Fort Smith School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 26 public schools serving 14,785 students in Fort Smith School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
Public Schools in Fort Smith School District have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Fort Smith School District are L. A. Chaffin Junior High School, John P. Woods Elementary School and Elmer H. Cook Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Fort Smith School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arkansas.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arkansas public school average of 39% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Fort Smith School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arkansas for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Fort Smith School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
26 Schools
1,084 Schools
# Students
14,785 Students
494,601 Students
# Teachers
1,022 Teachers
35,691 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Fort Smith School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 256 school districts in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 81% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AR)
Overall District Rank
#105 out of 260 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Fort Smith   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fort Smith   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fort Smith   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Fort Smith   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.70
0.58
# American Indian Students
157 Students
3,128 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
804 Students
8,059 Students
% Asian Students
6%
2%
# Hispanic Students
4,966 Students
64,752 Students
% Hispanic Students
34%
13%
# Black Students
1,691 Students
101,003 Students
% Black Students
11%
20%
# White Students
6,083 Students
300,864 Students
% White Students
41%
61%
# Hawaiian Students
24 Students
4,013 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
1,060 Students
12,770 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
546
16,843
# Students in K Grade:
1,074
36,885
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,073
36,736
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,128
36,547
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,099
37,423
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,194
38,739
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,161
38,799
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,044
36,316
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,049
36,351
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,052
36,534
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,069
37,659
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,100
37,160
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,059
35,335
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,129
32,988
# Ungraded Students:
8
286

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,171 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,197. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,079 is less than the state median of $11,250. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue
$165 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Fort Smith   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$164 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Fort Smith   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,171
$11,197
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Fort Smith   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,079
$11,250
This chart display average spending per public school student in Fort Smith   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Fort Smith School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
L. A. Chaffin Junior High School
Math: 65% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(3)
3025 Massard Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 452-2226
Grades: 7-9
| 791 students
Rank: #22.
John P. Woods Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3201 Massard Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 452-5808
Grades: PK-6
| 574 students
Rank: #33.
Elmer H. Cook Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3517 Brooken Hill Dr
Fort Smith, AR 72908
(479) 646-8880
Grades: PK-6
| 583 students
Rank: #44.
Fairview Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2400 S Dallas
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-3214
Grades: PK-6
| 591 students
Rank: #55.
Euper Lane Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6601 Euper Ln
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 452-2601
Grades: PK-6
| 499 students
Rank: #66.
Cavanaugh Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1025 School St
Fort Smith, AR 72908
(479) 646-1131
Grades: PK-6
| 318 students
Rank: #77.
Ballman Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2601 South Q St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-1280
Grades: PK-6
| 313 students
Rank: #88.
Beard Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1600 Cavanaugh Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72908
(479) 646-0834
Grades: PK-6
| 349 students
Rank: #99.
Bonneville Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2500 S Waldron Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 478-3161
Grades: PK-6
| 353 students
Rank: #1010.
Ramsey Junior High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3201 Jenny Lind Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-5115
Grades: 7-9
| 890 students
Rank: #1111.
Barling Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1400 D St
Barling, AR 72923
(479) 452-0211
Grades: PK-6
| 396 students
Rank: #1212.
Southside High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4100 Gary St
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 646-7371
Grades: 10-12
| 1,537 students
Rank: #1313.
Carnall Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2524 S Tulsa St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 646-3612
Grades: PK-6
| 288 students
Rank: #1414.
Tilles Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
815 N 16th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 785-5606
Grades: PK-6
| 433 students
Rank: #1515.
Raymond F. Orr Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3609 Phoenix St
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 646-3711
Grades: PK-6
| 398 students
Rank: #1616.
Spradling Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4949 Spradling Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72904
(479) 783-8048
Grades: PK-6
| 427 students
Rank: #1717.
Sutton Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5001 Kelley Hwy
Fort Smith, AR 72904
(479) 785-1778
Grades: PK-6
| 535 students
Rank: #1818.
William O. Darby Junior High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
616 N 14th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-4159
Grades: 7-9
| 670 students
Rank: #1919.
Dora Kimmons Junior High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
2201 N 50th St
Fort Smith, AR 72904
(479) 785-2451
Grades: 7-9
| 792 students
Rank: #2020.
Sunnymede Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4201 North O St
Fort Smith, AR 72904
(479) 783-6327
Grades: K-6
| 634 students
Rank: #2121.
Howard Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 N 8th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-7382
Grades: PK-6
| 376 students
Rank: #2222.
Albert Pike Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4111 Park Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 783-4506
Grades: PK-6
| 524 students
Rank: #2323.
Northside High School
Math: 22% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
2301 North B St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-1171
Grades: 10-12
| 1,725 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Harry C. Morrison Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3415 Newlon Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72904
(479) 782-7045
Grades: PK-6
| 381 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Trusty Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3300 Harris Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72904
(479) 783-7720
Grades: K-6
| 347 students
Rank: #2626.
Belle Point Alternative Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1501 Dodson Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-7034
Grades: 7-12
| 61 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 14,785 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 50% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.70

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