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Forest Glen Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1400 students

 

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2011:
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Posted October 2, 2014

Unlike most parents think this schooks isnt as great as you think. I underatan that because you dont spend 9 monthis in school each year,but lii tell you for the 2012-15 school year thatthis school deserved at least a D. The clubs, programs,and education are petty good but thats it. The school has many kids that are being peered pressured like crazy. Rumors spread and there are alot of drama. The bullies themseves said they are mean and know it bit wont stop. And sone teachers dont reaaly grade anything,but most are good.You can send a child here but be carefull about who they hang out with.


Posted June 22, 2014

Truly a "Great School"!! Many activities and clubs for students. Safe and nurturing educational environment for students to grow and learn during this important period in middle schoolers' lives-- transitioning from elementary to high school. A wonderful school that prepares 6th-8th graders for the academic challenges awaiting them in high school and college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2014

As a student soon exiting this school, I can say that this school has to get it's priorities straight. The administration cares more about students wearing a solid color collared shirt, than all the students who walk to the park across the school every morning. Let's also note how the school only has 3 officers who barely do anything. Our administration is trying to make this school into some preppy private school, when we can't even get funding. The only good thing about the school is the drama club that's going to nationals. I got a detention at this school once for rolling my eyes at an administrator, which was "disrespectful", coming from the administrator who yells in a microphone at the students during lunch when all they do is simply stand up. Our new principal was only involved with things at this school for the first week. This school lacks individuality, especially with the uniform policy. In my opinion, this school tries too hard to look like a perfect school, when 75% of the kids are apathetic to whatever's going on at the school. I just can't wait for next week to pass already, so I can finally be out of that school. Maybe next year they'll get red of some of their bs.


Posted November 6, 2013

My granddaughter was assaulted 3 times in this school by kids she had no prior contact with this is unacceptable and the police will do nothing. My granddaughter advised the school security people of a threat and no action was taken.


Posted June 6, 2013

Every school has it's good and bad points. It's up to the students to do the right thing. By middle school kids should know right from wrong. Parents need to keep in close communication with the school. Teachers are not there to babysit, but to help the kids along. If a teacher is uncaring they need to find another career. We parents are entrusting our most valuable asset to the school, our children. We expect nothing less than your best. We have had three kids over the years attend FGMS. It was not always perfect, but what is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

Two of my kids attended FGMS, another is in 7th Grade and next year my last kid is coming in, I know that nothing is perfect but FGMS comes very close to it, Teachers are great, but you have to be a good parent and work with them to help your kids. We're always trying to blame someone else for our own mistakes, if you can't be there for your child why should the teachers. I've had to deal with the Assistant Principals and they help you out with your kids. To me FGMS is way a better school than Coral Springs Charter, and contrary to the other lady's comment FGMS is more informative the CSC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

This school is a joke. My daughter was bullied. They have FCAT prep on weekends so you will pass to make them look good. They are not informative at all. I had to go to the school almost weekly. Being that we are in law enforcement the school known as Forest Glen Correctional Facility for all the crime they have on a daily basis. I switched our daughter out and found the Charter Schools were better communicators as well as lower crime stats.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2011

FOREST GLEN BEST SCHOOL EVER my daughter went to sawgrass and was bullied we talked to the principle about it but he said he would get on it but never did my daughter wanted to be moved but I didn't know where my friends husband said forest glen I moved her there and now she has the best of friends and is doing excellent in school thank you forest glen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2011

Great School! Both my children attended this school for middle school and I cannot say enough good things about it! "A" school for many, many years! That says it all! The students are learning because of the great teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

my name is eli and i graduated from fgms with the class of 2010 i had very kind teachers that cared about the students. ms.bobis,mrs.hoffman,mrs.bates,and ms.kimbrough and they really helped me go through my eighth grade year. my english teacher ms bobis taught me a lot of new words and helped me succeed in my freshman year at high school with a very high gpa


Posted August 20, 2011

I honestly LOVED everything about this school. It brought amazing memories, the best of friends, lots of education, and amazing teachers. Honestly, people don't understand how hard it is to teach and i give all these administrators and teachers credit for their amazing work. I mean, yes ; Every middle school has a few fights during the year, some kind of drama, and some not-so-good teachers. But come on, give 'em all credit 'cause we're still teenagers. That's how we learn. So yes, this school was the best. I miss you FGMS.


Posted June 22, 2011

This school is not as bad as everyone says. In my opinion if you stay away from all of the drama its not that horrible. I attended FGMS last year for 6th grade. It wasn't the greatest year ive had but ok. My favorite teachers were Mrs.Greco-Murillo,Mrs.Johnson,and Ms.Skeete. This is not a great school but if you keep to yourself its really not bad.


Posted August 31, 2010

forest glen is a unsafe school and dangerous alot of fights and gun threats and kids are rude at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2010

This school is anything but great. I agree with the other parent, if you care= trouble for you and your child. The administrators do not listen and are rude. If the teachers are wrong, good luck! Your child will not get a good education here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

For the parent that cannot get anyone at FGMS to address his/her concerns, email the Area Superintendent and Area Director. They are ultimately responsible for FGMS. Unfortunately many of the parents at this school are not paying attention to what is going on at FGMS and those that do are not welcomed. Unless, of course, you believe everything you are told and don't question anything, The atmosphere at this school is very hostile and I am not just referring to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

If you would like your child to continue learning how to read, I would suggest not sending them to this school. I have written letters to the Language Arts teacher and the Assistant Principal and did not receive a single reply. I have made several attempts to get in contact with Mr. McDermott but I'm always getting referred to Mr. C. I hope I have not damaged my childs education by sending her to this horrible school. This school has an A FCAT rating but if you knew what the FCAT scored on for the different grade levels you would see this is a joke of a rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

This school is really dangerous and all of the kids are rude. You never see the principal. Ugh cant wait to get out of here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2010

wonderful school teacher are exelent my child is in the PQL and is sooo happy at FGMS. very safe clean nice staff and parent very freindly the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

I do not like this school because everyone enters school late, does not wear dress code, and are very rude to any random person.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2010

I agree. I can tell you first hand that this school is the worst! I hear of fights going on way too often. There are a few good teachers at the school, however; if you value your children's lives & education, I wouldn't allow them to step one foot in that school. Extremely poor communication from the administrators. You never see the principal. If have nice things to say about the school, sure you can get him on the phone, but if you have concerns or complaints, I wouldn't waste my time waiting on a call back from him.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

437 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

433 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

403 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

459 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

383 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

491 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

488 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

486 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
86%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

523 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

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2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 37%
Hispanic 28%
White 26%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%53%61%
Master's degree 43%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 10%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. RONALD FORSMAN, JR.
Fax number
  • (754) 322-3485

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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6501 Turtle Run Boulevard
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Phone: (754) 322-3400

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