Forest View was opened in 1974 as the second high school in Tokoroa. There was originally plans to build a third high school when Tokoroa was thriving due to the Mill growth. Shortly after Forest View High School being established there was however a decline in the mill size which dramatically impacted on the size of Tokoroa.
We are proudly multicultural with our main ethnic groups being Māori, New Zealand European, and Pasifika. We are a Year 9 to 13 co-educational Secondary School.
The school is built to the S68 design plan which consists of unconnected classroom blocks with the school predominately constructed of concrete blocks. There are internal courtyards in some blocks and the school is built on a sloping site. The total land area is 8.5 hectares of land which provides a top field and a very large rear field, along with outdoor Tennis/Netball/Basketball courts. Significant work to the interior of classrooms has been carried out over many years to provide modern learning spaces. We have a very well equipped Auditorium which sits at the front of our school.
The leadership team and staff work continuously to build a culture of achievement within an inclusive environment where students are at the centre of our thinking and all of our work. Achievement in all curriculum and sporting areas is promoted and celebrated with students encouraged to strive for Excellence and set and regularly review goals in all areas of their school life. Student learning, achievement and preparation for a successful future are key focus points for Forest View High School. Developing a wide range of partnerships with the community further strengthens this focus.