Acorn Elementary School

Grades: PK-6

314 students

Acorn Elementary School serves 314 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AR average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
Acorn Elementary School operates within the Ouachita River School District.

Overview

The student population of 314 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 314 students
Acorn Elementary School Total Students (2005-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Acorn Elementary School Total Teachers (2005-2013)
Students by Grade Acorn Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 13:1
Acorn Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2013)
American Indian
2%
1%
Acorn Elementary School American Indian Students (2005-2013)
Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
5%
10%
Acorn Elementary School Black Students (2006-2013)
White
92%
63%
Acorn Elementary School White Students (2005-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Acorn Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.15 0.31
Acorn Elementary School Diversity Score (2005-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
56%
52%
Acorn Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
14%
9%
Acorn Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 761 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,388 is less than the state average of $9,870. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,860 is less than the state average of $10,243. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Ouachita River School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 761 925
Ouachita River   School District Students Managed (2005-2013)
District Total Revenue $7 MM $9 MM
Ouachita River   School District District Total Revenue (2005-2009)
District Spending $7 MM $10 MM
Ouachita River   School District District Spending (2005-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,388 $9,870
Ouachita River   School District District Revenue / Student (2005-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,860 $10,243
Ouachita River   School District District Spending / Student (2005-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Acorn High School (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mena Middle School (7.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Holly Harshman Elementary School (6.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • MenaAcorn High School
    143 Polk 96
    MenaAR 71953
    (479)394-5544
    0 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 212 students                      
  • MenaMena High School
    700 South Morrow St
    MenaAR 71953
    (479)394-1144
    6.1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 587 students                      
  • MenaHolly Harshman Elementary School
    1000 Geyer Dr
    MenaAR 71953
    (479)394-3151
    6.4 mi | Gr. 3-5 | 407 students                      
  • MenaMena Middle School
    1 Negative Reviews
    320r Mena St
    MenaAR 71953
    (479)394-2572
    7.1 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 424 students                      
  • MenaLouise Durham Elementary School
    106 North Reine St
    MenaAR 71953
    (479)394-2943
    7.6 mi | Gr. KG-2 | 441 students                      

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