1301 N 8th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Howard Elementary School serves 376 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Howard Elementary 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (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 29% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Howard Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Howard Elementary School's student population of 376 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
376 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Calendar

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Date
Thanksgiving Break
November 21, 2022 (Monday)
Spring Break
March 20, 2023 (Monday)

School Rankings

Howard Elementary 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 Howard Elementary School is 0.55, 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
#755 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
62%
13%
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Black
23%
20%
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White
12%
61%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
8%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 376 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55 (Top 30%)

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