Paragould High School

  • Paragould High School serves 912 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Paragould High School's student population of 912 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students912 students
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Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Paragould 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Paragould High 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall School Rank#837 out of 1008 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
5%
13%
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Black
6%
20%
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White
86%
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 This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Paragould High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score0.260.58
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Graduation Rate
92%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameParagould School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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