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511 Cleveland Street
Forest, MS 39074-3215
p. 601-469-3255

Forest High School
in Forest, MS

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Forest Municipal School Dist
State Agency:
Mississippi Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered9th Grade – 12th Grade
LevelHigh School
Teacher FTEs22.3
Surrounding communityTown, Distant Territory inside an urban cluster that is more than 10 miles and less than or equal to 35 miles from an urbanized area.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title IN/A
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Forest, MS 39074-3215
Total Population16,111 (5,542 urban / 10,569 rural)
Households5,748 (2.78 people per house)
Median Household Income$25,754
Families4,244 (3.22 people per family)
Pop. — African American7,560
Pop. — Asian58
Pop. — Pacific Islander5
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native125
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)8,066
Pop. — Other464

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 238 67%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 33 9%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 271 76%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     15%
English Language Learners     5%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A57%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A66%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A60%
White Non-HispanicN/A67%
All Students<53%64%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 64 87.35%
GED Recipients     12.32%
Other Completers 11 7.39%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Forest High School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic247>69%50%
Asian / Pacific Islander1N/AN/A
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/AN/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic64<17%46%
9th Grade 88 19 19 126
10th Grade 50 11 1 18 80
11th Grade 54 5 16 75
12th Grade 51 9 10 70
Ungraded 4 1 5
Total 247 44 1 64 356

Forest Municipal School Dist – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Forest High School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides23.2<21%24%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors2.7>2%2%
Library / Media Specialist4.0>4%3%
Library / Media SupportN/A1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)1.9>2%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)1.0<1%1%
Guidance Staff Total2.9<3%3%
District Admins4.7>4%3%
Dist. Admin/Sppt8.5>8%5%
School Admins5.8>5%5%
School Admin/Sppt6.3<6%6%
Other Support45.0>41%39%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Forest Municipal School Dist Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools   
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$3,296,000<$2,198$2,594
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $821
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $821
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$2,959,000<$1,973$2,499
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund$466,000>$310$277
 Bond Fund$3,000<$2$855
 Other Funds$2,646,000<$1,765$2,089
Total Revenues$12,010,000<$8,012$8,969
Total Expenses$11,427,000<$7,623$8,763

Forest Municipal School Dist Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$3,161,000$6,451,974
Special Education Programs$580,000$1,379,424
Vocational Education Programs $576,779
Other Education Programs$92,000$523,649
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$4,323,000$1,331,000$9,844,987$2,939,066
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$430,000$107,000$619,570$175,523
 General Administration$185,000$47,000$387,539$116,211
 School Administration$541,000$154,000$1,038,411$291,834
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$243,000$107,000$575,192$235,119
 Student Transportation$186,000$98,000$517,274$233,514
 Business / Central / Other$164,000$53,000$297,172$86,881
Food Services$312,000$150,000$430,735$226,914

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Forest Municipal School Dist.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$701,000>$467$413
  General Administration$309,000<$206$296
  School Administration$712,000>$474$435
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$1,084,000<$723$808
  Student Transportation$431,000<$287$357
  Business / Central / Other$230,000<$153$170
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$812,000>$541$481
  Enterprise Operations  $27
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services  $50
 Adult Education  $20
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures   
 Instructional Equipment$28,000<$18$109
 Other Equipment$253,000<$168$177
 Non-Specified Equipment  $39
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems   
Debt Interest$124,000<$82$116

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Forest Municipal School Dist.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$531,000<$354$486
  Children with Disabilities Idea$343,000<$228$244
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality   
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$9,000<$6$9
  Title V, Part A$2,000<$1$23
  Vocational and Tech Education  $16
  Bilingual Education$27,000>$18$5
  Child Nutrition Act$679,000>$452$400
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $42
  Indian Education   
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$6,497,000<$4,334$4,541
 Staff Improvement Programs   
 Special Education Programs  $13
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$94,000>$62$62
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs$1,000 $94
 School Lunch Programs$5,000<$3$3
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs  $65
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs$56,000<$37$79
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions  $2,619
 Property Taxes$2,920,000>$1,947$1,668
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes  $74
 From Other School Systems  $39
 From Cities and Counties$5,000<$3$132
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents  $13
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $8
 School Lunch$157,000>$104$98
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$135,000<$90$115
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services$14,000<$9$89
 Interest Earnings$151,000<$100$125

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