Avg. test scores 24%
High school dipl. 16%
Bachelors degree 53%

Forest City school information

IndexForest CityNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores37%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools81,89579,221
Total private schools151024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Forest City are 24% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Forest City
  • 72.8% of people in Forest City have completed 8th grade
  • 69.8% of people in Forest City have completed high school
  • 14.4% of people in Forest City have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Forest City

      IndexForest CityNorth CarolinaNational
      Completed 8th grade72.8%83.4%84.3%
      Completed high school69.8%81.9%83.0%
      Completed some college44.6%59.9%59.4%
      Completed associate degree25.1%38.1%38.5%
      Completed bachelors14.4%29.0%30.3%
      Completed masters6.5%10.2%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.1%2.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.7%1.3%1.3%

      Forest City, NC School Districts

      • Rutherford County Schools

      There are a total of 8 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Forest City. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Forest City, NC schools is 37%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Forest City, NC, an average of 72.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 69.8% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Mooresboro, NC50374%50%
      Boiling Springs, NC4,65068%38%
      Casar, NC27562%26%
      Cliffside, NC33160%21%
      Ellenboro, NC1,26756%13%
      Forest City, NC7,35637%24%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Rathdrum, ID7,35751%3%
      Dunellen, NJ7,35536%28%
      Flatwoods, KY7,35864%31%
      Navasota, TX7,35255%11%
      Fort Pierce North, FL7,36562%26%
      Forest City, NC7,35637%24%
      Source: The Forest City, NC 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.