Forestdale

74 Sylvan Street
Malden, MA 02148
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 575 students in grades Kindergarten-8, Forestdale ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 575 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • : Bottom 50% in MA
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Forestdale ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Forestdale's student population of 575 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
575 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Forestdale ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Forestdale is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MA)
#1146 out of 1631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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28%
41%
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36%
44%
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30-34%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
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Asian
12%
7%
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Hispanic
25%
23%
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Black
17%
10%
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White
40%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.74
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Forestdale's ranking?
Forestdale is ranked #1146 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Forestdale often compared to?
Forestdaleis often viewed alongside schools like Salemwood, Winthrop, Southwest Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
28% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 36% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
How many students attend Forestdale?
575 students attend Forestdale.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
40% of Forestdale students are White, 25% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are Black, 12% of students are Asian, and 6% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Forestdale?
Forestdale has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Forestdale offer ?
Forestdale offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Forestdale part of?
Forestdale is part of Malden School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 575 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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