201 Blue Devil Dr
Shirley, AR 72153
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Shirley High School serves 145 students in grades 7-12.
Shirley 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 35-39% (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 40-44% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 145 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-79% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Shirley High School's student population of 145 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
145 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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School Rankings

Shirley 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 Shirley High School is 0.10, 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
#598 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
n/a
14%
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Black
3%
20%
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White
95%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score
0.10
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Graduation Rate
70-79%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
17%
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?

35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% AR state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AR state average).

What is the graduation rate of Shirley High School?

The graduation rate of Shirley High School is 70-79%, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 86%.

How many students attend Shirley High School?

145 students attend Shirley High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

95% of Shirley High School students are White, 3% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.

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

Shirley High School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Shirley High School offer ?

Shirley High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12 (offers virtual instruction).

School Reviews

1   4/16/2018
Shirley high school administration does not in force the anti bullying laws. In fact those that are doing the bullying do not get punished but those that are being bullied absolutely get punished. It's rediciolus. The administration is just as guilty as the bullies!! Shirley schools most definitely need new people to run the school!
- Posted by Parent - Diane

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 145 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-79% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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