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Forest Hills Global Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 465 students

 

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Posted March 13, 2014

This is an AMAZING school! The teachers are incredible, the principal is fabulous, and the students are all motivated and hard workers. I cannot say enough good things about Forest Hills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

I don't think we could be happier at any other school! Forest Hills is a great school and the staff are fantastic. My child is in the language immersion program and after just 1.5 years speaks Spanish fluently! The teachers have helped me know how to better help my child and they seem to care about my child's learning abilities as well as her emotional and physical states. As a family, we love this school. Our only concern is that there is talk about the school going to a year-round rather than traditional school calendar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

The 3 rating is not accurate in my opinion. Our daughter has attended FHE since 2010 and there have MANY IMPROVEMENTS in the last 12 months under the new principal. The teachers there care a great deal about the students and do a FANTASTIC job at challenging the advanced ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

attention is being given to all aspects of the school, one that was in trouble last year, now seems afloat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

These students are collecting bottle caps to illustrate accumulation of over use of plastic and then will recycle them for a brighter future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

My daughter is in 5th grade @ Forest Hills and loves the school,teachers and staff. They have been wonderful and with all the newly renovations it makes the school more equipt to teach our children how to help them further their experinece s in school.. Love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

As a teacher who as worked under three principals here, I can honestly say we have got the best now. Our school is safe, activites are based on data that is meanbingful to teachers and students. and our parents are supportive and enthusiastic. Forest Hills has become a great place to be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 28, 2006

Forest Hills has an excellent teaching staff. They are highly committed to providing students with a rigorous educational experience.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 1, 2006

My daughter started school this year and she loves it more than anything. She enjoys playing and learning with other children. All the children are very well behaved. Ms. Lowell and Mrs. Jones are great! My daughter loves school so much, she asks her father and I all weekend when its time to go to school. 'Is it time yet?' The only concern we have, is that the children do not have mats to lie down on at 'quiet time'. We were instructed to provide a beach towel. My daughter complains that her back hurts from lieing down on the hard floor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

My 6 yr old loves this school. We do also. The teachers are caring about their students. One of the few schools left that do offer P.E. There are a lot of extra events throughout the year that give the parents and child a chance to enjoy the school together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2006

my daughter attended forest hills elementary last year, and she had Mrs. Beddard and Mrs. Swartz. The teachers were so involved in my daughters education and well being. whenever my daughter was sick,Mrs. Swartz always called to check on her. I think forest hills elementary is a wonderful school. I decided to stay in the area because my daughter loves her school and I love the parent-teacher involvement. I hope that my child has wonderful teachers this year like last year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2006

Forest Hills Elem. is an excellent school with a staff that truely cares about each child. The principal is very involved and has outstanding leadership qualities.The art program is the best in the county and our librian is very creative and captures the children's attention and expands their minds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2005

I have 2 children attending this school. My oldest child has been at this school for 5 years and we could not have asked for a better experience. The neighborhood environment, excellent teachers, and involved parents are a plus here. My oldest child is reading on a level 3 years above grade level and my youngest is already doing math problems that are included in the curriculum for a child 2 grades older. The teachers are always open to new ideas and suggestions to help the children grow. The Art program is by far the best in the county! Administration continues to grow to meet the high demand for academic excellence in a safe, global, and confidence building environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

My husband and I share participation in our child's schooling. Upon a surprise classroom visit I found two children asleep on the floor while class was being taught and being stepped over as if they were inatimate. My child is reading two grades ahead and has math skills one grade ahead of her class. My child is becoming uninterested. Concerns have been expressed and ignored. We moved to a neighborhood out of our price range for this school and are already dissapointed and looking elswhere. Recently, for P.E. class, which is weekly, the children picked up debris from the school grounds for thier activity. Unacceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

I agree with the former teacher. I was a very involved parent in this school and pulled my children out of this neighborhood school that they could walk to because of the administration. When I had problems with faculty or academic issues, my concerns fell on deaf ears. I have to drive by this school everyday to take my children to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2004

After teaching at this school I would not recommend it to any parent. There are discipline issues in this school that make it an unsafe environment for both staff and students. Staff will report issues to administration and nothing is done about it. I had bullying going on in my classroom all year, the administration did not even talk to the students. The teaching staff at Forest HIlls is wonderful and work well together. The administration is the down fall.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students48%
Female56%
Male37%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted92%

Reading

All Students48%
Female59%
Male33%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted-95%
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 Students50%
Female54%
Male48%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students44%
Female42%
Male45%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted-95%
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 Students44%
Female41%
Male46%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted92%

Reading

All Students34%
Female30%
Male37%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students53%
Female59%
Male49%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically gifted-95%
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 45% 26%
White 41% 52%
Hispanic 12% 14%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Ms Deborah Greenwood
Fax number
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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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