Forest City Community School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 1,170 students in Forest City Community School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Iowa.
Public Schools in Forest City Community School District have an average math proficiency score of 76% (versus the Iowa public school average of 69%), and reading proficiency score of 78% (versus the 68% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Forest City Community School District are Forest City Middle School, Forest City Elementary School and Forest City High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Forest City Community School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Forest City Community School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Iowa for:

Category
Attribute
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)

Overview

School District Name
Forest City Community School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# of Schools
3 Schools
1,329 Schools
# of Students
1,170 Students
502,273 Students
# of Teachers
85 Teachers
34,383 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Forest City Community School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 330 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has decreased from 90-94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IA)
Overall District Rank
#69 out of 330 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Forest City Community   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
69%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Forest City Community   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Forest City Community   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85-89%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Forest City Community   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.22
0.41
# of American Indian Students
1 Student
1,874 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# of Asian Students
15 Students
12,681 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# of Hispanic Students
60 Students
54,401 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
11%
# of Black Students
28 Students
30,876 Students
% Black Students
3%
6%
# of White Students
1,030 Students
381,065 Students
% White Students
88%
76%
# of Hawaiian Students
2 Students
1,349 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# of Two or more races Students
34 Students
20,027 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:
78
22,009
# of Students in Kindergarten:
88
38,247
# of Students in 1st Grade:
71
34,902
# of Students in 2nd Grade:
69
36,010
# of Students in 3rd Grade:
87
36,631
# of Students in 4th Grade:
71
37,922
# of Students in 5th Grade:
79
37,957
# of Students in 6th Grade:
89
37,546
# of Students in 7th Grade:
77
37,023
# of Students in 8th Grade:
82
36,347
# of Students in 9th Grade:
91
37,623
# of Students in 10th Grade:
96
37,014
# of Students in 11th Grade:
88
36,120
# of Students in 12th Grade:
104
36,922
# of Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,160 is higher than the state median of $14,090. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,744 is higher than the state median of $13,630. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue
$19 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Forest City Community   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$16 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Forest City Community   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,160
$14,090
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Forest City Community   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,744
$13,630
This chart display average spending per public school student in Forest City Community   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Forest City Community School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Forest City Middle School
Math: 83% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
216 W School St
Forest City, IA 50436
(641) 585-4772
Grades: 6-8
| 248 students
Rank: #22.
Forest City Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1405 W I St
Forest City, IA 50436
(641) 585-2670
Grades: PK-5
| 543 students
Rank: #33.
Forest City High School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
206 W School St
Forest City, IA 50436
(641) 585-2324
Grades: 9-12
| 379 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 1,170 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 77% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22

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