William O. Darby Junior High School

616 N 14th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
William O. Darby Junior High School serves 670 students in grades 7-9.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (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 40% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

William O. Darby Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

William O. Darby Junior High School's student population of 670 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-9
Total Students670 students
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Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
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School Rankings

William O. Darby 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 William O. Darby Junior High School is 0.62, which is more 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#698 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
54%
13%
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Black
10%
20%
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White
28%
61%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.620.58
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Graduation Rate
(13-14)
<50%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFort Smith School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to William O. Darby Junior High School is Furture School Of Fort Smith (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Belle Point Alternative Center (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tilles Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort Smith Tilles Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 433 students
    0.2 miles
    815 N 16th St
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    (479) 785-5606
    0.2 PK-6 433
  • Fort Smith Furture School Of Fort Smith Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 10-11 | 162 students
    0.5 miles
    622 N 7th St
    Fort Smith, AR 72917
    (479) 431-8695
    0.5 10-11 162
  • Fort Smith Howard Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 376 students
    0.6 miles
    1301 N 8th St
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    (479) 783-7382
    0.6 PK-6 376
  • Fort Smith Northside High School Math: 22% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 10-12 | 1,725 student
    0.7 miles
    2301 North B St
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    (479) 783-1171
    0.7 10-12 1,725
  • Fort Smith Belle Point Alternative Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 61 students
    1.0 miles
    1501 Dodson Ave
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    (479) 783-7034
    1 7-12 61

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