Palestine-wheatley Senior High School

  • Palestine-wheatley Senior High School serves 385 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Palestine-wheatley Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

Top Placements

Palestine-wheatley Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • Palestine-wheatley Senior High School's student population of 385 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students385 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palestine-wheatley Senior High 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palestine-wheatley Senior High School is 0.29, 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 School Rank (16-17)#577 out of 1008 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
13%
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Black
15%
20%
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White
83%
60%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score0.290.58
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Graduation Rate90-94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
18%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalestine-Wheatley Sch. School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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