Forest Hills High School

Forest Hills High School serves 3,793 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the NY average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Forest Hills High School operates within the New York City Geographic #28 School District.
The school district's 85% graduation rate is lower than the NY state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 3793 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 188 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 3,793 students
Forest Hills High School Total Students (2006-2014)
Gender % Forest Hills High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 188 teachers
Forest Hills High School Total Teachers (2006-2014)
Students by Grade Forest Hills High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 14:1
Forest Hills High School Student Teacher Ratio (2006-2014)
Asian
25%
9%
Forest Hills High School Asian Students (2006-2014)
Hispanic
33%
25%
Forest Hills High School Black Students (2006-2014)
Black
9%
18%
Forest Hills High School Black Students (2006-2014)
White
32%
46%
Forest Hills High School White Students (2006-2014)
Two or more races
1%
1%
All Ethnic Groups Forest Hills High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.73 0.36
Forest Hills High School Diversity Score (2006-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
52%
42%
Forest Hills High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
5%
Forest Hills High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 38,860 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 100% over five years.
School District Name New York City Geographic #28 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
48
2
Number of Students Managed 38,860 926
New York City Geographic  #28 School District Students Managed (2004-2014)
Graduation Rate 85% 87%
New York City Geographic  #28 School District Graduation Rate (2007-2010)
District Total Revenue n/a $29 MM
District Spending n/a $30 MM
District Revenue / Student n/a $23,859
District Spending / Student n/a $24,841
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is High School For Arts And Business (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Junior High School 157 Stephen A Halsey (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Academy For Excellence Through The Arts (the) (0.3 miles away)
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