Arkansas
Public School Ratings






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:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Arkansas School Districts by City
Number Of Students 496,806
Number Of Arkansas Schools 1,077
Number Of Arkansas School Districts 277
Spending Per Student $11,439

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
41%
45%
44%
46%
46%
49%
42%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
62%
53%
49%
53%
47%
47%
32%
62%
53%
49%
53%
47%
47%
32%
    3rd Grade
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    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
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Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 62.2% 49.1%
Black 20.5% 15.8%
Hispanic 13.9% 27.9%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.8% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.6% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 65.4% 49.0%
English Language Learners 7.7% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 13.8% 14.5%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
12.9
15.5
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

Arkansas Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 3,017,804 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 57 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.3% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 19.9% 19.2%
20-44 Years Old 32.1% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 25.1% 25.8%
65 Or Older 16.6% 15.6%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,158,071 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 11.5% 10.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.6% 88.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 23.0% 32.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.3% 14.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 11.3% 15.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.2% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.1% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.3% 16.8%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.0% 13.2%
$15,000 or less 13.8% 10.3%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,602 $2,783,202,000 49.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $519 $257,708,000 4.5%
Staff $744 $369,793,000 6.5%
General Administration $239 $118,976,000 2.1%
School Administration $524 $260,092,000 4.6%
Operation $1,016 $504,664,000 8.9%
Transportation $383 $190,302,000 3.3%
Other $296 $147,078,000 2.6%
Total Support $3,721 $1,848,613,000 32.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,116 $1,051,211,000 18.5%
Total Expenditures $11,439 $5,683,026,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%