L. A. Chaffin Junior High School

  • L. A. Chaffin Junior High School serves 791 students in grades 7-9.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • L. A. Chaffin Junior High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

Top Placements

L. A. Chaffin Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • L. A. Chaffin Junior High School's student population of 791 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-9
Total Students791 students
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Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
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School Comparison

  • L. A. Chaffin Junior High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of L. A. Chaffin Junior High School is 0.58, which is equal to 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 School Rank (16-17)#87 out of 1008 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
9%
2%
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Hispanic
14%
13%
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Black
6%
20%
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White
62%
60%
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Two or more races
8%
3%
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Diversity Score0.580.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFort Smith School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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We love this school because it is nice place
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The office people are not helpful at all!!
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Girls basketball coach should be replaced. Her team only won one game last year and it looks like this year will be another one game win all season. How does everyone think the basketball girls feel about their team? Why would anyone with a good athletic ability want to play at Chaffin? Evidently the Fort Smith athletic director Mr. Rowland doesn't mind all the losses or he would be making sure a real coach with the ability to teach the girls how to improve not regress over the season. Don't bother wasting your money going to the game until it is time for the 9th grade boys to play. Awesome coaching ability by the boys coaches. They know what they are doing.
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