Forrest City Jr. High School

1133 N Division St
Forrest City, AR 72335
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 292 students in grades 7-8, Forrest City Jr. High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 8% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 292 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50% in AR
  • : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Forrest City Jr. High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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School Overview

Forrest City Jr. High School's student population of 292 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
292 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Forrest City Jr. High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 997 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Forrest City Jr. High School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AR)
#931 out of 997 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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8%
38%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Forrest City Jr. High School 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 2021-22 school year data.
19%
40%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Forrest City Jr. High School 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 2021-22 school year data.
11%
36%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Forrest City Jr. High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
2%
14%
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Black
91%
19%
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White
5%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.17
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
8%
10%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Forrest City Jr. High School's ranking?
Forrest City Jr. High School is ranked #931 out of 997 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
8% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% AR state average), while 19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AR state average).
How many students attend Forrest City Jr. High School?
292 students attend Forrest City Jr. High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
91% of Forrest City Jr. High School students are Black, 5% of students are White, 2% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Forrest City Jr. High School?
Forrest City Jr. High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Forrest City Jr. High School offer ?
Forrest City Jr. High School offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Forrest City Jr. High School part of?
Forrest City Jr. High School is part of Forrest City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 292 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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