Forest Elementary School

Summary:

Forest Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, serving 397 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Farmington Public School District, which is ranked 144 out of 606 school districts in Michigan and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Forest Elementary School consistently outperforms the Farmington Public School District and the state of Michigan in academic proficiency, with 72.5% of 5th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 55.7% in the district and 43.9% statewide. The school has maintained a strong statewide ranking, placing in the top 25% of Michigan elementary schools, and has particularly strong performance among African American students, ranking 8th out of 321 Michigan elementary schools for this subgroup. While Forest Elementary has a lower chronic absenteeism rate compared to nearby schools like Hillside (27.5%), Beechview (25.4%), and Wood Creek (26.2%) Elementary Schools, the rate has increased from 5.8% in 2018-2019 to 11.8% in 2022-2023, which could be an area for improvement.

The higher per-student spending of $17,004 at Forest Elementary School, compared to the district average of $15,767 at Hillside Elementary and $15,296 at Beechview Elementary, may contribute to the school's academic success, suggesting that adequate funding and resource allocation can positively impact student outcomes. Overall, Forest Elementary School stands out as a high-performing school within the Farmington Public School District, with strong academic achievement, equitable outcomes for diverse student groups, and efficient resource allocation.


Detail:

Public K-5

 34545 Old Timber Rd
       Farmington Hills, MI  48331-1444


(248) 785-2068

District: Farmington Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
373rd of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,004 Help


Students who attend Forest Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Warner Middle School
High:    North Farmington High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  397

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.8%
African American:
17.9%
Asian:
6.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Forest Elementary School ranks better than 74.6% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks 4th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Farmington Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 71.3. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66.8%), African American (17.9%), Asian (6.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 19.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Forest Elementary School is 15.3, which is the 3rd best among 9 elementary schools in the Farmington Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Forest Elementary School is $17,004, which is the 4th highest among 9 elementary schools in the Farmington Public School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Forest Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Forest Elementary School 373rd of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Forest Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Farmington Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Farmington Public School District 144th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Forest Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Forest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 90.29 4th 1545 99.7%
2007 87.79 26th 1565 98.3%
2008 85.47 57th 1577 96.4%
2009 80.34 192nd 1589 87.9%
2010 78.55 191st 1552 87.7%
2011 80.35 178th 1552 88.5%
2012 86.75 137th 1566 91.3%
2013 89.64 84th 1563 94.6%
2014 86.48 136th 1533 91.1%
2015 88.22 125th 1580 92.1%
2016 73.48 354th 1548 77.1%
2017 70.13 355th 1466 75.8%
2018 78.09 304th 1448 79.0%
2019 78.40 254th 1408 82.0%
2021 77.55 204th 1153 82.3%
2022 74.49 282nd 1344 79.0%
2023 71.30 373rd 1470 74.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Forest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.30 262nd 1397 81.2%
2023 64.16 379th 1350 71.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Forest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.95 289th 1443 80.0%
2019 72.62 252nd 1171 78.5%
2021 73.88 166th 902 81.6%
2022 74.66 214th 1106 80.7%
2023 69.81 311th 1321 76.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Forest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.56 324th 1446 77.6%
2019 79.68 185th 1196 84.5%
2021 66.15 251st 915 72.6%
2022 62.24 384th 1139 66.3%
2023 64.73 426th 1334 68.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Forest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.66 63rd 101 37.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Forest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.79 50th 475 89.5%
2023 96.30 8th 321 97.5%
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Rank History for White students at Forest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.83 334th 1253 73.3%
2019 72.09 267th 1128 76.3%
2021 80.27 144th 1005 85.7%
2022 70.94 277th 1102 74.9%
2023 68.31 336th 1198 72.0%
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Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Forest Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Michigan Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 3.7)
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by a parent
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Open Quote Awesome school. My 2 kids went there and I love the safety and teachers. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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Enrollment information for Forest Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 378 5 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 387
1989 353 5 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 363
1990 385 12 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 401
1991 291 4 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 298
1992 288 9 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 299
1993 270 13 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 284
1994 261 12 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 276
1995 276 14 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 298
1996 276 14 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 298
1997 278 13 11 0 1 n/a n/a 0 303
1998 256 12 11 0 1 n/a n/a 0 280
1999 279 20 19 0 1 n/a n/a 0 319
2000 282 14 11 0 1 n/a n/a 0 308
2001 291 10 11 0 1 n/a n/a 0 313
2002 326 15 34 1 0 n/a n/a 0 376
2003 326 15 34 1 0 n/a n/a 0 376
2004 316 21 34 3 0 n/a n/a 0 374
2005 289 25 31 2 0 n/a n/a 0 347
2006 290 22 33 3 0 n/a n/a 0 348
2007 294 29 32 6 0 n/a n/a 0 361
2008 277 32 30 4 n/a n/a n/a 0 343
2009 254 27 45 3 0 n/a n/a 0 329
2010 228 27 52 4 0 n/a n/a 0 311
2011 269 64 56 6 0 0 1 0 396
2012 249 60 45 5 0 0 6 0 365
2013 221 58 34 7 0 0 25 0 345
2014 255 57 40 11 0 1 24 0 388
2015 253 61 39 8 0 0 23 0 384
2016 268 56 43 12 0 0 18 0 397
2017 324 57 50 7 0 0 17 0 455
2018 297 64 44 9 0 0 17 0 431
2019 314 67 41 15 0 0 14 0 451
2020 301 79 36 16 0 0 9 0 441
2021 296 66 30 21 0 0 9 0 422
2022 287 67 25 21 1 0 15 0 416
2023 265 71 27 19 0 0 15 0 397

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 387 n/a n/a n/a
1989 363 n/a n/a 0.8
1990 401 32.0 12.5 1
1991 298 n/a n/a n/a
1992 299 n/a n/a 3.7
1993 284 n/a 0.0 6
1994 276 15.3 18.0 4.3
1995 298 18.8 15.9 2.7
1996 298 18.8 15.9 2.7
1997 303 19.0 15.9 0
1998 280 17.0 16.5 1.8
1999 319 19.0 16.8 2.2
2000 308 20.2 15.2 2.9
2001 313 19.4 16.1 2.2
2002 376 19.0 19.8 2.7
2003 376 19.0 19.8 2.7
2004 374 17.5 21.4 2.7
2005 347 18.0 19.3 4
2006 348 17.0 20.5 6.9
2007 361 18.0 20.1 7.5
2008 343 17.0 20.2 7.6
2009 329 19.8 16.6 5.5
2010 311 18.7 16.6 7.1
2011 396 21.0 18.8 11.9
2012 365 21.6 16.8 14
2013 345 21.6 15.9 10.7
2014 388 21.2 18.2 10.6
2015 384 20.0 19.2 9.6
2016 397 21.0 18.9 10.8
2017 455 26.0 17.4 8.8
2018 431 25.5 16.8 14.2
2019 451 26.1 17.2 14.6
2020 441 26.8 16.4 17.7
2021 422 25.8 16.3 20.6
2022 416 27.3 15.1 16.8
2023 397 25.8 15.3 19.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Forest Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 387 n/a n/a n/a
1989 363 n/a n/a 0.8
1990 401 32.0 12.5 1
1991 298 n/a n/a n/a
1992 299 n/a n/a 3.7
1993 284 n/a 0.0 6
1994 276 15.3 18.0 4.3
1995 298 18.8 15.9 2.7
1996 298 18.8 15.9 2.7
1997 303 19.0 15.9 0
1998 280 17.0 16.5 1.8
1999 319 19.0 16.8 2.2
2000 308 20.2 15.2 2.9
2001 313 19.4 16.1 2.2
2002 376 19.0 19.8 2.7
2003 376 19.0 19.8 2.7
2004 374 17.5 21.4 2.7
2005 347 18.0 19.3 4
2006 348 17.0 20.5 6.9
2007 361 18.0 20.1 7.5
2008 343 17.0 20.2 7.6
2009 329 19.8 16.6 5.5
2010 311 18.7 16.6 7.1
2011 396 21.0 18.8 11.9
2012 365 21.6 16.8 14
2013 345 21.6 15.9 10.7
2014 388 21.2 18.2 10.6
2015 384 20.0 19.2 9.6
2016 397 21.0 18.9 10.8
2017 455 26.0 17.4 8.8
2018 431 25.5 16.8 14.2
2019 451 26.1 17.2 14.6
2020 441 26.8 16.4 17.7
2021 422 25.8 16.3 20.6
2022 416 27.3 15.1 16.8
2023 397 25.8 15.3 19.4

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Forest Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $563 (4.2%) $12,953 (95.8%) $13,516
2020 $546 (4.1%) $12,823 (95.9%) $13,369
2021 $1,094 (7.9%) $12,740 (92.1%) $13,835
2022 $1,191 (8.0%) $13,610 (92.0%) $14,801
2023 $1,713 (10.1%) $15,291 (89.9%) $17,004

Data source: Michigan Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Forest Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 254th of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 373rd of 1470 Elementary schools
 7.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Forest Elementary School)81.158.3
 22.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Farmington Public School District)56.647.3
 9.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.140.9
 4.2%
3rd Grade Math (Forest Elementary School)81.165
 16.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Farmington Public School District)55.151.2
 3.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Michigan)46.742.9
 3.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Forest Elementary School)60.567.3
 6.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Farmington Public School District)61.160.5
 0.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.844.3
 1.5%
4th Grade Math (Forest Elementary School)69.760
 9.7%
   4th Grade Math (Farmington Public School District)62.154.5
 7.6%
   4th Grade Math (Michigan)41.838.6
 3.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Forest Elementary School)6572.5
 7.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Farmington Public School District)59.955.7
 4.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)46.243.9
 2.3%
5th Grade Math (Forest Elementary School)5045.6
 4.4%
   5th Grade Math (Farmington Public School District)50.840.9
 9.9%
   5th Grade Math (Michigan)34.831.5
 3.3%
5th Grade Social Studies (Forest Elementary School)16.316.2
 0.1%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Farmington Public School District)18.322.2
 3.9%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Michigan)17.418.6
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students451397
 12%
African American6771
 6%
American Indian00
Asian4127
 34.1%
Hispanic1519
 26.7%
Pacific Islander00
White314265
 15.6%
Two or More Races1415
 7.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.6%19.4%
 4.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 397 students attended Forest Elementary School.

Forest Elementary School ranks 373rd of 1470 Michigan elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Forest Elementary School are 67% White, 18% African American, 7% Asian, 5% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races.

Students who attend Forest Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Warner Middle School
High : North Farmington High School


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

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