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About This School

Elizabeth Forward Senior High School is a public high school in Elizabeth Township. The principal of Elizabeth Forward Senior High School is Dr David Bowlin. 913 students go to Elizabeth Forward Senior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 25% of the 913 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Elizabeth Forward Senior High School is 13:1. Clairton Middle School/High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian 0.3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.4%
Hispanic 0.1% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 27%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    dr. baldwin is tops in my book--Douglas Morgan i have two boys one through the school now very dedicated to the milatary and one a senior who is a football player with high ambitions!!! thanks a ton

  • (5 years ago)

    I am disheartend at the comments that I have read. I do agree that EF lacks in certain academic areas but the school district is not as bad as it is being made out to be. I have 3 children (2 graduated) and we lived in 2 other school districts before moving here. EF was comparable to the one and far superior than the other. My children ranged in the 3.7 0 4.0 grade average and yes the 2 that have moved on to college and graduate school had some catching up to do to keep up with the children from other schools. But they did catch up they achieved and are now functioning and contributing members of our society. I expect my last child who is currently in high school to follow the same path. Parents need to be involved and also need to assist in the learning process.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this school is not oneo fthe best in the state but this school is a second home and major place in my life. I fell like I learn a lot. I fell my opinion means more than a parents because I know exactly what the school is like. They only know through their kid who may be a future drop-out anyway.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm not impressed at all with the school. They're not at all concerned with how the student is doing---- unless the person benefits the school by being an ace student.If someone is in sports they excell no matter how the school work is accomplished. Certainly there has to be some teachers who really teach but the majority are only there for the employment.

  • (6 years ago)

    No no no...under no circumstances are any educational needs being met at the school. The four years I sent t that school were 4 of the worst in my life. My own curiosity taught me more than the most gifted teacher at EF and that is because all of the teachers there are substandard union trash. The administratin is only concernced with football and money and both of these 2 entities add up to a powerfully terrible school district. I am ashamed to say I went to school at Elizabeth Forward.

  • (6 years ago)

    In all fairness to the district I feel that I must answer some of the reviews put on this board. Yes EF seems to place sports (at least football and basketball) above academics but nearly every school in the country does that; sports bring in the most money. Also there are more good teachers than bad ones in EF although I am saddened to hear that several of my best teachers have retire in recent years and the district does not seem to be hiring the best replacements out of the extremely large pool of teachers looking for jobs. However EF does provide more of an opportunity for education than most people realize and provides a relatively safe environment without completely babying the children (often counterproductive). I would recommend EF to any parent looking for a good school as long as the parents are assisting their child's education at home.

  • (7 years ago)

    EF is a substandard school. Teachers should be held accountable for their lack of concern and poor teaching abilities why are they even teaching?... This district is very poor in academics and does not seem to get anything accomplished. (except fixing the darn stadium!)

  • (7 years ago)

    As a senior at EF I often find that there are many (too many) dysfunctional flaws at our high school. This is a busy time for senior students- college applications essays school work and of course the infamous Senior Project and it often seems as if we receive a miniscule amount of guidance and/or help while trying to complete all of these things in a timely fashion. When I see many of my peers from other high schools getting the help they need for these things I cannot help but wonder why EF is the way it is? Also the adequacy of the teachers is another issue. It seems as if every year there are only one or two teachers who do a nice job while the rest fade into history. Shouldn't this proportionality be the other way around? All in all EF is mediocre at best.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm very disappointed in the EF schools that my children attend. The grading system in the elementary school leaves a lot to be desired. I really have no idea if my child is close to an A or a C according the grading scale. The lack of communication via teacher to parent in the middle school doesn't exist at all as far as I can tell. I received no unsatisfactory reports for my MS child last year yet she received poor scores in 2 classes. This school needs to remedy several apparent problems.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a senior at Elizabeth Forward I feel ashamed to go here. They don't enforce the no-smoking policy as well as they should sports are always over-emphasized and most teachers don't explain things thoroughly. There are between 20-30 students in each class. We don't get the help or the education we need.

  • (7 years ago)

    I currently have two sons at Elizabeth Forward high school. My son who is currently a senior as well as 23 other senior students have to now take health class via the internet at home due to the extremely high student teacher ratio (over 30 students per classroom/teacher). My son in 10th grade is currently taking chemistry instead of biology without the proper math level to do so sucessfully. He will be taking Biology his senior year now because they can't find space for him this year due to the overflowing amount of students. He also has to share a locker with 2 other students. My son will also be held accountable for anything the other 2 students bring to school. There are problems with student behavior as well. My oldest son who is in college now was scheduled for child (baby) care classes instead of a language. Just more Problems!

  • (8 years ago)

    I am not impressed with the administration at this school. Academic programs could be stronger arts programs could be stronger. Sports programs are decent but as usual in Western PA football is way overemphasized.

  • (8 years ago)

    The academic programs lack. Teaching is minimal and usually impersonal. Rules are often uninforced. Sports are more highly recognized even if they do terrible. As for parental involvement most only complain if they do anything at all.

  • (8 years ago)

    I found the education I received from EF was unfortunately lacking...and it still is today. The problem will never change.

  • (10 years ago)

    I definitely have to agree that Elizabeth Forward High School always places sports over academics. There are a few stellar teachers in the facility but all in all neither the board nor many teachers place education as a priority. I remember when I was a student not so long ago a new facility was being provided for sports but kids in calculus class were forced to share books due to a lack of funding for more books. Upon graduation I did attend an Ivy League school but spent the first two years trying to catch up to at least half of the level the other students were at already. Furthermore I feel that the guidance counselors should encourage students to test their limits in their applications to schools. Some kids don't know how talented they are and sadly are not encouraged to reach their true potential.

  • (10 years ago)

    Overall this school district is average. The school appears to focus its efforts heavily on the sport and extracurricular activities and not a sufficient quantity on basic education. The population needs to look closely at the average test scores of our students. They may be ranked average or above but take a good look at the scores. I think its appalling that our students are considered average or above when they've incorrectly answered half the questions. (referring to standard test scores) My experience with these students convinces me that these youth are very intelligent and thirsty for knowledge - we need to nurture them and educate them. My experience with this school district has been negative. The administration nurtures students who are naturally intelligent and who would do well on their own. This administration does not nurture those students who need guidance and support. They allow them to slip through the cracks.

  • (10 years ago)

    Not a very admirable example of what a high school should be. The leadership and all around school spirit of Elizabeth Forward is almost obsolete. The principal was rarely seen 'only for disciplinary issues and the occasional pep-rally.' Overall a very average school with average classes average curriculum and average grades.

  • (10 years ago)

    Well seeing as how no one has yet to comment I will. EF is a very good school faculty wise but could go for some repairs. Mr. Bowlin the principl provides sterling leadership for our school and is a great role model. I believe that overall our school is very good.

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