Forest Hill High School wasWJTV Newschannel 12's School of the Day for February 17, 2012. The segment aired during the station's early morning newscast.
The school serves more than 1,400 students enrolled in grades 9 through 12 in south Jackson. In 2010-11, construction was completed on an addition to the school that included 12 classrooms, a choral music studio and a new field house. The construction was funded by a bond referendum passed by Jackson voters in 2006.
Under the leadership of Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson, the 2011 Jackson Public Schools Administrator of the Year, Forest Hill has earned a “Successful” rating by the Mississippi Department of Education. The school offers several Advanced Placement classes and serves as the Academic and Performing Arts school for the south Jackson area.
The school has successful athletic and scholastic teams. Its football and basketball teams regularly compete in post season competition. The school's Chess and Challenge Bowl teams compete in tournaments throughout the school year.
The school was established in the 1850s and has grown over the years from a one-room school.