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Why Forest Hills

Forest Hills is a place where all members of the district are engaged in providing educational opportunities that empower students to excel. With a tradition of excellence and a supportive community, Forest Hills provides an innovative curriculum, high expectations and total devotion to young people. As a comprehensive preschool through 12th-grade public school district, FHSD serves approximately 7,350 students in Anderson Township and the Village of Newtown. The district is home to nine neighborhood schools offering more than 165 courses, four global languages, 23 Advanced Placement courses, 100 extracurricular activities, 28 sports and an array of fine and performing arts opportunities. By blending face-to-face instruction with technology, FHSD provides personalized, student-centered learning that empowers students to fully explore their subjects and interests.


(read more in our Quality Profile)

  • In 2016, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation named four FHSD seniors as semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, an honor less than 1% of the country’s high school students achieve.  An additional 12 students joined the ranks of the top 5% of high school seniors when they were named commended students.

  • The Ohio Department of Education has named Nagel Middle School in Forest Hills School District as an Ohio School to Watch, a designation only 21 middle schools in Ohio currently hold. Nagel Middle School has received this designation three times.

  • The FHSD graduation rate is 95.8%

  • 77% of FHSD’s teaching staff have a master’s degree or higher and 51% have been with the district for 10 years or more.

  • FHSD dedicates 72.1% of the district’s operational budget to classroom instruction, ranking the district 32nd out of more than 600 districts in the state in regards to the percentage of the budget spent on classroom instruction.

  • Forest Hills offers more than 100 extracurricular activities, enabling students to explore a wide variety of interests! Several of these activities are financially supported by parent organizations!

  • The National Association of Music Merchants named Forest Hills one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the nation, a title bestowed to only 25 districts in Ohio!

  • Duke Energy presented Forest Hills School District with a Power Partner Award for the district’s responsible use of energy, efforts to save money and participation in programs that benefit the community. Forest Hills was the only school district, and one of only 14 companies, chosen from 4,000 large businesses across the country to be recognized as a 2015 Duke Energy Power Partner.

  • For three consecutive years, every Forest Hills school earned Clean Kitchen Awards from the Hamilton County Public Health Department for outstanding efforts in sanitation and safety education!

  • Residents of the district who are 60 years of age or older may obtain an Athletics Gold Pass to attend most regular season, home athletic events for free by visiting Central Office.

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I am honored to serve Forest Hills and work collaboratively to ensure that all students are engaged in learning and that residents are engaged in our district. Together, we will empower each other to excel to new heights.

Scot T. Prebles

Scot T. Prebles