Fort Smith School District

3205 Jenny Lind Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%

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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 26 public schools serving 14,365 students in Fort Smith School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, 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 35% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 37% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arkansas public school average of 41% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
26 Schools
1,084 Schools
# Students
14,365 Students
489,675 Students
# Teachers
1,047 Teachers
38,860 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Fort Smith School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 257 school districts in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AR)
Overall District Rank
#100 out of 260 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Fort Smith   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
36%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
37%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
87%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Fort Smith   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.71
0.59
# American Indian Students
118 Students
2,870 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
715 Students
8,475 Students
% Asian Students
5%
2%
# Hispanic Students
5,005 Students
68,031 Students
% Hispanic Students
35%
14%
# Black Students
1,532 Students
95,933 Students
% Black Students
10%
20%
# White Students
5,568 Students
290,733 Students
% White Students
39%
59%
# Hawaiian Students
17 Students
4,864 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
1,410 Students
18,769 Students
% of Two or more races Students
10%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
519
15,704
# Students in K Grade:
1,102
36,660
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,005
35,482
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,030
35,402
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,017
35,604
# Students in 4th Grade:
993
35,717
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,036
35,752
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,081
36,543
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,058
38,047
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,196
38,816
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,189
40,919
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,056
36,411
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,065
35,190
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,000
33,165
# Ungraded Students:
18
263

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,748 is higher than the state median of $13,010. The school district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,501 is higher than the state median of $12,922. The school district spending/student has grown by 35% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue
$198 MM
$6,371 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$251 MM
$6,327 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,748
$13,010
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,501
$12,922
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best Fort Smith School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
John P. Woods Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3201 Massard Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 452-5808
Grades: PK-5
| 490 students
Rank: #22.
Elmer H. Cook Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3517 Brooken Hill Dr
Fort Smith, AR 72908
(479) 646-8880
Grades: PK-5
| 490 students
Rank: #33.
L. A. Chaffin Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3025 Massard Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 452-2226
Grades: 6-8
| 783 students
Rank: #44.
Cavanaugh Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1025 School St
Fort Smith, AR 72908
(479) 646-1131
Grades: PK-5
| 286 students
Rank: #55.
Euper Lane Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6601 Euper Ln
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 452-2601
Grades: PK-5
| 377 students
Rank: #66.
Bonneville Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2500 S Waldron Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 478-3161
Grades: PK-5
| 288 students
Rank: #77.
Beard Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1600 Cavanaugh Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72908
(479) 646-0834
Grades: PK-5
| 290 students
Rank: #88.
Southside High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4100 Gary St
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 646-7371
Grades: 9-12
| 1,794 students
Rank: #99.
Ramsey Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3201 Jenny Lind Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-5115
Grades: 6-8
| 954 students
Rank: #1010.
Fairview Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2400 S Dallas
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-3214
Grades: PK-5
| 479 students
Rank: #1111.
Ballman Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2601 South Q St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-1280
Grades: PK-5
| 334 students
Rank: #1212.
Barling Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1400 D St
Barling, AR 72923
(479) 452-0211
Grades: PK-5
| 345 students
Rank: #1313.
Carnall Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2524 S Tulsa St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 646-3612
Grades: PK-5
| 231 students
Rank: #1414.
Raymond F. Orr Elem. School
Math: 36% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3609 Phoenix St
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 646-3711
Grades: PK-5
| 300 students
Rank: #1515.
Tilles Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
815 N 16th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 785-5606
Grades: PK-5
| 309 students
Rank: #1616.
Spradling Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4949 Spradling Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72904
(479) 783-8048
Grades: PK-5
| 325 students
Rank: #1717.
Dora Kimmons Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2201 N 50th St
Fort Smith, AR 72904
(479) 785-2451
Grades: 6-8
| 882 students
Rank: #1818.
Sunnymede Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4201 North O St
Fort Smith, AR 72904
(479) 783-6327
Grades: PK-5
| 474 students
Rank: #1919.
William O. Darby Middle School
Math: 20% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
616 N 14th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-4159
Grades: 6-8
| 701 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Harry C. Morrison Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3415 Newlon Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72904
(479) 782-7045
Grades: PK-5
| 283 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Howard Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 N 8th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-7382
Grades: PK-5
| 261 students
Rank: #2222.
Northside High School
Math: 12% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2301 North B St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-1171
Grades: 9-12
| 2,497 students
Rank: #2323.
Trusty Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3300 Harris Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72904
(479) 783-7720
Grades: K-5
| 256 students
Rank: #2424.
Sutton Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5001 Kelley Hwy
Fort Smith, AR 72904
(479) 785-1778
Grades: PK-5
| 477 students
Rank: #2525.
Park Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4111 Park Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 783-4506
Grades: PK-5
| 407 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: 6-12
| 52 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Fort Smith School District?
Fort Smith School District manages 26 public schools serving 14,365 students.
What is the rank of Fort Smith School District?
Fort Smith School District is ranked #98 out of 257 school districts in Arkansas (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Arkansas school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Fort Smith School District?
39% of Fort Smith School District students are White, 35% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Black, 10% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Fort Smith School District?
Fort Smith School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What is Fort Smith School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $17,501 is higher than the state median of $12,922. The school district spending/student has grown by 35% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 26 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 14,365 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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