an average school. I was not very happy with the way they kept me up to date with what was going on at school. They would wait untill it was a big surprise to me and I do keep very close tabs on my son and talk to him about what is going on. Their administration department is great and very helpfull. I think some of their teachers lack experiance though and they are more concerned about passing the fcats test. All in all I've seen better but I've also seen worse.
Academics are ok. Kindergarten is very laid back, and I don't believe prepares the child for 1st grade. My other child is in second grade, and the academics are harder. Hard to believe that 1st grade will take care of all the reading fundamentals for 2nd grade. My older child learned things in 1st grade that he already learned in Pre-K and K in NY.
Good school, caring teachers, happy children make a good learnig environment.
June,2005 - Forest Hills has once again earned an 'A' based upon Florida's A Plus Educational Plan. It has also met all AYP goals as set by the US Department of Education.
my daughter has gone there for one year now and we absolutely love it. The teachers are friendly and very educated in what they do. I love all the staff and she loves it there too.
Forest Hills Elementary is an excellent school. They have a great academic program and the also have music, art and sports activities. Parents get involved in many aspects of the school including PTA and different fundraisings throught the school year as well as in their children's academics.
My son has been enrolled at Forest Hills since kindergarten and is currently in 1st grade. The teacher communication has been excellent from the beginning. In both grades my son has benefitted in the excellerated reading groups. They work on computer skills at least 3 times a week and this is only in 1st grade which I think is great. Their aftercare program is very highly rated also. The kids do fun activities every day and also have plenty of time to do their homework in a quiet evironment. My son especially likes the cooking projects they do on Friday afternoons.
My son has attended this school since he was a kindergartener. He will be going into 3 grade this fall. It is an old school...the neighborhood is not too attractive and neither is the outside of the building...it lacks pretty landscaping and, as the older schools have, it lacks windows. The inside is attractive...with much artwork displayed and beautiful murals on the wall. The office staff is generally helpful and friendly and they do have a full time nurse in the clinic...which is comforting. However I feel that they have a rather old fashioned attitude towards education...the staff seems to stick up for each other and not the children and parents quite as much. There are many teachers there who have been there many years and are (and always were) a bit crabby and tend to yell at the children. Overall, I am not terribly happy with the school.
I have nothing but GREAT things to say about this school. The teachers have challenged my son to work his hardest and do his best. Mr. Gruber (5th grade teacher) is really making an impact on his studying skills and we are very impressed with his 'wanting to know the answers' attitude. A teacher can make a lifelong impact on a childs life and we are happy that FHE has given our son a positive outlook! www.fhebroward.com
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