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Forest Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 251 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 82% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
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 81% 36%
Hispanic 15% 12%
Asian 2% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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