Gardner Magnet School serves 558 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Gardner Magnet 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 558 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Gardner Magnet School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

Gardner Magnet School's student population of 558 students has grown by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
558 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Gardner Magnet School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Gardner Magnet School is 0.69, 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
#766 out of 993 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
17%
14%
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Black
33%
20%
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White
41%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
8%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.69
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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 (17-18)
5%
9%
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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 Gardner Magnet School's ranking?

Gardner Magnet School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for: Most diverse schools (Top 5%) and Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 1%).

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

28% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).

How many students attend Gardner Magnet School?

558 students attend Gardner Magnet School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

41% of Gardner Magnet School students are White, 33% of students are Black, 17% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Gardner Magnet School?

Gardner Magnet School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Gardner Magnet School offer ?

Gardner Magnet School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6

What school district is Gardner Magnet School part of?

Gardner Magnet School is part of Hot Springs School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 558 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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