Ward Central Elementary School

1570 Wilson Loop
Ward, AR 72176
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Ward Central Elementary School serves 459 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Ward Central Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 459 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ward Central Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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School Overview

Ward Central Elementary School's student population of 459 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students
459 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Ward Central Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Ward Central Elementary School is 0.29, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#150 out of 993 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
5%
14%
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Black
2%
20%
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White
84%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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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
8%
7%
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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 Ward Central Elementary School's ranking?
Ward Central Elementary School is ranked #150 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend Ward Central Elementary School?
459 students attend Ward Central Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
84% of Ward Central Elementary School students are White, 9% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ward Central Elementary School?
Ward Central Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Ward Central Elementary School offer ?
Ward Central Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4
What school district is Ward Central Elementary School part of?
Ward Central Elementary School is part of Cabot School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 459 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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