Alma High School

101 East Main,

Alma, AR, 72921-2139

Tel: (479)632-2162
Grades: 9-12

1,063 students

Alma High School serves 1,063 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the AR average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Alma High School operates within the Alma School District.
The school district's 83% graduation rate is higher than the AR state average of 76%.

Overview

The student population of 1063 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,063 students
Alma High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 73 teachers
Alma High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Alma High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1
Alma High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Alma High School Asian (1990-2008)
Hispanic
2%
10%
Alma High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
22%
Alma High School Black (1988-2012)
White
90%
64%
Alma High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Alma High School Sch Ethnicity Alma High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.19 0.53
Alma High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
36%
52%
Alma High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
9%
10%
Alma High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,398 students has grown by 334% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Alma School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 3,398 923
Alma   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 83% 76%
Alma   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $30 MM $9 MM
Alma   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $29 MM $10 MM
Alma   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $37,868 $9,870
Alma   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $37,063 $10,243
Alma   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Van Buren High School (6.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Alma Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Alma Primary School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Alma Alma Middle School
    706 Hwy 64 East
    Alma , AR , 72921
    (479)632-2168
    0.8  mi  |  841  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Alma Alma Primary School
    1600 Hwy 64 East
    Alma , AR , 72921
    (479)632-5100
    1.2  mi  |  685  students  |  Gr.  KG-2
  • Alma Alma Intermediate School
    1220 West Collum Ln
    Alma , AR , 72921
    (479)632-2166
    1.5  mi  |  809  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Van Buren James R. Tate Elementary School
    406 Catcher Rd
    Van Buren , AR , 72956
    (479)471-3130
    4.6  mi  |  420  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Van Buren Central Middle School
    913 North 24th St
    Van Buren , AR , 72956
    (479)474-7059
    6.8  mi  |  472  students  |  Gr.  5-6

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