Forrest City High School

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Forrest City High School
467 Victoria Street
Forrest City, Arkansas 72335
United States
Type Public secondary
Established 1915
School district Forrest City School District
NCES District ID 0506270[1]
CEEB code 040805
NCES School ID 050627000344[2]
Dean Donnie Willis
Principal Osceola "Sonny" Hicks
Faculty 76.72 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 972 (2010–11[2])
Student to teacher ratio 12.66[2]
Campus type Closed
Color(s)      Royal blue
Athletics conference 5A East (2012–14)
Mascot Mustang
Team name Forrest City Mustangs
USNWR ranking Unranked (2012)
Federal funding Title 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.


Serving students in grades nine through twelve in this St. Francis County community 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.[3]

Forrest City High School
Forrest City High School is located in Arkansas
Forrest City High School
Forrest City High School is located in the US
Forrest City High School
Nearest city Forrest City, Arkansas
Coordinates 35°00′59″N 90°47′21″W / 35.01639°N 90.78917°W / 35.01639; -90.78917Coordinates: 35°00′59″N 90°47′21″W / 35.01639°N 90.78917°W / 35.01639; -90.78917
Area less than one acre
Built 1915
Architect Lester, W.C.
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP reference # 92001341[3]
Added to NRHP October 8, 1992 (1992-10-08)


Forrest City High School is accredited as a 1924 charter member of AdvancED (formerly North Central Association).[4] 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.[5]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

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 1974, 1975 and 1976, followed by two consecutive track banners in 2006 and 2007 again in 2016.

Notable alumni[edit]

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