Dora Kimmons Junior High School

  • Dora Kimmons Junior High School serves 792 students in grades 7-9.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

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School Overview

  • Dora Kimmons Junior High School's student population of 792 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-9
Total Students792 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dora Kimmons Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dora Kimmons Junior High School is 0.61, 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 School Rank (16-17)#910 out of 1008 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
9%
2%
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Hispanic
58%
13%
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Black
18%
20%
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White
12%
60%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.610.58
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Graduation Rate<50%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
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

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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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