Forest Lane Academy staff received recognition on Dec. 11. Photo courtesy Adam McGough

Forest Lane Academy was recognized by Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam McGough for the school’s achievements in efforts towards improving student outcomes.

McGough, who represents Dallas City Council District 10, was joined by the Lake Highlands Public Improvement District on Dec. 11 to extend special recognition to the school.

In a Facebook post, McGough stated over 92% of Forest Lane Academy’s students are economically disadvantaged. The school earned an academic achievement score on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, and an overall B rating, which is up from a D rating the year before. 

The school experienced a 100% decrease in scholar discipline incidents, McGough added.

“To the teachers who are navigating ever-changing waters, to the leadership who continues to empower everyone in the building to be the best they can, to the students who have continued to work hard, to the staff who give all they have to love and serve the students of FLA, thank you!” he said in the post.