1133 N Division St
Forrest City, AR 72335
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Forrest City Junior High School serves 340 students in grades 7-8.
Forrest City Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 340 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Forrest City Junior High School's student population of 340 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 32% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
340 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Forrest City Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Forrest City Junior High School is 0.13, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#922 out of 993 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
1%
14%
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Black
93%
20%
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White
6%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.13
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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: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Forrest City Junior High School's ranking?

Forrest City Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for: Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 1%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 15% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).

How many students attend Forrest City Junior High School?

340 students attend Forrest City Junior High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

93% of Forrest City Junior High School students are Black, 6% of students are White, and 1% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Forrest City Junior High School?

Forrest City Junior High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Forrest City Junior High School offer ?

Forrest City Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Forrest City Junior High School part of?

Forrest City Junior High School is part of Forrest City School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 340 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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