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Forest Hill Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 557 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2014

Fantastic School! We moved to the area specifically for Forest Hill Elementary. Cannot say enough about the quality of staff and facilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is a loving, family atmosphere where caring leads to excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

I 'graduated' from this school in 2003 after I attended the first 3 years that the school was open. I had switched from 3 different schools within three years-Abingdon Elementary, Forest Lakes, and then Forest Hill. When I arrived, I immediately felt like the teachers were there to allow me to learn the best I can. My third grade teacher allowed me and another student to create our own spelling lists that were more advanced then the ones from the book and then be tested on those words. A I was actively involved in the Student Council, and I was even elected Treasurer in 5th grade. I was a gym helper, an enrichment student, a band member, a chorus member, and the list could go on. I felt like I knew all the staff very well, and I felt like I accomplished a lot for my 3 years of being there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2007

I absolutely love Forest Hill Elementary for my children. I have twins, and they are in second grade this year. My daughter is having trouble with Reading Comprehension, as well as some problems with Math. I cannot tell you how much her Teacher, the Education Specialist, Speech Therapist, Principal, Vice-Principal, and others have done to help her this year. I have met with these people on three occasions in the past several months, and I can see how much they genuinely want to help her succeed academically. They have already prepared plans for her in third grade to continue helping her. It would take a lot for me to even consider ever taking me children to another elementary school. This is a wonderful school, which has 'so much' to offer children. My husband, my children and I are very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

This school is fantastic! My child was in private school, but switched to public in order to have his needs met. The teachers and administration are truly caring and will go the extra mile to ensure your child's success. Learning is geared toward whatever method works best for the children (we all know there are plenty of inflexible teachers out there) and extra instructional help is always available to those who need it. My family couldn't be more pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2004

My child has attended FHES for 4 years and I feel fortunate he is able to attend this school. The principal is a great example of a leader. The staff is superb and parent volunteers are wonderful. FHES is truly THE example of an exceptional educational facility. When I walk into this school, I feel like I'm walking into a warm, inviting home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

My son has been at this school for 5 years. It is the most wonderful, warm, and loving school. The parent involvement is incredible. There is such a warm, family-like atmosphere at this school. I wish this school didn't stop at 5th grade!
—Submitted by a parent


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Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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>=95%
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 42%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 1% 35%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2407 Rocks Rd
Forest Hill, MD 21050
Phone: (410) 638-4166

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