Forest school information

IndexForestMississippiNational
Average Test Scores15%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools589379,221
Total private schoolsn/a20624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a687,963
The Forest, MS educational system consists of 5 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Forest public schools have average test scores of 15% which is 46% lower than than the Mississippi average and 70% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Forest public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 66.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 62.9% have completed high school, 12.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Forest are 70% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Forest.
  • 66.5% of people in Forest have completed 8th grade.
  • 62.9% of people in Forest have completed high school.
  • 12.2% of people in Forest have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Forest

IndexForestMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade66.5%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school62.9%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college38.4%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.0%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.2%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.8%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%0.9%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Sebastopol, MS31738%24%
Lake, MS53225%49%
Morton, MS3,43015%69%
Hillsboro, MS1,21615%70%
Forest, MS5,70015%70%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Loudon, TN5,70152%5%
Sinton, TX5,70165%32%
Rupert, ID5,70238%23%
Nazareth, PA5,70365%33%
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC5,70342%15%
Forest, MS5,70015%70%
Source: The Forest, MS 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.