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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Bergen County
Fair Lawn Public School District
John A. Forrest Elementary School is a public school located in Fair Lawn, New Jersey with 292 students in grades KG-5.
Highlights
Our curriculum is aligned closely w/NJSLS. Implementation of Every Day Math & Readers'/Writers' Workshop. Forrrest is in the process of earning FRS of NJ with a target completion date of June 2020.
Many Supplemental programs are offered including ELL, World Language, Technology, and Gifted and Talented Programs.
An active Parent Teacher Association supports the mission and vision of Forrest School.
Awards

Forrest School has been recognized by Scholastic as one of six model reading schools in the nation for their Best Practices for Independent Reading Initiative. Title I Reward School

Location
10 - 00 Hopper Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Contact
Principal: Mr. Damon Placenti
201-794-5565
dplacenti@fairlawnschools.org
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Grades
KG-5
White 55%
Black 3%
Asian 11%
Hispanic 24%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 6%
School size
292
students
Female 50.7%
Male 49.3%
Economically disadvantaged students 16%
Students with disabilities 25%
English learners 14%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 1%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
49
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 16%
48
1st Grade 18%
54
2nd Grade 15%
44
3rd Grade 15%
44
4th Grade 16%
48
5th Grade 18%
54
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English & language arts proficiency
49%
of students

Math proficiency
58%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.7
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 1
Total incidents 2
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
77%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 4%
1 to 5 days 39%
6 to 10 days 34%
11 to 15 days 14%
Over 15 days 9%
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English 59.9%
Other 16.8%
Spanish 11.0%
Russian 6.8%
Polish 2.7%
Chinese 2.7%
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Learn more about John A. Forrest Elementary School.

Mission

At Forrest School, our slogan "The Place to Grow" conveys the belief that we are all a community of learners. An interactive classroom environment supports each child's unique abilities to learn developmentally, to take risks, to be creative, and to learn from mistakes.

Academics

Instrumental Band and Strings Program, Fine Arts, and Music Programs are offered

Clubs

Student Leadership Council, Safety Patrol, Youth Advisory Committee, and Character Education Team

Programs

Before and After School Programs are offered through The Community School.

Teachers

The Fair Lawn School District provides a minimum of two professional development days per year for its certificated personnel. The focus of these days is aligned with the district’s Strategic Plan, Professional Development Plan, and District/School/Department initiatives. Professional Development topics include but are not limited to: New Jersey student learning standards, instructional strategies, mental health, social-emotional learning, sheltered instruction, and other topics that address student learning needs.

Supports

Support Services are provided for ELL students, students with disabilities, students with 504 plans, and students in need of interventions. Supplemental services are provided in both math and literacy. An I&RS team assists in providing additional supports.

Health

Health and Family Life, Daily Recess, and Physical Education Class are offered. Elementary mental health support is offered through Care Plus.

Parents

An active PTO works collaboratively with the school to provide additional resources and events. School Messenger and our school's website serves as a primary means of communication. The Genesis Portal allows access to student grades and progress.

School safety

Full time SLEO 3 Officer

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