Forrest City school information

IndexForrest CityArkansasNational
Average Test Scores13%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:114:116:1
Total public schools686079,221
Total private schools116524,874
Total post-secondary schools2987,963
The Forrest City, AR educational system consists of 6 public schools, 1 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Forrest City public schools have average test scores of 13% which is 54% lower than than the Arkansas average and 74% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Forrest City public schools is 17:1, compared to 14:1 in Arkansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 67.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 64.6% have completed high school, 8.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.9% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Forrest City are 74% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Forrest City.
  • 67.3% of people in Forrest City have completed 8th grade.
  • 64.6% of people in Forrest City have completed high school.
  • 8.7% of people in Forrest City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Forrest City

IndexForrest CityArkansasNational
Completed 8th grade67.3%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school64.6%79.0%83.0%
Completed some college40.9%50.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree16.2%27.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors8.7%21.5%30.3%
Completed masters3.6%7.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%0.9%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Palestine, AR75117%65%
Forrest City, AR14,87113%74%

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Fort Carson, CO14,87335%29%
Aldine, TX14,86773%49%
Somerton, AZ14,86620%60%
Mount Vernon, IL14,88023%54%
Alexander City, AL14,85941%16%
Forrest City, AR14,87113%74%
Source: The Forrest City, AR 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.