100 Redbug Blvd
Fordyce, AR 71742
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Fordyce High School serves 368 students in grades 7-12.
Fordyce High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 368 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 30% in AR)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Fordyce High School's student population of 368 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
368 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Fordyce High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 998 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Fordyce High School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#824 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
5%
14%
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Black
59%
20%
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White
35%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
8%
8%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   8/2/2017
I am the Career Coach at FHS. I work with student grade 8-12 on developing a pathway to college and career readiness. The graduating class of 2017 had 58 Seniors; of which 56 went on to college/university. The Teachers are eager to teach, and the kids actually want to learn. There are opportunity for concurrent credit with Southern Arkansas University Tech located in East Camden on a daily basis. A great school where you r child will fit in.
- Posted by Teacher - H. Charles
5   9/25/2006
Art, Sports and other extracurricular activites are taguht very exaclent. I have been going to this school since kindgaton. Now I'm in ninth grade. Please send your chrildren to this school. I will go to this school for the next three years becase, it is great.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - lllov

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 368 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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