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Forest Park Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 703 students

 

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3 reviews of this school


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Posted May 6, 2010

Forget this school. I get yelled at by every teacher. The food is horrible. The kids have no home-training including me. This school needs help and guidance.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2009

This school is the best!!! Ive attended his school for 3 years!!! Im attending 8th grade this year...the experiences ive had in thins school are amazing!! the staff are the best!!......i feel so pround of attending FPMS cuz we mad AYP...n we going to make it this year too!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2008

I have been at Forest Park Middle School for two years as an educator. If you want your child to be involved in a school where the administrators, teacher and students care, then FPMS is the place to be! Yes, we are small in size (500 students) but big in heart. AND yes we made AYP and rec'd 3 state awards for our accomplishment. Our motto is 'Be the the Change YOU wish to see, EXCELLENCE begins with ME!
—Submitted by a teacher


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 92% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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91%

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93%

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92%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
29%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

261 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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36%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 49% 37%
Hispanic 41% 12%
Asian 4% 3%
White 4% 44%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jamille Valencia Miller-Brown
Fax number
  • (404) 362-8882

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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930 Finley Dr
Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: (404) 362-3840

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