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Forestbrook Middle School

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Posted December 27, 2013

This is one of the best schools I have ever been a part of in 22 years! They have a program, activity, and/or something going on almost every day! The faculty and staff are so dedicated and they have children so into learning! The whole county will be getting iPads in January 2014! This school is always winning something all the time! You will not go wrong placing your child in this school! I love F.M.S.!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 4, 2009

My son is in his second year at Forestbrook Middle and I can't rave enough about how much they have been able to changehis outlook on going to school. We even see it in his grades!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

As a teacher at this school, I can assure you there are no 'gang problems' here. There have been a lot of changes in the past two years, but they are truely made with the students' best interest in mind. When you are used to a certain system, changes can be frustrating, but that doesn't mean they are bad changes. There have been tons of new extracurricular activities added, our safety has been greatly improved by locked classroom doors and tested emergency procedures in place; overall, this school is fabulous. Every institution has some wrinkles that could be ironed out, and I agree, favortism is one of them. But, the place to vocalize that concern is at the school, not on a website that has had 16 reviews. We have 1100 students a year, sixteen is nothing.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2008

forestbrook is the most amazing middle school ever. im a cheerleader there who shows school spirt, loves the teachers, and loves the saftey rules there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2008

FMS has taken a turn for the worst for the 2007/2008 school year. We've been with this school 3 years. There are alot of drugs, alot of cliques and among the administration alot of favoritism. The favoritism is mainly given to the students who excell in sports and the worst behaved students. The rest are swept under the rug. Very little opportunity for students to bloom as individuals. A very rigid system in place now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2008

we were in this school district for the last 9 years. We have sold our home and bought out of district , This school has gone way down hill. I believe they have a gang problem. I would Never recomend sending your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

this school provides excellent academic challenges. There are very many advanced classes that match the children's academis level.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2007

This school is great if you have an average to above average learner that doesn't need any help in school. It has become so overcrowded that there are now 'temporary classrooms' built on what used to be their recess area. We moved here just to have our daughter attend this school and I couldn't be more dissapointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

My child and I love FMS. Great school, teachers are nice, and my child feels safe there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

Forestbrook middle school is the best school to be at. So if you are in this area then go to this school it is the best you can ever get.
—Submitted by a student


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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
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 71% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
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 70% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled59%
Not disabled91%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
African-American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled50%
Not disabled93%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant89%

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled50%
Not disabled87%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled73%
Not disabled96%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant93%

Writing

All Students89%
Female95%
Male82%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled56%
Not disabled92%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled65%
Not disabled91%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
African-American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial71%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled49%
Not disabled91%
English language learners89%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Science

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
African-American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals90%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled70%
Not disabled95%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled54%
Not disabled92%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant87%

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male84%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled49%
Not disabled94%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant88%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled34%
Not disabled87%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant80%

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial79%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled39%
Not disabled88%
English language learners52%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant82%

Science

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
White88%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled52%
Not disabled92%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled44%
Not disabled87%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant83%

Writing

All Students85%
Female93%
Male77%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial84%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled34%
Not disabled91%
English language learners68%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant85%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, 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 a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 53%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Black 8% 36%
Two or more races 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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