Forsyth High School

  • Forsyth High School serves 404 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80-89% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 63%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Forsyth High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 28%.

Top Placements

Forsyth High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

  • Forsyth High School's student population of 404 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students404 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Forsyth High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,073 schools in Missouri (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Forsyth High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall School Rank#178 out of 2,073 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-89%
48%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
4%
6%
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White
95%
72%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Forsyth High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MO.
Diversity Score0.100.45
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Graduation Rate≥95%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Forsyth High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFORSYTH R-III School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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Forsyth High Schhool has now gone to all computers with no books at all. Parents are now required to pay yearly fees for their children to have the required laptops and if something breaks, Parents must shell out more money, a total of $500 if it needs to be replaced entirely. They cover repairs that they deem to be caused by everyday ware and tare, but that doesn't seem to be very much. If your child has to go without a laptop for a few days while it's being repaired they simply must suffer without it, which means they may not be able to complete their homework on time and be penalized. (Most homework must be submitted online) Internet at home is also essential if your child wants to pass their classes. So low income families are forced into buying something that isn't a necessity because the school has made it one. There is a McDonalds in town where kids can use internet, but then that also costs gas. It's also the main hang out for kids after school; so it's not a very good place to try to concentrate on homework. They've provided next to no resources to parents, making it very difficult to help your child at home. They seem to have taken no effort in educating the students what reliable resources are on the internet and how to find them. Most of the teachers do not seem to care if their students learn. They also do not believe there is any importance in their (high school) students being able to write legibly. I heard more than one teacher say of penmanship the year prior to forcing the laptops "We're going to computers so that doesn't really matter." More times than not, I am forced to do the teachers job for them. I believe they've taken a very lazy approach to their teaching methods and I am not happy about it. I hear my son say more often than I care to hear, "I really didn't learn anything from 'this'." They don't seem to be the kind of school that will simply pass you on, but then, as I said, they don't seem to care if the students pass at all. The standards are set very low for the students. It seems like the administration is living in the delusion that their school is filled with kids who come from rich families. However, a great deal of the families in this area are low income. The only plus side is that my son has been able to make a few friends of which he is very fond of. I would transfer him to a different school if I could.
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