301 Elberta St
Lamar, AR 72846
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Lamar Elementary School serves 648 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Lamar Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher 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 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 648 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Lamar Elementary School's student population of 648 students has grown by 31% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 29% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
648 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Lamar Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Lamar Elementary School is 0.21, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#142 out of 998 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
6%
14%
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Black
2%
20%
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White
89%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.21
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lamar Elementary School's ranking?

Lamar Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%) and Highest math proficiency (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

70-74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% AR state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AR state average).

How many students attend Lamar Elementary School?

648 students attend Lamar Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

89% of Lamar Elementary School students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Lamar Elementary School?

Lamar Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Lamar Elementary School offer ?

Lamar Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 648 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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