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About This School

Forbush High is a public high school in East Bend. The principal of Forbush High is Dr Christopher Nichols, whose e-mail is 883 children attend Forbush High and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 38% of the 883 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Forbush High is 16:1. Yadkin Early College is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Multiracial 0.8% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.5%
Asian 0.2% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 58%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I know teenagers that come from this school. They are not well educated. I sometimes wonder what their parents would say if they heard what they talk about. I know a specific student that goes there and she have told me that most of the students only talk about drugs and sex. I have also heard that teachers need more training. I would not recommend this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has very many ups and downs. This school for me has been great academically and I have made excellent grades. But I accomplished my good grades mostly by challenging myself and studying hard. The teachers at this school need some more training on how to deal with a more diverse audience rather than teach like you would have taught 40 years ago. The math department absolutely stinks.The teachers do not take the time of day to make sure that you learn anything they'd rather give you the curriculum requirements and move on with their day. The so called "CTE" department is full of sports coaches that would rather take class time making athletic phone calls and picking out the next set of warm ups for their team. The same goes for the History department. The student body is very simple. 3/4ths of the school is erogant rich white teenagers and 1/4th of the school is povertish teenagers. The use of tobacco at this school is disgusting and you cannot walk 10 feet down the sidewalk without seeing spit from tobacco products. I would not reccomend this school for anyone. I would reccomend sending your students to a private school where a good education is guranteed.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is in the 8th grade this year. Some of the teachers are nice education is adequate and the school is safe. However I find it pathetic that the school does not have a graduation ceremony for the 8th graders of 2011. This is am milestone and to only have an awards ceremony is ludicrous! My son was accepted to the early college and he was not even recognized for that. Come on! I am very disappointed and so is his grandparent who wanted to attend a graduation.

  • (4 years ago)

    I read a review that disappointed me.Stating that nearly every mexician belongs to a gang. Being a latina at forbush high I felt categoris and jugded. I know many latinos at forbush who are excellent students.But I wont lie that some of them disgust me too.But we are not all the same.

  • (5 years ago)

    this is the best school i've ever been to since i've gone here i've had higher test scores and everything!! i love it there i wouldn't change my school for anything in the world!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is excellent! I have worked in other school districts but the kids here are terrific. The level of education is tremendous and it is one of the safest schools in the state. I love it here.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to Forbush and now my kids go there. I think it is a great school but it's also a poor school (financially). The thing that is starting to worry me are the Latino gangs. Nearly every mexican at the school says they are a member of a gang. Sir 13 La family etc. They even have the little tatoo of three dots on their faces or hands. This type of ignorance disgusts me.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to forbush for three of my high school years. After moving I realized how great it actually is. There is a family feel from forbush that you don't get in other schools. All of the teachers are willing to help you even if it sometimes inconveniences them.

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated in 2007 and loved it at Forbush. They may not have as many resources as other schools in other counties but the teachers really care and it's a great atmosphere! Go Falcons!

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