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North Forestville Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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Posted January 14, 2014

North Forestville Forestville helps my son and other with special needs. They really show they care and love for the special needs kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

This school has potential in that its teachers and principal seem to care. It just needs more parent involvement to move things forward. As well, the administrative staff need to learn how to be more focused on providing good service even to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2009

This is truly a great. It has bought both my a long way. I am very proud of my children and North Forestville Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2006

This school has great teachers but the administration is what is lacking. I am the parent of a first grade student. This school has done little for my child and I am considering moving just to change schools. The school offers no extra curricular activities and focuses mainly on grades who give standardized tests. The school is not safe, anyone can walk into the building at any given time and they do not have to check into the office first.Windows are being broken all the time.There is also no art class offered at this school for the students.They are expected to sit in their chairs all day and listen to the teacher talk, there is no time to be creative. Teachers are wonderful but they are not given the support that they need to help the children in this school. Parents beware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

As a parent of a former 6th grader, the school overall is great. The staff is very caring and they hold each student responsible for his/her own actions. The principal believes in responsibility and accountability. The teachers are very good and helpful. My daughter's 6th grade teacher's kept in close contact with me and informed me of my child's progress. They gave excellent advice when they saw my daughter's grades falling below average. The whole thing about the school system in PG County is, if we don't get the support from the School Board then we will have a lot of lost children. I encourage all parents/guardians to contact the school board with any problems that you may encounter during the school year. Sometimes the principal's don't have the time to listen so therefore you must take another route. Stay on the School Board's case for better schools.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 89% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 77% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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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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 86% 35%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 3% 4%
White 1% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 64%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2311 Ritchie Rd
Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: (301) 499-7098

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