Forest City school information

IndexForest CityIowaNational
Average Test Scores84%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools31,10179,221
Total private schools120824,874
Total post-secondary schools1967,963
The Forest City, IA educational system consists of 3 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Forest City public schools have average test scores of 84% which is 8% higher than than the Iowa average and 70% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Forest City public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.0% have completed high school, 20.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Forest City are 70% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Forest City.
  • 89.9% of people in Forest City have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.0% of people in Forest City have completed high school.
  • 20.5% of people in Forest City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Forest City

IndexForest CityIowaNational
Completed 8th grade89.9%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school88.0%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college58.1%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.5%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.5%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters4.1%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Forest City (high school & post-secondary)

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Britt, IA1,91985%72%
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Forest City, IA4,04384%70%

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Source: The Forest City, IA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.