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Alma Intermediate School

Public | 3-5 | 809 students

 

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Posted May 2, 2009

I love the energy offered from the staff at this school. If your child does have a special need they are quick to help and the principal is extremely wonderful at being involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

The entire staff is working so hard to meet the needs of all students. They have added thirty minutes in the day to stop and catch students up on what they are having trouble with. I have never seen such a dedicated group of people. My children love school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

Great school! My child loves the teachers' hands-on approach. They feel safe and secure and excited about learning.
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Posted February 6, 2007

Alma Intermediate School is focused on what is best for the students. The teachers are great! This school involves parents by inviting them to come in and see teaching and learning. My children have learned to love reading and math at this school. They are excited about learning and never want to miss school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 64%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1220 West Collum Ln
Alma, AR 72921
Phone: (479) 632-2166

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