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Forrest Edwin School

Public | K-6 | 20 students

 

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Posted May 10, 2014

Great clean school , professional well mannered teachers and staff, Friendly sociable students, Neighborhood well maintained by caring friendly people who interact with people.


Posted May 7, 2012

I think this school is excellent. I've been there for four great years. My teachers were Mrs. Warzinyak, Mrs. Casey, Ms. LeSaint, and Mrs. Loving. The teachers there have a great source of knowledge and are great, loving teachers.


Posted April 21, 2011

This school was ok but i was only here for 3 years to finish 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. But overall it was one of the best schools i went to. The teachers always wanted to teach their students and wanted parents to get involved with their children's education. I had 2 favorite teacherswhen i attended this school, they were, Mrs. Wible and Ms. Jordan.


Posted May 11, 2009

i think this is a excellent school to put your children in be cause not only acedemics theydo at forrest but have different clubs like balmost every sport drama club,and othera just ask to sign up
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2007

I think this is a great school. There is constant parent teacher interaction and always an activity or event going on to involve the kids. With all the fund-raising, trips, family nights (movie night skating, pizza hut, bowling) just to name a few. I am very impressed with all of the involvement. We have only been apart of the Forrest family for 1 year now. (kindergarten). I can not wait to see what's in store for us in the first grade. I am also looking forward for my new pre-schooler to attend kindergarten next year, with the same excitement and motivation my son has now. He has encouraged her so much she can't hardly wait to start. The only 'problem' I have seem to have had was with all the construction at dismissal time it's crazy,but its for good cause, all the kids will benefit from it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

I have been a parent of Edwin Forrest for 6 years. My 4th child has just started kindergarten. The academic program they have to offer is wonderful! There are so many ways for your child to learn. They even offer programs for those who may need some help. My children have been involved in the band, track team and gymnastics, all of which they enjoy doing. The only way for you to keep your child successful in school, is to be involved, know what is going on and be willing to participate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

This year is better than last, but improvement is needed, benchmark equivilent = Partially on target for this point in time. Few shining stars to mention: Ms. Zaidman, Ms. Gundzik, Ms. Payne, Ms. Jordan, Ms. Corish, Ms. McMahon, thank you for your dedication.
—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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
71%
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 73% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
30%
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 77% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
60%
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 Students65%
Female66%
Male63%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnic64%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female68%
Male57%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnic64%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
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 Students50%
Female54%
Male46%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multi-ethnic64%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female50%
Male40%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnic46%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female52%
Male49%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnic55%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
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 Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female55%
Male38%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female56%
Male42%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
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 Students57%
Female66%
Male49%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female64%
Male38%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 42% 71%
Black 27% 15%
Hispanic 17% 9%
Two or more races 11% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7300 Cottage St
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Phone: (215) 335-5652

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