Cavanaugh Elementary School

1025 School St
Fort Smith, AR 72908
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Cavanaugh Elementary School serves 318 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Cavanaugh Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (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 60% (which is higher 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 Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Cavanaugh Elementary School's student population of 318 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students318 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Rankings

Cavanaugh Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 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 Testing Rank
#216 out of 998 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
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American Indian
3%
1%
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Asian
6%
2%
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Hispanic
15%
13%
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Black
14%
20%
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White
53%
61%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
9%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.670.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
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 to Cavanaugh Elementary School is Arkoma High School (3.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Arkoma Junior High School (3.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Beard Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort Smith Beard Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-6 | 349 students
    0.6 miles
    1600 Cavanaugh Rd
    Fort Smith, AR 72908
    (479) 646-0834
    0.6 PK-6 349
  • Fort Smith Carnall Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 288 students
    2.0 miles
    2524 S Tulsa St
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    (479) 646-3612
    2 PK-6 288
  • Fort Smith Elmer H. Cook Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 583 students
    2.0 miles
    3517 Brooken Hill Dr
    Fort Smith, AR 72908
    (479) 646-8880
    2 PK-6 583
  • Fort Smith Raymond F. Orr Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 398 students
    2.6 miles
    3609 Phoenix St
    Fort Smith, AR 72903
    (479) 646-3711
    2.6 PK-6 398
  • Arkoma Singleton Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 240 students
    2.6 miles
    620 Cook St
    Arkoma, OK 74901
    (918) 875-3835
    2.6 PK-6 240

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