Malvern School District

1517 S Main St
Malvern, AR 72104
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 1,958 students in Malvern School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
Public Schools in Malvern School District have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 49% 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
4 Schools
1,080 Schools
# Students
1,958 Students
486,305 Students
# Teachers
169 Teachers
38,542 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Malvern 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 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AR)
Overall District Rank
#214 out of 260 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Malvern   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Malvern   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)
22%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Malvern   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
85-89%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Malvern   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.65
0.59
# American Indian Students
6 Students
2,872 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
8 Students
8,371 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
206 Students
66,327 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
14%
# Black Students
557 Students
96,156 Students
% Black Students
28%
20%
# White Students
994 Students
290,929 Students
% White Students
51%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
4,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
186 Students
16,997 Students
% of Two or more races Students
10%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
53
13,301
# Students in K Grade:
153
34,791
# Students in 1st Grade:
128
35,574
# Students in 2nd Grade:
148
35,591
# Students in 3rd Grade:
125
35,588
# Students in 4th Grade:
144
35,518
# Students in 5th Grade:
148
36,235
# Students in 6th Grade:
146
37,641
# Students in 7th Grade:
162
38,785
# Students in 8th Grade:
163
39,096
# Students in 9th Grade:
166
37,426
# Students in 10th Grade:
127
37,100
# Students in 11th Grade:
146
35,524
# Students in 12th Grade:
145
33,799
# Ungraded Students:
4
336

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,169 is higher than the state median of $11,454. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,746 is higher than the state median of $11,200. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$24 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total revenue of Malvern   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)
$23 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Malvern   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
$12,169
$11,454
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Malvern   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
$11,746
$11,200
This chart display average spending per public school student in Malvern   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 Malvern School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Malvern Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1807 W Moline St
Malvern, AR 72104
(501) 467-3166
Grades: PK-4
| 751 students
Rank: #22.
Malvern Junior High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1910 Sulton St
Malvern, AR 72104
(501) 332-7530
Grades: 7-8
| 325 students
Rank: #33.
Malvern High School
Math: 14% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
525 E Highland Ave
Malvern, AR 72104
(501) 332-6905
Grades: 9-12
| 588 students
Rank: #44.
Wilson Intermediate School
Math: 19% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
614 W Moline St
Malvern, AR 72104
(501) 332-6452
Grades: 5-6
| 294 students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 4 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 1,958 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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