Forest Hill Community High School

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Forest Hill Community High School
Address
6901 Parker Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33405
United States
Information
Type Public (magnet) secondary
Established 1958
School district Palm Beach County School District
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,981 (2013-2014) [1]
Color(s) Red, white, black & blue                    
Website

Forest Hill Community High School (FHCHS) also known as Forest Hill or The Hill, is a coeducational public high school in West Palm Beach, Florida with an enrollment of almost 2,000 students. The school is a part of the School District of Palm Beach County.

History[edit]

Original building

The school opened as Forest Hill High School in 1959;[2] it is situated next to the West Palm Beach Country Club and I-95 in the southwestern corner of the City of West Palm Beach on a compact 20.3-acre (82,000 m2) tract. A larger building replaced the original structure on the same site in 2004. The school was first accredited in 1961. In the 1980s, the Palm Beach County School Board added the word Community to the names of all public high schools. Forest Hill is a public school for students in the local community, and for those coming from afar to the magnet programs held at the school.[2]

Academics[edit]

The school's attendance boundaries encompass a culturally diverse area with a high percentage of non-native speakers of English.[3] In order to expand the opportunities available to its student body, the school initiated many magnet programs: Information Technology, International Baccalaureate, Environmental Science, Engineering, Tourism and Hospitality and Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps. In 2008, the Tourism and Hospitality magnet program introduced a marketing club, DECA, into its program; and in 2009, the club opened up the school's first alternative breakfast cafe called Falcon Cafe, run by its members and officers.

The school also offers English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Exceptional Student Education (ESE). The basic classes are: English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language, Art, Culinary, Physical Education, Culinary, and Woodwork.

Athletics[edit]

The school ended their 37-game football losing streak on October 23, 2009. The Varsity Falcons beat Spanish River 12-7. They had the longest losing streak in the state with 43 games from 1999-2003. The win was only fifth in the decade for Forest Hill. The game was won on Forest Hill's Senior night, the last home football game for the 2009-2010 season, except for the homecoming game, which was held on November 6, 2009.

School rating[edit]

[4]

Year School Grade
1989–1999 C
1999–2000 D
2000–2001 D
2001–2002 F
2002–2003 C
2003–2004 C
2004–2005 B
2005–2006 C
2006–2007 C
2007–2008 C
2008–2009 C
2009–2010 B
2010–2011 B

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.palmbeachschools.org/schools/foresthillhigh.htm
  2. ^ a b "Forest Hill Community High School". Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  3. ^ Desmon, Stephanie (1999-05-09). "For a glimpse of the future, look at Forest Hill High School; Spanish spoken here (and plenty of other languages, too)". Palm Beach Post. 
  4. ^ "Search 2009 FCAT Results for Florida Schools". 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  5. ^ Kernagis Dawn N; McKinlay Casey; Kincaid Todd R (2008). "Dive Logistics of the Turner to Wakulla Cave Traverse". In: Brueggeman P, Pollock NW, eds. Diving for Science 2008. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences 27th Symposium. Dauphin Island, AL: AAUS;. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°39′16″N 80°03′52″W / 26.6545113°N 80.0644861°W / 26.6545113; -80.0644861