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Alfred S. Forrest Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 506 students

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Posted March 18, 2014

I looooove Forrest!!! I've had two daughters attend. 8 years apart. And the standard of excellence has definitely maintained. Friendly caring staff from the office to the lunch room. Forrest always feels like home. Education. Social development. Community involvement. I honestly couldn't ask for more. I loooooove Forrest!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2013

My daughter is ADHD and probably dyslexic (as both parents are). Her Language Arts scores are around the 27%, and math/science around 72%. The school administration considers this difference acceptable because it is not more than 50% points. She has had a couple of good teachers, but the administration fights us tooth and nail about getting her more help so her Language Arts abilities match her other abilities. It's been 4 years (2 in K) fighting with them and we really haven't gotten very far. Her earlier teachers would ignore or minimize her 504 plan. They also refuse to do dyslexia testing saying it is a medical diagnosis (which it is not - MDs do not make the diagnosis). I would, for once, like a school to consider what is good for the student in the long run, not what saves them money in the short run. A child who can not read at grade level by 3rd grade has a very low chance of ever catching up - no matter what the parents do! As a librarian, I KNOW my child has not been under-exposed to books and reading, as the school admin keeps implying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

Excellent school! Compared to the DOD school that my son went to overseas last year, this school is top notch. The teachers and the administration are both concerned with their students progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2005

For my daughter in the Kindergarten class at this school, there are some things that I have found pretty interesting on a positive and negative point of view. Positive: There is certainly a wide variety of activities that the kids do like: art, math, music, and other subjects. Which keeps them busy through out the day. Negative: I wish for the teachers to do a little more research on the activites they would be exposing the children to. And to also address the dress code issue for those certain teachers who seem to forget that they are working in a elementary school and around young children. Also, to pay attention towards the other children for what they may like to present in class activites. Foreclosure, the level of parental involvement seems to be pretty good. But there is always room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

My son has been fortune to have 4 great teacher's who are very hands on and care about each and every child. The 3rd grade teacher's have a lot of responsibilty, cause when I visit my son the kids are more than a handfulwith very different personality, and it can be hard to keep them focused. It seems they do it out of love not to get a pay check, which I would give a raise to those who are deserving of such. There are several things that I would to see, 1.more time at recess 2.smaller classes 3. more parent involvement 4.we have to understand that teachers are just part of a ship, we shouldn't complain when our child/children fail,because the signs were probably there, we(parents)just don't want to deal with another problem,even though it is said that it's the teachers fault when it is first our involvement that is the main ingredient.
—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.

About these ratings

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 72% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
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 70% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%
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 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Writing

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students75%
Female students73%
Male students78%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students65%
Female students65%
Male students65%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students84%
Female students85%
Male students83%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students51%
Female students54%
Male students48%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Math

All Students62%
Female students60%
Male students64%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%
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 Students67%
Female students65%
Male students68%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

English: Writing

All Students61%
Female students63%
Male students60%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students64%
Female students53%
Male students73%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students58%
Female students50%
Male students64%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%
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

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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

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
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:05 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Tracie W. Albea
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (757) 896-6731

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • None
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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Youth and Family Services
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
  • Watch DOGS program for dads
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Davis Middle School
Bethel High School
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1406 Todds Ln
Hampton, VA 23666
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Phone: (757) 825-4627

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