Beard Elementary School serves 290 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Beard Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 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 41% (majority Black and Hispanic).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 290 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 50%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 20% in AR
- Math Proficiency: 40-44% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 50-54% (Top 10%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education
Beard Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Beard Elementary School's student population of 290 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Beard Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#187 out of 993 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Beard Elementary School's ranking?
Beard Elementary School is ranked #187 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas.
What schools are Beard Elementary School often compared to?
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend Beard Elementary School?
290 students attend Beard Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of Beard Elementary School students are White, 21% of students are Two or more races, 13% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Black, and 2% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Beard Elementary School?
Beard Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Beard Elementary School offer ?
Beard Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Beard Elementary School part of?
Beard Elementary School is part of Fort Smith School District.
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