The Special Education specialist have been the most thorough in evaluating, accommodating, planning for future success of my child. The students at this school are focused and motivated, in an environment that promotes healthy learning strategies.
I went to this school for all of sixth grade and half of eighth grade. I was bullied in sixth grade and when I was trying to get into a different middle school for seventh grade, we found out it was never documented. The school is so caught up in trying to be an 'anti-bully' zone that they don't see it happening before they're very eyes. The teachers and staff never do anything to help students who are struggling. I was having trouble with something in my eighth grade LEAP class so I talked to my teacher. She said she was always there by 8:15 in the morning, but she didn't get there until 8:30. My younger brother was struggling in math and the teacher just gave him websites to go to. Most of the staff are very unfriendly and strict. They take the dress code WAY to seriously. If you were ever having any fun, you got called out on it. Forestwood is a terrible school, unless you're looking for military school. The kids were very mean and snobby. The school was way to strict with technology. I am glad that I am gone and will never have to see this place again. BOOO FALCONS!
If you love your children. Do not send them here. It will be an exercise in frustration and futility. The administration is clueless and the staff is lazy. Some of the teachers are good but, they are hampered by an inefficient and dysfunction system. If you can send them elsewhere.
Leadership at this school needs to let a fresh crew take over. Some of our friends are moving so that their children will not have to go to this school, and I am considering doing the same to protect my younger children. We have the same problem with schedules and lockers that another parent mentioned (every year). Not only that, but our daughter's face and eye were burned when a student threw a handful of cafeteria sanitizer all over her to be "funny". The principal refuses to relocate the open bucket of sanitizer that is sitting on a cafeteria window sill for anyone to mess with. We made a trip to the dermatologist for her skin burns as well as a trip to the eye doctor for where it burned her eye. Two prescriptions and two doctor bills, and the bucket is STILL out in the open, because he "isn't required to move it"!! What happens if someone fills their buddy's water bottle with this as a joke? Just because something isn't required of you, doesn't mean that you shouldn't look at it from a common sense standpoint! I hope no other child has to be hurt this way, but let's be real. It's a bucket full of chemicals left open in a middle school cafeteria.
This school is literally an abomination to the LISD education program. Everyone here is rude, unwelcoming and so caught up in drama and who has more than who that learning really doesnt even go on here. The teachers have favorites and so do the principals. The teachers also don't know how to teach. They're all lazy and sit behind their desks and give out books and worksheets. Please, save your kids and send them somehwere else.
I'am a student here at forestwood middle School and I'm very disappointed of how ridiculous Forestwood's learning environment is. I myself have a few good reasons why.... the students around me have nothing better to do but talk about sex and swear. I try to get away from the negative junk but it'll keep popin up once In a while. Now lets talk about the staff there very pathetic,rude,and lazy. I ounce got called into the office because my so called "friend" got me in trouble when I went to the AP's office she did not want to even hear my story well that right there is ridiculous the principals are very absurd. Even the teachers are rude and inpatient my parents are furious with this school and you better believe I'am to. The staff pick there favorite students and pick on the ones they don't care about and make it hard for them like me.I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone except for those that are extremely smart and fast at procesing the odds of that are very unlikely so therefore parents cross forestwood off the list if your thinking about enrolling your child here. Your hearing this from somebody that stands up for what is right and wrong !!!!!!
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.