Paragould Junior High School

1713 W Court St
Paragould, AR 72450
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Paragould Junior High School serves 494 students in grades 7-8.
Paragould Junior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 494 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Paragould Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Paragould Junior High School's student population of 494 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
494 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Paragould Junior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Paragould Junior High School is 0.41, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#384 out of 993 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
14%
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Black
10%
20%
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White
76%
59%
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Hawaiian
2%
1%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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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)
8%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Paragould Junior High School's ranking?
Paragould Junior High School is ranked #384 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
38% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend Paragould Junior High School?
494 students attend Paragould Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Paragould Junior High School students are White, 10% of students are Black, 7% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Paragould Junior High School?
Paragould Junior High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Paragould Junior High School offer ?
Paragould Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Paragould Junior High School part of?
Paragould Junior High School is part of Paragould School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 494 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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