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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Arkansas School Districts by City
Number Of Students 490,277
Number Of Arkansas Schools 1,091
Number Of Arkansas School Districts 275
Spending Per Student $10,602

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 35.1259016447079
4th Grade 41.1109711174426
5th Grade 33.398257759199
6th Grade 45.0574273796166
7th Grade 35.6643880550069
8th Grade 47.7632479662426
9th Grade 35.9280812546909
10th Grade 34.2375328894872

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 56.1593008917781
4th Grade 53.7291230919329
5th Grade 48.1840719638095
6th Grade 55.0339532098485
7th Grade 43.0106094430068
8th Grade 37.4169303794237
9th Grade 28.0547098967035
10th Grade 21.1967681347415
11th Grade 5.0

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 64.1% 52.0%
Black 21.5% 16.2%
Hispanic 12.2% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.6% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.6% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 61.5% 50.9%
English Language Learners 7.7% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 11.8% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 16.62
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

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 6.5% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 20.2% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 32.4% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.6% 26.3%
65 Or Older 15.3% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,138,025 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 11.6% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 84.8% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 21.1% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 5.1% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 9.1% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.0% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.7% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 21.3% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 20.1% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 16.8% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,308 $2,602,497,623 50.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $469 $229,966,600 4.4%
Staff $727 $356,603,227 6.9%
General Administration $214 $104,949,298 2.0%
School Administration $494 $242,035,462 4.7%
Operation $949 $465,515,843 9.0%
Transportation $381 $186,804,671 3.6%
Other $265 $129,898,415 2.5%
Total Support $3,499 $1,715,716,034 33.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,794 $879,749,362 16.9%
Total Expenditures $10,602 $5,197,931,266 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%