508 E Free St
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Walnut Ridge High School serves 443 students in grades 7-12.
Walnut Ridge 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 top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (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 45% (which is equal to 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 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 443 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 20% in AR)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Walnut Ridge High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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School Overview

Walnut Ridge High School's student population of 443 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
443 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

Walnut Ridge 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 Walnut Ridge High School is 0.17, 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.
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State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#536 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
14%
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Black
1%
20%
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White
91%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Walnut Ridge High School's ranking?

Walnut Ridge High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for: Highest graduation rate (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

42% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% AR state average), while 45% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AR state average).

What is the graduation rate of Walnut Ridge High School?

The graduation rate of Walnut Ridge High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 86%.

How many students attend Walnut Ridge High School?

443 students attend Walnut Ridge High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

91% of Walnut Ridge High School students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Walnut Ridge High School?

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

What grades does Walnut Ridge High School offer ?

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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 443 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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