Central Elementary School

456 E North St
Magnolia, AR 71753
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 547 students in grades 3-6, Central Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 3-6
  • Enrollment: 547 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • : Bottom 50% in AR
  • : 37% (Top 50%)
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Central Elementary School's student population of 547 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 3-6
Total Students
547 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Central Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 997 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Central 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.
This School
State Level (AR)
#642 out of 997 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Central Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
37%
38%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Central Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
27%
40%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Central Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
31%
36%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Central Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Central Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
14%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Central Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
54%
19%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Central Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
36%
59%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Central Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Central Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Arkansas.
0.58
This chart displays the diversity score of Central Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
58%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Central Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Central Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Central Elementary School's ranking?
Central Elementary School is ranked #642 out of 997 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
37% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% AR state average), while 27% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AR state average).
How many students attend Central Elementary School?
547 students attend Central Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of Central Elementary School students are Black, 36% of students are White, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Central Elementary School?
Central Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Central Elementary School offer ?
Central Elementary School offers enrollment in grades 3-6
What school district is Central Elementary School part of?
Central Elementary School is part of Magnolia School District.

School Reviews

1   3/20/2020
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!!!
- Posted by Parent - Tac
2   3/9/2007
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).
- Posted by Parent - JAMJV

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 3-6
  • Enrollment: 547 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 37% (Top 50%)
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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