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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Naaman Forest High School is an above average, public school located in Garland, TX. It has 2,174 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.

Naaman Forest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1070
302 responses
Average ACT
23
53 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$58,999
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,078
National
$949
Median Home Value
$146,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
44%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
49%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 114 responses
Report
  • Dress up week during Homecoming
    25%
  • Pep rallies
    20%
  • Pep rallies are always fun.
    17%
  • Keep tradition of boo-ing freshmans on pep rallies
    8%
  • Making mums
    7%
  • Senior Pinic
    6%
  • Madrigal Dinner for Renaissance Choir
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,174
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.47 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.47 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,279
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.62 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.62 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,597/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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As a new student my senior year, Naaman Forest made me feel welcoming! The teachers and counselors tend to develop a good relationship with the students. The faculty has good policies to keep a safe environment for all students, with the policy of ID's and etc. Also they have many activities around the campus, making all students welcoming and accepted.
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Naaman Forest High School is one of the only schools near me that allows choice of school rather than going to a school based off where you live. This is because of the magnet programs in the district.

They offer AP, honors, and dual credit classes allowing students to excel academically. They also offer extracurriculars like firefighting, accounting, or theater.Other than that we have the teachers who teach these classes. Each year I've been here the teachers are either absolutely amazing or simply awful. Some of them were rude, others weren't good teachers and I didn't learn much from them.

Faculty for the most part were good, but sometimes they weren’t. For example, I went to get a schedule change and it took a week of calling them and complaining to get it done.

Naaman Forest is a decent school. I might recommend it to people if they're looking for something that Naaman Forest has to offer, but I wouldn't go out of my way to advertise the school.
The thing that I mostly loved was the arrival of the Capstone program at the end of my freshman year. This Capstone program included special programs such as AP seminar and AP research. As a former capstone student, I learned how to speak professionally in front of different groups of people while addressing a specific type of topic. This prepared me for future college classes and job interviews/presentations. The thing that I would change in this school is including more important clubs that Naaman Forest doesn't currently have. These clubs include Key club and an African American club.