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Lake Forest Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1072 students

 
 

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Posted August 23, 2013

There should be more supervision and an open line of communication regularly between the teachers and guardians/parents if the teachers notice a students grades declining or for any other issue regarding one of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

This school is a disgrace! Unruly children fighting, swearing, and bringing illegals substances to school constantly! I've even seen youtube videos of the fights at this school. My daughter had a problem with a bully and was almost jumped after class. I immediately went to the principal and liaison about her premeditated act and they did nothing about it except talk to her parents. I wanted to press charges after all the threats my daughter endured on school property. The same girl was in a fight 3 days later and was put in ISS for 2 days. Pathetic! To make matters worse, the mother of this child came onto school property and was using profanity at several of the children after he daughter was reprimanded. Absolutely nothing was done to this woman. LF is sweeping their growing drug problem under the rug. There have been several drug busts within the 2013 portion of school alone. Several students were caught popping pills. One girl took so many pills that she had to have her stomached pumped at the ER. The population is primarily poor and poverty stricken. Most of the children get free/reduced lunch. I can't say anything really positive except that they have a nice gym.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

im in the 6th grade and i like this school but theres too much fighting, preps, and bullies. If they stop that, i might go back to LFMS and see my friends again!


Posted July 9, 2010

im going into the 8th grade this coming year, and i dont really like this school. i mean, i like the teachers, but theres a fighting problem, lets just put it that way. i love some of the teachers, but the other students there are a problem, sometimes. i love the dances and spirit activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

Im a student at lake forest i am going into the 8th grade. And i the ink it is an amazing school. Enough said...
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2009

I have two children attending Lake Forest. The staff is very friendly and always answer any email,phone calls and notes. My children have enjoyed the monthly dances and have been involved in the band and sports. Their personal grades have improved. This school has great support from the parents and in the children's spirit. Kids are proud to say that they attend Lake Forest. Keep up the great work staff !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

It seems to be a very nice school, but when you call the school for any reason, the lines are constantly busy and you can never get through. It would be horrible if there were an emergency and you desperately needed to reach someone there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

This school is awesome! Love the faculty, teachers, and kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

I had both of my children at Taylor Elementary last year so I assumed Lake Forest would be just as awesome as Taylor was/is. I had never been so impressed with a school as I had been with Taylor. Lake Forest has been shocking in comparison. I still am not sure which person is the principal. He stays out of sight Mr. Shoemaker needs to give this guy some lessons on how to have a great school. The students run wild and the teachers don't want to be bothered. I have sent many notes and emails and have never had any respopnse. Very sad!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

I love Lake Forest! Lake Forest is the best scholl ever! I play on the 6th and 7th grade basketball team! All the teachers are fun,sweet,awsome, and loving! Keep doing your job Lake Forest! I really love Lake Forest i wasn't sure if i wanted to go to Ocoee or Lake Forest so i decided to try Lake Forest and i bet Ocoee would have been boring i am so thankful for my friends that go there i am a 'A' student so i have no problem there i am in building 9 i play basketball on V and JV i hope i play again next year and will be able to play on 7th and 8th thank you Mr.Stephonson you are a great principal and thank you teachers and student aides i love you all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2007

I wasn't sure about sending my kids to Lake Forest. I already had my oldest attending Ocoee Middle, which he hated it. My youngest decided to go to Lake Forest because of friends going there. I ending moving my oldest there, I am so glad that I did. It has made a huge difference in my oldest grades, attitude about going, and better outlook on the future. My youngest is an 'A' student, so we don't have a problem at all. The teachers, office staff, and Mr. Stephenson is wonderful. I encourage people to go to Lake Forest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

I love Lake Forest I am a student there and I have hated all of my past schools but I love Lake Forest
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2006

Lake Forest Middle school is awesome. I am so proud I moved to TN. I used to live in NJ. Anyway I am so proud of Lake Forest. It is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2004

I had a lot of anxiety about sending our children to public school after homeschooling them up until this past year(2003-'04)when they entered 7th and 8th grade at Lake Forest. The principal responded to my initial call promptly and when we met, I couldn't have felt more at ease. The teachers have been very approachable and easy to correspond with. Furthermore, they have held the standards high for achievement with a challenging curriculum. Many were openly Christian which means a lot to our family. Our son participated in wrestling, which was a wonderful experience! The coaches encouraged and expected them to do well but had a lot of fun in the process. The worst part of their public school experience was the exposure to foul language, particularly on the bus. We avoided it as much as possible. I suspect this to be a common problem with most schools.
—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 45% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
White37%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students39%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
91%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 67%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Black 3% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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610 Kile Lake South East Rd
Cleveland, TN 37323
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