Welcome to FLA
  • Forest Lane Academy, located in Dallas, Texas, is a public school that serves 616 students grades PK-6 in the Richardson Independent School District. It has received a GreatSchool Rating of 6 out of 10, based on its performance on state standardized tests.  Built in 2000 Forest Lane Academy is one of 42 elementary schools in the RISD District.  Forest Lane Academy made AYP in 2010. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Texas in terms of student performance and other accountability measures.


    Campus Mission

    Forest Lane Academy is committed to maximizing student potential and establishing a foundation for lifelong learning and effective relationships through the promotion of mutual respect and an enriched environment.




     A homework assignment may be made for unfinished work or an extension of classroom studies. Parents should not need to instruct a child, but be ready to assist when needed. The pupil should be able to understand and complete an assignment in a short time. Drill type activities will be constructed to enable quick completion, while major projects will require more time. All assignments are made for practice, extension, or review. If a child is having difficulty with assignments or spending long periods of time on them, please contact the teacher to discuss the situation.


    Tutoring Program

    In accordance with state law and RISD policies, free tutorial services will be provided for students who are having difficulties. Tutoring will be offered after school. A need for tutoring will be discussed by phone or letter. Before tutoring begins, it will be necessary to sign a Parent Approval Form and arrange for transportation home.


    The Arts

    At Forest Lane Academy, we call the Art/Library/Music departments our "Special Areas" because this is where our special learning takes place. Students have the opportunity to let their creativity and athleticism shine during their special area classes. Our special areas put on a performance each spring semester that highlights our talented student body.



    Through the art curriculum, students study and gain an appreciation for fine art. They have the opportunity to paint, sculpt, draw, collage and more.



     The library strives to integrate information literacy skills within each grade's curriculum. Forest Lane Academy’s students have the opportunity to research projects in the library. During their research project, students utilize both the electronic and print resources available through the Library Media Center program. Many of these resources are available at both home and school via Forest Lane Academy’s Library Links content-rich gateway web sites.



     Every student K-6 enjoys general music education classes where they play instruments, sing, and learn basic music theory. 6th graders also have the opportunity to sign up for band or orchestra classes. Forest Lane Academy students enjoy field trips to the symphony and other professional musical performances.



    FLA.webteam@risd.orgForest Lane Academy
    9663 Forest Lane Academy
    Dallas TX 75243
    Phone: 469-593-1850
    Fax: 469-593-1919