Forest School



Forest School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Forest School Students by Grade
PK 14
K 101
1 97
2 87
3 68
4 86
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Forest School is a public elementary school located in West Haven, CT in the West Haven School District. It enrolls 453 students in grades 1st through 12th. Forest School is the 236th largest public school in Connecticut and the 26,153rd largest nationally. It has 12.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 453
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 35

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Forest School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 228
(50%)
1,852
(53%)
 Female 225
(50%)
1,670
(47%)

Forest School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 196
(43%)
1,183
(34%)
 Black 127
(28%)
711
(20%)
 White 95
(21%)
1,352
(38%)
 Asian 19
(4%)
132
(4%)
 Two or More 16
(4%)
134
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
8
(0%)

Forest School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 266
(59%)
1,693
(48%)
 Not Eligible 149
(33%)
1,510
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 38
(8%)
319
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 637 ranked schools in Connecticut, Forest School is ranked 141st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Forest School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (67.1%) is higher than the state average of 40.2%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Forest School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 609
2006 461
2007 442
2008 438
2009 461
2010 464
2011 476
2012 453

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.2
2006 16.5
2007 14.1
2008 12.4
2009 13.4
2010 14.9
2011 13.9
2012 12.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.49589490968801
2006 0.5943600867679
2007 0.5972850678733
2008 0.61643835616438
2009 0.55097613882863
2010 0.75431034482759
2011 0.72689075630252
2012 0.67108167770419

Compare Forest School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,223.5% 12.2:1
 
1,290.0% 12.9:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.2%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 67.1%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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