Forest Elementary School

Summary:

Forest Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-4 in the Williamsville Central School District in Williamsville, NY. With a student population of 510, the school is ranked 261 out of 2,439 New York elementary schools and receives a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Forest Elementary School consistently outperforms the state average in New York State Assessments for both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. In 2022-2023, 68% of 3rd graders and 72.31% of 4th graders were proficient or better in ELA, compared to the state averages of 44.89% and 48.79%, respectively. In Math, 85.71% of 3rd graders and 74.63% of 4th graders were proficient or better, compared to the state averages of 53.68% and 53.85%. The school's performance for male students, special education students, White students, and students of low socioeconomic status is also strong, ranking in the top 25% of New York elementary schools in these subgroups.

Forest Elementary School has a relatively high spending per student at $15,486, higher than the nearby Williamsville Central School District schools, which range from $12,412 to $14,628 per student. The school also has a low student-teacher ratio of 10.5, lower than the nearby district schools, which range from 11.3 to 12.1 students per teacher. These factors may contribute to the school's sustained academic excellence, as it has maintained a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past 10 years, consistently ranking in the top 25% of New York elementary schools.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 250 N Forest Rd
       Williamsville, NY  14221-5064


(716) 626-9800

District: Williamsville Central School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
261st of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,486 Help


Students who attend Forest Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Mill Middle School
High:    Williamsville South High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.5 Help
Number of students:  510

Racial breakdown:

White:
78.6%
Hispanic:
8.0%
Asian:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  20.2% Help


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Compare Details Forest Elementary School ranks better than 89.3% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks 4th among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Williamsville Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.67. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Forest Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Williamsville Central School District. Racial makeup is: White (78.6%), Hispanic (8%), Asian (4.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 20.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Forest Elementary School is 10.5, which is the 2nd best among 6 elementary schools in the Williamsville Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Forest Elementary School is $15,486, which is the 2nd highest among 6 elementary schools in the Williamsville Central School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Forest Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Forest Elementary School 261st of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See Forest Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Williamsville Central School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Williamsville Central School District 89th of 866 New York 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 NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 72.45 631st 2206 71.4%
2007 73.95 583rd 2219 73.7%
2008 76.56 447th 2227 79.9%
2009 72.89 600th 2257 73.4%
2010 84.11 212th 2263 90.6%
2011 76.74 477th 2286 79.1%
2012 78.31 440th 2320 81.0%
2013 79.57 388th 2325 83.3%
2014 77.30 456th 2345 80.6%
2015 78.60 433rd 2352 81.6%
2016 76.81 480th 2366 79.7%
2017 75.88 501st 2386 79.0%
2018 80.87 374th 2395 84.4%
2019 70.29 653rd 2413 72.9%
2021 70.40 597th 2201 72.9%
2022 81.72 391st 2434 83.9%
2023 87.67 261st 2439 89.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Forest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.75 589th 1941 69.7%
2019 54.92 566th 1859 69.6%
2021 85.07 77th 1044 92.6%
2022 62.70 475th 2031 76.6%
2023 86.79 153rd 2016 92.4%
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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 NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.10 918th 2045 55.1%
2019 53.44 782nd 2032 61.5%
2021 56.51 628th 1678 62.6%
2022 75.68 346th 2099 83.5%
2023 71.76 435th 2041 78.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Forest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.54 378th 2338 83.8%
2019 67.77 710th 2357 69.9%
2021 63.92 653rd 1955 66.6%
2022 83.06 330th 2401 86.3%
2023 84.35 336th 2403 86.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Forest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.81 369th 2340 84.2%
2019 69.59 630th 2358 73.3%
2021 70.81 505th 1961 74.2%
2022 77.28 450th 2400 81.3%
2023 87.65 231st 2400 90.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Forest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.74 57th 601 90.5%
2019 68.65 169th 548 69.2%
2022 23.31 562nd 671 16.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Forest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 53.43 331st 891 62.9%
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Rank History for White students at Forest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.91 387th 1408 72.5%
2019 58.82 535th 1338 60.0%
2021 63.95 449th 1224 63.3%
2022 72.38 343rd 1399 75.5%
2023 80.81 219th 1337 83.6%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, 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.

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by a parent
Friday, November 16, 2018

Open Quote Forest Elementary School is top notch. The teachers and staff are so kind, caring, and knowledgeable. We love our school! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Open Quote Forest is a wonderful school that emphasizes character development, creativity, music & arts, as well as academics. Forest prides itself on teaching students about the importance of community and Close Quote



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
1989 572 5 11 8 1 n/a n/a 0 597
1990 571 16 17 3 0 n/a n/a 0 607
1991 528 7 17 3 0 n/a n/a 0 555
1992 561 8 17 6 0 n/a n/a 0 592
1993 529 7 21 1 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1994 557 8 18 0 0 n/a n/a 0 583
1995 549 12 14 2 0 n/a n/a 0 577
1996 549 12 14 2 0 n/a n/a 0 577
1997 526 10 19 9 0 n/a n/a 0 564
1998 538 14 17 9 0 n/a n/a 0 578
1999 513 17 19 10 0 n/a n/a 0 559
2000 513 9 23 9 0 n/a n/a 0 554
2001 498 10 22 4 1 n/a n/a 0 535
2002 490 24 20 7 0 n/a n/a 0 541
2003 490 24 20 7 0 n/a n/a 0 541
2004 497 27 30 6 0 n/a n/a 0 560
2005 495 30 25 9 0 n/a n/a 0 559
2006 475 36 29 13 1 n/a n/a 0 554
2007 484 32 42 10 0 n/a n/a 0 568
2008 516 27 39 7 3 n/a n/a 4 596
2009 502 20 41 10 4 n/a n/a 0 577
2010 497 23 34 8 0 n/a n/a 10 572
2011 481 15 37 0 3 0 17 0 553
2012 441 19 31 19 3 0 19 0 532
2013 421 20 31 24 3 0 23 0 522
2014 432 24 41 21 3 0 16 0 537
2015 456 33 39 23 2 0 18 0 571
2016 393 31 46 26 1 0 26 0 523
2017 426 26 38 24 3 1 28 0 546
2018 436 36 42 18 2 1 26 0 561
2019 399 32 46 16 1 0 24 0 518
2020 404 22 47 26 0 0 21 0 520
2021 374 23 38 31 0 0 16 0 482
2022 395 24 28 35 2 0 25 0 509
2023 401 23 25 41 0 0 20 0 510

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
1989 597 39.4 15.1 n/a
1990 607 39.4 15.4 n/a
1991 555 38.4 14.4 n/a
1992 592 38.4 15.4 n/a
1993 558 36.7 15.2 n/a
1994 583 38.7 15.1 5.8
1995 577 40.5 14.2 5.2
1996 577 40.5 14.2 5.2
1997 564 40.7 13.9 5
1998 578 41.6 13.9 5.7
1999 559 41.7 13.4 5.5
2000 554 39.7 14.0 10.8
2001 535 40.5 13.2 9.5
2002 541 40.0 13.5 12
2003 541 40.0 13.5 12
2004 560 n/a n/a n/a
2005 559 42.7 13.1 12.2
2006 554 39.0 14.2 13.4
2007 568 40.0 14.2 11.8
2008 596 41.5 14.4 15.2
2009 577 36.5 15.8 15.9
2010 572 40.5 14.1 19.2
2011 553 46.4 11.8 17.9
2012 532 40.5 13.1 17.5
2013 522 36.5 14.3 20.9
2014 537 39.5 13.5 20.9
2015 571 37.0 15.4 22.4
2016 523 37.0 14.1 19.3
2017 546 40.4 13.4 19.4
2018 561 42.5 13.2 20.5
2019 518 43.0 12.0 24.9
2020 520 49.5 10.5 22.1
2021 482 44.7 10.7 20.3
2022 509 48.3 10.5 18.5
2023 510 48.2 10.5 20.2

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
1989 597 39.4 15.1 n/a
1990 607 39.4 15.4 n/a
1991 555 38.4 14.4 n/a
1992 592 38.4 15.4 n/a
1993 558 36.7 15.2 n/a
1994 583 38.7 15.1 5.8
1995 577 40.5 14.2 5.2
1996 577 40.5 14.2 5.2
1997 564 40.7 13.9 5
1998 578 41.6 13.9 5.7
1999 559 41.7 13.4 5.5
2000 554 39.7 14.0 10.8
2001 535 40.5 13.2 9.5
2002 541 40.0 13.5 12
2003 541 40.0 13.5 12
2004 560 n/a n/a n/a
2005 559 42.7 13.1 12.2
2006 554 39.0 14.2 13.4
2007 568 40.0 14.2 11.8
2008 596 41.5 14.4 15.2
2009 577 36.5 15.8 15.9
2010 572 40.5 14.1 19.2
2011 553 46.4 11.8 17.9
2012 532 40.5 13.1 17.5
2013 522 36.5 14.3 20.9
2014 537 39.5 13.5 20.9
2015 571 37.0 15.4 22.4
2016 523 37.0 14.1 19.3
2017 546 40.4 13.4 19.4
2018 561 42.5 13.2 20.5
2019 518 43.0 12.0 24.9
2020 520 49.5 10.5 22.1
2021 482 44.7 10.7 20.3
2022 509 48.3 10.5 18.5
2023 510 48.2 10.5 20.2

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.

Immunization Rates

Forest Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201399.6%0.2%0.0%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.6%99.8%
201499.4%0.4%0.0%99.4%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%
201598.8%0.5%0.0%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%98.9%99.3%99.3%
201699.2%0.6%0.0%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.2%99.4%
201799.1%0.4%0.0%99.3%99.5%99.5%99.8%99.5%99.3%99.6%
201898.0%1.2%0.0%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.2%98.6%
201999.0%0.0%0.0%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.2%99.4%
202099.4%0.0%99.6%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.6%99.6%100.0%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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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 $190 (1.5%) $12,861 (98.5%) $13,051
2020 $382 (2.9%) $12,657 (97.1%) $13,039
2021 $175 (1.2%) $14,397 (98.8%) $14,572
2022 $539 (3.8%) $13,764 (96.2%) $14,303
2023 $995 (6.4%) $14,491 (93.6%) $15,486

Data source: New York 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 653rd of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 261st of 2439 Elementary schools
 16.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Forest Elementary School)6368
 5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Williamsville Central School District)7170.9
 0.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5244.9
 7.1%
3rd Grade Math (Forest Elementary School)5985.7
 26.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Williamsville Central School District)7582.5
 7.5%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5453.7
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Forest Elementary School)6572.3
 7.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Williamsville Central School District)6874.8
 6.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (Forest Elementary School)6374.6
 11.6%
   4th Grade Math (Williamsville Central School District)7076.5
 6.5%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students518510
 1.5%
African American3223
 28.1%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian4625
 45.7%
Hispanic1641
 156.3%
Pacific Islander00
White399401
 0.5%
Two or More Races2420
 16.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.9%20.2%
 4.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Elementary School

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

Middle : Mill Middle School
High : Williamsville South High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 510 students attended Forest Elementary School.

Students at Forest Elementary School are 79% White, 8% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 5% African American, 4% Two or more races.

Forest Elementary School ranks 261st of 2439 New York elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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