West Memphis School District

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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 11 public schools in West Memphis School District, serving 5,557 students.
  • Public school in West Memphis School District have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 27% (versus the 44% statewide average). This district's average school ranking is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
  • The top ranked public schools in West Memphis School District are Richland Elementary School, West Junior High School and Bragg Elementary School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Arkansas public school average of 39% (majority Black).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Arkansas public school average of 14:1.

Overview

School District NameWest Memphis School District
School District Websitehttp://west.grsc.k12.ar.us
School District Phone Number(870)735-1915
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AR)
# of Schools11 Schools1,087 Schools
# of Students5,557 Students496,099 Students
# of Teachers405 Teachers35,801 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1

District Comparison

  • West Memphis 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 2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 66% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (AR)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Memphis   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)
30%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Memphis   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
89%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of West Memphis   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.370.58
# of American Indian Students2 Students3,146 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students10 Students8,074 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# of Hispanic Students101 Students64,857 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
13%
# of Black Students4,263 Students101,315 Students
% Black Students
77%
20%
# of White Students1,135 Students301,858 Students
% White Students
20%
61%
# of Hawaiian Students1 Student4,014 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# of Two or more races Students45 Students12,823 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
2%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:9916,843
# of Students in Kindergarten:49436,976
# of Students in 1st Grade:46536,844
# of Students in 2nd Grade:47036,929
# of Students in 3rd Grade:42837,788
# of Students in 4th Grade:47938,814
# of Students in 5th Grade:45738,853
# of Students in 6th Grade:41236,316
# of Students in 7th Grade:36936,431
# of Students in 8th Grade:37436,623
# of Students in 9th Grade:39837,736
# of Students in 10th Grade:42237,222
# of Students in 11th Grade:36735,386
# of Students in 12th Grade:32333,052
# of Ungraded Students: - 286

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $10,546 is higher than the state average of $10,489. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $10,707 is less than the state average of $10,954. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AR)
Total Revenue$60 MM$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of West Memphis   School District and average revenue for each school distric in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$61 MM$10 MM
This chart display total spending of West Memphis   School District and average spending for each school distric in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,546$10,489
This chart display average revenue per public school student in West Memphis   School District and average revenue per public school student in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$10,707$10,954
This chart display average spending per public school student in West Memphis   School District and average spending per public school student in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

West Memphis School District Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • The Academies Of West Memphis Charter School Charter School
    Math: 14% | Reading: 27%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    501 Broadway
    West Memphis, AR 72301
    (870)735-3660

    Grades: 10-12 | 1,112 student
  • Bragg Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 28%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    309 W Barton
    West Memphis, AR 72301
    (870)735-4196

    Grades: K-6 | 571 students
  • East Junior High School Math: 19% | Reading: 26%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1151 Goodwin St
    West Memphis, AR 72301
    (870)735-2081

    Grades: 7-9 | 283 students
  • Faulk Elementary School Math: 19% | Reading: 17%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    908 Vanderbilt
    West Memphis, AR 72301
    (870)735-5252

    Grades: K-6 | 632 students
  • Jackson Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2395 Sl Henry St
    West Memphis, AR 72301
    (870)735-7303

    Grades: K-6 | 303 students
  • Maddux Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 19%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2100 E Barton
    West Memphis, AR 72301
    (870)735-4242

    Grades: K-6 | 466 students
  • Richland Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 53%
    Rank: Top 20%
    1011 W Barton
    West Memphis, AR 72301
    (870)735-6443

    Grades: K-6 | 574 students
  • Weaver Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1280 E Barton
    West Memphis, AR 72301
    (870)735-7670

    Grades: K-6 | 316 students
  • West Junior High School Math: 39% | Reading: 43%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    331 W Barton St
    West Memphis, AR 72301
    (870)735-3161

    Grades: 7-9 | 466 students
  • Wonder Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    801 S 16th St
    West Memphis, AR 72301
    (870)735-4219

    Grades: PK-6 | 442 students
  • Wonder Junior High School Math: 16% | Reading: 22%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1401 Madison St
    West Memphis, AR 72301
    (870)735-8522

    Grades: 7-9 | 392 students
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