River Forest High School

  • River Forest High School serves 497 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • River Forest High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • River Forest High School's student population of 497 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students497 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • River Forest High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of River Forest High School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank#1615 out of 1762 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
40%
12%
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Black
11%
13%
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White
43%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score0.650.51
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Graduation Rate80-84%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in River Forest High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRiver Forest Community School Corp School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I feel like it is the state that lacks funding for the children,whatever happened to no child left behind. This is a good school and the teachers are over worked and under paid. Before you know it the teachers will be gone and the students will be taking courses online,there goes the structure of school. I really hope that my child gets to walk across the stage and be proud to have that experience. Lets keep fighting for our community and keep our schools open.
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5  
River Forest may not have the best technology department, new resources, or a variety of classes. But, we are a family. A family that looks after each and one another. I feel it is not the schools fault, but our own state funding is the problem. The State of Indiana cuts out millions of dollars from Education every year, that is the real problem. I love this school, but I don't want to see it close in the future. If you are an involved parent, please call the state. That is where the real problem begins and the student and staff, pay the price. I am currently attending River Forest as an 8th grade alumni and planning to graduate, then proceed to Ball State University.
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River Forest does not compare academically to other schools in the area, they lack the resources, and teaching staff to provide these children with a proper education. In Athletics its about who you know not your experience in the sport or as a coach, they have the school Janitor coaching all the sports programs just to fill the spot. Spend some money and hire someone with knowledge.
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