5901 Evergreen
Little Rock, AR 72205
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Forest Heights Stem Academy serves 723 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Forest Heights Stem Academy's student population of 723 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
723 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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First Day for Students
August 22, 2022 (Monday)
Last Day for Students
June 02, 2023 (Friday)

School Rankings

Forest Heights Stem Academy is ranked within the top 10% of all 998 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Forest Heights Stem Academy is 0.61, which is more 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#88 out of 998 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
14%
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Black
56%
20%
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White
26%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.61
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   3/2/2019
Great school
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Good girl
2   5/10/2010
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.
- Posted by Teacher - sgct7
2   2/8/2010
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.
- Posted by Teacher - brave

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 723 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.61

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