Watson Chapel School District

4100 Camden Rd
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2023 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 2,148 students in Watson Chapel School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
Public Schools in Watson Chapel School District have an average math proficiency score of 10% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 12% (versus the 37% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 89% 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
5 Schools
1,080 Schools
# Students
2,148 Students
486,305 Students
# Teachers
145 Teachers
38,542 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Watson Chapel School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 260 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 80% has decreased from 88% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AR)
Overall District Rank
#244 out of 260 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Watson Chapel   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Watson Chapel   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)
12%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Watson Chapel   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
80%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Watson Chapel   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.27
0.59
# American Indian Students
1 Student
2,872 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
27 Students
8,371 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
37 Students
66,327 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
14%
# Black Students
1,823 Students
96,156 Students
% Black Students
85%
20%
# White Students
241 Students
290,929 Students
% White Students
11%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
4,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
19 Students
16,997 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
13,301
# Students in K Grade:
139
34,791
# Students in 1st Grade:
145
35,574
# Students in 2nd Grade:
133
35,591
# Students in 3rd Grade:
161
35,588
# Students in 4th Grade:
144
35,518
# Students in 5th Grade:
142
36,235
# Students in 6th Grade:
173
37,641
# Students in 7th Grade:
181
38,785
# Students in 8th Grade:
187
39,096
# Students in 9th Grade:
204
37,426
# Students in 10th Grade:
178
37,100
# Students in 11th Grade:
165
35,524
# Students in 12th Grade:
196
33,799
# Ungraded Students:
-
336

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,984 is higher than the state median of $11,454. The school district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,907 is higher than the state median of $11,200. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$26 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total revenue of Watson Chapel   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)
$28 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Watson Chapel   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
$11,984
$11,454
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Watson Chapel   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
$12,907
$11,200
This chart display average spending per public school student in Watson Chapel   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 Watson Chapel School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
L. L. Owen Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3605 Oakwood Rd
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(870) 879-3741
Grades: 2-3
| 294 students
Rank: #22.
Coleman Elementary School
Math: 12% | Reading: 10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4600 W 13th St
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(870) 879-3630
Grades: 4-6
| 459 students
Rank: #33.
Watson Chapel High School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4000 Camden Rd
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(870) 879-3230
Grades: 10-12
| 539 students
Rank: #44.
Watson Chapel Junior High School
Math: 7% | Reading: 14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3900 Camden Rd
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(870) 879-4420
Grades: 7-9
| 572 students
Rank: n/an/a
4100 W 32nd St
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(870) 879-1252
Grades: K-1
| 284 students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: K-12
  • Enrollment: 2,148 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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