School Details

Forest Lane Academy

9663 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75243
(469) 593-1850
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 788 students 14 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

60%
75%
76%
63%
80%
70%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Richardson Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
74%
74%
68%
77%
70%
53%
72%
73%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Richardson Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
77%
76%
61%
85%
79%
49%
79%
73%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Richardson Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
84%
77%
66%
90%
79%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Richardson Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Forest Lane Academy is a public middle school in Dallas. The principal of Forest Lane Academy is VON ENSLEY and can be contacted at von.ensley@risd.org. 788 children attend Forest Lane Academy and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 47% of the Forest Lane Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 788 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 87% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Forest Lane Academy is 14:1. Forest Meadow J High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 52% 40%
Black, non-Hispanic 41% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 28%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 7%
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 58%
Limited English proficiency 47% 25%
Economically disadvantaged 79% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    i was a former student there and the staff are fun good for students who want to learn and the homeroom teacher that do a great job with helping students out is Ms.Rodriguez. She is the down the earth teacher and teach the students active and makes it fun and easy.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff works extremely hard to help each child with their individual needs!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in 1st grade at FLA this year. My major problem with this school is that they do not allow me to be as involved as I was able to be last year when she also went to WRE (also in RISD) which we both loved. They do not even allow parents to walk their children to class. It makes me feel unwelcome. Upon asking my daughter what she thought she also complained about not being walked to class and stated many things she didn't like and of all things she didn't say she liked the teachers or the students but their lunches just lunch.

  • (7 years ago)

    i love this school espeacially my homeroom teacher ms.rodriguez she is great.

  • (7 years ago)

    Teachers did not encourge the students to strive for excellence. Not recommended for those who want to be part of their child's educational expierience. The teachers did not love their jobs.

  • (8 years ago)

    Not recommended for those who want to be part of their child's educational expierience.

  • (8 years ago)

    i would not tell any parent to take there child to fla.

  • (8 years ago)

    I love this school it is amazing and wonderful I know my teacher's loved the school. its great and i also enjoyed it too!

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