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Forsyth High School

Public | 9-12 | 396 students

 
 

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Posted April 18, 2011

I am a graduate of Forsyth High School and feel that I didnt have any problem with the teachers. Granted there probably isn't any of my teachers left, but it's not all the teachers fault. First you have to look at the fact that they are not as large as some neighboring schools such as Branson therefore they do not get the funding like the much larger schools. Which is why it seems like the teacher dont care. They care but they dont have the funding they need to do all the things they would like to teach your child. And for the parent who bought a house in the branson school district I hate to tell you but Branson sucked when I went there. Shipping freshman and some sophomores to the JR high for their classes. What kind of education did those kids get spending time on a bus being shipped from the High school north of town to the jr high wich was near down town?


Posted August 26, 2010

WHO CARE ABOUT FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL I WOULD"NT SENND MY DAD THERE THE TEACHER DONT CARE THE PRINCIPAL DONT CARE EATHER WELL THATS HOW IT WAS WHEN I WENT THEY JUST PASS YOU THERES NO ONE ONE THERE AT ALL THE BEST SCHOOL EVER IS REEDS SPRING THEY CARE THEY DO MORE THERE FOR THE KIDS THEN ANY OTHER SCHOOL HERE,SO IF YOU WAN THAT GO TO REEDS SPRING.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

I moved to Forsyth from Ozark. A huge change on my part, but for the best. Ozark was overwhelmingly big and Forsythe was small and perfect size. The teachers are amazing and help explain things to you easier than any school,.,there food may not be as good as some but it still suffices.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2009

We moved to Forsyth, MO from 2500 miles away. My son spent one year in Forsyth schools with no help from the teachers what so ever. My son was outgoing in sports and in the social sceen, recieving good grades from a high performance school in the North West. When arriving to Forsyth, we were not greated by friendly staff. I had the feeling of no moral amongst the falcilty. The students were rude, and disrespectfully to any peer. My son spent one year in Forsyth (one year to long), before we bought a home in the Branson School District, were his attitude is back to normal, he is outgoing again, and he shares common interst. If I had not made the move for my son, he would had failed out of High school, and no one would had cared in the Forsyth School System. Please do your child a favor!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

i love this school. Everyone is so nice and thre are no cliques. I have so many friends here and everyone is so nice. The teachers are amazing and so helpful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2009

I went to Forsyth, and though it did not offer all of the college prep classes that most schools offer the teachers are willing to help and all of the students are accepting and respectable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2008

I go to forsyth and I love it. I moved around a lot and this is the only school I really enjoyed. The kids are awesome and the teachers are so helpful. If anyone would want to go to a small town school, this would be the one they should choose. Forsyth is my home and I am so lucky to be going here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2007

I transferred to FHS as a sophomore and the learning stopped there. I did little of nothing and made A's and B's. The teachers are awful!with a few exceptions) The students run the show. Kids always in the hallways (during class time) and administrators get no respect. The athletic program (for the girls) is a joke! I spent the 1st two years of college trying to catch up to my peers. They were ready for college, I was not. Every school will have success stories but at FHS that is the exception not the rule. I have my Master's degree but it is not because I went to Forsyth. Good luck to any parents sending their kids to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

I attended Forsyth High School and since then have gone on to Law School. My achievements would never have been possible without the encouragement I received from the great teaching staff at Forsyth.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 1, 2006

Forsyth has such high standards that may seem unreachable at first, but the teachers are always so willing to help you it's not a problem at all. Their ahead of the other schools in education by a ton and want the kids to succeed. The kids ,the actually students, are mostly nonjudgemental they take you for who you are and accept it. Theres not really a bully problem or anything like that we all just kinda get along. The extracurricular activites are somewhat slim but theres still a lot of stuff. Theres book club, FBLA, FCCLA, math club, FCA, and the sports thats some of what we have. Theres something for everyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2004

Forsyth High School has a reputation for producing highly educated and successful students. The kids are extremely motivated and the teachers are A+. Forsyth has a great community, whom are involved with school activities. I strongly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 9, 2004

I do not attend Forsyth, but the reputation at my town is bad. Forstyh is known for bad sportmanship, and nobody wished to play them. I would not recomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
54%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
76%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
27%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Free or reduced-price lunch63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Free or reduced-price lunch90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunch66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students71%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunch65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White28%
Free or reduced-price lunch23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 75%
Hispanic 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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178 Panther St
Forsyth, MO 65653
Phone: (417) 546-6383

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