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Forest Park Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 424 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

FOREST PARK ELEMENTRY is an outstanding school tge faculty is great my child is new to the district and she was very welcomed by everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

Dr. McKinley and the teachers are top notch. Friendly, approachable staff. Plenty of before and after school clubs. The classrooms are spacious and well planned. If you have a question or concern, the staff are always available and respond quickly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

All three of my children have attended and have done extremely well at Forest Park Elementary. The teachers really work with the kids to be their personal best and it shows in their grades as well as in the way they manage themselves.
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Posted January 3, 2006

Both of our children love this school. I especially like how involved the principal is in making visits to the classrooms and observing the teachers and the students. I like the at home reading incentive programs as well as good student behavior programs that are implemented. Both of my children are straight A students and I feel that they are always being challenged in their classrooms. The office staff is also supportive of the families that attend school there. I do wish that the district offered more computer time and specialized writting classes. These two classes were offered in a previous district that we attended. I volunteer weekly in my child's classroom. Teachers have a lot of work and any help given, I know is appreciated.
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Posted November 15, 2005

Excellent School! Caring staff - well rounded environment focused on the success of their students. I'm proud to have my son educated by these professionals!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 42% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 46% in 2014.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 51% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
36%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students33%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White36%
Free or reduced-price lunch16%
Students with disabilities15%
Limited English proficient students0%

Math

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White31%
Free or reduced-price lunch11%
Students with disabilities18%
Limited English proficient students0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students46%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial60%
American Indiann/a
White46%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilities27%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students40%
Black27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial60%
American Indiann/a
White39%
Free or reduced-price lunch24%
Students with disabilities23%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students50%
Black42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White49%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilities12%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students56%
Black42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilities19%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students47%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White47%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilities23%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2013-2014 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 83% 74%
Black 6% 17%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 37%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Randall Gettman
Fax number
  • (636) 281-0007

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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O'fallon, MO 63366
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