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Forest Hill High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 38 students

 

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Posted March 22, 2010

I attented forest hill and it was great! The teachers there really care about the students and try to make sure they learn all they need to learn and more to get prepared for the next grade level. Its truely one of the best schools in JPS.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

266 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
76%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
87%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
72%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 99% 50%
Hispanic 1% 3%
White 1% 46%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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2607 Raymond Rd
Jackson, MS 39212
Phone: (601) 371-4313

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