Arkansas
Public School Ratings



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Arkansas Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Arkansas School Districts by City
Number Of Students 493,616
Number Of Arkansas Schools 1,089
Number Of Arkansas School Districts 280
Spending Per Student $10,989

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 37.6352838816565
4th Grade 44.0269560217226
5th Grade 37.8627553354045
6th Grade 44.5582357798054
7th Grade 39.2490035076963
8th Grade 50.3330541296413
9th Grade 37.6353388295703
10th Grade 33.5373923620968

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 59.3299168605636
4th Grade 52.4235053578932
5th Grade 49.8062652134212
6th Grade 55.897935731969
7th Grade 46.5725256637562
8th Grade 45.5789003220684
9th Grade 33.40627057291
10th Grade 28.2768924360674

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 62.8% 50.6%
Black 21.0% 16.0%
Hispanic 13.1% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.7% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.4% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 34.2% 48.4%
English Language Learners 8.4% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 12.5% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.81
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Arkansas Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 3,004,279 325,719,178
Population Density (per sq. mile) 57 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 20.0% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 32.3% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 25.3% 26.1%
65 Or Older 16.0% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,147,291 117,430,281
Single Parent Households With Children 11.5% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.6% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 22.0% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.0% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 9.9% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.5% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.1% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 21.0% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 19.2% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 15.3% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,419 $2,675,041,458 49.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $491 $242,137,408 4.5%
Staff $741 $365,860,413 6.7%
General Administration $235 $116,094,667 2.1%
School Administration $512 $252,770,763 4.7%
Operation $990 $488,891,477 9.0%
Transportation $362 $178,745,452 3.3%
Other $285 $140,630,664 2.6%
Total Support $3,617 $1,785,179,882 32.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,954 $964,398,984 17.8%
Total Expenditures $10,989 $5,424,587,274 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%