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 6 public elementary schools serving 2,958 students in West Memphis School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in Arkansas.
Public Elementary Schools in West Memphis School District have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Arkansas public elementary school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 12% (versus the 36% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Arkansas public elementary school average of 41% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
10 Schools
698 Schools
# Students
5,035 Students
308,301 Students
# Teachers
416 Teachers
20,933 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.
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
0.60
# American Indian Students
3 Students
1,774 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
13 Students
5,420 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
84 Students
43,362 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
14%
# Black Students
3,878 Students
60,177 Students
% Black Students
77%
19%
# White Students
991 Students
181,620 Students
% White Students
20%
59%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
3,237 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
66 Students
12,711 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
110
13,203
# Students in K Grade:
451
35,270
# 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
21,946
# Students in 8th Grade:
378
16,334
# Students in 9th Grade:
367
2,005
# Students in 10th Grade:
364
1,701
# Students in 11th Grade:
306
1,816
# Students in 12th Grade:
296
1,468
# Ungraded Students:
6
58

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 Elementary 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.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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

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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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