School Details

Forest Hill Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2013
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2013
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2013
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Forest Hill Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Forest Hill Elementary School is Mrs. Ana Arce-gonzalez, who can be contacted at foresthilles@palmbeachschools.org. 779 students attend Forest Hill Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Multiracial, and Asian. 37% of the Forest Hill Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 85% of the 779 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Forest Hill Elementary School is 14:1. Greenacres Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 60% 30%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 35%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 55%
Limited English proficiency 37% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers at this school are always working hard and caring about the children. Many things are planned to enhance their education.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son goes to this school and hates it! The kids are bullies

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has been at this school since 2007 kindergarden . he loves it here its not a perfect school but were all happy with this school . And so far my son has had great teachers . thankyou to all teachers and staff of foresthill elementry .

  • (6 years ago)

    I love the school my daughter was failing before she entered her teacher made it a great experience for our daughter and us on helping us bring up her grades. She went from a 'f' average all the way up to an 'a'. Thanks alot to Forrest Hill elem. And the hard working teachers. 'Happy parent

  • (6 years ago)

    New principal this year with both positive & negative changes. This is my son's 2nd year at FHES and he is in the Accelerated program. I have been very pleased with his teachers especially Ms. Franqui. Communication with her has been exceptional! There has been improvement in the drop off/pick up routine from last year but more still needs to be done. The SACC program (after school) is excellent! Ms. Winkis is great! Not only do the students have time to do homework but best of all have a variety of FUN activities including karate dance club ASL as well as special guests; also teach character building (CHAMPS). The only negative is the front office staff. They seem disorganized are unfriendly and need to improve their 'helpfulness.' I have never once been greeted with a smile even as a volunteer and it appears they don't know what's going on.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent and i think is a great school. great teachers. I would like to thank and congratulate Mrs Franqui for her dedication an great job.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is in kindergarten his teacher is Mrs.Goldstein She is doing a fantastic job .My son had never been to day care and I was a little worried about how he would adjust He feels very safe and is enjoying every day. I feel the pick up goes very smooth he has the same teacher everyday bring him to me(thanks Mrs.Millcarek) My husband and I a very happy with the education that he is getting.We are so happy with the school and everyone who works there.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers are the best here. Most of them care a lot about the kids education that's one of the reasons my son still goes there. Do not care for the principals personality.

  • (7 years ago)

    I feel this school needs to work on student drop off/ pick up. There needs to be a better paln to pick the children up by grade or section.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school needs to address its safety issues when picking up students from school! Students can just walk off the school with no staff supervision. The principal does not return phone calls nor address parental concerns. I find it hard to get ahold of staff and teachers and they do not act very professional. Parent pickup/dropoff is a complete mess with no police or staff directing traffic. Every now and then you will see a staff member directing the traffic but not very often. The crossing guards are wonderful. Very nice and watch out for the kids. I guess someone has to since the school does not.

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm in complete agreement with the other posting about the principal. I had to follow up with her numerous times to take care of something and even then she had no clue what or who I was after I left uncountable messages for her to call back. Eventually I had to call her boss to get her to return my call. And after that she passed the buck to the teacher and never did what she said she would do. I'm very dissappointed.

  • (8 years ago)

    The principal is very unsupportive to parents.

  • (8 years ago)

    The administration does not understand professionalism. They do not have any people skills. They do not know how to handle discipline.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school with a fine teaching staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    Most teachers are actually pleasant. A few are horrible. The school leadership is good.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son also had Mrs. Kennedy for kingergarten for the 2003-2004 school year. I also feel that she is the best teacher FHES has. My child started off at another school and performed poorly. Mrs. Kennedy brought him into a whole new light. I wish all teachers were so dedicated. She really makes a difference in the world.

  • (11 years ago)

    2002-2003 was my daughters 1st year at this school. Her kindergarten teacher Mrs. Kennedy was by far the very best teacher a child could hope for in her 1st year of school. It's summertime now and she cannot wait to go back to school just to see Mrs. Kennedy. A week does not go by that she doesn't mention her name. Thank you Mrs. Kennedy for the memories.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son attended this school for two years. Overall I have been very pleased with the teachers the curriculum and the other programs & classes available to us. He was in 5th grade this year and the school went over and above my expectations to provide 'guidance' classes to help prepare the 5th graders for middle school. They helped the children prepare in many other ways as well. I am very concerned about my child's transition to middle school and I felt this school did everything they could to help him make this change smoothly. They have provided moral lessions as well as educational ones. His teachers have been helpful caring and supportive. I had no trouble meeting with the teachers or the assistant principal any time I needed to. Obviously there are no perfect schools but I felt we had a pretty good experience at Forest Hill Elementary.

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