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Forest Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 249 students

 

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Posted May 2, 2007

Forest Heights is the place where chilidren can learn and also have fun. Ms. Merrifield has been the best principal there. I had one son to graduated and now my second son is attending who has maintained a 3.0 grade point average for the last three grading periods. The teachers and staff are concerned for each child and know them by name. I am proud to be a Wise Owl Parent and continue to do all that you do for our future leaders.
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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 74% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%
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
Black 79% 35%
Hispanic 17% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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200 Talbert Dr
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Phone: (301) 749-4220

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