Cato Elementary School

Tel: (501)833-1160
Grades: PK-5

314 students

Cato Elementary School serves 314 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AR average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Cato Elementary School operates within the Pulaski Co. Spec. School District.

Overview

The student population of 314 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 314 students
Cato Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Cato Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Cato Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 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 16:1 13:1
Cato Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Cato Elementary School American Indian (2000-2012)
Asian
n/a
1%
Cato Elementary School Asian (1997-2010)
Hispanic
4%
10%
Cato Elementary School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
26%
22%
Cato Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
67%
64%
Cato Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Cato Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Cato Elementary 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.
0.49 0.53
Cato Elementary 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.
55%
52%
Cato Elementary 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%
Cato Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 19,855 students has grown by 9% over five years.
School District Name Pulaski Co. Spec. School District
Number of Schools
Managed
36
3
Number of Students Managed 19,855 923
Pulaski Co. Spec.   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $203 MM $9 MM
Pulaski Co. Spec.   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $199 MM $10 MM
Pulaski Co. Spec.   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,210 $9,870
Pulaski Co. Spec.   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,008 $10,243
Pulaski Co. Spec.   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 Sylvan Hills High School (2.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Northwood Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sylvan Hills Elementary School (2.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • North Little Rock Northwood Middle School
    10200 Bamboo Ln
    North Little Rock , AR , 72120
    (501)833-1170
    0.2  mi  |  487  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Sherwood Sylvan Hills High School
    484 Bear Paw Rd
    Sherwood , AR , 72120
    (501)833-1100
    2.2  mi  |  807  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Sherwood Sylvan Hills Middle School
    401 Dee Jay Hudson Dr
    Sherwood , AR , 72120
    (501)833-1120
    2.4  mi  |  805  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Sherwood Sylvan Hills Elementary School
    402 Dee Jay Hudson Dr
    Sherwood , AR , 72120
    (501)833-1140
    2.6  mi  |  403  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Sherwood Oakbrooke Elementary School
    2200 Thornhill
    Sherwood , AR , 72120
    (501)833-1190
    3.4  mi  |  560  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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