J. O. Kelly Middle School

1879 E Robinson
Springdale, AR 72764
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
J. O. Kelly Middle School serves 644 students in grades 6-7.
J. O. Kelly Middle 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 29% (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 23% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-7
  • Enrollment: 644 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

J. O. Kelly Middle School's student population of 644 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 57 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-7
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
644 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
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School Rankings

J. O. Kelly Middle 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 J. O. Kelly Middle School is 0.50, 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
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State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#719 out of 993 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
67%
14%
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Black
2%
20%
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White
7%
59%
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Hawaiian
22%
1%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is J. O. Kelly Middle School's ranking?
J. O. Kelly Middle School is ranked #719 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What schools are J. O. Kelly Middle School often compared to?
J. O. Kelly Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hellstern Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 23% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend J. O. Kelly Middle School?
644 students attend J. O. Kelly Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of J. O. Kelly Middle School students are Hispanic, 22% of students are Hawaiian, 7% of students are White, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of J. O. Kelly Middle School?
J. O. Kelly Middle School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does J. O. Kelly Middle School offer ?
J. O. Kelly Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-7 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is J. O. Kelly Middle School part of?
J. O. Kelly Middle School is part of Springdale School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-7
  • Enrollment: 644 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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