Forest Elementary School provides opportunities for our students to grow and develop into responsible and independent citizens. We are committed to creating a meaningful and safe learning environment that meets individual needs and offers each child the opportunity for success.
FES will be the foundation for developing a knowledgeable and responsible citizen who makes positive contributions to their community.
Forest Elementary School opened in the fall of 1972 with 240 students in grades 1-6 and ten classroom teachers. The school was housed in the lower level of Jefferson Forest High School with the open school concept in mind. Over the years, rapid growth occurred in the surrounding community. Programs for special education, ESL, art, music, physical education, instructional technology and gifted education have been added, as well as additional classroom teachers.
The current facility opened in the fall of 1989 and is located at 1 Scholar Lane, off Perrowville Road, approximately one-half mile from Route 221. It is designed with self-contained classrooms, a gymnasium, computer lab, stage and library. Continued growth in the area necessitated the building of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. With the opening of the new school in the fall of 2000, Forest Elementary adopted the current K-5 grade structure. With the addition of several new subdivisions in the area, three mobile units have been installed to accommodate six classrooms. Fourth grade classes, music, and the reading resource room are housed outside the main building. Forest Elementary School currently has 463 students enrolled.
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