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Forrest City High School

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Forrest City High School
467 Victoria Street


United States
TypePublic secondary
School districtForrest City School District
NCES District ID0506270[1]
CEEB code040805
NCES School ID050627000344[2]
DeanDonnie Willis
PrincipalOsceola "Sonny" Hicks
Faculty76.72 (on FTE basis)[2]
Enrollment691 (2016-17)[3]
Student to teacher ratio12.66[2]
Campus typeClosed
Color(s)     Royal blue
Athletics conference5A East (2012–14)
Team nameForrest City Mustangs
USNWR rankingUnranked (2012)
Federal fundingTitle I

Forrest City High School is a comprehensive public high school in Forrest City, Arkansas, United States. It is the sole high school administered by the Forrest City School District and its main feeder school is Forrest City Junior High School.

In addition to Forrest City it serves other areas in central St. Francis County, including Caldwell, Colt, Madison, and Widener.[4]

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Serving students in grades nine through twelve since 1892, an earlier building on Rosser Street built in 1915, known as Old Central, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1992.[5]

Forrest City High School
Nearest cityForrest City, Arkansas
Coordinates35°00′59″N 90°47′21″W / 35.01639°N 90.78917°W / 35.01639; -90.78917
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectLester, W.C.
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference #92001341[5]
Added to NRHPOctober 8, 1992 (1992-10-08)


Forrest City High School is accredited as a 1924 charter member of AdvancED (formerly North Central Association).[6] The assumed course of study follows the Smart Core curriculum established by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE).

Students engage in regular and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and exams. FCHS is a member of the Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science (AAIMS) designed to improve scores on AP exams.[7]

Extracurricular activities

The Forrest City High School mascot is the Mustang horse with the school colors as Royal blue and white. The Forrest City Mustangs compete in the 5A East Conference administered by the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA).

The 5A East Conference (2012–14) consists of the following schools:

  • Batesville
  • Beebe
  • Blytheville
  • Forrest City
  • Greene County Tech
  • Nettleton
  • Paragould
  • Wynne

The Mustangs have won several state championships including:

  • Golf: The boys golf team are 2-time state golf champions (1969, 1973).
  • Basketball: The Mustangs boys basketball team won its first state championship in 2014 and another in 2016.
  • Track and field: The boys track teams are 6-time state track and field champions; winning three consecutive state titles in 1975, 1976 and 1977, followed by two consecutive track banners in 2006 and 2007 again in 2016.

Notable alumni

  • Don Kessinger (1960) - 6x Major League Baseball All-Star player; manager of Chicago White Sox in 1979; high school All-American and NFHS National High School Hall of Fame inductee
  • Jimmy Rogers (1973) - former professional football player
  • Terry Brown, Clifton Blanchett, Michael Gray, and Pat Mitchell (1977) - All-American Track and Field; 1977 Mile Relay Team ranked #7 in the United States with a time of 3:14.7, Meet of Champion and All-Time Best in Arkansas
  • Jason Jones (2003) - former professional football player
  • Barrett Astin (2009) - former professional baseball player
  • Cara McCollum (2010) - Miss New Jersey 2013; news anchor

External links


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Forrest City School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Search for Public Schools - Forrest City High School (050627000344)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  3. ^ "FORREST CITY HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS):  St. Francis County, AR" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  5. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  6. ^ "Accreditation Profile, Forrest City High School". AdvancED. Retrieved Aug 22, 2012.
  7. ^ "FCSD Designated as AAIMS School" (PDF). Mustang Times, Volume 12, Issue 2, September 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2012.[permanent dead link]
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