Watson Chapel School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 5 public schools in Watson Chapel School District, serving 2,582 students. Watson Chapel School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arkansas.
Public schools in Watson Chapel School District have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 21% (versus the 44% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
The top ranked public schools in Watson Chapel School District are L. L. Owen Elementary School, Watson Chapel Junior High School and Coleman Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Arkansas public school average of 39% (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is less than the Arkansas public school average of 14:1.

Overview

School District NameWatson Chapel School District
School District Websitehttp://watson2.arsc.k12.ar.us
School District Phone Number(870) 879-0220
School District Grades OfferedKG - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AR)
# of Schools5 Schools1,087 Schools
# of Students2,582 Students496,099 Students
# of Teachers195 Teachers35,801 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1

District Comparison

Watson Chapel School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 262 school districts in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#245 out of 262 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Watson Chapel   School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
47%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
44%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90-94%
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 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.350.58
# of American Indian Students1 Student3,146 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students27 Students8,074 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# of Hispanic Students61 Students64,857 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
13%
# of Black Students2,039 Students101,315 Students
% Black Students
79%
20%
# of White Students443 Students301,858 Students
% White Students
17%
61%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a4,014 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# of Two or more races Students11 Students12,823 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
2%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten: - 16,843
# of Students in Kindergarten:17136,976
# of Students in 1st Grade:16936,844
# of Students in 2nd Grade:17036,929
# of Students in 3rd Grade:19337,788
# of Students in 4th Grade:22938,814
# of Students in 5th Grade:19138,853
# of Students in 6th Grade:22136,316
# of Students in 7th Grade:19136,431
# of Students in 8th Grade:19336,623
# of Students in 9th Grade:20237,736
# of Students in 10th Grade:23037,222
# of Students in 11th Grade:21235,386
# of Students in 12th Grade:20933,052
# of Ungraded Students:1286

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $9,929 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,132. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,225 is less than the state median of $11,221. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (AR)
Total Revenue$26 MM$10 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$26 MM$10 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,929$11,132
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,225$11,221
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 2016-17 school year data.

Watson Chapel School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • L. L. Owen Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3605 Oakwood Rd
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
    (870) 879-3741

    Grades: 2-3 | 363 students
  • Watson Chapel Junior High School Math: 19% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3900 Camden Rd
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
    (870) 879-4420

    Grades: 7-9 | 586 students
  • Coleman Elementary School Math: 22% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4600 W 13th St
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
    (870) 879-3630

    Grades: 4-6 | 641 students
  • Watson Chapel High School Math: 8% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4000 Camden Rd
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
    (870) 879-3230

    Grades: 10-12 | 652 students
  • Edgewood Elementary School
    4100 W 32nd St
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
    (870) 879-1252

    Grades: K-1 | 340 students
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