Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepB-
- Clubs & ActivitiesB
- Health & SafetyB
- Resources & FacilitiesB+
Forest City High School is an above average, public school located in Forest City, IA. It has 364 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
- Pride Tribe, school spirit18%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Forest City High School Reviews
I moved to Forest City for my junior year of high school. I was extremely worried as I was leaving all of my old friends behind, and joining a new school district. However, after the first week of classes, I realized that the students here were so much nicer than those at my old school. There was no visual bullying, teachers cared about my education, and I was able to make friends much easier. The only problem I have had is the opportunity to play in sports. Joining a new school is difficult in terms of learning how they play their sport, but this was not the issue. I had a sense that the students who got to play more only got that opportunity because of their last name, and it was not based on their skill level.
I really enjoyed my extracurricular activities at Forest City High School. I loved FFA, band, and the relationships I made while there. One thing I would like to see change is the openness for all activities at the school. I would like to see recognition of all students, rather than just the athletes.
Forest City High School overall was a pretty good school. We had outstanding sports facilities and sports teams. The classes and teachers were both very good and provided us with many choices. One thing that I would like to see change at Forest City is the overall culture. I think that the Principal could be a little more fun and be more involved with the students. It would be cool to have individual relationships with the principal instead of dreading having to go see him or dreading whenever you see him