Award Year: 2016

Forest Avenue Academic Magnet School

1700 West 5th Street
Montgomery, AL, 36106-1514

(334) 269-3673

Ms. Emily Renfroe Little, Principal at time of Nomination

Magnet School

Montgomery Public Schools

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Teach, model, and encourage children to become independent learners by providing a challenging and stimulating curriculum taught by dedicated and innovative professionals.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 29%
  • White: 36%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 30%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 25%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Forest Avenue Academic Magnet

Forest Avenue Academic Magnet

Forest Avenue Academic Magnet (FAAM) is a public elementary school located in Montgomery, Alabama. There are approximately 675 students each year in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. FAAM comprises students from throughout Montgomery County and is both culturally and racially diverse. The school provides an accelerated academic curriculum in mathematics, reading, English, and spelling/vocabulary. Students work a grade level ahead in these subjects in kindergarten through fifth grade. Students participate in a variety of projects that reinforce classroom instruction, along with field study trips based on units of study within the classroom. Technology is incorporated to expand, enrich, and drive student interest. All curricula are developed with rigor to challenge our exceptionally motivated population. Key strategies are driven by our school mission which is to encourage productive and responsible students by providing a challenging and stimulating curriculum taught by dedicated, innovative, professional staff in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. Teaching, modeling, and encouraging students to become independent learners who are self-motivated, disciplined, and committed to life long achievement is our vision for all Forest Avenue students.