School Details

Forest Park Elementary School

1600 North Tyler St, Little Rock, AR 72207
(501) 447-4500
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 443 students 19 students/teacher (AR avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

96%
70%
79%
100%
76%
86%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Little Rock School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
76%
85%
93%
71%
82%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Little Rock School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
75%
84%
92%
54%
70%
80%
34%
61%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Little Rock School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Forest Park Elementary School is a public elementary school in Little Rock. 443 students go to Forest Park Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 18% of the 443 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Forest Park Elementary School is 19:1. Our Lady-Holy Souls School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 20%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 67%
Multiracial 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 71%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I was very pleased with not only the atmosphere but I liked both teachers involved with my grandchild she learned so much at that school. I am upset that the Little Rock School District would not automactically put her back in the same school despite her address. It was the as when she was in 4 year program. Excellent school. Felt good about security too. Loved it Love it. Thanks Forest Park Staff Love what you are doing keep it up.

  • (2 years ago)

    National Blue Ribbon School. The teachers and parents work hard and support students academically and emotionally. Forest Park state test scores rank among the highest in the state.

  • (2 years ago)

    The head of the PTA this year has a Harvard Law Degree but she's a 'stay-at-home' mom! That tells you something about the quality of the parent participation. Great teachers great parents equal great students. The school will receive an award from the President in a few days only 200 elementary schools in the whole country received the award (That includes all private schools too!) It can't get any better than Forest Park!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Forest Park Elementary is definitely an exceptional school. The teachers are amazing the principal is wonderful and the parents are out of this world! The atmosphere is so conducive to learning! You can feel it when you enter the big wooden doors and you just know you are in a good place. You hear learning going on and laughter as well. Values are still important here and good behavior is expected and honored. Academics are top notch here at Forest Park. Check it out if you haven't already. You are in for a rare treat. )

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to this school and now my grandchildren attend. I love this school the parental involvement the principal and the teachers really care about their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    The course studies are excellent. There are some fair and impartial teachers. Good PTA. Children are very impressionable in these years. All children are to be treated equal.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school. My daughter has been there for one year. We are satisfied comparing the other public schools. The principal is a very nice lady - I misses her. I am thinking to move back there just for my daughter education. It is not easy to find a very good school. We miss Little Rock.

  • (5 years ago)

    We moved here from another district in Arkansas and this school is amazing! The teachers really care about students the PTA is amazing and gets many things done for the school. There is a real community feel here and you can feel the school pride! This year turned my son around after several years of not liking school. Highly recommend it!

  • (9 years ago)

    Awesome school! Great principal who encourages teachers to work hard for the success of every student!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great PTA!! The teachers are wonderful and very devoted to making Forest Park great. Warm atmosphere! Just a happy place to be!

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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