Forest Oak Middle

Public 6-8

 651 Saybrooke Oaks Blvd
       Gaithersburg, MD  20877


 (301) 670-8242

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District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
235th of 316 Maryland Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.8
Number of students:  864

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
55.1%
African American:
24.5%
White:
11.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.5%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Maryland State Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details In 2019, Forest Oak Middle ranked worse than 74.4% of middle schools in Maryland. It also ranked 38th among 40 ranked middle schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.83. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (55.1%), African American (24.5%), White (11%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 56.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Forest Oak Middle is 13.8, which is the 8th best among 40 middle schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Details The average total spent per student at Forest Oak Middle is $16,406, which is the 11th highest among 40 middle schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Forest Oak Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Forest Oak Middle 235th of 316 Maryland public middle schools. (See Forest Oak Middle in the ranking list.)

Montgomery County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Montgomery County Public Schools 8th of 25 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Forest Oak Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 40.17 160th 252 36.5%
2005 50.28 130th 255 49.0%
2006 37.41 160th 254 37.0%
2007 38.12 163rd 264 38.3%
2008 56.34 147th 283 48.1%
2009 55.34 165th 301 45.2%
2010 55.13 170th 324 47.5%
2011 57.62 145th 309 53.1%
2012 54.59 168th 314 46.5%
2013 43.65 193rd 316 38.9%
2014 59.99 151st 339 55.5%
2015 30.74 214th 315 32.1%
2016 31.74 216th 314 31.2%
2017 31.85 213th 317 32.8%
2018 27.77 231st 328 29.6%
2019 22.83 235th 316 25.6%

Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Maryland State Department of Education

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by a parent
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Open Quote It is a horrible school. A lot of the kids smoke. Close Quote


by a student
Friday, May 27, 2016

Open Quote I currently go to Forest Oak. I will give you my review as a girl in 7th grade. First, I believe it is of utmost importance that I describe the general student body. The school is made up of predominantly wild and rowdy students. The teachers have little to no control over them, and often don't do anything about said students. Let me make it clear that I do not feel safe at FOMS. I wish I could believe that I have nothing to fear, that the teachers can stop rowdy behavior, but I cannot. I feel as though I alone am obligated to keep me safe, because no one else will. I once believed in the school, so I went to the office and reported a boy who rode my bus because he was making everyone around him miserable and I had had enough of seeing these people suffer. I waited days for some kind of follow up, some kind of intervention between the boy and the bus. I received no response or follow-up on the issue, and the boy still currently messes with everyone around him. The school claims to prioritize the safety of the students, but I have seen no evidence of that at all. I've had my share of shoves, pushes, insults, and directed profanity both in the halls and in classrooms. In both situations, there is usually and adult close by that does nothing to help. Students must learn to adapt to the harsh environment and fend for themselves. I'd say this is the issue I have the most with FOMS: the students.

Next, we have the staff. The staff is mediocre. Sure, they give you a pep talk every now and then, maybe give you a piece of candy. These things don't go unappreciated. However, they do nothing to help you if they see you being bullied unless you're literally on the brink of getting in a physical fight. And yes, fights have become as normal to see at FOMS as we see the trash collectors emptying our trash bins. It's become normal to see. The teachers teach us, tell us to behave, but they don't do much to protect you. I can't remember the last time a teacher stood up for a victim of harassment.

Overall, I will say that I dislike Forest Oak Middle School. It's a dangerous environment. The students, generally speaking, are loud, destructive, rude, and inconsiderate. Chances are, when you go to FOMS, you will get picked on. You will probably strongly dislike the wild environment. I do not recommend attending Forest Oak if you seek a docile and professional school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Forest Oak Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 284 101 72 104 2 n/a n/a 0 563
1996 284 101 72 104 2 n/a n/a 0 563
1997 422 160 106 152 2 n/a n/a 0 842
1998 428 185 107 148 1 n/a n/a 0 869
1999 423 214 102 178 1 n/a n/a 0 918
2000 386 214 103 201 1 n/a n/a 0 905
2001 363 213 90 241 1 n/a n/a 0 908
2002 376 237 93 299 3 n/a n/a 0 1008
2003 376 237 93 299 3 n/a n/a 0 1008
2004 330 243 105 310 3 n/a n/a 0 991
2005 284 231 95 308 1 n/a n/a 0 919
2006 235 231 88 317 0 n/a n/a 0 871
2007 229 206 77 291 2 n/a n/a 0 805
2008 195 212 82 295 1 n/a n/a 0 785
2009 194 223 102 303 2 n/a n/a 0 824
2010 199 216 104 326 2 n/a n/a 0 847
2011 178 205 97 334 1 0 38 0 853
2012 142 199 78 325 2 0 41 0 787
2013 118 199 74 344 3 0 33 0 771
2014 117 224 72 361 1 1 39 0 815
2015 112 225 61 390 3 0 33 0 824
2016 107 228 60 377 3 0 29 0 804
2017 103 194 62 396 3 1 30 0 789
2018 88 222 55 468 1 1 26 0 861
2019 95 212 51 476 1 1 28 0 864

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Forest Oak Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 563 36.0 15.6 25
1996 563 36.0 15.6 25
1997 842 51.3 16.4 24
1998 869 53.5 16.2 25.3
1999 918 53.6 17.1 31.4
2000 905 60.6 14.9 30.7
2001 908 57.9 15.7 31.2
2002 1008 58.2 17.3 34.5
2003 1008 58.2 17.3 34.5
2004 991 61.6 16.1 36.5
2005 919 59.0 15.6 39.8
2006 871 57.0 15.3 37.3
2007 805 61.5 13.1 41.2
2008 785 59.2 13.3 40
2009 824 53.4 15.4 45.1
2010 847 56.4 15.0 46.6
2011 853 57.4 14.8 49.7
2012 787 54.6 14.4 51.7
2013 771 56.0 13.7 53.3
2014 815 59.6 13.6 56.6
2015 824 58.0 14.2 59.5
2016 804 59.0 13.6 58.6
2017 789 57.6 13.6 n/a
2018 861 60.2 14.3 58.1
2019 864 62.4 13.8 56.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Forest Oak Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 563 36.0 15.6 25
1996 563 36.0 15.6 25
1997 842 51.3 16.4 24
1998 869 53.5 16.2 25.3
1999 918 53.6 17.1 31.4
2000 905 60.6 14.9 30.7
2001 908 57.9 15.7 31.2
2002 1008 58.2 17.3 34.5
2003 1008 58.2 17.3 34.5
2004 991 61.6 16.1 36.5
2005 919 59.0 15.6 39.8
2006 871 57.0 15.3 37.3
2007 805 61.5 13.1 41.2
2008 785 59.2 13.3 40
2009 824 53.4 15.4 45.1
2010 847 56.4 15.0 46.6
2011 853 57.4 14.8 49.7
2012 787 54.6 14.4 51.7
2013 771 56.0 13.7 53.3
2014 815 59.6 13.6 56.6
2015 824 58.0 14.2 59.5
2016 804 59.0 13.6 58.6
2017 789 57.6 13.6 n/a
2018 861 60.2 14.3 58.1
2019 864 62.4 13.8 56.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Spending Per Student for Forest Oak Middle

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YearSpending from Federal FundsSpending from State and Local FundsTotal Spending Per Student (All Funds)
2019 $580 (3.5%) $15,826 (96.5%) $16,406

Data source: Maryland Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Maryland State Department of Education.

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