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6333 Lee Road
Indianapolis, IN 46236

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(317) 964-4900
(317) 823-5455
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January 15, 2015
Forest Glen, and A rated school by the Indiana Dept. of Education, is a unique and amazing place. Students are taught in both English and Spanish with the goal of becoming bilingual. You can really see the progression in both languages as students enter the upper grade levels. They can speak, read and write in both English and Spanish. This program continues throughout junior high and high school (Fall Creek Valley Middle School & Lawrence North High School). The programs at Forest Glen truly increase a student's awareness of our global world and prepares them to excel in a global society. Other subjects are not forgotten - there is a strong focus daily on math skills, and science and social studies are taught in the upper grade levels. There is a fair amount of project work, along with a few school festivals each year that are fun and educational. Parental involvement is pretty high. People are down to earth, approachable and friendly. The teachers and administrators are great. Most are native Spanish speakers. They communicate with parents clearly and frequently. Forest Glen is more than a school, it is a family, a home.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2014
I am very proud to tell people I meet that my children attend Forrest Glen son has attended there since the 1st grade and will be in the 3rd grade this year along with his sister who will be starting Kindergarten. We are grateful for the opportunity for them to not only learn Spanish but to be around children from various and very diverse backgrounds! The academics there are enforced and the teachers really have a love for children and teaching the Spanish language. Such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2014
My son has attend Forest Glen since 1st grade. We have been extremely happy with every aspect of the school. Teachers are attentive and welcome parents in the classroom. Their communication with parents is also exceptional through computer, phone, and Friday folders. Students who follow the immersion program throughout school and graduate end up at the top of their graduating class. They also have experienced a small school environment since they have been with the same 50 students since kindergarten - this also increases parental engagement because we all know each other.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2013
Well love Forest Glen. My kids are learing Spanish and English at the same time. Outstanding teaches and kids!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2013
Forest Glen has an amazing language imersion program, that really gives the kids a leg up in all aspects of cognitive development.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2013
This is our third year at Forest Glen and we love it. Our son is in the full immersion program and it is amazing how much Spanish he has learned in three years. The school provides a wonderful multi-cultural and racially diverse environment that we wanted for our children. Families are involved in the school and we couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
we have an amazing school with great teachers and a wonderful family support system.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
They have one of the most diverse programs I have seen. They truly welcome each student and help them become their personal best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
My kids LOVE school. This is our first year there and we feel like part of the family. The entire staff is willing to assist. They address your concerns immediately. And the curriculum...words can't express. My firends loved this school and it came highly recommended now I see why. In a word Forest Glen can be defined as 'Extended Family' okay that's two :) I love my children new school and they do too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
I love Forest Glen because of the dedication and support that the teachers demonstrate. Everyone that I have come into contact with has been nothing but supportive towards my sons and I and I really appreciate feeling like they are going the extra mile for all of their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Forest Glen Elementary School is a great school for my daughter to attned. She is learning spanish and expanding her 'big words!' My wife and I are very pleased with Forest Glen and wish all the best in the years to come.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
The school is much like a family to me, my daughter loves getting up in the morning and going to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
There are so many great things about our school that it is hard to pick one thing, but I really, really love the feeling of belonging that happens there. Everyone is treated like family. We are very fortunate to have a diverse population, and everyone there is learning a Spanish as a second language.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
I love Forest Glen! I have 2 children in Global and 1 in Immersion. My husband and I feel as if we have won the lottery by going to such an awesome school in a public school system. The atmosphere in the school is exciting. There is so much learning going on about the world. My kids LOVE going to school everyday. All the teachers are there because they love what they do not because it is just a paycheck. The parental involvement is overwhelming. And the principal and her staff are always avaliable if needed. I wish my kids could be there forever.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
My child was accepted into Forest Glen and I went in for a tour before the school year. I was a bit disappointed in what I saw in the classrooms. To me, it appeared to be a bit chaotic. I saw a lot of children running around, horsing around, etc in their classes, during class time, not recess. The kind of play I saw should be in the playground. I decided not to send my child to Forest Glen. However, I do know several children that go there and the parent and children both love the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2005
This is truly an excellent school with very caring teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2005
I have 2 children (1 in global, 1 immersion) who have completed their 1st year at FG and I am extremely impressed w/ their progress! The faculty really care about&respect the children. My son's Spanish teacher was wonderful about challenging him to reach his full potential and he excelled! My daughter(Kdgn-immersion) started off a little frustrated, however, it is essential that you work closely w/ your child's teacher and learn the curriculum so that you can help them at home. Tutoring for parents/child is readily available.Math pentathlon was great for my son (1st gr.global). The PTA puts on numerous events throughout the year to raise $$ for new playground equipment,they even let the kids decide which they wanted. My children are well-rounded, diversified, and respect all. When the Watoto Children's choir from Africa performed for the children, they were moved! I want my children exposed to such diveristy!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2004
Forest Glen is a remarkable school. We have two children in the immersion program and they are doing very well. My oldest child was reading at a 9th grade level of English in 4th grade. There are studies that document children who learn a second language at an early age do excel and pass their peers in many areas, especially standardized tests. The program is not for all kids, unfortunately some parents will not take their kids out of the program when it is recognized by the teachers that the child is struggling. The teacher are a cut above any public school teachers I have seen, they care about the students and the parents are very involved in their childrens education.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2004
We have had two children pass through this program and are very happy. The poster above, although entitled to their opinion are not in line with the hard facts. Thirty Percent of the students in Immersion went on to participate in honors English in the 6th Grade. When looking at ISTEP scores, the Immersion population as a whole out performed the mean for the township and showed significant separation. The program is not only producing bi-lingual kids, but also excelling in other areas, including English. The program is not for every student and the faculty does a nice job of identifying who should seek other alternatives. Immersion has been around for over 25 years, so I would hardly consider the kids Guinea Pigs. It is a great program and offers unique opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2004
My children are in the global studies program at Forest Glen and we just love it. Along with a regular elementary curriculum, the children have Spanish classes each day. Also, the children continuosly study foreign countries. The knowledge my children have gained about other peoples, cultures, etc, is invaluable. Another bonus has been that whenever one of my children needed a little extra help (with reading or math), the school automatically offers free tutoring. This is what is meant by 'no child left behind.' This school also offers ESL classes for students who need it. It also offers Spanish classes for parents who would like to be able to speak to their children (aiding schoolwork).

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
September 09, 2003
Forest Glen has a spanish immersion program which is not successful for many of the students. The goal of the program is to totally immerse the children in spanish until fourth grade,creating bilingual students lacking no skills in english even though the don't teach english. The students skills are suppose to be equal in both english and spanish leaving no student to fall behind. This program is not teaching students to read and write the english language. Many parents have had to use outside tutoring to bring their children up to grade level in english. They are also tutoring in spanish because the children are struggling. It's not fair to use the students as guinea pigs until the school figures out how to make the program work. The children have to work far to hard and the program is not doing what parents were told it would do.

- submitted by a parent

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International travel opportunities for students at Forest Glen provide cultural and language immersion experiences that will maximize their awareness and appreciation for the world in which we live. Sixth grade students wishing to participate in athletics may do so at the middle schools.

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Forest Glen Elementary School
6333 Lee Road, Indianapolis, IN  46236
(317) 964-4900
Last modified Forest Glen Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Forest Glen Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top