Jonesboro School District

2506 Sw Square
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Jonesboro 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 11 public schools serving 6,650 students in Jonesboro School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
Public Schools in Jonesboro School District have an average math proficiency score of 28% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 37% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), 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
11 Schools
1,084 Schools
# Students
6,650 Students
489,675 Students
# Teachers
421 Teachers
38,860 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Jonesboro School District, which is ranked within the bottom 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 86% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AR)
#173 out of 260 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Jonesboro   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
28%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Jonesboro   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.
28%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Jonesboro   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.
86%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Jonesboro   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.65
0.59
# American Indian Students
9 Students
2,870 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
33 Students
8,475 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
953 Students
68,031 Students
% Hispanic Students
14%
14%
# Black Students
3,121 Students
95,933 Students
% Black Students
47%
20%
# White Students
2,214 Students
290,733 Students
% White Students
33%
59%
# Hawaiian Students
6 Students
4,864 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
314 Students
18,769 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
310
15,704
# Students in K Grade:
535
36,660
# Students in 1st Grade:
492
35,482
# Students in 2nd Grade:
474
35,402
# Students in 3rd Grade:
519
35,604
# Students in 4th Grade:
492
35,717
# Students in 5th Grade:
498
35,752
# Students in 6th Grade:
474
36,543
# Students in 7th Grade:
521
38,047
# Students in 8th Grade:
525
38,816
# Students in 9th Grade:
500
40,919
# Students in 10th Grade:
459
36,411
# Students in 11th Grade:
453
35,190
# Students in 12th Grade:
397
33,165
# Ungraded Students:
1
263

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,611 in this school district is less than the state median of $13,010. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,455 is less than the state median of $12,922. The school district spending/student has grown by 17% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue
$84 MM
$6,371 MM
This chart display total revenue of Jonesboro   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
$83 MM
$6,327 MM
This chart display total spending of Jonesboro   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
$12,611
$13,010
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Jonesboro   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,455
$12,922
This chart display average spending per public school student in Jonesboro   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Jonesboro School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
International Studies Magnet
Magnet School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1218 Cobb St
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-5825
Grades: 1-6
| 614 students
Rank: #22.
Visual & Performing Art Magnet
Magnet School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1804 Hillcrest Dr
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-5830
Grades: 1-6
| 692 students
Rank: #33.
Health/wellness Envi Magnet
Magnet School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Rosemond Ave
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-5850
Grades: 1-6
| 625 students
Rank: #44.
Annie Camp Jr. High School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1814 W Nettleton Ave
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-5820
Grades: 7-9
| 791 students
Rank: #55.
Douglas Macarthur Junior High School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1615 Wilkins Ave
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-5840
Grades: 7-9
| 755 students
Rank: #66.
The Academies At Jonesboro High School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Hurricane Dr
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-5881
Grades: 10-12
| 1,310 students
Rank: #77.
Math & Science Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
213 E Thomas Green Rd
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-5845
Grades: K-6
| 550 students
Rank: #88.
Microsociety Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 12%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1110 W Washington Ave
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-5855
Grades: 1-6
| 469 students
Rank: n/an/a
1307 Flint St
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-5876
Grades: PK
| 310 students
Rank: n/an/a
Kindergarten Center
618 W Nettleton Ave
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-5835
Grades: K
| 534 students
Rank: n/an/a
Northeast Arkansas Career And Technical Center
Vocational School
1727 S Main St
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-5891
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Jonesboro School District?
Jonesboro School District manages 11 public schools serving 6,650 students.
What is the rank of Jonesboro School District?
Jonesboro School District is ranked #173 out of 257 school districts in Arkansas (bottom 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 Jonesboro School District?
47% of Jonesboro School District students are Black, 33% of students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Jonesboro School District?
Jonesboro School District has a student/teacher ratio of 16:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What is Jonesboro School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $12,455 is less than the state median of $12,922. The school district spending/student has grown by 17% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 11 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 6,650 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • : 86% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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