Helena/ W.Helena School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 2 public schools serving 1,357 students in Helena/ W.Helena School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
Public Schools in Helena/ W.Helena School District have an average math proficiency score of 15% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 20% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Helena/ W.Helena School District are J.f. Wahl Elementary School and Central High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Helena/ W.Helena School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arkansas.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Arkansas public school average of 39% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Helena/ W.Helena School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arkansas for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)

Overview

School District Name
Helena/ W.Helena 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
2 Schools
1,084 Schools
# Students
1,357 Students
494,601 Students
# Teachers
105 Teachers
35,691 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Helena/ W.Helena School District, which is ranked within the bottom 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 90-94% has increased from 70-74% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AR)
Overall District Rank
#250 out of 260 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Helena/ W.Helena   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Helena/ W.Helena   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)
20%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Helena/ W.Helena   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
90-94%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Helena/ W.Helena   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.12
0.58
# American Indian Students
n/a
3,128 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
n/a
8,059 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
5 Students
64,752 Students
% Hispanic Students
n/a
13%
# Black Students
1,270 Students
101,003 Students
% Black Students
94%
20%
# White Students
69 Students
300,864 Students
% White Students
5%
61%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
4,013 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
13 Students
12,770 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
29
16,843
# Students in K Grade:
102
36,885
# Students in 1st Grade:
106
36,736
# Students in 2nd Grade:
97
36,547
# Students in 3rd Grade:
101
37,423
# Students in 4th Grade:
99
38,739
# Students in 5th Grade:
121
38,799
# Students in 6th Grade:
93
36,316
# Students in 7th Grade:
102
36,351
# Students in 8th Grade:
91
36,534
# Students in 9th Grade:
83
37,659
# Students in 10th Grade:
121
37,160
# Students in 11th Grade:
105
35,335
# Students in 12th Grade:
105
32,988
# Ungraded Students:
2
286

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,007 is higher than the state median of $11,290. The school district revenue/student has declined by 13% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,175 is higher than the state median of $11,153. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue
$18 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Helena/ W.Helena   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$22 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Helena/ W.Helena   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,007
$11,290
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Helena/ W.Helena   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,175
$11,153
This chart display average spending per public school student in Helena/ W.Helena   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Helena/ W.Helena School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
J.f. Wahl Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
125 Hicklory Hill
Helena, AR 72342
(870) 338-4425
Grades: PK-6
| 748 students
Rank: #22.
Central High School
Math: 8% | Reading: 16%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
103 School Rd
West Helena, AR 72390
(870) 572-6744
Grades: 7-12
| 609 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 1,357 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 20% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.12

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