Forest Park Middle School

46 Oakland Street
Springfield, MA 01108
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
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Bottom 50%
Forest Park Middle School serves 480 students in grades 6-8.
Forest Park Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 13% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 480 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Forest Park Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Forest Park Middle School's student population of 480 students has declined by 33% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
480 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
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School Rankings

Forest Park Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Forest Park Middle School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1552 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
65%
23%
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Black
22%
10%
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White
5%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Forest Park Middle School's ranking?
Forest Park Middle School is ranked #1552 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 13% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Forest Park Middle School?
480 students attend Forest Park Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
65% of Forest Park Middle School students are Hispanic, 22% of students are Black, 5% of students are White, 4% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Forest Park Middle School?
Forest Park Middle School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Forest Park Middle School offer ?
Forest Park Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Forest Park Middle School part of?
Forest Park Middle School is part of Springfield School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 480 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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