Forestdale School

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74 Sylvan St

Malden, MA 02148

(781) 397-7326

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 575

Students Per Teacher: 12

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7 Parent Reviews for Forestdale School

I currently have two children attending this school. I wish there was more options of a bilingual classses other than one for their grade. I also have notices several changes of aides in one of my child's classrooms - probably due to budget constraints. Forestdale, being an "International" school, I ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/10/11

Parents are given the opportunity to participate with their children's learning. This teamwork is essential for student success. There is an openness for new ideas, techniques, and diversity. Most of the teachers are truly dedicated along with the staff. The principal works well with all aspects ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/16/09

The special education program at this school leaves alot to be desired. The system as a whole has some major issues, but the 'sweep it under the rug mentality' and 'your kid must need outside counciling' theory thrown around with all too much regularity is getting tiresome. I'm afraid there are no answers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/29/08

I have a daughter currently in 2nd grade in the traditional program. She has 45 minutes of Spanish as part of her specials. The school also offers a dual language program in which children learn both English and Spanish about 50/50 split. So far my daughter has loved every teacher she has had. As ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/22/08

I am a 6th grader at the Forestdale school and it is wonderful there. Our new principal is very smart and kind. She is great. Our teachers are all nice and very intelligent. Now that the new principal came everyone has learned a lot so far. the academics has been harder but students will learn. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/03/06

I graduated from Forestdale. The experience I had there wasn't good. Everyday there was some arguement or fight going on. There was very little communication between my parents and the teachers/principal. You could only join one committee for the special occasions that the 8th graders get. Thank you. ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 10/25/05

I have 3 children in this school-they are in the duel language class-alot of people do not understand this program but once they do they relize it is great- we are a non spanish speaking family and my kids are really learning alot it gets harder for the parents more than the kids.. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/07/05

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Test scores for Forestdale School

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Test Year: 2011
Forestdale School
Malden Public School
* In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Malden schools — Forestdale School is located at 74 Sylvan St, Malden MA 02148. 74 Sylvan St is in the 02148 ZIP code in Malden, MA The school district for Forestdale School is the Malden Public School. Forestdale School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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