3900 Camden Rd
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Watson Chapel Junior High School serves 572 students in grades 7-9.
Watson Chapel Junior 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (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 25% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-9
  • Enrollment: 572 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Watson Chapel Junior High School's student population of 572 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 26% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-9
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
572 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Watson Chapel Junior 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 Watson Chapel Junior High School is 0.25, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#920 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
2%
14%
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Black
86%
20%
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White
10%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.25
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Graduation Rate
<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: 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?

20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% AR state average), while 25% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AR state average).

What is the graduation rate of Watson Chapel Junior High School?

The graduation rate of Watson Chapel Junior High School is 50%, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 86%.

How many students attend Watson Chapel Junior High School?

572 students attend Watson Chapel Junior High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

86% of Watson Chapel Junior High School students are Black, 10% of students are White, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Watson Chapel Junior High School?

Watson Chapel Junior High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Watson Chapel Junior High School offer ?

Watson Chapel Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-9 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-9
  • Enrollment: 572 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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