Welcome to Forestburg ISD, where the charm and purity of small-town rural America collides with many advantages usually associated with larger urban schools. Because your child’s safety is an utmost priority, we have upgraded our security systems, so that no one may enter the building during school hours without our permission. Many state-of-the-art technological tools have been integrated into our curriculum, and more advances are currently in the works. In addition to our constant advancements and sharp academic focus, Forestburg ISD feels more like a family than a structured learning establishment. We hope you will consider joining our Longhorn Family.
In the early 1930s, as smaller schools began consolidating, the need for a larger school building arose. The schools of Uz, Rip, New Harp, Evergreen, Dewey, Stoney Point, Hardy, Mallard, Dye Mound, Round Prairie, and Mount Tabor consolidated with Forestburg. In 1937 Forestburg ISD was established and a new rock building resembling the Alamo was built by Works Projects Administrations, an agency of the U.S. Government, during the great Depression. That building stood until 1995 when a fire broke out and destroyed the entire school. One year later, in 1996, a new spacious school was completed. This building is the current school, housing approximately 190 students every day.
Forestburg School sits on a twenty acre block of land. It is a single structure housing grades pre-K through 12. The agriculture department is a separate 6,000 square foot building that is used for woodworking, welding, and small engine repair. The main school is well-designed with a gymnasium, auditorium, library, two computer labs, a home economics room, sixteen academic classrooms, a distance learning room, a teacher workroom, and a spacious office. The new school was completed in 1996 after a fire destroyed the previous structure on August 2, 1995. An athletic complex is located off the school site for football games.
Forestburg ISD is located in Montague County, which has an approximate population of 20,000. The school can be found at 16346 on Hwy. 455 in Forestburg, Texas. Forestburg is an unincorporated community with a population of approximately 600 people. The school is a property-wealthy district mainly due to oil and natural gas production in the area. Farming and ranching are also local industries.
Approximately 160 students in grades preschool through 12th attend Forestburg ISD. From its inception in 1918, Forestburg Schools have welcomed many students from Montague and surrounding counties. Forestburg ISD accepts transfers at no cost to the family. The transfer must have good grades, no discipline issues, and bring a letter of recommendation from the previous administrator. Currently, Forestburg ISD’s ethnic distribution is 85% white, 14% Hispanic, and 1% Native American.
Front facade of old school building on display in cafeteria.