West Memphis School District

301 S Avalon
West Memphis, AR 72301
(District boundaries shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

West Memphis 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 2024 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 5,035 students in West Memphis 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 West Memphis School District have an average math proficiency score of 16% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 15% (versus the 37% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Arkansas public school average of 41% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
10 Schools
1,084 Schools
# Students
5,035 Students
489,675 Students
# Teachers
416 Teachers
38,860 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

West Memphis School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 88% has increased from 82% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AR)
#234 out of 260 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of West Memphis   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
16%
36%
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 2020-21 school year data.
15%
37%
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 2020-21 school year data.
88%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of West Memphis   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.37
0.59
# American Indian Students
3 Students
2,870 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
13 Students
8,475 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
84 Students
68,031 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
14%
# Black Students
3,878 Students
95,933 Students
% Black Students
77%
20%
# White Students
991 Students
290,733 Students
% White Students
20%
59%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
4,864 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
66 Students
18,769 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
110
15,704
# Students in K Grade:
451
36,660
# Students in 1st Grade:
425
35,482
# Students in 2nd Grade:
427
35,402
# Students in 3rd Grade:
387
35,604
# Students in 4th Grade:
392
35,717
# Students in 5th Grade:
366
35,752
# Students in 6th Grade:
400
36,543
# Students in 7th Grade:
360
38,047
# Students in 8th Grade:
378
38,816
# Students in 9th Grade:
367
40,919
# Students in 10th Grade:
364
36,411
# Students in 11th Grade:
306
35,190
# Students in 12th Grade:
296
33,165
# Ungraded Students:
6
263

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,149 is higher than the state median of $13,010. The school district revenue/student has grown by 27% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,446 is higher than the state median of $12,922. The school district spending/student has grown by 21% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue
$76 MM
$6,371 MM
This chart display total revenue of West Memphis   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
$78 MM
$6,327 MM
This chart display total spending of West Memphis   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
$15,149
$13,010
This chart display average revenue per public school student in West Memphis   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
$15,446
$12,922
This chart display average spending per public school student in West Memphis   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 West Memphis School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Richland Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1011 W Barton
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 735-6443
Grades: K-6
| 550 students
Rank: #22.
West Junior High School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
331 W Barton St
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 735-3161
Grades: 7-9
| 519 students
Rank: #33.
Bragg Elementary School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
309 W Barton
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 735-4196
Grades: K-6
| 566 students
Rank: #44.
The Academies Of West Memphis Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
501 Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 735-3660
Grades: 10-12
| 971 students
Rank: #55.
Wonder Junior High School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1401 Madison St
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 735-8522
Grades: 7-9
| 317 students
Rank: #66.
Maddux Elementary School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2100 E Barton
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 735-4242
Grades: K-6
| 443 students
Rank: #77.
Faulk Elementary School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 8%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
908 Vanderbilt
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 735-5252
Grades: PK-6
| 546 students
Rank: #88.
East Junior High School
(Math: 5% | Reading: 12%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1151 Goodwin St
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 735-2081
Grades: 7-9
| 270 students
Rank: #99.
Jackson/wonder Elementary School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 7%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2395 S L Henry St
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 735-4219
Grades: PK-6
| 563 students
Rank: #1010.
Weaver Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1280 E Barton
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 735-7670
Grades: K-6
| 290 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to West Memphis School District?
West Memphis School District manages 10 public schools serving 5,035 students.
What is the rank of West Memphis School District?
West Memphis School District is ranked #236 out of 257 school districts in Arkansas (bottom 50%) 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: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in West Memphis School District?
77% of West Memphis School District students are Black, 20% of students are White, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of West Memphis School District?
West Memphis School District has a student/teacher ratio of 12:1, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What is West Memphis School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $15,446 is higher than the state median of $12,922. The school district spending/student has grown by 21% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 10 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 5,035 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • : 88% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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