L. A. Chaffin Middle School

3025 Massard Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
L. A. Chaffin Middle School serves 783 students in grades 6-8.
L. A. Chaffin Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 783 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

L. A. Chaffin Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

L. A. Chaffin Middle School's student population of 783 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
783 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
63 teachers
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School Rankings

L. A. Chaffin Middle School is ranked within the top 10% 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 L. A. Chaffin Middle School is 0.65, which is more 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#77 out of 993 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
9%
2%
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Hispanic
20%
14%
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Black
5%
20%
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White
54%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
11%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
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 L. A. Chaffin Middle School's ranking?
L. A. Chaffin Middle School is ranked #77 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Arkansas.
What schools are L. A. Chaffin Middle School often compared to?
L. A. Chaffin Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Ramsey Middle School, William O. Darby Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
53% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend L. A. Chaffin Middle School?
783 students attend L. A. Chaffin Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of L. A. Chaffin Middle School students are White, 20% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of L. A. Chaffin Middle School?
L. A. Chaffin Middle School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does L. A. Chaffin Middle School offer ?
L. A. Chaffin Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is L. A. Chaffin Middle School part of?
L. A. Chaffin Middle School is part of Fort Smith School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break - No School
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break - No School
March 19, 2024 (Tuesday)
Spring Break - No School
March 20, 2024 (Wednesday)
Spring Break - No School
March 21, 2024 (Thursday)
Spring Break - No School
March 22, 2024 (Friday)

School Reviews

5   3/23/2019
We love this school because it is nice place
- Posted by Teacher - Cody Johnson
2   2/25/2017
The office people are not helpful at all!!
- Posted by Parent - sb
2   12/22/2009
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.
- Posted by Parent - seas1

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 783 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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