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Forest Grove Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 477 students

 

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Posted February 28, 2014

this school is terrible. they do not help the kids with learning. I have had munberous problems with the teacher and the principal. My child got hit by another child and they only left me a message. they didn't brother to call me at work, which they have the number. No one wants to get back to you whether it is via email or phone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2013

Forest Grove/Montour school district is terrible. There are no grades. We were told by the teachers that everyone gets the same marks! There is nothing that motivates our children to do better. My children used to go to Burkett, but this year the district changed the schools around. While I was upset, I decided it would be fine, then I went to orientation....The principal was the most unorganized man, did not explain anything to new parents, told us to "look around" on our own. For those not familiar with the school, it was ridiculous. Every time I think I am overreacting to the situation, something else happens. Today is the final straw. The principal was "moved" and a new principal brought in. The parents were not informed! My kids came home 2 days in a row telling me there was a new principal. I thought they were confused since I received no email or letter. Come to find out, they were right and the only reason they new was because another student had told them. Complete lack of leadership in this entire district! Just Google it and you'll see the many legal issues, crooked school board members and superintendent. We are moving this summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

We have a very bad experience with Forest Grove and the Montour school district all together.
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Posted October 12, 2009

We love Forest Grove Elementary school because of the great synergy between the teachers, staff, parents and our Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Our parents and PTA support the school in any way possible and the school shows us the same depth of concern and support for our children. And it's the kids especially who seem to thrive and grow in this cooperative environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

Too much nepotism and nobody cares. The teachers are hired because of who they are related to, and not how qualified they are. We will be leaving the district the end of this school year. Good luck, they need it!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 80% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female82%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students88%
Female84%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 89% 71%
Black 5% 15%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1 Forest Grove Rd
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Phone: (412) 264-6452

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