Teachers at this school are always working hard and caring about the children. Many things are planned to enhance their education.
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 .
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The administration does not understand professionalism. They do not have any people skills. They do not know how to handle discipline.
Most teachers are actually pleasant. A few are horrible. The school leadership is good.
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.
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.
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.
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