470 Searls Ave.
Nevada City, CA 95959
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Forest Charter serves 767 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Forest Charter placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 767 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Forest Charter's student population of 767 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
767 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Forest Charter is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Forest Charter is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#4365 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
22:1
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American Indian
2%
n/a
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
12%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
78%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

33% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 53% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Forest Charter?

The graduation rate of Forest Charter is 85-89%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.

How many students attend Forest Charter?

767 students attend Forest Charter.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

78% of Forest Charter students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Forest Charter?

Forest Charter has a student ration of 20:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Forest Charter offer ?

Forest Charter offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-12

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 767 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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