P.O. Box 790, 7856 HWY 70 W
Palestine, AR 72372
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Palestine-wheatley Elementary School serves 461 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 16:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 461 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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 461 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
461 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 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 0.19, 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
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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
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
2%
14%
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Black
7%
20%
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White
90%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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
100%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
27%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Palestine-wheatley Elementary School's ranking?

Palestine-wheatley Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% AR state average), while 57% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AR state average).

How many students attend Palestine-wheatley Elementary School?

461 students attend Palestine-wheatley Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

90% of Palestine-wheatley Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Black, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Palestine-wheatley Elementary School?

Palestine-wheatley Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Palestine-wheatley Elementary School offer ?

Palestine-wheatley Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 461 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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