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Forsyth, MO
Students enrolled: 416

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178 Panther St
Forsyth, MO 65653

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(417) 546-6381
(417) 546-2696
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October 22, 2009
I really like the character building trait program. I also really like that there is always someone to great the kids in the morning. Mr. Smith is always on the drop off side with Mrs. Stuart and the kids really enjoy that,(and the parents appreciate it).

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2009
Teachers, other school staff, administration, parents and the community work together to provide a safe atmosphere in which children learn and grow. The character education program is outstanding and an effort is made to help every child achieve success.

- submitted by a community member
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May 14, 2009
I think this is avery good school they are very good with my grandaughter they are really helping her alot.Thanks to the teachers. Mrs susan weeks.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2009
My daughter is in pre-school in miss cooley and miss jessica's class I think they are wonderful I went to this school from elementry to high school and it has gotten alot better from when I was a kid 5 stars

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2009
My son has had three outstanding teachers at this school. The administration does alot to encourage parent involvement. We are very happy with the school.

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2008
I was very disapointed with the school there very poor teachers and staff. We recently moved VA and I am so happy with the elementary my kids are in the teachers are outstanding they really go out of there way to help my kids when they need it.

- submitted by a parent
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February 05, 2008
Poor quality teachers, too much we have to do at home to keep the kids up to par.Not enough educating going on,too much wasted time.Unfriendly staff....

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2007
I agree that the Elementary School has some of the best teachers within the whole school district. My child did very well in elementary and enjoyed it. Now he has moved up and is struggling and doesn't have the help from teachers like he did in Elementary.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2006
I am glad to have found this site! I think the teachers at Forsyth go out of their way to love and educate our kids. Mrs. Collins has always been excellent with the kids. I love that she knows every child by name and speaks to them in the mornings to welcome them to a new day. The only thing I wish we had more of was sports for the younger. The new 'watchdog' program is great for kids and getting dads involved. I haven't ever been turned away when talking with a teacher about a problem or not. I think they work for the kids and my kids and I are proud to be Panthers!

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2006
I think Forsyth is a wonderful school, both of my children have gone to Forsyth Elementary and I can tell you that the improvment over the last three years is unbelivable. Mrs. Collins has made remarkable improvments since becoming Principal.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2006
Both of my children have attended Forsyth and I work there as a teacher. I know that we can't meet all of the needs of every child and parent, but I know for a fact that our staff goes above and beyond to try to help or reach each family. We have experienced a large amount of growth in our area and of course are experiencing growing pains to go along with that growth. I appreciate all of the positive parents and patrons that support us. My children and the children that I talk to enjoy school and are happy to be there. I apologize to those who have had unhappy experiences. I like working at Forsyth and enjoy the comradship and concern that we show each other and our families.

- submitted by a teacher

November 26, 2005
Forsyth Elementary is a wonderful school! The teachers are top of the line and really care about the students. Every one of them that I have had the pleasure to deal with, including the principal, go out of their way to encourage the kids and help them in any way they can. This area consists of many many low income households. These teachers extend their personal lives to go the extra mile not only for the kids but for those families as well

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2005
After reading the other reviews, i decided to leave one myself. My son is in the first grade. I found out today that the students are not allowed to speak at lunch--not a word. I was wondering why my son was always missing his recesses because of his behavior at lunch. When he told me that he was talking at lunch, i called to find out if this was policy. I found out that this is the school's policy. Wow! they can not say a word at lunch because (i quote)'if they are talking they are not eating.' This is from the principal mrs. Collins. Not to mention the way she talks down to people. I wonder how she talks to the students. I am transfering out of this school. This is just the last straw. It is sad that the schools leader is bringing this school down.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2005
'Our children are our future' Treat them with respect and you shall receive respect in return. I have seen too much personal conflict and popularity issues among the staff. Give me a break! The staff is often unable to deal with children as individuals. Often, if the kids aren't fitting ino their programs, then it's recognized as a problem rather than an opportunity to do thier jobs. Our kids are with you for 8 hrs. a day, they shouldn't be coming home 4-5 days a week with 2-hrs. of homework. Do your jobs. Treat and educate these kids as if they were your own. This school also needs more outside area for the kids to play and run. More physical activities. Also part of their teachings should be how to deal with every day life in our current society. Thank goodness for Mrs. Lesley, Mrs. Padgett and Mr. Baker. They're wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2005
Although I think we could use a more courteous principal I think so far the school itself and the teachers I have so far come across have been very sweet. i think the principal shows favor not only to students but also to parents as well and I do not feel like she handles troublesome students very well nor do I feel like she listens to parents concerns. My kids grades have improved, throughout this whole area. They have been to 3 schools in this county and I think Forsyth is the best. My daughters speech has improved 10 times better Forsyth is definetaly the best!

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2005
Unfriendly, and uncompassionate administration and staff. Their bottom line is money for expenditures, not students. I recommend putting your child in Kirbyville or Hollister if those options are available to you. Otherwise, be prepared to teach your child at home afterschool, because they will not be adequately taught at this school.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2004
Although the student/teacher ratio is high, I believe that the teachers do a great job. I especially enjoyed my son's Kindergaten teacher, Mrs. Wood.

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February 14, 2004
This is probably the worst school my daughter has ever attended. The teacher to student ratio is horrible and the teachers I've delt with are very unfriendly.

- submitted by a parent

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Forsyth Elementary School
178 Panther St, Forsyth, MO  65653
(417) 546-6381
Last modified Forsyth Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Forsyth Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top