Forest Hill High School

Tel: (601)371-4313
  • Forest Hill High School serves 1,190 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 4% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 31%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 15% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 33%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Forest Hill High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 55%.
  • Forest Hill High School operates within the Jackson Public School District.
  • Jackson Public School District's 70% graduation rate is lower than the Mississippi state average of 83%.

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School Overview

  • Forest Hill High School's student population of 1190 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,190 students
Forest Hill High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Forest Hill High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
Forest Hill High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeForest Hill High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Forest Hill High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 840 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Forest Hill High School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
4%
31%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
33%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
Forest Hill High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
n/a
1%
Forest Hill High School Asian Students (1995-2001)
Hispanic
n/a
3%
Forest Hill High School Black Students (1999-2012)
Black
99%
49%
Forest Hill High School Black Students (1991-2016)
White
1%
45%
Forest Hill High School White Students (1991-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsForest Hill High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.020.31
Forest Hill High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
70%
83%
Forest Hill High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
Forest Hill High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
Forest Hill High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Forest Hill High School is Jackson Public School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 146 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Jackson Public School District's student population of 28,019 students has decreased by 5% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 70% has increased from 63% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,246 in this district is less than the state average of $10,065. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $11,506 is higher than the state average of $10,094. The district spending/student has grown by 30% over four school years.
    School District NameJackson Public School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    63
    5
    Number of Students Managed28,0192,008
    Jackson Public School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    13%
    31%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    19%
    33%
    District Graduation Rate
    70%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$275 MM$20 MM
    District Spending$342 MM$20 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,246$10,065
    District Spending / Student$11,506$10,094
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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