Forest Middle School

  • Forest Middle School serves 1,006 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 49%.
  • Forest Middle School operates within the Bedford County School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1006 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,006 students
Forest Middle School Total Students (1991-2015)
Gender % Forest Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 63 teachers
Forest Middle School Total Teachers (1992-2015)
Students by Grade Forest Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Forest Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2015)
Asian
4%
6%
Forest Middle School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
2%
14%
Forest Middle School Black Students (1994-2015)
Black
7%
23%
Forest Middle School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
85%
51%
Forest Middle School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Forest Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
5%
Forest Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Forest Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.27 0.42
Forest Middle School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
12%
34%
Forest Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
Forest Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Bedford County School District's student population of 10,097 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,354 is higher than the state average of $11,380. The district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,772 is higher than the state average of $11,077. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four years.
School District Name Bedford County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
4
Number of Students Managed 10,097 3,627
Bedford County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $127 MM $41 MM
Bedford County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $121 MM $40 MM
Bedford County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,354 $11,380
Bedford County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,772 $11,077
Bedford County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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  • ForestForest Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 363 students
    0.5 miles
    , No Street Address
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    (434)525-2681
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    Grades: 9-12 | 1375 students
    0.6 miles
    , No Street Address
    ForestVA 24551
    (434)525-2674
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  • ForestThomas Jefferson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 584 students
    1.5 miles
    , No Street Address
    ForestVA 24551
    (434)534-6159
    1.5PK-5584
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    Grades: PK-5 | 659 students
    4.2 miles
    , No Street Address
    LynchburgVA 24502
    (434)237-4090
    4.2PK-5659
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    4.3 miles
    , No Street Address
    LynchburgVA 24502
    (434)239-9267
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