Paragould School District

1501 W Court St
Paragould, AR 72450
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 3,198 students in Paragould School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
Public Schools in Paragould School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 21% 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
7 Schools
1,080 Schools
# Students
3,198 Students
486,305 Students
# Teachers
233 Teachers
38,542 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Paragould 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 83% has decreased from 85-89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AR)
Overall District Rank
#83 out of 260 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Paragould   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
35%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Paragould   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)
(20-21)
34%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Paragould   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
(19-20)
83%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Paragould   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.36
0.59
# American Indian Students
9 Students
2,872 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
16 Students
8,371 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
208 Students
66,327 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
14%
# Black Students
241 Students
96,156 Students
% Black Students
8%
20%
# White Students
2,537 Students
290,929 Students
% White Students
79%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
69 Students
4,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
2%
1%
# Two or more races Students
118 Students
16,997 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
127
13,301
# Students in K Grade:
242
34,791
# Students in 1st Grade:
252
35,574
# Students in 2nd Grade:
241
35,591
# Students in 3rd Grade:
280
35,588
# Students in 4th Grade:
231
35,518
# Students in 5th Grade:
227
36,235
# Students in 6th Grade:
256
37,641
# Students in 7th Grade:
229
38,785
# Students in 8th Grade:
228
39,096
# Students in 9th Grade:
242
37,426
# Students in 10th Grade:
215
37,100
# Students in 11th Grade:
217
35,524
# Students in 12th Grade:
211
33,799
# Ungraded Students:
-
336

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,715 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 $10,907 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)
$34 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total revenue of Paragould   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)
$35 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Paragould   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
$10,715
$11,454
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Paragould   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
$10,907
$11,200
This chart display average spending per public school student in Paragould   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 Paragould School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
900 W Emerson St
Paragould, AR 72450
(870) 236-6177
Grades: 2-4
| 276 students
Rank: #22.
Paragould Junior High School
Math: 61% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1713 W Court St
Paragould, AR 72450
(870) 236-7744
Grades: 7-8
| 457 students
Rank: #33.
Oak Grove Middle School
Math: 52% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5097 Hwy 135 N
Paragould, AR 72450
(870) 586-0483
Grades: 5-6
| 483 students
Rank: #44.
Baldwin Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
612 W Mueller St
Paragould, AR 72450
(870) 236-6369
Grades: 2-4
| 216 students
Rank: #55.
Oak Grove Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5027 Hwy 135 N
Paragould, AR 72450
(870) 586-0439
Grades: 2-4
| 260 students
Rank: #66.
Paragould High School
Math: 31% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1701 W Court St
Paragould, AR 72450
(870) 236-7744
Grades: 9-12
| 885 students
Rank: n/an/a
1510 Country Club Rd
Paragould, AR 72450
(870) 236-5811
Grades: PK-1
| 621 students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 7 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,198 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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