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 633 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 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (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 54% (which is higher 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 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Ward Central Elementary School's student population of 633 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students633 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Rankings

Ward Central Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Ward Central Elementary School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#127 out of 998 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
5%
13%
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Black
2%
20%
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White
89%
61%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.210.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCabot School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Ward Central Elementary School is Badger Academy (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stagecoach Elementary School (3.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cabot Stagecoach Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-4 | 496 students
    3.6 miles
    850 Stagecoach Rd
    Cabot, AR 72023
    (501) 743-3574
    3.6 K-4 496
  • Cabot Cabot Middle School North Math: 68% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 5-6 | 839 students
    4.0 miles
    1900 N Lincoln St
    Cabot, AR 72023
    (501) 605-0192
    4 5-6 839
  • Beebe Badger Academy Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 47 students
    4.2 miles
    1201 W Center St
    Beebe, AR 72012
    (501) 882-8413
    4.2 7-12 47
  • Beebe Beebe Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 2-4 | 892 students
    4.2 miles
    1201 W Center St
    Beebe, AR 72012
    (501) 882-3392
    4.2 2-4 892
  • Beebe Beebe High School Math: 39% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 949 students
    4.2 miles
    1201 W Center St
    Beebe, AR 72012
    (501) 882-3311
    4.2 9-12 949

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