Forsyth High School

Forsyth High School serves 403 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the MO average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Forsyth High School operates within the Forsyth R-iii School District.
The school district's 84% graduation rate is lower than the MO state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 403 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 403 students
Forsyth High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Forsyth High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Forsyth High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1
Forsyth High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Forsyth High School Asian (1998-2008)
Hispanic
2%
5%
Forsyth High School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
n/a
18%
White
95%
73%
Forsyth High School White (1992-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Forsyth High School Sch Ethnicity Forsyth 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.
0.10 0.43
Forsyth High School Diversity Score (1992-2012)
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.
44%
39%
Forsyth High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2012)
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%
Forsyth High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,226 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Forsyth R-iii School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
2
Number of Students Managed 1,226 575
Graduation Rate 84% 86%
Forsyth R-iii School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $10 MM $6 MM
District Spending $10 MM $6 MM
Forsyth R-iii School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,509 $8,810
District Spending / Student $7,963 $8,968
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hollister High School (6.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Forsyth Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Forsyth Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Forsyth Forsyth Elementary School
    178 Panther St
    Forsyth , MO , 65653
    (417)546-6381
    0  mi  |  416  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Forsyth Forsyth Middle School
    178 Panther St
    Forsyth , MO , 65653
    (417)546-6382
    0  mi  |  407  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Kirbyville Kirbyville Middle School
    6225 State Hwy 76 East
    Kirbyville , MO , 65679
    (417)348-0444
    5.1  mi  |  171  students  |  Gr.  4-8
  • Taneyville Taneyville Elementary School
    302 Myrtle St
    Taneyville , MO , 65759
    (417)546-5803
    5.4  mi  |  202  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Kirbyville Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Kirbyville Elementary School
    4278 State Hwy 76 East
    Kirbyville , MO , 65679
    (417)334-2757
    5.6  mi  |  140  students  |  Gr.  KG-3

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 16, 2014 - Forsyth High Schhool has now gone to all computers with no books at all. Parents are now required to pay yearly fees for their children to have the required laptops and if something breaks, Parents must shell out more money, a total of $500 if it needs to be replaced entirely. They cover repairs that they deem to be caused by everyday ware and tare, but that doesn't seem to be very much. If your child has to go without a laptop for a few days while it's being repaired they simply must suffer without it, which means they may not be able to complete their homework on time and be penalized. (Most homework must be submitted online) Internet at home is also essential if your child wants to pass their classes. So low income families are forced into buying something that isn't a necessity because the school has made it one. There is a McDonalds in town where kids can use internet, but then that also costs gas. It's also the main hang out for kids after school; so it's not a very good place to try to concentrate on homework. They've provided next to no resources to parents, making it very difficult to help your child at home. They seem to have taken no effort in educating the students what reliable resources are on the internet and how to find them. Most of the teachers do not seem to care if their students learn. They also do not believe there is any importance in their (high school) students being able to write legibly. I heard more than one teacher say of penmanship the year prior to forcing the laptops "We're going to computers so that doesn't really matter." More times than not, I am forced to do the teachers job for them. I believe they've taken a very lazy approach to their teaching methods and I am not happy about it. I hear my son say more often than I care to hear, "I really didn't learn anything from 'this'." They don't seem to be the kind of school that will simply pass you on, but then, as I said, they don't seem to care if the students pass at all. The standards are set very low for the students. It seems like the administration is living in the delusion that their school is filled with kids who come from rich families. However, a great deal of the families in this area are low income. The only plus side is that my son has been able to make a few friends of which he is very fond of. I would transfer him to a different school if I could. - Posted by Parent

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