J.f. Wahl Elementary School

125 Hicklory Hill
Helena, AR 72342
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 614 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, J.f. Wahl Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 614 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • : Bottom 50% in AR
  • : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

J.f. Wahl Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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School Overview

J.f. Wahl Elementary School's student population of 614 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
614 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

J.f. Wahl Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of J.f. Wahl Elementary School is 0.17, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
#877 out of 993 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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15%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of J.f. Wahl Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
21%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
1%
14%
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Black
91%
20%
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White
6%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.17
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
58%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is J.f. Wahl Elementary School's ranking?
J.f. Wahl Elementary School is ranked #877 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 21% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend J.f. Wahl Elementary School?
614 students attend J.f. Wahl Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
91% of J.f. Wahl Elementary School students are Black, 6% of students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of J.f. Wahl Elementary School?
J.f. Wahl Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does J.f. Wahl Elementary School offer ?
J.f. Wahl Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is J.f. Wahl Elementary School part of?
J.f. Wahl Elementary School is part of Helena/ West Helena School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 614 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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