Forest Hills Public Schools School District

6590 Cascade Rd Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-6428
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%

Top Rankings

Forest Hills Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Michigan for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 18 public schools serving 9,291 students in Forest Hills Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in Michigan.
Public Schools in Forest Hills Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 65% (versus the Michigan public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 74% (versus the 48% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Forest Hills Public Schools School District are Ada Elementary School, Knapp Forest Elementary School and Central High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Forest Hills Public Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Michigan.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Michigan public school average of 35% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MI)
# Schools
18 Schools
3,540 Schools
# Students
9,291 Students
1,394,596 Students
# Teachers
500 Teachers
82,754 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Forest Hills Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 850 school districts in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 97% has increased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MI)
#15 out of 855 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Forest Hills Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
65%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Forest Hills Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
74%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Forest Hills Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
97%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Forest Hills Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.37
0.55
# American Indian Students
13 Students
8,802 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
780 Students
49,232 Students
% Asian Students
9%
3%
# Hispanic Students
400 Students
120,541 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
9%
# Black Students
275 Students
245,941 Students
% Black Students
3%
18%
# White Students
7,328 Students
900,679 Students
% White Students
79%
64%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
1,210 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
491 Students
68,190 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
639
114,598
# Students in 1st Grade:
658
98,757
# Students in 2nd Grade:
681
100,937
# Students in 3rd Grade:
676
100,648
# Students in 4th Grade:
671
100,558
# Students in 5th Grade:
701
102,085
# Students in 6th Grade:
715
101,953
# Students in 7th Grade:
716
104,180
# Students in 8th Grade:
711
107,358
# Students in 9th Grade:
751
121,519
# Students in 10th Grade:
789
114,888
# Students in 11th Grade:
775
109,042
# Students in 12th Grade:
793
114,025
# Ungraded Students:
15
4,048

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,956 in this school district is less than the state median of $18,267. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,211 is less than the state median of $17,461. The school district spending/student has grown by 21% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MI)
Total Revenue
$148 MM
$25,476 MM
This chart display total revenue of Forest Hills Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$151 MM
$24,351 MM
This chart display total spending of Forest Hills Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,956
$18,267
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Forest Hills Public Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,211
$17,461
This chart display average spending per public school student in Forest Hills Public Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Forest Hills Public Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ada Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
731 Ada Dr Se
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8940
Grades: PK-4
| 333 students
Rank: #22.
Knapp Forest Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4243 Knapp Valley Dr Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 493-8980
Grades: PK-5
| 590 students
Rank: #33.
Central High School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5901 Hall St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 493-8700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,136 students
Rank: #44.
Central Middle School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5810 Ada Dr Se
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8750
Grades: 7-8
| 521 students
Rank: #55.
Eastern High School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2200 Pettis Ave Ne
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8830
Grades: 9-12
| 819 students
Rank: #66.
Eastern Middle School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2200 Pettis Ave Ne
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8850
Grades: 6-8
| 563 students
Rank: #77.
Pine Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3250 Redford Dr Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 493-8910
Grades: PK-4
| 477 students
Rank: #88.
Northern Hills Middle School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3775 Leonard St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 493-8650
Grades: 7-8
| 531 students
Rank: #99.
Central Woodlands 56 School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
400 Alta Dale Ave Se
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8790
Grades: 5-6
| 456 students
Rank: #1010.
Northern High School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3801 Leonard St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 493-8600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,153 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Collins Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4368 Heather Ln Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 493-8900
Grades: PK-4
| 351 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Thornapple Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6932 Bridgewater Dr Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 493-8920
Grades: PK-4
| 376 students
Rank: #1313.
Goodwillie Environmental School
Magnet School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8400 2 Mile Rd Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 493-8633
Grades: 5-6
| 103 students
Rank: #1414.
Northern Trails 56 School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3777 Leonard St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 493-8990
Grades: 5-6
| 494 students
Rank: #1515.
Orchard View Elementary School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2770 Leffingwell Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 493-8930
Grades: K-5
| 423 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Ada Vista Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7192 Bradfield Ave Se
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8970
Grades: K-4
| 465 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Meadow Brook Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1450 Forest Hill Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 493-8740
Grades: PK-4
| 485 students
Rank: n/an/a
Forest Hills Transition Center
Special Education School
3787 Leonard St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 493-8685
Grades: Inquire with school
| 15 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Forest Hills Public Schools School District?
Forest Hills Public Schools School District manages 18 public schools serving 9,291 students.
What is the rank of Forest Hills Public Schools School District?
Forest Hills Public Schools School District is ranked #15 out of 850 school districts in Michigan (top 5%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Michigan school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%), Highest graduation rate (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Forest Hills Public Schools School District?
79% of Forest Hills Public Schools School District students are White, 9% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Forest Hills Public Schools School District?
Forest Hills Public Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 19:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What is Forest Hills Public Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $16,211 is less than the state median of $17,461. The school district spending/student has grown by 21% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 18 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 9,291 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • : 97% (Top 1% in MI)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 65% (Top 5%)
  • : 74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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