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Forsyth Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 416 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted March 4, 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


Posted February 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 49% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 54% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
White 94% 74%
Hispanic 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50
School end time
  • 2:50
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Carol Hawkins
Fax number
  • (417) 546-2696

Programs

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
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  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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178 Panther St
Forsyth, MO 65653
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Phone: (417) 546-6381

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