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Washington Junior High School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 24, 2013

They have honors classes, as well as classes for ELL students, inclusion and students who want just regular classes. The classes meet needs of all learners. The teachers care about their kids and about helping students be successful. They have a variety of academic and nonacademic classes that make this class very diverse in meeting the needs of the students. Love this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2011

I absolutely LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!! The teachers and staff are super friendly. Before Washington, I had never actually looked foward to the next school day or the end of the weekend but now I just can't wait to go back! Everyday challenges my skills and I just learn so much but I still have SO MUCH FUN. I love it!


Posted February 23, 2011

We've had one child go to 8th grade here; have two more who will be there next year (7th graders). Teachers and staff seemed friendly enough, and helpful when needed. As a parent, there was not a lot of face-to-face interaction with the teachers, but they did communicate frequently through emails.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

If your child is not new to Bentonville (moving during this age is esp. hard), is full of self-motivation, and has absolutely no learning issues, then he or she might not have major problems here. Regardless, the education is only going to be mediocre at best. Compared to our previous schools across the U.S. and world, this school rates very low, in our opinion. The worst experience we had at the school was when we discovered that the administrators/staff had been neither forthcoming, nor truthful, in response to a number of our specific inquiries about our child. For us, 'trust' has now become the most important attribute of a school, even more than academics, because of our experiences here. No, we aren't the first parents to discover that if a school isn't working with you, it's working against you. But it sure would be nice if we were the last!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

My son has really enjoyed 8th grade here. As parents we love that we can review grades everyday online and check homework. Teachers and staff are very friendly. We moved from NH and chose Bentonville solely for the school system.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 77% in 2013.

578 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

578 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

578 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
57%
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 77% in 2013.

552 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

552 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 64%
Hispanic 9% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 23%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1501 NE Wildcat Way
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: (479) 254-5345

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