3600 Falcon
Springdale, AR 72762
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Thurman G. Smith Elementary School serves 530 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Thurman G. Smith Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 530 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Thurman G. Smith Elementary School's student population of 530 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
530 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Thurman G. Smith Elementary 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 Thurman G. Smith Elementary School is 0.63, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#625 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
51%
14%
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Black
1%
20%
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White
32%
60%
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Hawaiian
11%
1%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
7%
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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?

49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% AR state average), while 32% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AR state average).

How many students attend Thurman G. Smith Elementary School?

530 students attend Thurman G. Smith Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

51% of Thurman G. Smith Elementary School students are Hispanic, 32% of students are White, 11% of students are Hawaiian, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Thurman G. Smith Elementary School?

Thurman G. Smith Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Thurman G. Smith Elementary School offer ?

Thurman G. Smith Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 530 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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