1600 Cavanaugh Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72908
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Beard Elementary School serves 341 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Beard Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

School Overview

Beard Elementary School's student population of 341 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
341 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
Thanksgiving Break
November 21, 2022 (Monday)
Spring Break
March 20, 2023 (Monday)

School Rankings

Beard Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 998 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Beard Elementary School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#283 out of 998 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
2%
n/a
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
13%
14%
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Black
10%
20%
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White
50%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
20%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 341 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.69

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