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!
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.
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.
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
The only reason I stay at Forest Hill is because of the wonderful JROTC and Hospitality program.
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!
i think this school is really good because of the rotc program they have.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
nice and educated teachers and good atmosphere for students to learn. there are some detractions and nonsense by some uncaring students
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.
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
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
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