Central Elementary School

801 Deaderick Rd
Forrest City, AR 72335
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Central Elementary School serves 690 students in grades Prekindergarten-2. 
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 76%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 73%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Enrollment: 690 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : 68%
  • : 62%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Central Elementary School's student population of 690 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-2
Total Students
690 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Central Elementary School is 0.11, 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)
(10-11)
68%
76%
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(10-11)
62%
73%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
n/a
14%
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Black
94%
20%
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White
5%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.11
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
8%
10%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
68% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 76% AR state average), while 62% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 73% AR state average).
How many students attend Central Elementary School?
690 students attend Central Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
94% of Central Elementary School students are Black, 5% of students are White, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Central Elementary School?
Central Elementary School has a student ration of 21:1, 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 Prekindergarten-2
What school district is Central Elementary School part of?
Central Elementary School is part of Forrest City School District.

School Reviews

1   3/25/2020
They are a corporate punishment school with low academic levels and if they would get the heartless people they call teachers OUT, they could contribute to the overall school score. The best teachers, teach from the heart!
- Posted by Parent - Guess

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Enrollment: 690 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : 68%
  • : 62%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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