Matthew Arthur Elementary School

2500 Ga Highway 127
Kathleen, GA 31047
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Matthew Arthur Elementary School serves 850 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Matthew Arthur Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 63% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 850 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in GA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Matthew Arthur Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

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School Overview

Matthew Arthur Elementary School's student population of 850 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
850 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
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School Rankings

Matthew Arthur Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,168 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Matthew Arthur Elementary School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#59 out of 2168 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
8%
18%
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Black
24%
36%
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White
56%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Matthew Arthur Elementary School's ranking?
Matthew Arthur Elementary School is ranked #59 out of 2,168 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Georgia.
What schools are Matthew Arthur Elementary School often compared to?
Matthew Arthur Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Kings Chapel Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
72% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% GA state average), while 71% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% GA state average).
How many students attend Matthew Arthur Elementary School?
850 students attend Matthew Arthur Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of Matthew Arthur Elementary School students are White, 24% of students are Black, 9% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Matthew Arthur Elementary School?
Matthew Arthur Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Georgia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Matthew Arthur Elementary School offer ?
Matthew Arthur Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Matthew Arthur Elementary School part of?
Matthew Arthur Elementary School is part of Houston County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 850 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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