The Mission of Forder Elementary School is to provide an education
based on quality and equity and equality, an education that is devoted
to high achievement in the midst of high expectations, an education that
promotes personal respect and responsibility, an education that is both
safe and child-centered, an education that counts on-and encourages and
anticipates-the involvement of the community, our families, and our
staff, and an education that reinforces the belief that active readers
become life-long learners.
Building and Facilities
Forder was originally built in the 1930s but has been enlarged
several times since then to keep up with an expanding enrollment. The
building was completely renovated in 1995, becoming a modern educational
facility with air-conditioning. The school is completely
handicapped-accessible by elevator.
Forder boasts a computer lab with 30 networked computers. Computers
are used throughout the school. There are now 4 student computers and
one teacher computer in every classroom. We also have computers in the
school office, the cafeteria, the health room and the library for book
check-out. m. The students use the computers for the Scholastic Reading
Counts Program and the Scholastic Reading Inventory Program. These are
reading diagnostic and comprehension programs. They can also access the
library online catalog from their rooms. Every computer has Internet
access, World Book On-Line, Microsoft Office, the Tungsten testing
program and many other programs.