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Forest Park High School

Public | 9-12 | 1596 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2013

Forest Park High School has to be one of the worst schools in the state of Georgia. The administration and staff could care less about the children and their success. Alhough the school is challenged with having kid from low socio-economic backgrounds, little is being done to ensure these kids stay on the right track. Students are suspended for 10 days at a time just to get rid of the problems. If you want your child to get a good education it definitely won't happen at Forest Park High. In fact I wouldn't attend any school in Clayton County except Jonesboro High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2010

This school need more programs to help student learn better. There are teachers that can't teach because of too many distraction.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2010

The school is down right horrible. And people posting here are too modest. Too many gangs. Too many fights. I'm a former student and must say that the school is a terrible place. Do yourself a favor and home school
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2009

My daughter is an honor student and complained that the teachers just hand you the work and expect you to figure it out! They don't teach, they are paid to supervise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2009

i think the school is finally going in the right direction with the new principal and the two aps
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

I am currently a sophmore at FPHS and the learning experience is not as I planed it to be. The new principal is not as strict as he makes himself sound. Also, the teacher seem like they are just there for the money and their teacher methods need improvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2008

I am currently a sophmore at FPHS and so far the learning experience is okay. The teachers are nice but the students are a different story. There's alot of drama and fights going on. The activities aren't so great like sports or anything but my friends there are the best and the school is very diversed even though most students just hang with their ethicy
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2008

This school really needs help there is too much drama and not enough Teaching. It is hard to learn in this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2006

My son attends this school and since he has been there he has issue with teachers. I have called serveral times and have not gotten a call back from the school. I think that if someone would learn how to call parents (instead of a recording) then that might be a help. All students should be treated the same. My son is a very outgoing child but lately he come home upset and depress about how teachers treat him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

I recently graduated from Forest Park High School and I consider my learning experience to have been very exemplary. the teachers are wonderful and caring who like to be active in the students who want to learn lives. they are wonderful and pay attention to students needs. The athletics are not so great but a school is a place for learning and sports while important should not be considered as a means to judge the school.while at the school, i participated in the various sports and it taught me to work harder and good sportmanship. Athletics shouldnt be only about winning but building character. I am proud of the education i recieved there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 9, 2005

I think it's a great school. I attended this school back in 1999 and 2000. I never had a bad attitude while going to Forest Park High and I still dont. I dont believe attitude is the fault of teachers or the school. Attitude starts at home or with the people your children associate with. While I attended Forest Park High my teachers were always involved. If I needed help they would help me. They always had great attitudes. It's all up to the students rather or not the school is a great place to be. So to the parent who's kid had a bad attitude, maybe you should get more involved in your child's life and find out who he associates with instead of blaming the school. Great School!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 24, 2005

Atmosphere is terrible. Last school on the totem pole. Horrible sports program. Academic program is low. My son attitude was horrible while attending FPHS. Recently transfer attitude improve.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 91% in 2011.

293 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

283 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

289 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

293 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
84%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

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

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

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

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
68%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

554 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%
Coordinate Algebra

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

487 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%
Integrated Math II

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

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
22%
Physical Science

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

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
U.S. History

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

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 52% 37%
Hispanic 30% 12%
Asian 10% 3%
White 5% 44%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Derrick Manning
Fax number
  • (404) 608-7563

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

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
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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5452 Phillips Dr
Forest Park, GA 30297
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