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West Palm Beach, FL
Students enrolled: 814

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5555 Purdy Lane
West Palm Beach, FL 33415

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(561) 432-2300
(561) 432-2350
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March 28, 2015
I believe this school has many issues. Bullying, for instance has to be addressed. Not only because it's a damning issue for those affected, but also sets the precedent for the mood of the school in general. Enough so that it has crossed over to the social media as of late. The neglectful nature of the front office does nothing to calm concerned parents. My suggestion is that this hostile nature cease if this school wants to become a viable option for students and parents alike. There no way to dodge this and other issues, address it, and make resolve. And become what a Palm Beach School is supposed to be.

- submitted by a community member

January 20, 2015
This school has many issues. The front office staff are rude, everyone that answers the phones are rude. I've yet to catch them at a 'good time". The teachers are demeaning to the kids. They ridicule them in front of the entire class or whoever is around. Nothing is ever done by the principal. The cafeteria is a huge social gathering, there's no staff controlling the kids or helping the younger ones. The gifted program is the biggest joke. Never question the curriculum or you will have your child ridiculed in class. The best part of the school is the aftercare program. It is good, Mrs. G has done a good job taking over Ms. Winkis position.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2013
My granddaughter was left unattended in the wrong place. She is only 5 years old and she has speech delay. The day care school bus was there to pick her up, she called my daughter to ask if she had pick her up. We all panic and she finally found her by her self, in the side walk. She was there alone for more than 30 minutes. I will report this to the local news, police and everybody I can think of. My daughter left several messages to the principal and they never return her call.

- submitted by a community member

September 30, 2012
I am a former student at Forest Hill and They have excellent teachers,a very powerful respectful and hardworking principal,and they have a challenging academic programs I know you may think I am showing favoritism but i am not this is awonderful school.

- submitted by a community member

April 18, 2010
Teachers at this school are always working hard and caring about the children. Many things are planned to enhance their education.

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no rating
April 14, 2010
My son goes to this school and hates it! The kids are bullies

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June 15, 2009
My son has been at this school since 2007 kindergarden . he loves it here , its not a perfect school but were all happy with this school . And so far my son has had great teachers . thankyou to all teachers and staff of foresthill elementry .

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August 08, 2008
I love the school my daughter was failing before she entered, her teacher made it a great experience for our daughter and us, on helping us bring up her grades. She went from a 'f' average all the way up to an 'a'. Thanks alot to Forrest Hill elem. And the hard working teachers. 'Happy parent

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no rating
May 09, 2008
New principal this year with both positive & negative changes. This is my son's 2nd year at FHES and he is in the Accelerated program. I have been very pleased with his teachers, especially Ms. Franqui. Communication with her has been exceptional! There has been improvement in the drop off/pick up routine from last year, but more still needs to be done. The SACC program (after school) is excellent! Ms. Winkis is great! Not only do the students have time to do homework, but best of all have a variety of FUN activities, including karate, dance club, ASL, as well as special guests; also teach character building (CHAMPS). The only negative is the front office staff. They seem disorganized, are unfriendly and need to improve their 'helpfulness.' I have never once been greeted with a smile, even as a volunteer and it appears they don't know what's going on.

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no rating
April 14, 2008
I am a parent and i think is a great school. great teachers. I would like to thank and congratulate Mrs Franqui, for her dedication an great job.

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no rating
February 22, 2008
My son is in kindergarten ,his teacher is Mrs.Goldstein She is doing a fantastic job .My son had never been to day care and I was a little worried about how he would adjust, He feels very safe and is enjoying every day. I feel the pick up goes very smooth he has the same teacher everyday bring him to me(thanks Mrs.Millcarek) My husband and I a very happy with the education that he is getting.We are so happy with the school and everyone who works there.

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September 30, 2007
The teachers are the best here. Most of them care a lot about the kids education, that's one of the reasons my son still goes there. Do not care for the principals personality.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 26, 2007
I feel this school needs to work on student drop off/ pick up. There needs to be a better paln to pick the children up by grade or section.

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February 25, 2007
This school needs to address its safety issues when picking up students from school! Students can just walk off the school with no staff supervision. The principal does not return phone calls nor address parental concerns. I find it hard to get ahold of staff and teachers and they do not act very professional. Parent pickup/dropoff is a complete mess with no police or staff directing traffic. Every now and then you will see a staff member directing the traffic, but not very often. The crossing guards are wonderful. Very nice and watch out for the kids. I guess someone has to since the school does not.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2006
I'm in complete agreement with the other posting about the principal. I had to follow up with her numerous times to take care of something and even then she had no clue what or who I was after I left uncountable messages for her to call back. Eventually I had to call her boss to get her to return my call. And after that she passed the buck to the teacher and never did what she said she would do. I'm very dissappointed.

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May 01, 2006
The principal is very unsupportive to parents.

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April 26, 2006
The administration does not understand professionalism. They do not have any people skills. They do not know how to handle discipline.

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February 23, 2006
Great school with a fine teaching staff.

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November 26, 2005
Most teachers are actually pleasant. A few are horrible. The school leadership is good.

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August 15, 2004
My son also had Mrs. Kennedy for kingergarten for the 2003-2004 school year. I also feel that she is the best teacher FHES has. My child started off at another school and performed poorly. Mrs. Kennedy brought him into a whole new light. I wish all teachers were so dedicated. She really makes a difference in the world.

- submitted by a parent

June 18, 2003
2002-2003 was my daughters 1st year at this school. Her kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Kennedy was by far the very best teacher a child could hope for in her 1st year of school. It's summertime now and she cannot wait to go back to school just to see Mrs. Kennedy. A week does not go by that she doesn't mention her name. Thank you Mrs. Kennedy for the memories.

- submitted by a community member

June 16, 2003
My son attended this school for two years. Overall, I have been very pleased with the teachers, the curriculum, and the other programs & classes available to us. He was in 5th grade this year, and the school went over and above my expectations to provide 'guidance' classes to help prepare the 5th graders for middle school. They helped the children prepare in many other ways as well. I am very concerned about my child's transition to middle school, and I felt this school did everything they could to help him make this change smoothly. They have provided moral lessions as well as educational ones. His teachers have been helpful, caring and supportive. I had no trouble meeting with the teachers or the assistant principal any time I needed to. Obviously there are no perfect schools, but I felt we had a pretty good experience at Forest Hill Elementary.

- submitted by a community member
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Forest Hill Elementary School
5555 Purdy Lane, West Palm Beach, FL  33415
(561) 432-2300
Last modified Forest Hill Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Forest Hill Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top