4207 Park Ave
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Fountain Lake Charter High School serves 470 students in grades 9-12.
Fountain Lake Charter 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 top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (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 45% (which is equal to the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black).

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Fountain Lake Charter High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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School Overview

Fountain Lake Charter High School's student population of 470 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
470 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Fountain Lake Charter 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 Fountain Lake Charter High School is 0.24, which is less 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 Data
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#622 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
6%
13%
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Black
2%
20%
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White
87%
61%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Graduation Rate
80-84%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
I absolutely love Ft Lake! as for the above person (who is obviously a jessieville lacky) you are totally wrong. Ft Lake has plenty of parental involvement. this school is constantly doing things to help the less fortunate, victims of natural disasters, and those that live in poverty. they have an excellent sports progam, very good education and teachers. they believe in getting the entire student body, parents, and teachers involved in every aspect. as for the above mentioned football game (that ft lake won 45-0) all the kids got to play, including a special needs child that the team allows to play to help him feel more apart of the school. I have 2 children in Ft Lake and would never move them to another school, especially a close minded school such as jessieville
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5  
Ft Lake is a great school! it has great student, parent, teacher involvement. they have an excellent sports program and a great education. and its obvious that the "student/alumni" that posted before me is just a jessieville apologist..I would never recommend that anyone send their kids to jessieville!
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2  
It has been brought to my attention that Fountain Lake High School, has severely neglected a harmful situation with bullying. The admin and faculty have failed a female student who has been repeatedly bullied with pictures, posters, verbal, and cyberbullying on and off school property. The response to the complaint from the female victim was silence and no sense of urgency for her to expect an investigation, on who was to be held accountable. Period. This is extremely unacceptable, considering the bully dangers that have drawn awareness in the media..... In my opinion this system has failed this student victim with gross negligence.
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a) The quality of academic programs is terrible, I think Jessieville is better. b)On a score from one to ten, their availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities gets a three. My reasoning is that at the Jessieville vs. Ft. Lake football game, the coach kept in the same players all through out the game, until the last two minutes, and when Ft. Lake plays any other schools in Basketball they cheat. c)The academic or athletic awards are dumb, at any school not just at Ft. Lake, they give awards to people for being better, but what about all the other kids? d)The facilities! They are never clean! Every time I went to use the restroom they were covered in dirt! I would not have a grown adult walk in to those restrooms, or the classrooms! e) The level of parent involvement is terrible! At Jessieville the parents are involved every step of the way, and at Ft. Lake their is no parent involvement what-so-ever. f) Okay, I told you what I thought about Ft. Lake, now go read about Jessieville!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 470 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-84% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.24 (Btm 50%)

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