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2927 North Forest Ridge Boulevard
Hernando, FL 34442

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(352) 527-1808
(352) 249-2129
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June 02, 2014
My oldest Child attended there for 3 yrs and her last year was horrible. Bullying , teacher playing favorites with other children that parents were local business owners in the area . My youngest had a wonderful time as her teacher was devoted to all her students and no favorites. I witnessed several teachers in higher grades in somewhat of a mocking form of way to special needs children .. All because they thought they where better and their children which where perfect students in their eyes on the Honor Roll every 9 weeks. I disliked going to the school for any other issues ,because it's good ole' who you know county. I also knew of other parents that stated that several teachers where always of Facebook accepting friend requests while they where suppose to be teaching . They are suppose to be educating our children. The best part of it is that they are going to better schools.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
This is my son's first year at Forest Ridge and unfortunately his last as we are due to transfer this summer. His Kindergarden teacher is AMAZING!! He is so much more confident and I believe it is because of her. I also want to address a prior comment about the student pick up line. Yes, it is true that most days they don't release the kids on time. But I disagree with the notion that the teacher that directs traffic has her own "agenda".

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2013
This school does not know how to release children from school. They are released ten minutes late everyday. The short blond woman who directs traffic favors friends and manipulates the lines to her own agenda.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
The teachers really care about the children...even if a difficulty arises, they are attentive and immediately correct.

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2009
I am a new parent for 2009-2010 school year. I am very disappointed so far in what little I have seen. I am hoping that in May I can reenter a comment and show my opinions have changed. I feel I get a very negative response from the office help when I ask a question. I wouldn't ask if I already knew the answer at this point. I realize everyone is busy but what are my county tax dollars paying for...your salary. I don't expect to get a response of 'It has been very hectic. I will check into it.' ....and then a week later I have yet to get a response. I realize the before and after school is not part of the school itself, but I would think that somewhere in the school district it is someone's responsibility....not just their liability. I would not recommend the program.

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November 24, 2008
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November 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 25, 2008
What a disappointment! I have a special needs child whose needs are not being addressed. Some of the teachers are great, but the others have lost their sense of compassion and professionalism.

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July 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2007
I can't wait for my child to be done with this school, If you are thinking about sending your child to this school and she or he has special needs forget it.... This school has no parent teacher communication, The ESE program here is horrible, they do not keep you updated on your child there is never a phone call. I just cant wait until next year, bring on the new school in Citrus County...

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 22, 2007
I currently have two children in the school and am very sad to say that this is their last year as we are moving in the near future. Mr Brendan Bonomo. If you can get this man as a math teacher, push for it!!! He is so absolutely wonderful.. he took my daughter from an F to an A in the matter of a marking period after being taken away from another teacher whom I will leave nameless. He is one of those teachers to be remembered forever. Last year was rough as they were organizing their staff and really getting it together. It seems to me that this year, they may just have it. My little guy has Mrs. Mele this year for Kindergarten. Thanks to another parent here, I'm excited!

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2007
My daughter attended Forest Ridge from K-5 and was very sad to leave to go to middle school. Forest Ridge is a wonderful school with caring teachers and staff who are dedicated to the students' success. Principal Teretta Charles, who is leaving this year, really cared about the school and I am sad to see her go. My daughter received a very good education at Forest Ridge and I would definitely recommend this school.

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April 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
I am very unhappy with the education that my child is getting this year. This is the worst year yet. I am putting my child in a private school as well as keeping my child in current grade next year so that a better education will be possible. I do not feel that the teachers are meeting my childs needs. I have expressed my concern each year that my child is having problems in a particular area. An AIP is in place. I don't see that any extra attention is paid to adress my childs AIP. Too bad that Forest Ridge isn't what it used to be. I am so sick of hearing about the FCAT I could puke. The schools are mandated to do this, they are teaching to a test not each childs individual needs. There are some really great teachers, too bad a few bad apples ruin it.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2005
Forest Ridge is a great school! The PTA is growing and offering many extra family activities. Technology lab has many computers and is a class all children attend. The Principle Mrs. Charles really cares about the kids and knows almost everyone of the 750 students by name. All concerns are answered promptly and completely by the principle. A special math focus called everyday math is new this year 04-05, and is really making a difference. Safety is a number one priority and I have felt very safe with my kids there.

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June 04, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2004
My daughter is in Mrs. Mele's 2nd grade class, I have the utmost respect for this teacher, she is top-notch in my book, this class encourages parent involvement, both at school and in the home! Mrs. Mele is by far the best teacher that my daughter has had in Citrus County, if all the teachers in FRE are like Mrs. Mele, this school has the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2003
I have two children at FRE one in kindergarten and the other in 3rd. This will be my oldest's fourth year attending! With that in mind, I am happy with this school overall. They encourage parent participation, for example you can join your child during lunch time or volunteer in the classrooms. They have a creative learning atmosphere. Their teachers have been wonderful, putting forth extra effort when my children were in need.

- submitted by a parent
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Forest Ridge Elementary School
2927 North Forest Ridge Boulevard, Hernando, FL  34442
(352) 527-1808
Last modified Forest Ridge Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Forest Ridge Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top