Mission Statement

The Trail Starts Here...

Forest Trail is a K-5 campus that strives to promote a healthy sense of self worth and a desire to help others while providing a strong academic foundation. Our school serves as a central focus and positive identity for the community. At Forest Trail our mission in working with children is guided by the beliefs that follow:

We Believe... 

  • Learning is a lifelong process.
  • Children and adults learn best in a safe, nurturing environment which is based on honesty, dignity, trust and respect.
  • Children are teachers as well as learners.
  • Learning can be fun and goes beyond the classroom, textbooks and TAKS.
  • Risk taking is a valued part of the learning experience.
  • Student centered and developmentally appropriate experiences enhance learning.
  • Collaboration, mutual respect and professionalism among parents, students and staff are essential to quality education.
  • Ongoing reflective evaluation of staff and programs is vital to insure student growth and professional development of staff.
  • To reach our potential, the Forest Trail Community must work together and be supportive of one another.
  • Although an educator or student's work is never complete, it is essential to have time for our family and self reflection.
  • Our work is vitally important and its impact is endless.
ABOUT EANES ISD:

Eanes ISD serves approximately 7,700 students at nine schools: six elementary schools (grades K-5), two middle schools (grades 6-8), and one high school (grades 9-12).

Meeting each student's needs is the goal of the Eanes ISD. A comprehensive curriculum and a variety of enrichment opportunities are offered to EISD's students. In ratings released in August of 2011, the District and eight Eanes schools were named Exemplary by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

Eanes students score well above the state average on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). Also, students' scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Test (ACT) consistently exceed the state and national averages. Approximately 98 percent of EISD's graduates have gone on to attend college in recent years.

 More than half of EISD's educators have more than 10 years of teaching experience, and 37 percent hold a master's degree or higher.