Central Elementary School
Central Elementary School serves 565 students in grades 3-5.
Central Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (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 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).
- Grades: 3-5
- Enrollment: 565 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
- Minority Enrollment: 63%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AR
- Math Proficiency: 46% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 41% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education
Central Elementary School's student population of 565 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Central 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 Central Elementary School is 0.56, 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
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#561 out of 998 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: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education
My son I did wonderfully up til 5th grade, he gets here, and it all goes downhill!! I don't know what to do!!! Even the secretary is mean!!!
THE ONLY GOOD THING I CAN SAY ABOUT THIS SCHOOL IS THE EXTRACURRUCULAR ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS BAND AND QUIZ BOWL. THE QUALITY OF THE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS IS BELOW AVERAGE. THE VIEW OF THE SCHOOL IN MY OPINION IS TO TEACH THE CHILDREN HOW TO PASS THE STATE TESTS THAT ARE REQUIRED. I'M NOT SAYING THAT ALL THE TEACHERS DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR STUDENTS, MOST OF THEM DO, BUT THAT IS ALL THEY WORRY ABOUT. THE TEST REFLECTS ON THEM, AND IF THE KIDS DON'T DO WELL, ITS THE TEACHERS FAULT. ALSO AT THIS SCHOOL THE DISCIPLINARY RULES ARE VERY LAX, IN MY OPINION. ALL THE RULES DON'T APPLY TO ALL THE CHILDREN. I WOULD URGE YOU AS PARENTS TO THINK ABOUT HOMESCHOOLING, SO YOUR CHILD CAN RECEIVE A COMPLETE EDUCATION, AND BE SAFE AT THE SAME TIME. I HOPE THIS REVIEW HELPS (IF IT GETS POSTED).
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