Helen Tyson Middle School

  • Helen Tyson Middle School serves 828 students in grades 6-7.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Helen Tyson Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Helen Tyson Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • Helen Tyson Middle School's student population of 828 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-7
Total Students828 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Helen Tyson Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Helen Tyson Middle School is 0.63, 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 Testing Rank#387 out of 1008 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
52%
13%
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Black
2%
20%
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White
29%
61%
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Hawaiian
13%
1%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.630.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpringdale School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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