Forest School

  • Forest School serves 424 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Forest School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 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 46%.

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School Overview

  • Forest School's student population of 424 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2018)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students424 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Forest School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 956 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Forest School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#527 out of 956 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
47%
25%
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Black
28%
13%
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White
15%
54%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score0.680.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Haven School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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