3517 Brooken Hill Dr
Fort Smith, AR 72908
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Elmer H. Cook Elementary School serves 534 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Elmer H. Cook Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 534 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Elmer H. Cook Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Elmer H. Cook Elementary School's student population of 534 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
534 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Elmer H. Cook Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Elmer H. Cook Elementary School is 0.57, 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
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State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#61 out of 993 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
14%
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Black
9%
20%
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White
63%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
11%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
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 is Elmer H. Cook Elementary School's ranking?

Elmer H. Cook Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

What schools are Elmer H. Cook Elementary School often compared to?

Elmer H. Cook Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Cavanaugh Elementary School, Beard Elementary School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 53% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).

How many students attend Elmer H. Cook Elementary School?

534 students attend Elmer H. Cook Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

63% of Elmer H. Cook Elementary School students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Black, 5% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Elmer H. Cook Elementary School?

Elmer H. Cook Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Elmer H. Cook Elementary School offer ?

Elmer H. Cook Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6

What school district is Elmer H. Cook Elementary School part of?

Elmer H. Cook Elementary School is part of Fort Smith School District.

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Spring Break
March 20, 2023 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 534 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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