618 N College St
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School serves 564 students in grades 1-2.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 89% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 75%) for the 2009-10 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 71%) for the 2009-10 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 1-2
  • Enrollment: 564 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 89%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School's student population of 564 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-2
Total Students
564 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School is 0.17, 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(09-10)
89%
75%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(09-10)
78%
71%
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
14%
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Black
n/a
20%
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White
91%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 1-2
  • Enrollment: 564 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 89%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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