William O. Darby Junior High School

  • William O. Darby Junior High School serves 673 students in grades 7-9.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 23% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 37% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • William O. Darby 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 39%.

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School Overview

  • William O. Darby Junior High School's student population of 673 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-9
Total Students673 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

  • William O. Darby Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 999 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of William O. Darby Junior High School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall School Rank
59%
26%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
55%
12%
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Black
13%
21%
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White
25%
61%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in William O. Darby Junior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score0.620.32
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Graduation Rate<50%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFort Smith School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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