Arkansas High School

1500 Jefferson Ave

Texarkana, AR 71875-9050

Tel: (870)774-7641
Grades: 9-12

1,185 students

Arkansas High School serves 1,185 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the AR average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Arkansas High School operates within the Texarkana School District.
The school district's 67% graduation rate is lower than the AR state average of 76%.

Overview

The student population of 1185 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,185 students
Arkansas High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 96 teachers
Arkansas High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Arkansas 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 0.57 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 12:1 13:1
Arkansas High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Arkansas High School Asian (1988-2006)
Hispanic
3%
10%
Arkansas High School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
50%
22%
Arkansas High School Black (1988-2012)
White
43%
64%
Arkansas High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Arkansas High School Sch Ethnicity Arkansas 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.
0.57 0.30
Arkansas 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.
49%
52%
Arkansas 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%
9%
Arkansas High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,465 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Texarkana School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
3
Number of Students Managed 4,465 938
Texarkana   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 67% 76%
Texarkana   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $51 MM $9 MM
Texarkana   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $46 MM $10 MM
Texarkana   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,233 $9,870
Texarkana   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,298 $10,243
Texarkana   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 Texarkana Area Vocational Center (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is North Heights Junior High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fairview Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • TexarkanaFairview Elementary School
    Magnet School
    801 East 16th St
    TexarkanaAR 71854
    (870)774-9211
    Magnet School

    0.3 mi | 301 students | Gr. PK-4                      
  • TexarkanaHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Highland Park Elementary School
    401 West 25th St
    TexarkanaTX 75503
    (903)794-8001
    1 mi | 358 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • TexarkanaVera Kilpatrick Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1002 East 35th St
    TexarkanaAR 71854
    (870)774-9691
    Magnet School

    1.3 mi | 407 students | Gr. PK-4                      
  • TexarkanaTexarkana Area Vocational Center
    Vocational School
    3512 Grand Ave
    TexarkanaAR 71854
    (870)774-7641
    Vocational School

    1.3 mi | n/a students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • TexarkanaHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award College Hill Elementary School
    Magnet School
    200 Artesian St
    TexarkanaAR 71854
    (870)774-9111
    Magnet School

    1.4 mi | 459 students | Gr. PK-4                      

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Did You Know?
Texarkana, 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 0.38, which is higher than the Arkansas average of 0.31. The most diverse school in Texarkana is Spring Lake Park Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arkansas or national school diversity statistics.