School Details

Forbush Elementary

1400 Bloomtown Road, East Bend, NC 27018
(336) 699-8447
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 260 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

67%
50%
47%
67%
45%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Yadkin County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
51%
48%
60%
45%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Yadkin County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
51%
48%
61%
38%
40%
73%
57%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Yadkin County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
48%
39%
83%
53%
46%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Yadkin County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Forbush Elementary is a public middle school in East Bend. The principal of Forbush Elementary is Mr Douglas F Sheek and can be contacted at douglas.sheek@yadkin.k12.nc.us. 260 students attend Forbush Elementary and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 34% of the 260 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Forbush Elementary is 16:1. Forbush Middle is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 87% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.4% 2%
Asian 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 58%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    So glad to have the influence of the Teachers Administration and other staff on my child. Every teacher has the best interest of the student at heart. The Principal is supportive of teachers and students and keeps parents informed.. With all the requirments placed on teachers budget cuts added responsibilities students with behavioral and academic problems and dysfunctional families it is amazing that anyone wants to teach. Every place has its share of problems but I have found that everyone at FES strives to be fair. We cannot get our way all the time. You find that most who write reviews are the ones for whom things did not swing their way and are disgruntled.

  • (3 years ago)

    After dealing with the kindergarden teachers other grades wern't so bad. After the former assistant principle left it's like we dont even have an assistant shes hardly around. Teachers are great Especially Mrs. Kraft and Mr. Highsmith. Two of the best!!! Mr. principle man needs to go ahead and retire. The parent envolvement is high and even the bus drivers are friendly.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a brand new teacher here and I would have to say this will be my last year. The administration is absolutely horrible. Only the teachers bring this school something to offer.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in the 2nd grade and so far I have been very pleased with her education. I myself having been a student at Forbush could not think of anywhere else I would rather raise my child then home which includes Forbush Elementary.

  • (6 years ago)

    My 3 children attend Little Forbush. The benefits they are receiving from the community supported atmosphere will help them to succeed throughout their lives. The teacher to student ratios allow one on one time for teachers to truly know the children and help them reach their potential.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is lucky to have the teachers that it does! The administration is the absolute worst of any in the county. I feel they need a fresh face in the office or they will slowly lose the quality teachers (whom they haven't already scared off) and the school will slowly implode upon itself.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have had 3 children go through FES and I think it is an excellent school with great staff and administor. The academic preparation for high school was more than adequate. The community atmosphere is felt and parent involvement keeps the children involved in school and recreational activities. No school is perfect but little Forbush has instilled great qualities in my son and 2 daughters.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think this school does not treat individuals fairly and they pay too much attention to things that do not matter and not enough to the actual students who make the school what it is. No wonder people homeschool their children when there are schools like this one in our communities!

  • (8 years ago)

    The school administrators and teachers are fabulous. They work with the children and support them both inside and outside of the classroom. The recreational activities are well organized with student and parent involvement very high. Also parent involvement in PTF and academic activities is very high. I would highly recommend the school.

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