Forest Heights Stem Academy

  • Forest Heights Stem Academy serves 719 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.
  • Forest Heights Stem Academy placed in the top 10% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

Top Placements

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 719 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students719 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Forest Heights Stem Academy is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Forest Heights Stem Academy is 0.62, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#65 out of 1008 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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Asian
6%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
13%
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Black
52%
20%
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White
33%
60%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.620.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLittle Rock School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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