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Forest Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 976 students

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Posted November 27, 2010

I Love FMS and I might be leaving after my 7th grade year, everyone at FMS is just so caring. The teachers there are just so warming and they open there arms to you. I'm going to miss FMS surely, every student there was unique in there own way. It's going to be hard to go to another school.,


Posted May 1, 2008

We also left Boonsboro Elementary School and felt that FMS was nothing but a welcome breath of fresh air! I have found the administration to be exceptionally helpful and kind. Ms. Morgan is absolutely delightful and has never not greeted me without a warm smile. She has been at every orientation and band concert I have ever attended and has always introduced herself appropriately. Before beginning at FMS I very strongly considered moving my child out of BCPS, my hope has since been restored after my child graduated to FMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2008

This has been a big change for our family. We left the close knit community of Boonsboro Elementary School and entered a new world at Forest. Lots of students with different values. Frankly, this year has been a review for us--wondering if we will have more of an academic challenge next year. The principal is visible but has not introduced herself at functions as the principal and left many at orientation wondering just who she was. The teachers are supportive of the students but administration not very supportive of the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

I love the new principal, Ms. Morgan. She is doing an outstanding job and has a clear vision for the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2006

I have had nothing But success with my ADHD child. I have had ample conversation with them. Each have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help my son be successful in their classes. I believe it is about communication. He continues to struggle, but they have a wealth of knowledge in helping me help him. So, I will disagree when saying it is not a good place for ADHD children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2006

'You don't know what you've got till its gone.' My children attended Forest Elementary and Forest Middle School. We moved away and miss the schools very much. Forest has the closest thing to a private school that I have experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2005

We moved here this year from Florida and we were unsure how our daughter would do in a new school, but she has felt very welcome here. The beginning of the year breakfast for new students is a great idea. The principal has been very accessable and appears to be very involved with the students. After school programs are great also, and the school has been very open to parent involvement. Great Job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2004

Forest Middle School is a wonderful place for the kids. My children really enjoy it and they love the teachers and other students. The only thing that I can see wrong with it is that the principal, Mr. Kelly, is not a very reliable man and has changed since his days of elementary school principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2004

Not a very good school when having to deal with children with ADHD
—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 Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students83%
Female students85%
Male students81%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students80%
Female students85%
Male students75%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students82%
Proficient in English80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students85%
Female students87%
Male students83%
Black students75%
Asian students85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students63%
Female students66%
Male students61%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students80%
Female students81%
Male students79%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

English: Writing

All Students81%
Female students89%
Male students73%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students38%
Female students35%
Male students40%
Black students0%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students43%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English39%

Science

All Students76%
Female students73%
Male students78%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students83%
Female students86%
Male students81%
Black students58%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Geometry

All Students97%
Female students96%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia 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: Virginia Department of Education

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100 Ashwood Dr
Forest, VA 24551
Phone: (434) 525-6630

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