Alma High School

101 E Main
Alma, AR 72921
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Alma High School serves 1,059 students in grades 9-12.
Alma High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Alma High School's student population of 1,059 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,059 students
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Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
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School Comparison

Alma High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Alma High School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#525 out of 1008 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
4%
13%
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Black
2%
20%
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White
88%
61%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.220.58
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Graduation Rate
95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlma School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Alma High School is Van Buren High School (6.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Alma Middle School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Alma Alma Middle School Math: 57% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 724 students
    0.8 miles
    706 Hwy 64 E
    Alma, AR 72921
    (479) 632-2168
    0.8 6-8 724
  • Alma Alma Primary School
    Grades: K-2 | 711 students
    1.2 miles
    1600 Hwy 64 E
    Alma, AR 72921
    (479) 632-5100
    1.2 K-2 711
  • Alma Alma Intermediate School Math: 61% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 3-5 | 728 students
    1.5 miles
    1220 W Collum Ln
    Alma, AR 72921
    (479) 632-2166
    1.5 3-5 728
  • Van Buren James R. Tate Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 455 students
    4.6 miles
    406 Catcher Rd
    Van Buren, AR 72956
    (479) 471-3130
    4.6 PK-5 455
  • Van Buren Van Buren High School Math: 30% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 10-12 | 1,268 student
    6.8 miles
    2001 Pointer Trail
    Van Buren, AR 72956
    (479) 474-6821
    6.8 10-12 1,268

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