1701 W Court St
Paragould, AR 72450
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Paragould High School serves 885 students in grades 9-12.
Paragould 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 bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 885 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 50% in AR)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Paragould High School's student population of 885 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
885 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
84 teachers
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School Rankings

Paragould High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Paragould High School is 0.27, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#711 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
7%
14%
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Black
5%
20%
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White
85%
60%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.27
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Graduation Rate
87%
86%
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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)
11%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

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

31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% AR state average), while 41% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AR state average).

What is the graduation rate of Paragould High School?

The graduation rate of Paragould High School is 87%, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 86%.

How many students attend Paragould High School?

885 students attend Paragould High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

85% of Paragould High School students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Paragould High School?

Paragould High School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Paragould High School offer ?

Paragould High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 885 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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