Students enrolled 1997
School leader MS. MARY STRATOS
Transportation options Yes
District Palm Beach County School District

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6901 Parker Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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(561) 540-2400
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4 stars
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July 23, 2013
New principal, new staff!! For the last year this school has been making great strides!!! Give it another two years and it will be one of the top high schools in the area. Ms. Stratos' leadership will raise that school to the level it needs to be and beyond!

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2012
One of the most incompetent, unorganized schools in South Fl. The staff speaks virtually no English and have NO IDEA what they're doing. Not to mention that the majority of the teachers are inexperienced and ignorant.

- submitted by a community member
November 18, 2012
Academically the school is good but, I am very disappointed in lack of sport funding. The wrestling team has great potential but hardly enough school funding, if any. Recently at wrestling tournament and felt embarrased for our team because all the other schools had a lot more money invested in their teams and it showed. It's really a shame. The coach and team deserve more assistance from the school. After all, it is an olympic sport. If I knew this ahead of time I might have chosen another school for my son.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2011
I m moving to West Palm Beach and I have 2 sons going to 10th and 12th grades. I would like to learn more about your school. Miguel Alarcon PARENT

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May 10, 2010
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April 07, 2010
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February 01, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 28, 2010
The only reason I stay at Forest Hill is because of the wonderful JROTC and Hospitality program.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 07, 2009
I love Forest Hill High School. It is the best school ever. I would not go to any other school. I take advantage of every opportunity at school and am involved in sports and a million extra curriculars. The clubs at school are countless and include everything from the Japanese Club to Aspira. The JROTC program rocks!

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2009
i think this school is really good because of the rotc program they have.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2009
I attended this school (alum 06) and so did my mother (alum 76). This school gave me the proper skills I needed to excel in College and graduated magna cum laude. The only thing I wish this school offered was more AP classes.

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2009
What people fail to realize is that Forest Hill is an urban school that face disadvantages from the get-go. A portion the Student body is comprised of a lot of immigrants that do not speak English, students having to provide for their families, and students how come to school for free lunch or because their parents force them. Then you have the majority that actually that come to school for the benefits of a good education that are over shadowed by the few bad apples. With those overwhelming obstacles, the school receives numerous accolades each year; such as being named as one of the top 1 percent of schools in the nation for two straight years. Beating out schools like Royal Palm and Wellington, and numerous others who didn t even make the list. This school has a lot to offer; IB, Environmental Science Academy, Engineering Academy, Culinary Arts Academy, J.R.O.T.C.

- submitted by a student
May 30, 2009
(contiuation)and the Tourism and Hospitality Academy. That stated I think one of the best things about the Hill is it s faculty! The faculty goes over and beyond what the state/district requires and what most parents expect of them. Some of the best teachers at the school are: Mrs. Saarela- Student Government and AP Government, Mr. Jourgensen- Journalism/Communications, Mr. Stoieff- Social studies/Law, Ms. Lazier- AP literature, and Dr. Holt- (who is sadly retiring) AP Human Geography/ AP literature. I think what will make this school better is if more parents get involved, which will in return get students involved. All this school needs is more school spirit, better sports involvement, and some support from its community. These where some of the best years of my life (Class of 09!) and I hope that more people will enjoy this school as much as I did. GO FALCONS! -Alex J.

- submitted by a student
February 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 18, 2009
the school suffers from morale issues and because much of the student body hails from families where parents expect very little from their child's education a never ending cycle is perpetuated. if as a parent you've not had the good fortune of an education, how then, can you be the judge of what constitutes one? while much of the student body looks menacing,it seems that they are on very tight ropes where disipline is concerned. my child is in the i.b. program,does not fit the typical look of the greater student body,and has reported very little in the way of violence. my child has said that the quality of i.b. student is surprisingly mixed. presumambly,many of those students drop-out by eleventh grade. regarding teachers and faculty you 're dealing ,again,with a mixed bag. some,like dr.holt,are excellent and to be commended highly for going above and beyond. sadly,others lack a great deal.

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December 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 25, 2008
As a parent of two students that currently go to Forest Hill, I have to say that I am very disappointed in the education that they are receiving. Hailing from New England where the educational system is highly exemplary, I am very discouraged at the level of learning that is currently the standard at Forest Hill. The staff focuses so much time on preparing for the FACT. What about the students who have already passed the FACT with flying colors? Why should they have to sit through 6 months of preparation for a test that they have already passed? Instead, they sit in class and go through the same mundane exercises day after day, when they should be learning about the next topic in the curriculum. Maybe the guidance counselors should step in and do their job -- counsel students so that the rest can get the education that they deserve!

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 19, 2008
Forest Hill Community High School is probably the 'ONLY' excellent public high school in FL. The treachers are great, they have control over the kids and there is nothing negative about the school.

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July 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 31, 2008
I love forest hill. but i think that the students should have more pep rallys an dances because it is all part of the high school expericene

- submitted by a student
May 28, 2008
I am currently a senior at the school and I am very involved with it. The school is not the problem, the kids are. Over 75% of the student body is composed by students that don't really give a damn about themselves, and that hold everyone else back. The FCAT is not a hard test to pass if you listen to what the teachers tell you to do. Most teachers are very dedicated are really care about the students. All we need is for those students that don't care to go somewhere else, then we will be perfect. There are plenly of after school activities that all students could get involved in.

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May 03, 2008
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March 24, 2008
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March 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 28, 2007
nice and educated teachers and good atmosphere for students to learn. there are some detractions and nonsense by some uncaring students

- submitted by a community member
November 24, 2007
almost perfect for an urban school

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September 27, 2007
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September 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 10, 2007
I am currently a senior at Forest Hill. To be completely honest Forest Hill isn't so bad of a school. Although we didn't have any pep rallies or dances to keep our school spiit, the teachers are great. They really do care about the students and their success.

- submitted by a student
June 30, 2007
i love what this school has done for my son. he went from failing the states FCAT year after year to neerly getting a perfect score after transfering to forest hill

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2006
This school is sooo awsome I am not a parent of one of the students yet but an actual student that went here. I love this school although there have many changes this school will forever be my school! great and wonderful memories - karina

- submitted by a former student
September 18, 2006
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May 29, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
Great teachers, good leadership.

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December 02, 2005
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- submitted by a student
October 21, 2005
The quality of academic programs is wonderful. The extracurricular activities are the best. The level of parental involvement is average.

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October 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
I love my school, it is truly a great place. I feel safe, and I really connect with the teachers. The environmental academy is top quality. It is the most fun I have ever had in school. They go on field trips etc. Which are educational and a blast. Many hands-on projects in the classroom too. Again the teachers are the best. You have more work in the academy, but you learn to manage your time, which is so important in college. I have been in the academy 3 years of highschool and I adore the teachers and have made awesome friends. Outside of the academys it is a bit different, and I would recommend, if you are joining, to join one of the academys. The band is great, chorus, sports, all awesome. This school is really fun and I have learned alot from the people who are there.

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July 31, 2005
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April 07, 2005
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November 30, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
June 17, 2004
I cannot believe how much this school has grown in the past few years, and I was slightly afraid of the high number of students in the school but my son graduated with a lot of friends and a lot of honors. I am proud to say that he came from Forest Hill High School.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2004
Forest Hill High School is a public high school on the rise. As FCAT scores improve a new International Baccalaureate Program is in the works. The school is sensitive to cultural differences as its majority is hispanic. Also, the school is currently being rebuilt on the same site. This is going to upgrade the science and technology facilities significantly. Forest Hill has risen from a F school in 2002 to a C school in 2003. The recently released FCAT scores for 2004 indicate a possible rise in the school's grade again.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2004
I have some serious concerns regarding the moral in this school. The environment is not conducive to learning. The level of safety is compromised and the majority of the students do not care about school or getting an education. It seems that much is tolerated and this tolerance is not good enough for the kids who are there to learn and who come from homes where they are receiving positive reinforcement. The dress code should be addressed.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2004
I am a student here at Crestwood Middle School. I received the great education here. The teachers and principals are great.

- submitted by a student
March 08, 2004
Forest Hill doesnt have enough direction. We seem to be late on ways to do things and how things are handled. Rarelu do I ever see anything running smoothly. (FCAT days were a total mess up) Forest Hill has great disciplined students and educated teachers. At 'The Hill' you will be able to inquire fun with education. (sometimes without even knowing it) Personally, I love Forest Hill. I dont see myself anywhere else. And by the way I'm a Straight A honor student who feels really lucky to be challenged by my teachers everyday and whom I know care for me as a student and a person. (Kudos to Ms. Cruz and Ms. Tabernilla!)

- submitted by a student
February 23, 2004
The teachers and administrators do the best with what the county(funding & resources) and students(attitude & participation) give to them. You cannot make a student learn if they don't want to. Also too much attentoin is payed on FCAT success. The parents should be the ones blamed for this attitude problem among students. That's the only thing wrong with Forest Hill High.

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2003
this school has extrememly ineffective leadership and is very unstable--it would be risky to send a child there

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
How could this school have an above average for teacher turn over when over 23 teachers with 15=+ years were excessed from this school this past year. I give this school a very low mark because of the leadership

- submitted by a community member
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Forest Hill Community High School
6901 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL  33405
(561) 540-2400
Last modified Forest Hill Community High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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