Sutton Elementary School serves 477 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Sutton 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 21% (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 15:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black and Hispanic).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 477 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 84%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AR
- Math Proficiency: 21% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 21% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education
Sutton Elementary School's student population of 477 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Sutton 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 Sutton Elementary School is 0.67, 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
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#836 out of 993 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
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 Sutton Elementary School's ranking?
Sutton Elementary School is ranked #836 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
21% 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 Sutton Elementary School?
477 students attend Sutton Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of Sutton Elementary School students are Hispanic, 16% of students are White, 14% of students are Black, 9% of students are Two or more races, and 8% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sutton Elementary School?
Sutton Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Sutton Elementary School offer ?
Sutton Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Sutton Elementary School part of?
Sutton Elementary School is part of Fort Smith School District.
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