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Forest Grove Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 578 students

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 17, 2014

My two sons attended Forest Grove from kindergarten I through 5th grade. They have really enjoyed it and they have received a great education. This school recently won a national blue ribbon award and the teacher and education my kids received are excellent. My 5th grader recently told me unprompted that "no one bullies in my school". That was great to hear. You will be happy if you send your kids to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

Great school. My two daughters have attended this school and i can't say enough good things about the school. Teachers are involved and do a great job making sure kids are being developed properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

This school is rated a 5 out of 10. It is not a very good school and the low rating is an accurate measurement of that fact. My 4th grade son has been the victim of repeated bullying and nothing measurable or effective has been done to correct the situation, in my opinion. My son is punished if he defends himself and the school does not care if you are hit, kicked, choked, or otherwise assaulted or restrained; students are not allowed to defend themselves! We believe, as a family, that fighting should always be an absolute last resort, but if you are being attacked, and cannot escape, you should be permitted to use necessary force to facilitate an escape to safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2012

Our son attended this school for 2 years. He had a well rounded growth in this school with creative skills, science, social, arts etc. When he needed to be challenged more, the teachers readily gave him interesting work. The principal is a strong leader who promoted character, discipline, respect along with academics. School facilities are top notch. PTA could use more and active parental involvement. Overall, very satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2012

My son is in this school for 3 years now. Its an awesome school. Teachers are great. They take care and provide challenging assignments for the kids to keep them motivated. The principal is a wonderful lady who treats everyone with respect and is a wonderful role model for the children. School needs more parent involvement. Overall tHis iis definitely a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2012

Forest Grove is one of the best elementary schools I've seen. The teachers are great, the principal is smart and resourceful and the support staff does exactly that-support everyone. If anyone's child isn't learning at this school, I would imagine it has more to do with that child's parents' participation and involvement in the school. Everyone who worked there was fabulous when my kids went to this school (2004-2011).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2012

I thank God our child left this school on time because its nothing to write home about...my son was there for a short while,yet we saw no improvement...it would have been better if he was home while i taught him myself because we couldn't see any changes that he was actually in school,no homeworks,they don't teach them how to read,infact this is not a school i'll recommend to anyone because a childs foundation matters a lot...Start up a child in a good school and see what the child becomes later on in future.no no school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

This is a good school! Teachers are so nice and professional.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students68%
Female students69%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students76%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students51%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students69%
Female students65%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students88%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students51%
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students91%
Female students88%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English88%
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 Students66%
Female students72%
Male students62%
Black students40%
Asian students91%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students67%
Female students68%
Male students65%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students49%
Proficient in English79%
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 Students59%
Female students58%
Male students60%
Black students43%
Asian students69%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English69%

English: Writing

All Students80%
Female students82%
Male students77%
Black students67%
Asian students73%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students86%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students54%
Female students44%
Male students65%
Black students36%
Asian students56%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient students32%
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students70%
Female students70%
Male students71%
Black students53%
Asian students75%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English84%
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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