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Arkansas Public Schools

Overview

Public Schools Overview Arkansas School Districts by City
Number Of Students 489,397
Number Of Arkansas Schools 1,123
Number Of Arkansas School Districts 285
Spending Per Student $10,782

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 76.9189798541068
4th Grade 83.151993261867
5th Grade 82.3615689987683
6th Grade 68.7247668330197
7th Grade 76.4573980755735
8th Grade 76.9079632769344
11th Grade 72.053106435185

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 84.2429169630102
4th Grade 75.6726656816314
5th Grade 67.7381770708443
6th Grade 72.1975660639777
7th Grade 68.9549950999347
8th Grade 63.4997453763828
11th Grade 74.3498051073195

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 63.1% 50.9%
Black 21.0% 15.6%
Hispanic 11.2% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.5% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.6% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 61.2% 50.9%
English Language Learners 7.3% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 13.3% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.02
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

Arkansas Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 2,978,204 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 56 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.6% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 20.3% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 32.4% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 25.7% 26.4%
65 Or Older 15.0% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,138,025 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 11.9% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 84.8% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 21.1% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 5.0% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 9.1% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.1% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.5% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 21.5% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 20.2% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 16.7% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,242 $2,565,339,000 48.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $477 $233,512,000 4.4%
Staff $787 $385,354,000 7.3%
General Administration $211 $103,289,000 2.0%
School Administration $478 $234,083,000 4.4%
Operation $911 $445,910,000 8.5%
Transportation $373 $182,632,000 3.5%
Other $269 $131,745,000 2.5%
Total Support $3,507 $1,716,525,000 32.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,033 $994,816,000 18.9%
Total Expenditures $10,782 $5,276,680,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%