Thurman G. Smith Elem. School

3600 Falcon
Springdale, AR 72762
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 506 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Thurman G. Smith Elem. School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% 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: 506 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • : Bottom 50% in AR
  • : 39% (Top 50%)
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Thurman G. Smith Elem. School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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School Overview

Thurman G. Smith Elem. School's student population of 506 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
506 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Thurman G. Smith Elem. School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 997 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Thurman G. Smith Elem. School is 0.62, 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.
This School
State Level (AR)
#567 out of 997 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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39%
38%
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33%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
2%
n/a
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
52%
14%
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Black
1%
20%
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White
33%
59%
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Hawaiian
5%
1%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.62
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
19%
7%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thurman G. Smith Elem. School's ranking?
Thurman G. Smith Elem. School is ranked #567 out of 997 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What schools are Thurman G. Smith Elem. School often compared to?
Thurman G. Smith Elem. Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Bernice Young Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% AR state average), while 33% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AR state average).
How many students attend Thurman G. Smith Elem. School?
506 students attend Thurman G. Smith Elem. School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
52% of Thurman G. Smith Elem. School students are Hispanic, 33% of students are White, 5% of students are Hawaiian, 5% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thurman G. Smith Elem. School?
Thurman G. Smith Elem. School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Thurman G. Smith Elem. School offer ?
Thurman G. Smith Elem. School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Thurman G. Smith Elem. School part of?
Thurman G. Smith Elem. School is part of Springdale School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 506 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 39% (Top 50%)
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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