Palestine-Wheatley School District

7950 Hwy 70 W
Palestine, AR 72372
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 2 public schools serving 809 students in Palestine-Wheatley School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
Public Schools in Palestine-Wheatley School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less 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
809 Students
486,305 Students
# Teachers
78 Teachers
38,542 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1

District Rank

Palestine-Wheatley School District, which is ranked within the top 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 increased from 80-89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AR)
Overall District Rank
#73 out of 260 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Palestine-Wheatley   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 Palestine-Wheatley   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)
44%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Palestine-Wheatley   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 Palestine-Wheatley   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.21
0.59
# American Indian Students
1 Student
2,872 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
3 Students
8,371 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
16 Students
66,327 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
14%
# Black Students
71 Students
96,156 Students
% Black Students
9%
20%
# White Students
717 Students
290,929 Students
% White Students
89%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
4,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
1 Student
16,997 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
30
13,301
# Students in K Grade:
69
34,791
# Students in 1st Grade:
56
35,574
# Students in 2nd Grade:
48
35,591
# Students in 3rd Grade:
76
35,588
# Students in 4th Grade:
60
35,518
# Students in 5th Grade:
69
36,235
# Students in 6th Grade:
53
37,641
# Students in 7th Grade:
57
38,785
# Students in 8th Grade:
66
39,096
# Students in 9th Grade:
59
37,426
# Students in 10th Grade:
54
37,100
# Students in 11th Grade:
54
35,524
# Students in 12th Grade:
58
33,799
# Ungraded Students:
-
336

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,578 in this school district is less 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 $9,155 is less 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)
$9 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total revenue of Palestine-Wheatley   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)
$7 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Palestine-Wheatley   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
$10,578
$11,454
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Palestine-Wheatley   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
$9,155
$11,200
This chart display average spending per public school student in Palestine-Wheatley   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 Palestine-Wheatley School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Palestine-wheatley Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
P.O. Box 790, 7856 HWY 70 W
Palestine, AR 72372
(870) 581-2246
Grades: PK-6
| 461 students
Rank: #22.
Palestine-wheatley Senior High School
Math: 22% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
7900 Hwy 70 W
Palestine, AR 72372
(870) 581-2425
Grades: 7-12
| 348 students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 2 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 809 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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