Naaman Forest High School

  • Naaman Forest High School serves 1,994 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 67% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 56% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

  • Naaman Forest High School's student population of 1,994 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 143 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,994 students
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Total Classroom Teachers143 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Naaman Forest High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Naaman Forest High School is 0.71, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#6144 out of 7,879 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
15%
4%
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Hispanic
45%
52%
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Black
20%
13%
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White
19%
28%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Naaman Forest High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.710.64
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Graduation Rate
94%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGARLAND ISD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I was a student who attended Naaman Forest for all four years. I disapprove of this school and advise others not to attend this institution unless they desire to benefit very little. I personally wrote a letter of complaint to the school board; my paper was six pages long complete with a bibliography. Originally the paper was a proposal I wrote for my dual credit English class. My teacher, who will remain anonymous, encouraged me to do something about the situation and possibly have my voice heard through the school board. The paper addressed the severe issues Naaman faces on a daily basis including poor teachers, poorly taught classes and virtually no discipline regarding misbehavior. I mailed the letter twice to the garland school board and it was ignored. This is very unfortunate; I got no letter of recognition, not even a phone call back. When you read the "school notes overview" listed on this website, one may notice how productive the school seems, yet underneath it all the school image is a gilded one. "Naaman Forest High School has a strong philosophy for continuous improvement." Funny, because throughout high school I struggled in math and never received the help I desperately needed. I didn't know how to solve simple problems including the addition of negative numbers, multiplying fractions, or finding the slope of a line. I had to wait until college to finally understand elementary algebra, when I should've learned it years ago. I am now enrolled in my third developmental math class at Richland, and I finally understand how to solve simple math problems. I am not saying that every teacher at Naaman Forest is horrible; there are many teachers I have had whom have made a significant difference; those who have tried their best to teach what they love. I support them in all ways, and I hope they continue teaching in the future. Though Naaman possesses some remarkable teachers, most are not so great. I will continue to speak out against Naaman, but I need your help. This is not only a "Naaman problem", but a national problem including most public institutions. How much more are we going to take? "Furthermore, the campus strives to continuously improve its performance on district and state assessments, as well as, academic and athletic competitions." If we want this to be true, we've got to do something. Who doesn't want their child to succeed in all ways, and become something one is proud of? The action must begin now. Not tomorrow, not ten years from now, but today. Start by getting to know the teachers your son or daughter has in class; make education a priority by getting involved in the life of the school. If we all work together, we can really change something. :)
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Parent/teacher conference are scheduled during the time I work. The student dress code is not enforced. I have seen many, many students sagging and girls showing cleavage when I am at the school for a concern. Beware of teachers that are also coaches. I have learned from personal experience (my son's teacher) coaching seems to be priority.
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