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For the 2021 school year, there are 6 public schools in Desha County, AR, serving 2,521 students. Desha County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arkansas.
Desha County, AR public schools have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 44% statewide average). Schools in Desha County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Arkansas public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Desha County, AR are Dumas Junior High School, Reed Elementary School and Mcgehee Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Arkansas public school average of 39% (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is less than the Arkansas public school average of 14:1.

Top Desha County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Dumas Junior High School Math: 29% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    315 S College St
    Dumas, AR 71639
    (870) 382-4476

    Grades: 7-9 | 248 students
  • Reed Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    709 S Cherry St
    Dumas, AR 71639
    (870) 382-5363

    Grades: 3-6 | 405 students
  • Mcgehee Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    409 Oak St
    Mc Gehee, AR 71654
    (870) 222-5400

    Grades: PK-6 | 730 students
  • Mcgehee High School Math: 21% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1902 E Ash St
    Mc Gehee, AR 71654
    (870) 222-3600

    Grades: 7-12 | 497 students
  • Dumas High School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    709 Dan Gill Dr
    Dumas, AR 71639
    (870) 382-4151

    Grades: 10-12 | 319 students
  • Central Elementary School
    101 Court St
    Dumas, AR 71639
    (870) 382-4954

    Grades: PK-2 | 322 students
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