Forest City Middle School

216 W School St
Forest City, IA 50436
(School attendance zone shown in map)
8/
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Top 30%
Serving 318 students in grades 5-8, Forest City Middle School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 318 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • : Top 30% in IA
  • : 69% (Top 50%)
  • : 83% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Forest City Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

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School Overview

Forest City Middle School's student population of 318 students has grown by 28% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
318 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Forest City Middle School ranks within the top 30% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Forest City Middle School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IA)
#266 out of 1221 schools
(Top 30%)
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69%
64%
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83%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
12%
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Black
2%
7%
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White
83%
73%
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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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0.30
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Forest City Middle School's ranking?
Forest City Middle School is ranked #266 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 83% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Forest City Middle School?
318 students attend Forest City Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
83% of Forest City Middle School students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Forest City Middle School?
Forest City Middle School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Forest City Middle School offer ?
Forest City Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Forest City Middle School part of?
Forest City Middle School is part of Forest City Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 318 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 69% (Top 50%)
  • : 83% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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