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: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Arkansas School Districts by City
Number Of Students 492,132
Number Of Arkansas Schools 1,093
Number Of Arkansas School Districts 277
Spending Per Student $10,562

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 73.3588692879395
4th Grade 69.8527800213754
5th Grade 72.2978050099485
6th Grade 73.671997259531
7th Grade 78.2015135060241
8th Grade 72.8686685829613
9th Grade 58.2147798607413
10th Grade 59.731967689506

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 58.5773663777187
4th Grade 55.364035130659
5th Grade 51.9056117545023
6th Grade 61.6668607152542
7th Grade 47.6123957528918
8th Grade 43.094435406601
9th Grade 30.0022970697204
10th Grade 24.3631336941377

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 63.7% 51.5%
Black 21.4% 16.2%
Hispanic 12.7% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.6% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.7% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 62.6% 47.6%
English Language Learners 7.8% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 12.1% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.75
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Arkansas Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 2,988,248 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 57 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 20.2% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 32.3% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.5% 26.2%
65 Or Older 15.7% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,141,480 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 11.4% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.2% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 21.5% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 5.4% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 9.4% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.1% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.9% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 21.3% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 19.6% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 16.1% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,288 $2,602,497,698 50.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $467 $229,965,853 4.4%
Staff $725 $356,603,656 6.9%
General Administration $213 $104,949,778 2.0%
School Administration $492 $242,036,083 4.7%
Operation $946 $465,515,510 9.0%
Transportation $380 $186,804,140 3.6%
Other $264 $129,898,217 2.5%
Total Support $3,486 $1,715,715,794 33.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,788 $879,749,332 16.9%
Total Expenditures $10,562 $5,197,931,110 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%