Helena/ West Helena School District

305 Valley Dr
Helena, AR 72342
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 2 public schools serving 1,173 students in Helena/ West 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/ West 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/ West 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/ West Helena School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arkansas.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Arkansas public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
2 Schools
1,080 Schools
# Students
1,173 Students
486,305 Students
# Teachers
106 Teachers
38,542 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Helena/ West Helena School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 255 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 2020-2021 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/ West 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/ West 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/ West 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/ West 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
0.11
0.59
# American Indian Students
n/a
2,872 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
n/a
8,371 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
7 Students
66,327 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
14%
# Black Students
1,106 Students
96,156 Students
% Black Students
94%
20%
# White Students
50 Students
290,929 Students
% White Students
4%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
4,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
10 Students
16,997 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
26
13,301
# Students in K Grade:
82
34,791
# Students in 1st Grade:
97
35,574
# Students in 2nd Grade:
86
35,591
# Students in 3rd Grade:
68
35,588
# Students in 4th Grade:
77
35,518
# Students in 5th Grade:
87
36,235
# Students in 6th Grade:
85
37,641
# Students in 7th Grade:
101
38,785
# Students in 8th Grade:
106
39,096
# Students in 9th Grade:
98
37,426
# Students in 10th Grade:
98
37,100
# Students in 11th Grade:
88
35,524
# Students in 12th Grade:
74
33,799
# Ungraded Students:
-
336

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,047 is higher than the state median of $11,454. The school district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $18,713 is higher than the state median of $11,200. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$18 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total revenue of Helena/ West Helena   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$22 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Helena/ West Helena   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,047
$11,454
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Helena/ West Helena   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$18,713
$11,200
This chart display average spending per public school student in Helena/ West Helena   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Helena/ West Helena School District Public Schools (2022-23)

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
| 608 students
Rank: #22.
Central High School
Math: 8% | Reading: 16%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
103 School Rd
West Helena, AR 72390
(870) 572-6744
Grades: 7-12
| 565 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 2 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 1,173 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 20% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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