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About This School

Forney High School is a public high school in Forney. The principal of Forney High School is Mr Steve Whiffen and can be contacted at stephen.whiffen@forneyisd.net. 1,299 students attend Forney High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 2% of the Forney High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 16% of the 1,299 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 18% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Forney High School is 15:1. North Forney High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 67%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 17% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0.9% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 24%
Limited English proficiency 2% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 16% 22%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I graduated from this school in June of 2012. I attended this school district starting in 2nd grade. I used to enjoy going to school in Forney until I got to high school. Obviously high school in general is going to get a bad rep but I absolutely hated going to school here. Some of the teachers were good but most weren't. There is a HORRIBLE clique problem which made is difficult for me to keep friends! I was involved in so many activities but lost friends because I was friends with other people. I understand that's a typical high school issue but its horrible here. Also there is supposed to be a dress code here. I can almost guarantee that 50% of the kids here don't go to class in dress code. The dress code consists of polos khaki/navy blue/black pants belt closed toe shoes. A lot of the kids wear hoodies (wearing t-shirts underneath rather than polos) and black pants (yoga pants leggings etc.). As someone who attended this school and got in trouble for wearing a maroon polo instead of red I think it's completely unfair for kids to get away with this. All in all I did not enjoy attending this school. I didn't learn much while at FHS and do not recommend going here.

  • (11 months ago)

    I have a hard time believing anything written by most of the people that have written a review on here. The use of the English language by people on this website and specifically this school review is appalling.

  • (1 year ago)

    did not teach anything for child get out on there own. dod not send child this school bad school

  • (2 years ago)

    One of the most disciplined schools I have seen. Student dress code is exceptional saving parent's money and creating uniformity. Teachers demand a lot from the AP students and regular students alike. INCREDIBLE fine arts programs. State competitive band. Talented choir art and theatre program.

  • (2 years ago)

    Can you say bullying? We moved to Forney for a good school . From Kindergarten up we have had some minor issues with uniforms student drop off chaos but never did we anticipate fighting with the High School to help us stop bullying! My child has continuously been verbally harassed by peers and a coach. We have brought all of this to the principle s attention but have been told they can t do anything about it. My child was physically attacked by another student and there is still no regard to the issue at hand. Bullying is being tolerated and escalates to physical altercations. How many fights can you count in a day? The lack of concern from the administration is appalling. We are trying desperately to get out of Forney High School. If you are considering relocating to Forney for the school district please reconsider (or teach your child how to fight)! Check out Sunnyvale or Rockwall/Heath.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son went to Forney High and for I don't think it the scholl for kids of color. the teachers overall were good but the principals were terrible. We even had a prinicipal to lie on my son and we were able to prove it and nothing was done to her she now at North Forney. I just think their overrall concern is Taks and this done not prepare them for college. They hardly ever have homeworks nor do they have books to take home. In college you are not going to be working from a computer. You will have textbooks and you need to have good study skills. Forney High does not prepare them for this. The coaches were the worst and if you were not their famous then you didn't get any play.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been in this school district for 11 years now. This is the only school district I have ever known sadly. Im in the middle of my junior year and am going homeschool. The uniforms aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be but yes you do tend to spend a bunch of money no matter what brand because you have to buy out of school clothes and uniforms. Yes this school is all about TAKS. I don't know how many teachers on the first day of school preached about TAKS and how they can pass you. This school basically says if you can't pass TAKS you wont go to college. Forney has smart teachers very smart but are not good at teaching. Most Staff is made up of Coach's who just give busy work also.

  • (4 years ago)

    I do agree that the children are rude and the cliques are almost unbearable. The dress code causes us to have to spend an additional $350 per child each year. We want our kids to be normal so we still provide jeans and shirts as their regular wardrobe. Too much expense! I have met my children's teachers and I was overall very pleased. It is too bad the school is crowded with a new school across town half empty. Last but not least there is way too much homework! We spend around 3 hours each night on homework. Eight classes a day is silly.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has really helped my child grow as a person. Her grades has gone up and the teachers there really help her.

  • (6 years ago)

    They put a lot of emphasis on athletics but to say the least their sports programs are less than impressive. The children at the school are unruly and very rude to one another. There is a major clique mentality at the school. I believe that the administration should focus less on dress code and regulations and rather encourage ethics and equality. The school is just poorly run all around on both the administration's teacher's and student's behalf. We transferred out.

  • (6 years ago)

    Academic programs are good except you might want to put a little more resources on academics and not sports. You can keep them in good shape without being excessive. Love your dress code but let's not get too carried away.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent who has lived in the district for the past 14 years.This year was my son's freshman year in a school that is drastically over crowded with a 1700+ student body.I have had a problem with getting textbooks issued.And there is far too much emphasis on state required accessments i.e.TAKS.

  • (7 years ago)

    The district is growing. Most of the emphasis is being placed on the elementary level for new schools. I believe that the administration from the high school level could be much better. You have to wear uniforms in the district. Only certain colors are allowed. They have an excellent band and music program. The fine arts program is improving. They have a good athletic program. Some very good quality teachers are here who make coming to school to learn interesting.

  • (7 years ago)

    The district as a whole maintains a 'clique' mentality. I have seen this district from inside and out for the last 25 years. I was a student from 5th grade through 12th then my children went from 1st-5th. I had to pull my children out and move due to the complete lack of concern for any real education in Forney. The only true concern in the entire district is teaching the kids the correct responses to the state mandated standardized testing and football. No real education takes place in Forney ISD. They are not looking to fix this problem they are looking for you to shut up and fall in line.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is okay but is in serious need of improvement. The school could be much better. The entire focus of the learning curriculum is leaned towards the TAKS the Texas Assesment of Knowledge and Skills. The AP Curriculum is limited. The district is growing and this school does not yet know how to deal with that growth. The district is focusing on elementary growth and ignoring classes of 35+ in the High School. Although there are some positive qualities such as a good band and well ranked academic teams there are many bad traits too. If your child is in athletics a large sum of money goes to that deparment. If your child is in special ed the special ed program is top-notch. If you are uninterested in these programs I would look elsewhere.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was a student here for approximately 1 and 1/2 years. This was the most miserable time of my life. There was no emphasis placed on the importance of art ONLY FOOTBALL. The teachers were so terrible that even I could have taught their remedial simplistic curriculumn. The whole town seemed to be trapped in a time warp dating back at least 50 years. Worst of all was the implementation of a MANDATORY uniform policy of which their was no opting out of. Unless you enjoy the idea of a substandard education and discouragement of your child's creativity stay away.

  • (10 years ago)

    My children have grown up in this district and we have not experienced any problems. The administration cares about our children and that reflects in the teachers.

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