My daughter started here last year and was welcomed openly, even assigning a Falcon buddy to get her through the first day. The kids and teachers are accepting and she has very much enjoyed getting to know them. If I have one complaint it is that the teachers and staff baby the students a tad too much academically and that we were more accustomed to a heavier emphasis on science than what is taught here. The school also seems to hold music arts as a higher priority than athletics though they are supportive of both. Our experience has been the opposite of the poster that wrote the two reviews below.
This school does not care about students. They are most concerned about following self-imposed rules than actually educating students. They just happen to be lucky the school is an affluent neighborhood with concerned parents and an above average student population. The leadership is apathetic and unresponsive to any problems or concerns. There is no value placed on students actually learning anything. Actually teaching students is secondary to athletics, administrative glory, and paperwork exercises. If you value athletics first, send your children here. If you have a choice and value education don't.
Forest wood middle school is definitely an unsatisfactory.They have no what so ever leader ship established. If you like doing after school activities you can toss that out the window. Forest wood Middle school has not a single extra curricular activity except sports like football basketball volley ball and cross country. If you are in need of special education or a councilor, They have no well good original action teachers or helping services. The teachers seem to care more about the money then the kids. And the kids community is hard to enter. They are very un welcoming. I was not satisfied what so ever with forest wood
My school is the best in Denton county and has the most experienced teachers and administrators we make the best scores
This school may have been fabulous at one time, as all of our neighbors have said how wonderful it was when their kids went there (10+ years ago). Our current experience two years in a row has been a school that does not have ANY plan or sense of urgency when it comes to providing schedules and working lockers to its students... not to mention a schedule that is accurate. Why do we fill out forms months in advance, only to be handed a schedule that is wrong (entire periods missing)? Some children do not even have schedules or lockers at all their first few days of class! It's insane to not work on these things early enough that you don't have frustrated parents and frustrated office staff for weeks. Get it together Forestwood. My middle school had NO problems putting schedules together during the early 90's... which was well before all of this "wonderful" technology LISD paid a fortune for. Oh, and let's not forget the millions of dollars spent on ipads. Hey, what about giving our kids the core classes they are required to take? What a concept! The school might be great if they could get it together instead of just winging everything... every year... over and over.
Forestwood Middle School: We had five kids go to this school. It is Top Notch and has more awards than any other LISD school in Flower Mound. It is accessible by the town trail system so kids can ride their bikes there in safety. The Principal is exceptional. Kids transfer to Flower Mound High School. If results is your criteria, then I ended up with West Point Graduate in Systems Engineering (Captain in 101st), a Emergency Room Doctor (UT and Penn State), a Mechanical Engineer (Penn State), a Massage therapist and a world champion Musician (Phantom Regiment).
Forestwood Middle School is a hidden gem of a school. Underappreciated. Their most recent TAKS scores were the highest in the district for a middle school. The school is not as overcrowded as some of the others and the teachers and administration take a sincere interest in the success of each student. The whole staff works together as a team to help the kids acheive. The principal is friendly and is omnipresent at every school event, daylight to dark. The building was recently updated and looks great. The student body is busy and engaged. The orchestra program is absolutely phenomenal. The orchestra director is challenging, but so much fun and the kids all love it. She takes up so much time getting to know each student and helping them not only with music, but navigating the choppy waters of middle school. The program is growing every year because the kids tell their friends. At contests, they get judges' comments like, "Sound like a high school orchestra" or "The best group we have heard all day". If your child has an interest in music, you won't find a better wprogram than the orchestra dept. at Forestwood Middle School in Flower Mound. We have been thrilled with this school.
I'm a student here at Forestwood. Its an okay school, I think the only reasons I go is first because of the Orchastra teacher. She is beyond supportive and one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. She is also the best teacher I've ever had in teaching wise. The 6th grade math teachers are wonderful (Mr. Swartz is my favorite) but in both 7th and 8th the math teachers fail. I give the teacher rating a 3, it would be a 1 if my orchastra teacher and my 6th grade math teacher didnt teach. I currently have 2 low C's, but that may just be me. Its a good school for the area. For sure!
Great school except for 8th grade math teachers. They've been here a long time and really can't teach. I've yet to hear a positive comment from a parent about them.
wow!!! this school is amazing!!!! I have only attended this school for one year and so far, i have enjoyed every minute of it!!! Especially the Friday Night Live on fridays at 7-11 pm, is a very exciting feature to this school. It gives us kids to experience what living really is!!! everyone enjoys this school, and it compares to none other. Your children would love you forever if they had the chance to attend Forestwood Middle school!!! :)
This school is awesome!! It has an amazing music department and the L.E.A.P. teacher is amazing, one of the best. And the mah teacher is awesome! Teachers here go above and beyond to give students like me a better education than other schools. Schools like this set examples to the others, and are rare to come by.
I worked for this school and it was the best job I ever had! The only reason I am not still there is because I went from an aide to a teacher and there were no positions for me. The principal and AP's are very supportive and helpful. They know the students by name - All of them!!! The teachers are great and work well as teams. The students were happy and engaged in the school. It was a great experience and I will miss it very much!
My son started sixth grade at Forestwood, and absolutely loves it. The teachers, staff, and principals are all involved deeply in these kids' lives. I am highly impressed!
I've had three children go through Forestwood. Great experience on all three counts. They were very prepared for high school..Wonderful teachers, administrators and coaches. Music department is the best. I've never had a complaint or problem, just happy kids who love school.
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