Forest City High School

Forest City High School serves 365 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 19%.
Forest City High School operates within the Forest City Community School District.
The school district's 96% graduation rate is higher than the IA state average of 91%.

Overview

The student population of 365 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 365 students
Forest City High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Forest City High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Forest City High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 14:1
Forest City High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
Forest City High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
2%
9%
Forest City High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
5%
Forest City High School Black (1988-2012)
White
90%
81%
Forest City High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Forest City High School Sch Ethnicity Forest City High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.19 0.34
Forest City High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
23%
33%
Forest City High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
7%
7%
Forest City High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,197 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 96% has decreased from 100% over five years.
School District Name Forest City Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 1,197 673
Graduation Rate 96% 91%
Forest City Community   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $14 MM $7 MM
District Spending $13 MM $7 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,797 $11,087
District Spending / Student $9,829 $10,614
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Forest City Alternative School (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Forest City Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Forest City Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Forest City Forest City Middle School
    216 West School St
    Forest City , IA , 50436
    (641)585-4772
    0  mi  |  275  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Forest City Forest City Alternative School
    Alternative School
    810 West K St
    Forest City , IA , 50436
    (641)585-2324
    Alternative School
    0.1  mi  |  15  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Forest City Forest City Elementary School
    1405 West I St
    Forest City , IA , 50436
    (641)585-2670
    0.2  mi  |  542  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Crystal Lake Woden-crystal Lake Elementary School
    120 5th St East
    Crystal Lake , IA , 50432
    (641)565-3211
    7.8  mi  |  32  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Garner Garner-hayfield Middle School
    1080 Division St
    Garner , IA , 50438
    (641)923-2809
    11.9  mi  |  145  students  |  Gr.  7-8

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