Cavanaugh Elementary School

  • Cavanaugh Elementary School serves 318 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Cavanaugh Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Cavanaugh Elementary School's student population of 318 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students318 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cavanaugh Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cavanaugh Elementary School is 0.67, 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 School Rank (16-17)#89 out of 1008 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
6%
2%
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Hispanic
16%
13%
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Black
14%
20%
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White
53%
60%
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Two or more races
9%
3%
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Diversity Score0.670.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
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

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