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Franklin Forest Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

No questions here. Great school. Love the speech program and all the teachers. My daughter is in K and will attend to 5th grade. And my son will be starting preK there soon
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

FFE makes a great first impression but does not follow through. Parental involvement is discouraged, and in fact no parents are allowed on field trips at all, even to meet them. They also have a huge issue with bullying that is not handled appropriately or ethically. It seems they just want to sweep it under the rug. I also feel the kids are not supervised properly in the halls, bathrooms or at recess and that leads to these situations. The teachers do not even sit with their classes at lunch and frequently leave the classrooms unsupervised. The PTO is a joke and unsupported. Our kids attended less than a year and we ended up withdrawing and homeschooling them. Something I never thought I would do, but the kids are 100% happier and so are we. Our experience here was a huge dissappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

This school is run like a prison. They want you to drop your child off at 7:30 and not come back until 2:30. They do not feel they are helping you educate your child, they feel they are in charge of their education and would prefer no input from parents. They also feel they have the power to keep you away from your child's class and from their teachers. If you want to be involved in your child's school life this is not the school for you. Also if you would like to know what is happening at the school or get in depth communication from the teachers and administration this is not the school for you. If your child's situation is even a little outside the box, don't expect them to bend even a little to help. Go private school or HillCrest if you are in Lagrange.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

Franklin Forest Elementary ALLOWS BULLYING! This school has a great appearance; but DO NOT let it fool you. Both my children were bullied at this school. Once we brought it up to the attention of the counselor and Carol Montgomery, they DID NOT CARE! Some teachers do not care either. Carol Hubbard (Yes, the teacher) bullied my son too. Do not allow your child to attend this school. YOU WILL BE SORRY. My children are now homeschooled. Troup County School Superintendent does not care. She did not even return my calls. They are ALWAYS asking for Money too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

My son has been in Franklin Forest for 4 years and we love it. When he was bullied last year, I called the teacher and she took care of the problem. Every one of his teachers have helped him with his grades. Before he came to Franklin Forest we homeschooled him, and everyone there has just been wonderful. He has been in some trouble at times and even then his teachers, counsellor and principle have all been very helpful and supportive.This is his last year there and I am truly going to miss this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

Franklin forest elementary is a horrible school My Daughter Goes Here. She has been continousially been bullied. And the school does little she usually loves going to school. But she hates goin to this school. I wouldnt perfer this school to my worst enemy. Its Truly Run like a prison. We 've tried to go in and Talk to the principal counselors and teachers with no response at all. Theres Lots of people that think there better than you including the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

I am an assistant at Franklin Forest Elementary. I was so excited when I walked in the door and saw the vision that Ms. Montgomery and her staff have for these students and their education. The facilities are well equipped to give your child the best Public school Education you can get in our area and any parent is lucky to have their child at this school. I am a parent as well and I look forward to my child attending FFE next year.
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Posted August 1, 2009

This school is horrible! For 2 years my child has been neglected and ignored. It is run like a jail. The kids can't talk to each other, the tiny playgrounds are on concrete with brick walls surrounding them. They can't sit near friends at lunch. There is zero parent involvment, (unless you bring goodies and presents). No one cared that my son was getting bullied. No one tried to help him with his Science and Social studies grades. The class in itself was very inadequate. My son loves Science and he didn't learn a thing this year! In fact he starting thinking poorly of himself and nearly lost intrest in the subject because he couldn't pass his tests. I asked for help several times. It was promised, but unfortunatly, many of the staff here have great difficulty with follow-thru. 'Imagine, Believe, Achieve'?...Well my child doesn't seem to be achieving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

Definitely 5 Stars. I think anyone visiting this school would think it was an expensive private school. The administration sets a tone here that is unusual: the school is beautifully decorated and well taken care of. There is respect for everyone, students, teachers and parents. They have high expectations and the belief that the children can do anything. The students love being there and rise to the challenge. Yes, they do have fundraisers, but when you think of the $$$ parents spend for so- called better private schools, we have it made! The extra funds raised by caring parents goes to so many wonderful things in this school, the paintings, the beautifully equipped media center, a computerized world map time calendar..... I don't even know how to describe how neat that is...the full time art and music teachers for a school of less than 500. We couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

My daughter attended 1st grade at FFE last year. We were extremely lucky that she was in Ms.Summerlin's room. What an awesome teacher. My child seemed more eager to learn under her instruction. However they always seemed to be having some type of fundraiser or wanting you to shell out money.
—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 86% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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 85% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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 88% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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 90% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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 80% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
85%
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

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
White 48% 44%
Black 38% 37%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Carol Montgomery
Fax number
  • (706) 845-7572

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Lagrange, GA 30240
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