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Welcome to Forest Hills Elementary School

A school of excellence, equipping students to succeed and excel.

We believe that:

  • Schools should provide a safe, healthy, positive, and nurturing environment.

  • Schools should develop strong ties between school, home, and community.

  • Children learn using a variety of methods and strategies.

  • Students should be given appropriate opportunities to learn.

  • Students must have access to and competency with technology to be successful.

  • Children deserve to be challenged and inspired by highly qualified instructors.

  • School personnel, students, and parents deserve fair and respectful treatment.

  • Children should love to learn.

The mission of Forest Hills Elementary is to:

  • Set high expectations for staff, students, and parents

  • Provide a safe, healthy, and productive school environment

  • Create a consciousness of healthy life choices

  • Provide the foundation to succeed in a technologically challenging society

  • Lead students toward becoming productive citizens

  • Provide a challenging curriculum with emphasis on reading and math

  • Provide cultural opportunities through art and music

  • Exhibit excellence in all academic efforts

Forest Hills Elementary School is one of three elementary schools within the Florence City School System. We serve over 800 children in the area.

Our teachers are available and accessible. The administration is encouraging and supportive of both parents and children, as well as the teaching staff.

Thanks for stopping by our website. We look forward to teaching your children.

Here are some facts about Forest Hills Elementary:

  • Academic excellence is top priority.

  • Our students excel in all areas - academically, behaviorally and socially.

  • Our administration is easily accessible.

  • We have a friendly office staff.

  • We are the largest elementary school in Florence.

  • We have a student population of over 800 students.

  • We were selected as an Alabama Reading Initiative School..

  • We are an AMSTI School.

  • We have an excellent Parent-Teacher Organization.

  • Parent Volunteers are welcome on our campus.

  • We offer a variety of activities/opportunities including: Jump Rope for Heart, Show Choir, Book Fairs, Red Ribbon Week activities, Read Across America activities, Book Character Parades, Reading Renaissance School, Field Day for every grade level, March of Dimes participation, PTO Musical/Dramatic Presentations, Field Trips, Arts Alive activities.

  • Every student has their device. (Pre-K-2: iPad & 3-4: Chromebook).

  • We have 45 self-contained classrooms (Pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade).

  • We have an OSR Pre-K.

  • We are proud of our state of the art library/media center.

  • We are an Alabama State Department Physical Education Demonstration site.

  • We are proud to have Nationally Board Certified Teachers among our faculty.

  • We are recognized as a Safe School by the Alabama Attorney General’s Safe School Initiative.

  • We have an Outdoor Classroom with multiple hands-on learning stations.

  • We are a 1:1 technology school. Every student has a device to use for educational purposes on a daily basis.

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