Matthews Elementary School

4501 Dollarway Rd
White Hall, AR 71602
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Matthews Elementary School serves 499 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Matthews Elementary School's student population of 499 students has grown by 37% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 57% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students499 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

Matthews Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Matthews Elementary School is 0.19, which is less than 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 Testing Rank
#947 out of 1008 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
13%
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Black
90%
20%
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White
7%
61%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.190.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
5%
10%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDollarway School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Matthews Elementary School is Dollarway High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Quest Middle School Of Pine Bluff (0.9 miles away)
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