Watson Chapel Jr. High School

3900 Camden Rd
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Watson Chapel Jr. High School serves 517 students in grades 7-9.
Watson Chapel Jr. 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 bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 14% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-9
  • Enrollment: 517 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 7% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Watson Chapel Jr. High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Watson Chapel Jr. High School's student population of 517 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-9
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
517 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Watson Chapel Jr. High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Watson Chapel Jr. High School is 0.22, 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
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State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#951 out of 993 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
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
88%
20%
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White
7%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.22
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Graduation Rate
(18-19)
<50%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
9%
8%
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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 Watson Chapel Jr. High School's ranking?
Watson Chapel Jr. High School is ranked #951 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
7% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
What is the graduation rate of Watson Chapel Jr. High School?
The graduation rate of Watson Chapel Jr. High School is 50%, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 86%.
How many students attend Watson Chapel Jr. High School?
517 students attend Watson Chapel Jr. High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
88% of Watson Chapel Jr. High School students are Black, 7% of students are White, 3% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Watson Chapel Jr. High School?
Watson Chapel Jr. High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Watson Chapel Jr. High School offer ?
Watson Chapel Jr. High School offers enrollment in grades 7-9 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Watson Chapel Jr. High School part of?
Watson Chapel Jr. High School is part of Watson Chapel School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-9
  • Enrollment: 517 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 7% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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