West Memphis High School

501 West Brdway,

West Memphis, AR, 72301-2909

Tel: (870)735-3660
Grades: 10-12

1,180 students

West Memphis High School serves 1,180 students in grades 10-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AR average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
West Memphis High School operates within the West Memphis School District.
The school district's 66% graduation rate is lower than the AR state average of 76%.

Overview

The student population of 1180 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 1,180 students
West Memphis High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 76 teachers
West Memphis High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West Memphis High School Students 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 0.31 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 13:1
West Memphis High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
West Memphis High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
10%
Black
82%
22%
West Memphis High School Black (1988-2012)
White
15%
64%
West Memphis High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West Memphis High School Sch Ethnicity West Memphis 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.
0.31 0.30
West Memphis 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.
99%
52%
West Memphis 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.
n/a
9%
West Memphis High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2005)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,724 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 66% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name West Memphis School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
3
Number of Students Managed 5,724 938
West Memphis   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 66% 76%
West Memphis   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $57 MM $9 MM
West Memphis   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $56 MM $10 MM
West Memphis   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,454 $9,870
West Memphis   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,272 $10,243
West Memphis   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 Mid-south Community College Technical Center (2.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is West Junior High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bragg Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • West Memphis West Junior High School
    331 West Barton St
    West Memphis , AR , 72301
    (870)735-3161
    0.5  mi  |  487  students  |  Gr.  7-9
  • West Memphis Bragg Elementary School
    309 West Barton
    West Memphis , AR , 72301
    (870)735-4196
    0.6  mi  |  397  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • West Memphis Faulk Elementary School
    908 Vanderbilt
    West Memphis , AR , 72301
    (870)735-5252
    0.8  mi  |  521  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • West Memphis Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Richland Elementary School
    1011 West Barton
    West Memphis , AR , 72301
    (870)735-6443
    0.9  mi  |  535  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • West Memphis Avondale Elementary School
    1402 Crestmere
    West Memphis , AR , 72301
    (870)735-4588
    1.3  mi  |  694  students  |  Gr.  PK-1

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Did You Know?
West Memphis, AR public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.20, which is lower than the Arkansas average of 0.31. The most diverse school in West Memphis is Avondale Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arkansas or national school diversity statistics.