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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
North Forrest High School is a public school located in Hattiesburg, MS. It has 352 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

North Forrest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
Average ACT
22
41 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$40,675
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$761
National
$949
Median Home Value
$120,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Graduation
    31%
  • Free dress days
    19%
  • Homecoming week
    19%
  • I love our baseball games!
    13%
  • Clinicals
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
352
Free or Reduced Lunch
84%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,029
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,458/ year
National
$12,239
43%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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I love going to north Forrest high school. I’ve been at NFHS for 12 years and I wouldn’t change a thing. The staff is amazing & so is the students. NFHS is a diverse school & all the kids get along. Because of it being such a small school you will know everyone. It’s like a little town at north Forrest. My favorite thing about NFHS is that they have the most dual credit classes to offer in Hattiesburg! You can get up to 30 hours of college classes while your still in high school.
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I would like to see the parents be more involved with their children's education for one. Two, I would like to see the athletics be more taken seriously. The children in sports are not set up for success and have to get into college sports on their own because the school does not seem to care about their preparation for the next level. The facilities could be updated like the gym, the school itself, and that the food be changed because most kids refused to eat the food; or only ate it because they did not have no other choice.
I have been attending North Forrest since I was a little kid. In my opinion I think North Forrest is a great school with plenty of opportunities. Last year they had millions of dollar come from scholarship money and lots of kid got to go to junior college for free. The education is great also because right now I am take 4 college classes that could place me as a sophomore in college my first year. North Forrest has changed a lot of the year and I feels as if nothing else should change about it