Cato Elementary School serves 303 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Cato 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 bottom 50%) 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 30-34% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 303 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
- Minority Enrollment: 45%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in AR
- Math Proficiency: 40-44% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 30-34% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education
Cato Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Cato Elementary School's student population of 303 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Cato Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Cato Elementary School is 0.62, 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
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#458 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 (19-20)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cato Elementary School's ranking?
Cato Elementary School is ranked #458 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What schools are Cato Elementary School often compared to?
Cato Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Sylvan Hills Elementary School by visitors of our site.
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 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend Cato Elementary School?
303 students attend Cato Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Cato Elementary School students are White, 26% of students are Black, 10% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cato Elementary School?
Cato Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Cato Elementary School offer ?
Cato Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Cato Elementary School part of?
Cato Elementary School is part of Pulaski County Special School District.
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