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Oak Forest

Public | K-6 | 912 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2014

My daughter attends this school and I absolutely love it! She is is first grade but started attending in kindergarten and I couldn't ask for a better school. My son is 21y/o and he attended Oak Forest from 2nd to 5th grade and I was ever so satisfied with their level of teaching. I would recommend Oak Forest to any parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

Don't send your child to this school, I posted a review back in 2010 and have since pulled my child out of Oak Forest Elem. The Sp Ed dept cheats on testing and since you can't attend those test there is no way to prove it. Oak Forest is stating that my child went from a 3rd grade level in reading in Dec 2010 to almost a 6th grade reading level. Now I may not be a rocket scientist but even I know this is not possible. All they care about is the TCAP scores and from looking at them I would say they failed miserably. If you have a choice put your child somewhere else this school is not about educating as much as cattle herding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2010

I have two children at Oak Forest Elementary. I have been extremely pleased with all of my children's teacher thus far. We came to Oak Forest from a private school and our experience at Oak Forest has been one that I don't think the private school could have competed with. My children are "advanced learners" and Oak Forest has done an excellent job of challenging them and allowing them to excel at their own pace without limiting their academic exposure to just their grade curriculum. Though I was reluctant at first after being pleased with their private school, I am more than confident that Oak Forest was the perfect choice for my children's education and will continue to be. Oak Forest is now in the process of becoming an International Baccalaureate school which is bringing even more advanced learning opportunities including Chinese.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2008

I am a parent with a child that attends Oak Forest. I amalso in the PTO . I have found that the faculty and administrators are very caring , especially towards my child who is recovering from autism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

I am in no position to judge the entire school. However, my individual experience has been a good one. I am from out of town, and I was expecting the worst after hearing about the Memphis school system. I must say that my child is learning a lot and she loves her teachers. The thing I like the most is the constant communication with me. In the past, I have had to go to the school to ask. In this case, I have not had to. Overall, I am pleasantly surprised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

I have two children currently attending Oak Forest. Oak Forest is an excellent school, the teachers are wonderful and very involved with educating each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

I purposely purchased a home in the area of Oak Forest in order to send my child to school there. In general, the teachers are all good/excellent. Parental Participation is vital in ensuring your child's success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

Hi My name is Jacqurlyn Denise Baskin.I think that Oak Forrest Is the best school.You could possable put your child in.My child Broderick attended this school for eight years.He received the best learning and care.I would encourage any parent to consider this school.For the year 2006 thru 2007 school term.Go Oak Forrest,you're the greatest!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

This is not a quality school. The principal and Teachers is not creative. They destroy the self esteem of the child. They do not work with parents or the student. Poor Adminstration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

This is our son's second year at Oak Forest. The school work could be more challenging, but learning begins in the home and it is a joint effort. The educators do a great job there. We must ensure that we do our job as parents also. I would like to see sports added to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

I think the parent involvement is great. I like how the principal is really involved closely with the students. She is the type of principal students can talk to without fear. However, there needs to be more extra curricula activities for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2004

Principal is not professional. School still has racial qualities. No parent involvement what so ever. School should be more diverse and expanded. Add extracurricular activities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Oak Forest is a leader in education and is superior to many other Memphis City 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 59% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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 49% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
20%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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 57% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
16%
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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 Students39%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners29%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners14%

Science

All Students42%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners29%

Social Studies

All Students70%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners64%
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 Students17%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners6%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students19%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners6%

Science

All Students20%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners13%

Social Studies

All Students62%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners69%
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 Students19%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners27%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students23%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners9%

Science

All Students20%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners18%

Social Studies

All Students69%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learners64%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

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

Science

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

Social Studies

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 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

 
 
n/a
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
Black 81% 23%
Hispanic 15% 7%
White 3% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 81%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (901) 416-2264

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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7447 Nonconnah View Cove
Memphis, TN 38119
Phone: (901) 416-2257

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