Searcy School District

801 N Elm St
Searcy, AR 72143
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 4,006 students in Searcy School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas.
Public Schools in Searcy School District have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 37% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Arkansas public school average of 41% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
6 Schools
1,084 Schools
# Students
4,006 Students
489,675 Students
# Teachers
312 Teachers
38,860 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Searcy School District, which is ranked within the top 20% 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 83% has decreased from 91% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AR)
#41 out of 260 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Searcy   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
47%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Searcy   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.
43%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Searcy   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.
83%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Searcy   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.49
0.59
# American Indian Students
5 Students
2,870 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
58 Students
8,475 Students
% Asian Students
2%
2%
# Hispanic Students
411 Students
68,031 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
14%
# Black Students
414 Students
95,933 Students
% Black Students
10%
20%
# White Students
2,797 Students
290,733 Students
% White Students
70%
59%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
4,864 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
321 Students
18,769 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
15,704
# Students in K Grade:
314
36,660
# Students in 1st Grade:
338
35,482
# Students in 2nd Grade:
309
35,402
# Students in 3rd Grade:
308
35,604
# Students in 4th Grade:
312
35,717
# Students in 5th Grade:
294
35,752
# Students in 6th Grade:
330
36,543
# Students in 7th Grade:
364
38,047
# Students in 8th Grade:
330
38,816
# Students in 9th Grade:
353
40,919
# Students in 10th Grade:
267
36,411
# Students in 11th Grade:
250
35,190
# Students in 12th Grade:
220
33,165
# Ungraded Students:
17
263

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,575 in this school district is less than the state median of $13,010. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,893 is less than the state median of $12,922. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue
$46 MM
$6,371 MM
This chart display total revenue of Searcy   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
$44 MM
$6,327 MM
This chart display total spending of Searcy   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
$11,575
$13,010
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Searcy   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
$10,893
$12,922
This chart display average spending per public school student in Searcy   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 Searcy School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ahlf Junior High School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
308 W Vine
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 268-3158
Grades: 7-8
| 698 students
Rank: #22.
Westside Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
512 Country Club Rd
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 268-0111
Grades: K-3
| 459 students
Rank: #33.
Southwest Middle School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1103 Woodruff St
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 268-3125
Grades: 4-6
| 938 students
Rank: #44.
Mcrae Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
609 W Mcrae
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 268-3936
Grades: K-3
| 437 students
Rank: #55.
Sidney Deener Elem. School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
163 Cloverdale Blvd
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 268-3850
Grades: K-3
| 380 students
Rank: #66.
Searcy High School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
301 N Ella
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 268-8315
Grades: 9-12
| 1,094 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Searcy School District?
Searcy School District manages 6 public schools serving 4,006 students.
What is the rank of Searcy School District?
Searcy School District is ranked #40 out of 257 school districts in Arkansas (top 20%) 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: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Searcy School District?
70% of Searcy School District students are White, 10% of students are Black, 10% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Searcy School District?
Searcy School District has a student/teacher ratio of 13:1, which is equal to the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What is Searcy School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $10,893 is less than the state median of $12,922. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 6 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 4,006 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • : 83% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 47% (Top 20%)
  • : 43% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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