7000 Valley Dr
Little Rock, AR 72209
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Watson Elementary School serves 543 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Watson Elementary 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 13% (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 7% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Watson Elementary School's student population of 543 students has grown by 30% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
543 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Watson Elementary 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 Elementary School is 0.49, 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 Data
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#983 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
34%
13%
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Black
63%
20%
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White
2%
61%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
8%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 543 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 7% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.49 (Top 30%)

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