Beard Elementary School

  • Beard Elementary School serves 308 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Arkansas state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Beard Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 39%.

Top Placements

Beard Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • Beard Elementary School's student population of 308 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students308 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Beard Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 999 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Beard Elementary School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Beard Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
8%
21%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Beard Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
64%
61%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Beard Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
13%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Beard Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score0.560.32
This chart display the diversity score of Beard Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Beard Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFort Smith School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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