School Details

Forest Hill Community Learning Center

840 Damon St, Akron, OH 44310
(330) 761-1645
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 306 students 17 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

48%
63%
78%
60%
71%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Akron City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
65%
78%
63%
78%
88%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Akron City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
47%
68%
46%
58%
74%
39%
49%
68%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Akron City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Forest Hill Community Learning Center is a public elementary school in Akron. The principal of Forest Hill Community Learning Center is Mrs. Sheila J. Green and can be contacted at sheilagreen50@yahoo.com. 306 students attend Forest Hill Community Learning Center and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 100% of the 306 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 95% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Forest Hill Community Learning Center is 17:1. Findley Community Learning Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 46%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 39%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 14% 5%
Multiracial 12% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 95%
Economically disadvantaged 100% 80%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Lacking parent invoment teachers who have best interest of students effective rules and leadership. Moved our kids to Cuyahoga Falls and they are doing wonderful!

  • (1 year ago)

    my school is forest hill clc and this is our two kiddos first year there . we love it there because the teachers and staff as well as the pta are very friendly and helpful. we love the teachers mrs bivins and mrs tillman they are wonderful with the students and everyone there is so great with problem solving . i think by far this this the best akron public schhol there is . mrs henderson the principal is just amazing at her job and just absolutly loves each child . very professional too .. thanks forest hill for the great experience ..

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very dissapointed with this school. nothing but issues with a third grade teacher. She totally does not care about the kids education and she also does not post grades on HAC. She also did not appear at the first interim pickup. Since school started my son comes home and tells me they did nothing in class except go over Rules all day. it is now the end of grading period one and Im lost as to knowing how my son is doing. He has been a straight A + B student all the way up until now thanks alot For not excelling his education Mrs.F. If you have a smart child going to third grade hopefully they will not get Mrs.F

  • (3 years ago)

    My Daughter has been going to this school since kindergarten and has nothing but problems with teachers and the way they teach!! I so plan on pulling her out at the end of the year and putting her in a school district that is rated excellent and not in Akron schools who are rated bad for the past 7 years!! I would not recommend this school to any parent to put there kids in!

  • (3 years ago)

    well since my last post about forest hill my children have returned to this school. i am not happy. when we moved back into the area my oldest was in 5th grade and my youngest in 4th. neither had a good learning environment.they have had nothing but bad things to say about mrs taylor. she is the library teacher that watches over lunch. they have both said how mean she is to the kids all the time and no one does anything about it. i had to remove my youngest from one 4th grade teachers class because she was flat out picking on my daughter. they have neglected to give her the special treatment she NEEDS. she is a advanced student i explained this to everyone in the school that would hear me.she is still in regular classes and is bored out of her mind! she just recently was tested as the most advanced reader in all of akron elementary schools. but she is not being treated as a smart child?! she has been picked on in school and no one does anything about it. i am very disappointed. the principal says whatever she thinks the parents want to hear and then does nothing about the issue. i do NOT recommend you send your child here if you have any other option!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school ahs a huge lack of communication between parent and teacher as well as the principal. My children have attended since third grade now in third grade. I have fouh=ght for their educationa t this school. My son has an IEP and I have to fight to keep it into effect. They want parent involvement only if you are involved with the PTA. If you are concerned with your childs education they have a problem witht hat and make it clear. Good Luck getting any answers. Will not be sending my children there next year.

  • (6 years ago)

    Forest Hill is a wonderful school! My children have been in private and public. This elementary school provides a solid foundation for the children

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is currently entering his 4th year at Forest Hill. I enjoy the school and all that it has to offer. However I feel like the class sizes are a little to large to to recieve the one on one that he needs inorder to stay on task. But we do love the school and understand that it is not up to the school but up to the board as to how large the class is.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has a lack of communication between parent and teacher. My child a first time student of the forth grade is not being challenged after being tested for being an above average student for this grade. The teacher is constantly riding her using negative tones in her voice.

  • (8 years ago)

    my daughter attended forest hill for k and first grade. the teachers are kind and patient. i was always notified if she was slipping and/or doing well. the principal is a wonderful person and it is apparent she loves her job and the children!i highly recomend this school to anyone!

  • (9 years ago)

    Forest Hill is a great school. There are alot of parents that volunteer every day. The teachers are very caring. I highly recommend.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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