J.a. Fair High School

J.a. Fair High School serves 872 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the AR average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
J.a. Fair High School operates within the Little Rock School District.
The school district's 66% graduation rate is lower than the AR state average of 76%.

Overview

The student population of 872 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 872 students
J.a. Fair High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
J.a. Fair High School Total Classroom Teachers (1988-2012)
Students by Grade J.a. Fair High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 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 12:1 13:1
J.a. Fair High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1988-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
J.a. Fair High School Asian (1988-2010)
Hispanic
6%
10%
J.a. Fair High School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
87%
22%
J.a. Fair High School Black (1988-2012)
White
5%
64%
J.a. Fair High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups J.a. Fair High School Sch Ethnicity J.a. Fair 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.
0.24 0.53
J.a. Fair 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.
70%
52%
J.a. Fair 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.
10%
10%
J.a. Fair High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 27,844 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 68% over five years.
School District Name Little Rock School District
Number of Schools
Managed
49
3
Number of Students Managed 27,844 923
Little Rock   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 66% 76%
Little Rock   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2009)
District Total Revenue $326 MM $9 MM
Little Rock   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $342 MM $10 MM
Little Rock   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,453 $9,870
Little Rock   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,064 $10,243
Little Rock   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 Parkview Magnet High School (2.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Arkansas Virtual Academy Junior (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is David O'dodd Elementary School (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Little Rock David O'dodd Elementary School
    6423 Stagecoach Rd
    Little Rock , AR , 72204
    (501)447-4300
    1.5  mi  |  358  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Little Rock Romine Interdist. Elementary School
    3400 Romine Rd
    Little Rock , AR , 72204
    (501)447-6300
    2  mi  |  391  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Little Rock Arkansas Virtual Academy Junior
    Charter School
    10802 Executive Ctr Dr
    Little Rock , AR , 72211
    (501)664-4225
    Charter School
    2.5  mi  |  73  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Little Rock Arkansas Virtual Academy
    Charter School
    10802 Executive Ctr Dr
    Little Rock , AR , 72211
    (501)664-4225
    Charter School
    2.5  mi  |  427  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Little Rock Parkview Magnet High School
    Magnet School
    2501 Barrow Rd
    Little Rock , AR , 72204
    (501)447-2300
    Magnet School
    2.8  mi  |  1065  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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