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By the year 2016, the Forrest City School District will be locally and nationally recognized for its innovative and aggressive approach to improving education in Eastern Arkansas.

Our Mission

To provide educational services that meet and exceed our customer’s needs and expectations, allowing us to prosper as a district and community.

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"Expect More!"

Important News

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Due to the recent inclement weather and school closings, the Forrest City School District has rescheduled Parent/Teacher Conferences for ALL schools to Monday, March 2. The Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Announcement from Stewart Elementary

Stewart Elementary will be participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test this week on February 17. Stewart Elementary would like for all parents to be aware of the test, and you can view the parent letter that was sent home with students earlier.

Click HERE to view the parent letter.

Announcement from Forrest City High School

Forrest City High School is offering "FREE" A.C.T. Prep classes to all FCHS students by the renown ACT Prep Coach "Steve Leake" of Edsortium.

Click HERE for more information.

2014/15 Arkansas Social Studies 9--12 Teacher of the Year!!

Mr. David L. Freligh, Social Studies Department Chairman of FCHS, has received the Arkansas Social Studies 9--12 Teacher of the Year award!! He was presented with the award from Arkansas Department of Education Public School Social Studies Program Advisor Maggie Herrick and Dustin Seaton, President of the Arkansas Council for the Social Studies at the Arkansas Curriculum Conference in Little Rock Nov. 6-7. Mr. Freligh is proud of his award, but credits this honor to his students first, the awesome people at the place he works (Forrest City High School), and finally the wonderful people with the Arkansas Council for the Social Studies and Maggie Herrick from ADE. Our Social Studies department at FCHS is obviously being noticed all across this State and there certainly is no better education anywhere else!


2014/15 Arkansas Secondary Art Teacher of the Year!!

Cheryl McMickle, FCHS Art teacher, has received the Arkansas Art Educators 2014/15 Arkansas Secondary Art Teacher of the Year award!! She will be honored in November at the AAE convention in Little Rock. Our district art departments are leading the state in art education. Let Mrs. McMickle know how proud you are of her and her accomplishments.

MUSTANGS WIN!! 5A Basketball State Champions

Congratulations to the Forrest City Mustang Boys Basketball team for winning the 5A Basketball Boys State Championship against the Jacksonville Red Devils. The Mustangs win with a score of 69-60. Outstanding job Coach Lofton and the Mustang Boys Basketball Team.


Attention High School Students and Parents!!!

East Arkansas Community College offers a program that will allow you to earn college credit while still attending high school. This program is known as Concurrent Enrollment.

Click here to see more information on the Concurrent Courses being offered.
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Interested in substitute teaching in the FCSD, contact SubTeachUSA, 1-800-541-6377 or email

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Central Students Honor Our Soldiers
by Admin User - Thursday, 12 February 2015, 09:53 PM

Central Students Honor Our Soldiers

Students in Mrs. Outley's class at Central Elementary school have been writing to our soldiers over seas and at home. The following story explains how Central students are honoring our soldiers.

"I have a class mate that I went to high school with. His name then was Bernard House. In Dec. of 2011 he was stationed in Iraq to fight in the war. He and I communicated through social media as well as via email. He told me then there were lots of soldiers that did not have any family and were depressed at the holidays. I asked him could my students write them letters.

We mailed letters and candy just in time for the holidays. Now, Bernard is back in the states working under Pres. Obama. He contacted me again this year around Christmas, and this time he asked for letters from my students for the injured soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center.

Again, my students responded!!!!! Bernard is now Lieutenant Colonel House. He called and thanked my class, and he is planning a trip to the school with his family in the spring to meet the faculty and staff of Central."
-- M. Outley

Central Student Receive US Flag from Iraq

Pictured are students in Mrs. Outley's class holding
a flag mailed from Iraq. The attached letter
stated that the flag was flown for 9 hours and 11 minutes.
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FCHS Sports Signing Day
by Admin User - Thursday, 12 February 2015, 09:40 PM

FCHS Sports Signing Day

Two students from Forrest City High School signed with two Arkansas colleges. Bryan Allen signed with Arkansas Tech, and Paul Bailey signed with the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. Congratulations to both students.

FCHS Sports Signing Day

FCHS Sports Signing Day

FCHS Sports Signing Day

FCHS Sports Signing Day

FCHS Sports Signing Day
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County Wide Spelling Bee
by Admin User - Friday, 6 February 2015, 10:26 PM

County Wide Spelling Bee

The county wide spelling bee was held on January 16 at EACC. There were approximately 18 students from the Junior High School and Lincoln Middle Academy of Excellence representing Forrest City School District. Angela Beard is the coordinator of the spelling bee from the Junior High, and Chris Oswalt is the coordinator from Lincoln.

The coordinators were very proud of the students, and they were pleased to announce that Forrest City School District had the top three winners of the county wide spelling bee!

Sasha McCoy (FCJH) - First place
Keshaun Jordan (LMAE) - Second place
Taylor Young (LMAE) - Third place

Sasha will be going on to the Mid-South Spelling Bee in Memphis on March 7.

There are great things happening in the Forrest City School District!

County Wide Spelling Bee
Pictured (L to R):
Allen Coleman, Bailey Jacobs, Seth Howard, Keshaun Jordan, Taylor Young, Tavion Williams, Hollidae Coleman, Kennedy Taylor, Shamya Futrell, & Kyra Adams

County Wide Spelling Bee
Pictured (L to R):
Taylor Young, Keshaun Jordan, Sasha McCoy
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FCHS Students Receive Honors
by Admin User - Friday, 16 January 2015, 04:17 PM

FCHS Students Receive Honors

In November, Forrest City students participated in a statewide contest to determine the flag for Arkansas. The Grand Prize winner's flag will be made into an actual flag to be flown in New Orleans in March.

Besides the Grand Prize winner, there are 1st - 4th places in 3 age categories: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. FCHS students won the following honors:

1st Place -Jasmine Hill (9th grade)

3rd Place - Kadaisha White (12th grade)

4th Place - Maureese McLain (9th grade)

These student's flag designs will be on display at the State Capitol in March, and each will receive awards and prizes at that time.

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Benjamin Banneker Day Activity
by Admin User - Thursday, 11 December 2014, 10:04 PM

Benjamin Banneker Day Activity

Mr. Shaw's AP Statistics Class participates in the National Benjamin Banneker Week Activities.

Pictured are Tony Goodman 11th grade (Constructed a Benjamin Banneker Clock and Samirriah Mills (12th) who wrote a Poem one of Banneker's pastime activities).


Also participating, but not pictured, was LaShay Blackwell who wrote a research paper on Benjamin Banneker.

This was a great activity and good opportunity.

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FCJH Duke Talent Search Students
by Admin User - Monday, 24 November 2014, 08:24 PM

FCJH Duke Talent Search Students

Forrest City Jr. High School is proud to announce 2014 - 2015 Duke University "TIP" (Talent Identification Program) students. These outstanding students have qualified to take the ACT test in February with high school juniors and seniors based on their achievement test scores.

FCJH Duke Talent Search Students
The students pictured are: l-r front row: Jordyn Stegall, Aza McShan, Brandy Williams
back row l-r James Pulley, Tyrone Mason, Kailon Hodges, Earnest House, Darren Smith, Takira Robinson, Harlee Criss and Devonte Buford.

For more information about the Duke Talent Search, contact Mrs. Marna Gardner, GT Coordinator.

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