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Forestbrook Elementary School

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Posted October 28, 2012

Great school! The best Horry County has to offer! Their gifted department needs to be more advanced but do to state regulations ...it is what it is. The staff is top notch and the school welcomes parental involvement. More parents should take advantage of this! I only wish that they had separate boy/girl classes. Blue ribbon for the third time!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

It is the best elementary school in the Pee Dee area, won the Blue Ribbon award several times, and of course has great kids and parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

This school is WONDERFUL!!! In addition to my own child, I have had 4 nephews and a niece attend here, and ALL their experiences have been positive. I attribute this mostly to the principal, Mr. Calder and Miss Brown, his assistant principal - they run a tight ship and it wouldn't be the same without them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

We are beginning our 3rd year at this school and have had mostly positive experiences. The teachers are excellent, dedicated and caring. My suggestions for Forrestbrook ES are that they allow more 'fun' learning time for the kids, especially the 4th and 5th graders. Extra curricular offerings would be welcome as well as more specific information from the office staff for newcomers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

My son recently graduated from Forestbrook Elementary, Special Ed, and I already miss the school. They care. All of the staff from top to bottom care 200% about 'each and every' child in that school. That attention and caring gives the children a wonderful attitude and that is why everyone does so well and is always in good spirits. The children are happy, the staff are always happy...it's a win-win situation for all. I can't say enough about this school !!!! Donna Reilly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2007

My daughter is in second grade and has loved being at Forestbrook the last 2 years. The school teaches great values and the teachers all seem to truly care about the kids. I do wonder if she could be more challenged and wish they offered after school sports or clubs, but the overall school experience has been great. Children learn the most when they are in a caring environment and that's what Forestbrook offers! P.S. Also wish they had more physical activity.....P.E., recess, games etc. Thank You Stacie R.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My daughter started kindergarten earlier this month at Forestbrook Elementary. I have heard all of the raves about Forestbrook and was very excited. The initial orientation was very unorganized and I was very disappointed and wondered if the comments that I had heard were all wrong. And, I can certainly sympathize with not having very good direction from the office staff for newcomers. However, once school started and my daughter was involved, I can see why Forestbrook has such a fine reputation. Mrs. Britton has been a lifesaver and is always available. Everyone is very friendly and open... My daughter loves school and her teachers... It's been a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

We relocated from NJ in Jan and what a difference Forestbrook has made in our daughter's education! She is now reading, writing sentences and is extremely eager to learn! Thank you Mrs. Gauger & Mrs. Sims for making the transition so pleasant!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2004

Wonderful staff! The staff is always available at all times. Great communication between teachers and parents. Mrs. Lovell you are the greatest! When you walk through the door you walk into an warm and inviting learning environment.
—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 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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals95%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled86%
Not disabled99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled81%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Science

All Students84%
Female90%
Male79%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled60%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled73%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Writing

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals89%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled70%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled67%
Not disabled96%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant93%

Math

All Students96%
Female95%
Male98%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled72%
Not disabled99%
English language learners93%
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled67%
Not disabled95%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female93%
Male98%
African-American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals91%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled89%
Not disabled96%
English language learners87%
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

Writing

All Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
African-American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled58%
Not disabled96%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
African-American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled71%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%

Math

All Students92%
Female88%
Male96%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled67%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled75%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female70%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled50%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%

Writing

All Students85%
Female91%
Male81%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled50%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 53%
Black 7% 36%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
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 51%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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