Forest Park Middle School

Magnet
Steam
Grades
6 - 8
Start/End Times
8:05am - 4:00pm
School Uniform Code
Dark Green
Navy
White
Distinction Designations
Academic Achievement in ELA/Reading & Mathematics
Top 25%: Comparative Academic Growth
Top 25%: Comparative Closing the Gaps & Post Secondary Readiness
Organizations
PTA
Community Partners
Thrive 360
Satterwhite Log Homes
Bubba's 33
Chick-Fil-A
Girl Scouts
Hospitality ER
Kroger
Longview Regional
Partners in Prevention
University of North Texas
Academic Offerings

Language Acquisition, Language and Literature, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts, Physical and Health Education, Design, Spanish

Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular Activities

Student Council, Computer Lab, Spanish language, Eaglettes Dance, Cheerleading, Hollistic Design Geography, Choir, Orchestra, Band, Art, Military Design, Athletics: Football, Volleyball, Baseball, Basketball

Contact
Address

1644 N. Eastman Rd, Longview, TX 75601

Phone

(903) 446-2510

About Forest Park Middle School

At Forest Park Middle school, we’ve created a family atmosphere by teaching our students to have pride in their environment, learning to get along with others, and following the rules. We have high expectations for our kids that foster self-respect and discipline. We believe quality work is the norm. We encourage our students to collaborate and work as a team, building on each other’s strengths. We work diligently to meet the needs of each child because we believe each and every student can thrive and succeed in a positive learning environment.

  • Discipline

  • Respect

  • Quality Learning

  • International Baccalaureate 

Forest Park features the Middle Years Programme (MYP) as part of the International Baccalaureate Programme. IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The early and mid-adolescence years are crucial to self-development, especially in the information age. MYP scholars need to develop strategies to create and consume information in the context of building more adult-like personal and social identities. The programme encourages students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners. At the heart of IB is the “learner profile”, a long term, holistic vision of education that puts the student at the center of everything we do. The ten aspirational qualities of the learner profile (Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, Reflective) inspire and motivate the work of teachers, students and schools, providing a statement of the aims and values of IB and a definition of what we mean by “international-mindedness”.

Eight challenging subject groups that are part of a complete IB education

  • Language Acquisition

  • Language and Literature

  • Individuals and Societies

  • Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Arts

  • Physical and Health Education

  • Design

The IB programme also encourage students to be active in their communities and to take their learning beyond academic study. Once in the IB programme, students are on their way toward achieving an IB diploma when they graduate from high school, giving them a distinct advantage if they choose to go to college.

How is the IB's programme different from other curricula?
  • Encourages students to think critically and challenge assumptions

  • Encourages students to consider both local and global contexts

  • Develops multilingual students

  • Personal and academic achievements, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development.

Students are able to take responsibility for their own learning and understand how knowledge itself is constructed; They are encouraged to try different approaches to learning and to take responsibility for their own educational progress.

Our programme helps IB students:

  • Ask challenging questions

  • Think critically

  • Develop research skills proven to help them in higher education.