Forest Avenue Elementary School

  • Forest Avenue Elementary School serves 687 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 94% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 43%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 84% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 38%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Forest Avenue Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%.

Top Placements

Forest Avenue Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • Forest Avenue Elementary School's student population of 687 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2016)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students687 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Forest Avenue Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,264 schools in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Forest Avenue Elementary School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rankn/a
26%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Forest Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Forest Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Forest Avenue Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Asian
30%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Forest Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Forest Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
30%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Forest Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
36%
56%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Forest Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Forest Avenue Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.700.33
This chart display the diversity score of Forest Avenue Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Forest Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Forest Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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This is a great school to send your children with great teacher and staff who greet you at the door.Volunteers are also welcomed with opened arms.I love the school and my kids love it also.
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