Watson Elementary School serves 419 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 4% (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 3% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black and Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Kindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 419 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
- Minority Enrollment: 99%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AR
- Math Proficiency: 4% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 3% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education
Watson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Watson Elementary School's student population of 419 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 35% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Watson Elementary 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 Elementary School is 0.48, 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
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#993 out of 993 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Watson Elementary School's ranking?
Watson Elementary School is ranked #993 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?
4% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 3% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend Watson Elementary School?
419 students attend Watson Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
63% of Watson Elementary School students are Black, 36% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Watson Elementary School?
Watson Elementary School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Watson Elementary School offer ?
Watson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Watson Elementary School part of?
Watson Elementary School is part of Little Rock School District.
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