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22 OVERALL RATINGS

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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (1 response)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Too much (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very ineffective (1 response)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered School leader (2 responses)
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There are 37 reviews about all of the school topics.

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Park Forest El School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted January 14, 2016
- a parent
My kids have all had outstanding teachers! I'm amazed at the level of dedication they exhibit.

Park Forest El School 5

Posted January 14, 2016
- a parent
We are very, very happy with PFE! My kids have had excellent, dedicated teachers and the principal knows every student's name. There is a strong anti-bullying program in the school. Lots of communication between the school and parents from teachers and the principal. Great PTO that does a lot of great things for the school. Parents are always welcomed in the school and diversity is respected. Lots of kids from varying socioeconomic backgrounds and a very caring community. My kids love going to school!


Park Forest El School
Grateful to: School leader

Posted September 12, 2015
- a parent
Absolutely not! My child's elementary school experience was horrendous. I hope no one else ever has our experience.

Park Forest El School
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective

Posted September 12, 2015
- a parent
Teachers were cold and played favorites with female students. Teachers were arrogant and dismissive to parents. Talking down to parents is the norm and administration support s this behavior.

Park Forest El School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted September 12, 2015
- a parent
We have multiple friends who have moved because of how their children were treated. Of course, minorities.


Park Forest El School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted September 12, 2015
- a parent
Leadership reflects attitude. From the surface things look great. If you have the right profession and are of the "right" race you are respected.

Park Forest El School 1

Posted September 12, 2015
- a parent
I wouldnt even give it 1 star, but it was the only option. It is the worst school in the District! The teachers and principal are condescending know-it-alls! They say they promote at Bully free school; however what they actually do is entirely different. Teacher's children are given special treatment. Racism is allowed. There are only a few good teachers and staff there, but all in all it is a snobby school from the moment you walk in the door. My son referred to it as DARK FOREST! I COULD GO ON AND ON, but you get the idea. The only people who like that school are white and/or have lots of money/status.

Park Forest El School 1

Posted September 12, 2015
- a parent
My child was called the N-word on multiple occasions. He was assaulted by a student who's mother taught in the school. The principal's response was to ask my son what he did to make the other student act out towards him. Beware if you are a minority. I ignored the warning and we paid the price. Good luck!


Park Forest El School 1

Posted March 19, 2015
- a parent
VERY DISAPPOINTING. This school puts out an image that is very different from everyday life there.

Park Forest El School 5

Posted August 15, 2014
- a parent
A simply wonderful school that we feel incredibly lucky to be a part of. The teachers and principal are caring, competent individuals that have taught both of my children a great deal both about how to be good citizens in addition to how to succeed academically.

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Park Forest El School
2181 School Dr, State College, PA  16803
(814) 231-5010
Last modified Park Forest El School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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