Beard Elementary School

1600 Cavanaugh Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72908
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Beard Elementary School serves 349 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 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black).

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 349 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students349 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

Beard Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Beard Elementary School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#227 out of 1008 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
13%
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Black
12%
20%
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White
59%
61%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
16%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.610.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFort Smith School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Beard Elementary School is Ramsey Junior High School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cavanaugh Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort Smith Cavanaugh Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-6 | 318 students
    0.6 miles
    1025 School St
    Fort Smith, AR 72908
    (479) 646-1131
    0.6 PK-6 318
  • Fort Smith Elmer H. Cook Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 583 students
    1.6 miles
    3517 Brooken Hill Dr
    Fort Smith, AR 72908
    (479) 646-8880
    1.6 PK-6 583
  • Fort Smith Carnall Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 288 students
    1.7 miles
    2524 S Tulsa St
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    (479) 646-3612
    1.7 PK-6 288
  • Fort Smith Raymond F. Orr Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 398 students
    2.2 miles
    3609 Phoenix St
    Fort Smith, AR 72903
    (479) 646-3711
    2.2 PK-6 398
  • Arkoma Singleton Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 240 students
    2.7 miles
    620 Cook St
    Arkoma, OK 74901
    (918) 875-3835
    2.7 PK-6 240

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