Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School

  • Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School serves 557 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.
  • Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2009-10 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

Top Placements

Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School's student population of 557 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-2
Total Students557 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 928 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2009-10 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School is 0.12, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (09-10)
89%
75%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (09-10)
78%
71%
Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
21%
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White
94%
60%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score0.120.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMountain Home School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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