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Forest Grove Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 904 students

 

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Posted January 30, 2008

I'm currently a student in the eighth grade at this school, a member of the Explorers eighth-grade team. Instructors here (in my experience) are exceptional, and probably one of the greatest history teachers in the state happens to be on my team. The principle is a constantly-felt presence; not only is he regularly heard in the afternoon announcements, but students constantly meet him while walking about. Cafeteria food is generally sub-par, though not necessarily repulsive. I've found both deans and school staff to be kind and helpful. Students are given privileges in the form of 'cards' of a specific color based on grades, behavior and attendance whose highest level (gold) is substantial in benefit; a student wearing one can count on being dismissed early, for example. This place has become a second home for me, and I'm sure it will for your child will as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2005

Forest Grove Middle school is a nice school. It has plenty of space, and a nice cafeteria. The Chorus and Band are exceptional. The teachers of the gifted team are very nice and the person who is the team leader on the gifted team ( The extreme team) is a very nice and helpful person. She was very helpful when my son's papers were being transferred from his last school. The Deans are helpful, when there is fight it is broken up quickly by the deans. The award ceremonies are terrific! Your child get's a bag that has coupons, a ribbon, a piece of candy, sometimes a magnet or bumper sticker, or pen, or pencil case. Forest Grove middle school is an over all nice middle school.(it is grades 6 through 8.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

This staff at this school has to be the most inconsiderate I have ever dealt with. I have yet to speak to anyone that has done what they have said they would. I have a physically handicapped child that I cannot seem to get accomodations for. How sad is that? Principle does not return phone calls...I have had this experience directly. I truly understand why this school has such a low rating. The very sad thing is, it is the only middle school in zone 1...I have no choice. Could this possibly be poor leadership on the school board staffs part? I believe so. Be careful who you vote for...you may get what you ask for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

I have a daughter that has some learning disabilities and all this school does is try to push her on. Other children have hit her and call her names because of it, and they tell my she'll have to toughen up. What has our society come to, that we accept all this. I'm looking to move my daughter from this school. Good luck to all of you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2003

I totally agree with other comment,they tell you they are setting up a plan for your child,yet they get lost in shuffle and pushed along with other students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2003

Students at this school who are slow learners and have fallen behind are not assessed correctly and given accomidations to gain accademic grade level.
—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 52% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 64% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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

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
Black 36% 23%
Hispanic 32% 29%
White 29% 42%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%65%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%1%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Terrance Davis
Fax number
  • (772) 595-1187

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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