School Details

Forrest Edwin School

7300 Cottage St, Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 335-5652
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 1160 students 21 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

65%
49%
80%
62%
45%
74%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
56%
83%
44%
42%
72%
51%
49%
82%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
45%
73%
47%
35%
65%
50%
32%
64%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
52%
77%
51%
42%
69%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Forrest Edwin School is a public middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of Forrest Edwin School is Ms Patricia Epps. 1,160 students go to Forrest Edwin School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 75% of the 1,160 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Forrest Edwin School is 21:1. Our Lady of Consolation School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 42% 14%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 56%
Hispanic 17% 19%
Multiracial 11% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Great clean school professional well mannered teachers and staff Friendly sociable students Neighborhood well maintained by caring friendly people who interact with people.

  • (2 years ago)

    I think this school is excellent. I've been there for four great years. My teachers were Mrs. Warzinyak Mrs. Casey Ms. LeSaint and Mrs. Loving. The teachers there have a great source of knowledge and are great loving teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school was ok but i was only here for 3 years to finish 3rd 4th and 5th grades. But overall it was one of the best schools i went to. The teachers always wanted to teach their students and wanted parents to get involved with their children's education. I had 2 favorite teacherswhen i attended this school they were Mrs. Wible and Ms. Jordan.

  • (5 years ago)

    i think this is a excellent school to put your children in be cause not only acedemics theydo at forrest but have different clubs like balmost every sport drama club and othera just ask to sign up

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this is a great school. There is constant parent teacher interaction and always an activity or event going on to involve the kids. With all the fund-raising trips family nights (movie night skating pizza hut bowling) just to name a few. I am very impressed with all of the involvement. We have only been apart of the Forrest family for 1 year now. (kindergarten). I can not wait to see what's in store for us in the first grade. I am also looking forward for my new pre-schooler to attend kindergarten next year with the same excitement and motivation my son has now. He has encouraged her so much she can't hardly wait to start. The only 'problem' I have seem to have had was with all the construction at dismissal time it's crazy but its for good cause all the kids will benefit from it.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have been a parent of Edwin Forrest for 6 years. My 4th child has just started kindergarten. The academic program they have to offer is wonderful! There are so many ways for your child to learn. They even offer programs for those who may need some help. My children have been involved in the band track team and gymnastics all of which they enjoy doing. The only way for you to keep your child successful in school is to be involved know what is going on and be willing to participate.

  • (10 years ago)

    This year is better than last but improvement is needed benchmark equivilent = Partially on target for this point in time. Few shining stars to mention Ms. Zaidman Ms. Gundzik Ms. Payne Ms. Jordan Ms. Corish Ms. McMahon thank you for your dedication.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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