School Details

Franklin Forest Elementary School

1 Scholar Ln, Lagrange, GA 30240
(706) 845-7556
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 527 students 15 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Troup County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
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81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Troup County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
96%
94%
97%
94%
90%
96%
95%
93%
87%
82%
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92%
87%
81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
73%
76%
80%

Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Troup County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Franklin Forest Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lagrange. The principal of Franklin Forest Elementary School is Carol Montgomery, whose e-mail is montgomerycb@troup.org. 527 children attend Franklin Forest Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Franklin Forest Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 53% of the 527 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 61% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Franklin Forest Elementary School is 15:1. Hollis Hand Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Golf
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 53%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 37% 40%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 60%
Limited English proficiency 0% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 53% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    this is a great school in troup county located in rural area of lagrange its a great location.. my daughter attends this school now in k will be attending til 5th

  • (1 year ago)

    FFE makes a great first impression but does not follow through. Parental involvement is discouraged and in fact no parents are allowed on field trips at all even to meet them. They also have a huge issue with bullying that is not handled appropriately or ethically. It seems they just want to sweep it under the rug. I also feel the kids are not supervised properly in the halls bathrooms or at recess and that leads to these situations. The teachers do not even sit with their classes at lunch and frequently leave the classrooms unsupervised. The PTO is a joke and unsupported. Our kids attended less than a year and we ended up withdrawing and homeschooling them. Something I never thought I would do but the kids are 100% happier and so are we. Our experience here was a huge dissappointment.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is run like a prison. They want you to drop your child off at 7 30 and not come back until 2 30. They do not feel they are helping you educate your child they feel they are in charge of their education and would prefer no input from parents. They also feel they have the power to keep you away from your child's class and from their teachers. If you want to be involved in your child's school life this is not the school for you. Also if you would like to know what is happening at the school or get in depth communication from the teachers and administration this is not the school for you. If your child's situation is even a little outside the box don't expect them to bend even a little to help. Go private school or HillCrest if you are in Lagrange.

  • (1 year ago)

    Franklin Forest Elementary ALLOWS BULLYING! This school has a great appearance; but DO NOT let it fool you. Both my children were bullied at this school. Once we brought it up to the attention of the counselor and Carol Montgomery they DID NOT CARE! Some teachers do not care either. Carol Hubbard (Yes the teacher) bullied my son too. Do not allow your child to attend this school. YOU WILL BE SORRY. My children are now homeschooled. Troup County School Superintendent does not care. She did not even return my calls. They are ALWAYS asking for Money too.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has been in Franklin Forest for 4 years and we love it. When he was bullied last year I called the teacher and she took care of the problem. Every one of his teachers have helped him with his grades. Before he came to Franklin Forest we homeschooled him and everyone there has just been wonderful. He has been in some trouble at times and even then his teachers counsellor and principle have all been very helpful and supportive.This is his last year there and I am truly going to miss this school!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Franklin forest elementary is a horrible school My Daughter Goes Here. She has been continousially been bullied. And the school does little she usually loves going to school. But she hates goin to this school. I wouldnt perfer this school to my worst enemy. Its Truly Run like a prison. We 've tried to go in and Talk to the principal counselors and teachers with no response at all. Theres Lots of people that think there better than you including the teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am an assistant at Franklin Forest Elementary. I was so excited when I walked in the door and saw the vision that Ms. Montgomery and her staff have for these students and their education. The facilities are well equipped to give your child the best Public school Education you can get in our area and any parent is lucky to have their child at this school. I am a parent as well and I look forward to my child attending FFE next year.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is horrible! For 2 years my child has been neglected and ignored. It is run like a jail. The kids can't talk to each other the tiny playgrounds are on concrete with brick walls surrounding them. They can't sit near friends at lunch. There is zero parent involvment (unless you bring goodies and presents). No one cared that my son was getting bullied. No one tried to help him with his Science and Social studies grades. The class in itself was very inadequate. My son loves Science and he didn't learn a thing this year! In fact he starting thinking poorly of himself and nearly lost intrest in the subject because he couldn't pass his tests. I asked for help several times. It was promised but unfortunatly many of the staff here have great difficulty with follow-thru. 'Imagine Believe Achieve'?...Well my child doesn't seem to be achieving!

  • (5 years ago)

    Definitely 5 Stars. I think anyone visiting this school would think it was an expensive private school. The administration sets a tone here that is unusual the school is beautifully decorated and well taken care of. There is respect for everyone students teachers and parents. They have high expectations and the belief that the children can do anything. The students love being there and rise to the challenge. Yes they do have fundraisers but when you think of the $$$ parents spend for so- called better private schools we have it made! The extra funds raised by caring parents goes to so many wonderful things in this school the paintings the beautifully equipped media center a computerized world map time calendar..... I don't even know how to describe how neat that is...the full time art and music teachers for a school of less than 500. We couldn't be happier.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attended 1st grade at FFE last year. We were extremely lucky that she was in Ms.Summerlin's room. What an awesome teacher. My child seemed more eager to learn under her instruction. However they always seemed to be having some type of fundraiser or wanting you to shell out money.

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