Palestine-wheatley Elementary School

105 Westwood St
Palestine, AR 72372
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Palestine-wheatley Elementary School serves 463 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Palestine-wheatley Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Palestine-wheatley Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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School Overview

Palestine-wheatley Elementary School's student population of 463 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
463 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Palestine-wheatley Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 998 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Palestine-wheatley Elementary School is 0.26, 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 Data
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State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#278 out of 998 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
3%
13%
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Black
12%
20%
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White
85%
61%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
17%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 463 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.26 (Btm 50%)

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