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Forest Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 9, 2013

My daughter has been attending this school since she was in pre k and she is currently in the 2nd grade. She loves her teachers and she enjoys Reading and Math This is a fairly new school but overall I dont have that many complaints. It took time to get use to their schedule because they are not on the same schedule as all the other schools it is suppose to be all year round but it really does not seem that way. The pre k and Kindergarten teachers are amazing they really worked and taught my child a lot. 1st and 2nd grade are just Okay. The school is very clean. And as far as your child riding the bus to and from school they are the wors band I mean the worst. And the neighborhood is not the best either. My child will miss Forest Heights because of course she is leaving all of her friends and she has to start all over and make new ones but that is to be expected. I'm not sad to leave Forest Heights they have a lot of improving to do but I can say it is not the worst school ever. As I have read about some of these schools. I do see a lot of parents when it comes to supporting the kids I only see the Principal when there is something going on I hardly see him when I come up there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

My children were so unhappy at their old school and so was I, now that they go to Forest heights they love reading and math. I love the results of their improved test scores!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2011

This school is like any other school, not every parent will be happy. As far as I am concern My son is getting a good education. Forest Heights is one of the best schools on this side of town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

This school is not a great school or even a good school. There is alot of fighting and bad things going on in the school. I have even been told of money being stolen from the kids. PARENTS BEWARE!!! I plan to transfer my kids next year
—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.

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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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 75% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled46%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Math

All Students56%
Female56%
Male55%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled36%
Not disabled59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

Science

All Students38%
Female41%
Male36%
African-American39%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals33%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Writing

All Students55%
Female59%
Male51%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals53%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled55%
Not disabled55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina 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: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students67%
Female73%
Male61%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled24%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Math

All Students68%
Female63%
Male72%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled35%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Science

All Students56%
Female49%
Male63%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled35%
Not disabled61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female73%
Male86%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled47%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant80%

Writing

All Students61%
Female75%
Male49%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled32%
Not disabled70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina 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: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students75%
Female86%
Male62%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled47%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%

Math

All Students63%
Female75%
Male46%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled19%
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

Science

All Students64%
Female68%
Male55%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant64%

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female64%
Male67%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

Writing

All Students58%
Female65%
Male48%
African-American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled33%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina 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: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 90% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
White 3% 53%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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