Fordyce High School

100 Redbug Blvd
Fordyce, AR 71742
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 376 students in grades 7-12, Fordyce High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 376 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • : 80-89% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Fordyce High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Fordyce High School's student population of 376 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
376 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Fordyce High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Fordyce High School is 0.52, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
#802 out of 993 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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14%
36%
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28%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
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
61%
20%
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White
33%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.52
This chart display the diversity score of Fordyce High School and the public school average diversity score of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
80-89%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
8%
8%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fordyce High School's ranking?
Fordyce High School is ranked #802 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 28% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
What is the graduation rate of Fordyce High School?
The graduation rate of Fordyce High School is 80-89%, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 87%.
How many students attend Fordyce High School?
376 students attend Fordyce High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
61% of Fordyce High School students are Black, 33% of students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Fordyce High School?
Fordyce High School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Fordyce High School offer ?
Fordyce High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Fordyce High School part of?
Fordyce High School is part of Fordyce School District.

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 (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 376 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • : 80-89% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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