100 Oak Ave
Bearden, AR 71720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Bearden Elementary School serves 279 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Bearden Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (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 30-34% (which is lower 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 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 279 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Bearden Elementary School's student population of 279 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
279 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Bearden Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Bearden Elementary School is 0.58, which is less 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
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State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#576 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
3%
14%
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Black
38%
20%
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White
53%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% AR state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AR state average).

How many students attend Bearden Elementary School?

279 students attend Bearden Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

53% of Bearden Elementary School students are White, 38% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Bearden Elementary School?

Bearden Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Bearden Elementary School offer ?

Bearden Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 279 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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