PROFICIENCY 35% 8% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
35%Nevada County Office of Education
29%Nevada City

Forest Charter is a school servicing grades KG to 12 and is located in the district of "Nevada County Office of Education" in Nevada City, CA. There are a total of 720 students and 37 teachers at Forest Charter, for a student to teacher ratio of 20 to 1. There are a total of 225 free lunch students and 112 reduced lunch students.

Forest Charter has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 35.0%, which is 8% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio20:1
Free lunch225
Reduced lunch112


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment18
Taking some courses15
Taking some courses (not tests)2
Passing some courses4
Passing no courses7

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Forest Charter, there are a total of 18 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 15 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School15-19%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School45-49%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Forest Charter race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 91.7% 86.0% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.6% 1.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.6% 1.1% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 4.8% 7.2% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.6% 2.8% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.6% 0.9% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.1% 3.1% 3.1%

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Nevada City demographics profile

StatisticNevada CityCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,99423291
Median age34.536.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%52%55%
Speak English66%56%79%
Speak Spanish13%29%13%

Education level achieved in Nevada City

IndexNevada CityCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade86.8%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school85.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college63.6%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.6%1.3%
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