Forest Heights Stem Academy

  • Forest Heights Stem Academy serves 687 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 71% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

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Forest Heights Stem Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • Forest Heights Stem Academy's student population of 687 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students687 students
Gender %This chart display gender of Forest Heights Stem Academy
Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Forest Heights Stem Academy by grade.

School Comparison

  • Forest Heights Stem Academy's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Forest Heights Stem Academy is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall School Rank#46 out of 999 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Forest Heights Stem Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Forest Heights Stem Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
Asian
4%
2%
Hispanic
8%
13%
Black
51%
21%
White
36%
60%
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Forest Heights Stem Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score0.610.58
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
26%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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Great school
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The horrible truth about Forest Heights Middle School is not the administration, it is the teachers. Most teachers consider the students as sub-human and so there is continual brow beating. A good teacher should be measured by the degree of character and transformation the teacher has the courage to attempt.
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While the facilities, faculty, and programs are excellent at Forest Heights, the students are allowed to run wild between classes and in common areas. When teachers attempt to correct this behavior, there is very little, if any, support from administration.
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