River Forest Middle School

  • River Forest Middle School serves 375 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 31% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 46% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • River Forest Middle 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 31%.

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School Overview

  • River Forest Middle School's student population of 375 students has grown by 61% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 64% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students375 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • River Forest Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,769 schools in Indiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of River Forest Middle School is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall School Rank#1572 out of 1769 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
54%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:117:1
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Hispanic
38%
12%
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Black
10%
12%
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White
47%
69%
This chart display the percentage of White students in River Forest Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in River Forest Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score0.630.50
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in River Forest Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRiver Forest Community Sch Corp School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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