2201 N 50th St
Fort Smith, AR 72904
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Dora Kimmons Junior High School serves 859 students in grades 7-9.
Dora Kimmons Junior High 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 32% (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 37% (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 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-9
  • Enrollment: 859 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Top 1% in AR)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Dora Kimmons Junior High School's student population of 859 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-9
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
859 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
63 teachers
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School Rankings

Dora Kimmons Junior High 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 Dora Kimmons Junior High School is 0.62, which is more 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
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#719 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
7%
2%
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Hispanic
58%
14%
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Black
17%
20%
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White
13%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Graduation Rate
(13-14)
<50%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) 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?

32% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% AR state average), while 37% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AR state average).

What is the graduation rate of Dora Kimmons Junior High School?

The graduation rate of Dora Kimmons Junior High School is 50%, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 86%.

How many students attend Dora Kimmons Junior High School?

859 students attend Dora Kimmons Junior High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

58% of Dora Kimmons Junior High School students are Hispanic, 17% of students are Black, 13% of students are White, 7% of students are Asian, and 5% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Dora Kimmons Junior High School?

Dora Kimmons Junior High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Dora Kimmons Junior High School offer ?

Dora Kimmons Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-9 (offers virtual instruction).

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Thanksgiving Break
November 21, 2022 (Monday)
Spring Break
March 20, 2023 (Monday)

School Reviews

2   7/1/2019
If you want your child to succeed, don't send them here. There are a lot of minority children that attend this school, and from my experience, there set up to fail. No help. No concern. The teachers could care less whether the child passes or not. Voicing your concern doesn't do much, it's basically brushed under the rug. I give this school 2 stars, and that's me being nice.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-9
  • Enrollment: 859 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Top 1%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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