Forest Street Community Elementary School

651 Forest St
Orange, NJ 07050
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Forest Street Community Elementary School serves 390 students in grades Prekindergarten-7.
Forest Street Community Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey 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 12% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 26%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Enrollment: 390 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Forest Street Community Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

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School Overview

Forest Street Community Elementary School's student population of 390 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-7
Total Students
390 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Forest Street Community Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,183 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Forest Street Community Elementary School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1485 out of 2183 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
26%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
50%
32%
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Black
48%
15%
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White
n/a
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Forest Street Community Elementary School's ranking?
Forest Street Community Elementary School is ranked #1485 out of 2,183 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
What schools are Forest Street Community Elementary School often compared to?
Forest Street Community Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lincoln Avenue Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
12% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 26% NJ state average), while 42% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NJ state average).
How many students attend Forest Street Community Elementary School?
390 students attend Forest Street Community Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of Forest Street Community Elementary School students are Hispanic, 48% of students are Black, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Forest Street Community Elementary School?
Forest Street Community Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does Forest Street Community Elementary School offer ?
Forest Street Community Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-7
What school district is Forest Street Community Elementary School part of?
Forest Street Community Elementary School is part of Orange Board Of Education School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Enrollment: 390 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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