4501 Dollarway Rd
White Hall, AR 71602
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Matthews Elementary School serves 379 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Matthews Elementary 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 6-9% (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 6-9% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 379 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Matthews Elementary School's student population of 379 students has declined by 39% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students
379 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Matthews Elementary 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 Matthews Elementary School is 0.19, 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
#956 out of 993 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
14%
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Black
90%
20%
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White
7%
60%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
18%
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 percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 6-9% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).

How many students attend Matthews Elementary School?

379 students attend Matthews Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

90% of Matthews Elementary School students are Black, 7% of students are White, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

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

Matthews Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Matthews Elementary School offer ?

Matthews Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4

What school district is Matthews Elementary School part of?

Matthews Elementary School is part of Dollarway School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 379 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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