95 Burwell Rd.
West Haven, CT 06516
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Forest School serves 398 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Forest School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 398 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Forest School's student population of 398 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
398 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Forest School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Forest School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#680 out of 957 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
47%
28%
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Black
27%
13%
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White
15%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 398 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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