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Forestville Road Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 674 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2013

i gi to this shcool and i love it! staff is great! im in 3dr grade and its fun.. alot of the teachers here are vey helpful and mrs. prigen is a great role model. This shcool is very clean but the bathrooms arent always that clean but other than that this shcool is great!


Posted March 22, 2013

Now that I look back, Forestville was a very good school for me.. Even though it's been years since I've actually attended this school I often still visit to check on it. The children are so adorable & I've never heard of anyone getting hurt or even misbehaving at this school. The environment is so safe and there is a really nice neighborhood across the street from the school. Some of the students walk to school. There are a lot of things at this school to love. The teachers assist the children all of the time. There are green lines along the hallways to keep the children walking along the right side of the hall to keep things safe & coordinated. "Specials" are certainly something that your kids will enjoy.. I loved it as a young child. Specials include Music class, Technology, Physical Education, Art, and Library. But of course, as year old second-grader, I didn't really like to read that much. Lunch is pretty good. There are frozen sherbert cups that are a big hit in the caf ! And as for the kids themselves, They are really nice :) I'm pretty sure if you're child is going to be in grades Pre-K to 3rd grade everyone is they're friend! Anything below they'll be quite selective.


Posted August 27, 2012

I love the learning environment, positive reinforcement, teachers and care that this school shows children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2010

This is a great school! My daughter was new to this school last year (4th grade) and it was the best move we could have hoped for. She had great teachers and she loved all of the staff at this school. Great school, great teachers, and great administration! Cannot say enough positive things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

I am the parent of a rising 4th grader. She has enjoyed her teachers at FES each year and when I moved her to another school to see if a smaller environment stimulated her more, she was miserable. I moved her back to FES and the day I registered her I could see her love of learning return and her spirit brighten. School is more than just academics (she is an execellent student) Memories are made, hearts are nurtured. FES has a committed staff and excellent leadership. This has been our family's best elementary school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2009

I agree with the comments posted about inexperienced teachers. The prinicipal is wonderful and clearly experienced, the teachers are clueless. I requested numerous meetings with the teacher which was fruitless. Now, I have to spend my evenings teaching my child what should have been thaught in school during the day. I am forced to find a different school next year becuase two years of frustration with Forestville Road Elementary School is more than I can take. My child isn't learning and spends most of her time frustrated. I would not recommend this school. You may fortunate and get a good teacher, but the risk of getting an unskilled teacher is great at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2007

This school has a few very skilled teachers and at least 60% very young and/or unexperienced teachers that don't know what to do with kids that don't listen to them the first time. Those 60% of teachers are overwhelmed. This school shows high parent involvement, has a great administration, but if your child your child is one that likes to be academically challenged, this is not the right place to be. I am afraid my children will be way below the average in skills once transferred to another elementary school.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students43%
Female38%
Male48%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiency37%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Academically gifted>95%

Reading

All Students33%
Female40%
Male27%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically gifted90%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students58%
Female53%
Male63%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiency43%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female38%
Male36%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiency<5%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students63%
Female71%
Male54%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female42%
Male27%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female47%
Male46%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 42% 26%
Hispanic 30% 14%
White 22% 52%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School basics

School start time
  • 9:15 am
School end time
  • 3:45 am
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Dianne Pridgen
Fax number
  • (919) 266-8494

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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