Park Elementary School

4111 Park Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Park Elementary School serves 407 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Park Elementary 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 407 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Park Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Park Elementary School's student population of 407 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
407 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Park Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Park Elementary School is 0.68, which is more 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
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#846 out of 993 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
46%
14%
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Black
16%
20%
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White
29%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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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 Park Elementary School's ranking?
Park Elementary School is ranked #846 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What schools are Park Elementary School often compared to?
Park Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Barling Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 21% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend Park Elementary School?
407 students attend Park Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Park Elementary School students are Hispanic, 29% of students are White, 16% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Park Elementary School?
Park Elementary School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Park Elementary School offer ?
Park Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Park Elementary School part of?
Park Elementary School is part of Fort Smith School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School (planned)
May 31, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 407 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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