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Forest Pines Elementary

Public | K-5 | 684 students

 

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Posted August 14, 2012

Excellent School- My children went there for 3 years and are so far advanced of the students at there new school after we moved away. Wish we could have moved this school with us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

Love, Loveeee this school, my daugther is in kinder garden and she is already reading at first grade level, teacher Mrs Whithing is Great!!! the school always have something going on as far activities, everyone is so nice and friendly..thanks Forest Pine
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2011

I have two children at Forest Pines and have been very satisfied with the school and the teachers. The 'specials' rotation is great - extra sessions with art, music, Spanish, technology, library, etc. The teachers have been very responsive and approachable. My kids have really enjoyed it,and I also feel like they're getting solid instruction. I do wish they had better support with teachers' aides, but in this economy I can understand how that's not top priority. I think that the administration also does a good job keeping parents informed about upcoming deadlines and activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2011

Tremendous school...teachers and administration!!! We moved our child from a nearby private school to Forest Pines because our child and we were so unhappy with the private school. Since being in Forest Pines, he has completely turned around and is now thriving. We owe this to the positive, competent, and caring environment in this school. We strongly recommend Forest Pines!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

We have been very pleased with Forest Pines Drive Elementary. Our son had a great start in kindergarten and has continued to flourish since entering 1st grade. He has also built great friendships thus far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

Terrible, the students do not learn at grade level. we have had 3 bad teachers 3 years in a row.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

We were at this school for only 1 year (2207-2008). We had a difficult year there. I have a child with ADHD and had problems with the particular teacher we received. The staff seemed courteous, but trying to receive special services was difficult. Again, teacher was difficult to communicate with and staff seemed out of touch with ADHD issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

Great School! Both of my children are very happy. THe administration and teaching staff are very approachable and willing to listen. LOVE this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

We moved here the second year the school was at the Dubois Center. We've since moved into our new building in the Wakefield area. The teachers are professional, the kids WANT to learn, and the staff is so helpful. There are a variety of teachers with different teaching skill sets. My children have thrived and due to our popularity, new school, and outstanding education, we are overcrowded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

All three of my children (2nd, 3rd and 5th graders) have been very happy at this school this year. Although very new (this is only the second year), the school has a very vibrant atmosphere, thanks to a dynamic principal, and a very enthusiastic staff. There is also quite a high level of parental involvement, and a very active PTA. Thanks to careful planning and some ingenuity, the fact the school has been functioning out of trailers for the last two years has never been allowed to affect the students, and over the summer we will be moving into a spanking new building. I can highly recommend the school to anyone who is assigned to it, and am looking forward to my children's remaining years here.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiency42%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students53%
Female57%
Male50%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiency25%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
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 Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students43%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically gifted94%

Reading

All Students50%
Female55%
Male46%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted88%
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 Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students48%
Female56%
Male39%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted85%

Science

All Students53%
Female52%
Male56%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically gifted89%
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
White 57% 52%
Black 21% 26%
Hispanic 13% 14%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 4%
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 33%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Carl Grant
Fax number
  • (919) 562-6260
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Soccer

Arts & music

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  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
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11455 Forest Pines Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614
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