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D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    D+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Forest Hill High School is a public school located in Jackson, MS. It has 1,074 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 1% of students are at least proficient in math and 12% in reading.
Address
2607 Raymond Road
Jackson, MS 39212
Telephone
(601) 371-4313
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Forest Hill High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
1%
Average Graduation Rate
68%
Average SAT
Average ACT
19
116 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$35,308
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$792
National
$949
Median Home Value
$88,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Football games
    23%
  • Field Trips
    20%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Who's Who
    13%
  • Soccer and tennis
    10%
  • Choir
    8%
  • Band,
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,074
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,795
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.6%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,666/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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In a leap of faith, I transferred to Thee Forest Hill and the scholars, teachers, and staff took me in with open arms. Band is a perfect example of how unity at Forest Hill has strengthened my character. Never was there a time when someone wasn't encouraging me or stressing the theme of family. Just as a family, things are not always perfect and we get on each other about things, but we always come back together.
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During my 4 years at Forest Hill, I experienced a lot. The school itself holds many academic students. It’s the media that needs to see these students’ potential. I like how the teachers would work hard to make sure you’re passing their class. I just hope to receive more certified teachers to come to this school.
My experience with Forest Hill High School was great, even though I've overcome some struggles with my subject classes. I loved that the teachers would try to make sure that we are getting everything we need and prepare us for college. I would like to see Forest Hill High School change as a whole society and a environment as a whole.