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Blytheville High School

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Posted July 21, 2010

Blytheville high is not hell. infact it is a pretty ok school there are countless things for students to be involved in and with the new princaple test scores more than likely went up this school year. some of the teachers need improvement but dont we all though i think blytheville will be one of the top schools in about a year or two.o the lunches need a lot of improvement!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2009

this school suks big time. used to be good. now , the standards have declined with time. and so have the results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

BHS is a school that's improving and is like a lot of other schools in Arkansas and beyond. It's easy to find something wrong with anything and schools are no exception. The good people of Blytheville need support and encouragement as they work through enormous challenges. It won't happen overnight but it's headed in the right direction. New York writer seems to have gotten a stellar grammatical education there........ oh, by the way, extracurricular activities are actually an extension of the learning environment. They keep many kids involved when they otherwise wouldn't be. Hats off to BHS for trying to do it all for the benefit of the kids.


Posted January 27, 2009

Well, this school is by far the worst.. my kid attends this school not by choice.I spoke to the assist prin there she told me that they watch the student there.. lol lies i walk through the school and see kids shoming public displays of affection... not good.. and they stongly push sports. i push education.. this place is the worst..an im from newyork... and trying to leave here ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

Blytheville High School is not a terrible school. This school is working towards improving test scores, just as many school districts are struggling to do. There are many good teachers with many great programs that are available for students to take advantage of. There are many positive things about the school. Students who want to get involved and get a good education can do that at BHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

I must say that Blytheville High school is a terrible school. I graduated in 2001 and I have paid close attention to the schools progress since then because I still have family unlucky enough to attend the schools there. Since then the school has went down hill. The extracurricular activities have suffered to to lack of funds. Everything now is considered gang related if you wear a blue or maroon tee shirt and certain shoes. Children are not allowed to wear coats in the classroom and there is little heat to warm the room. Some teachers are excellent workers, although several could care less if the student learns. I would strongly suggest that you not send your children here, if you must not. It is not a good school to attend.


Posted December 30, 2005

I belive Blytheville High is one of the best schools in the district.They are very strict and have not allowed any thing to go wrong. I loved it when my son went there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

I attended BHS for four years. I absolutley loved it. I had a good relationship with all of my teachers and I studies and made good grades. I followed the rules by tucking in my shirt and wearing my ID to school. Those who didn't follow the rules were the ones were the ones with bad grades and problems with teachers. Maybe it helped that my parents were very involved and I was in Beta Club, NHS, Yearbook Staff, TARGET, and I was a cheerleader. If you get involved then you don't have time to be introuble. I would recommend BHS because it is a school with potential to give your child an education if he/she will let them. -Graduate of 2004
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 20, 2005

I beg to differ with those who said blytheville high school is the 'worse school ever'. I attended blytheville public schools from the time i began school until i graduated in 2005. Yes, they are concerned with ID's and shirts being tucked in, but that's because those are rules. As far as teacher's go, i had good teacher's and i learned because i wanted to learn. there are many extracurricular activities for students to be involved in and i enjoyed being involved in them. For all the parents who want to complain about everything, why don't you get involved, because you're not being involved with your childs life is the problem, not the school system's.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 26, 2005

Blytheville high school is one of the worst schools ever in the history of the universe. The teachers and principals there are more concerned about the dress code than they are about what's going on in the students' minds. For anyone who is considering about sending their child to this horrible school, turn back now!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 1, 2005

This is possibly the worst school ever. The teachers dont care about you and the principals are worse (from my personal experiences there). I was a freshman there not to long ago. The kids are horrible and disrespectful.I had to transfer schools in fear of being killed there! if you care about yourr children. Keep them far away from this town and this school system.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2004

I really feel that Blytheville High School is a poorly developed school. Some of the teachers at the school really believe that education is an important issue. But there are the 6 or 7 that do not care if your child fails or succeeds. I feel that the most important thing on some of the teachers minds are if you are dressed properly, if your I.D. is visible, and if you are not standing alongside a locker. This year there were so many complaints about the Homecomin Week that had taken place. There were no activities for the kids to participate in and the parade was taken away. Years ago that was the highlight of high school. Something really needs to happen if our children is going to make it in todays world. I can only say that parents be very cautious and pay attention to what is being done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2004

I think that Blytheville high school is the worst school ever.The education is the last thing that is being worried about when it should be the first.Discipline about wether not a shirt is tucked in or an id is visible is the only thing that matters.Its sort of like the children have to try to be part of some kind of democracy.It is a prodominatly black school but there is still prejudice against them.Some of the children at this school needs more guidance towards learning than towards discipline because they are capable of succeeding they just dont get the chance to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2004

This is a really good school. My child really enjoys it. She is involved in tons of extracurricular activities. I feel she has learned a lot in this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2004

I think that blytheville high school is the worst school I had every seen. They have stupid teachers who nearly can't teach. The principal is horrible and what's with the 3 additional prinicipals. I can tell that blytheville public schools have gone down hill ever since the enforcing ID's and stupid uniforms. I went to Blytheville Public Schools and those were the best days of my life. Now with all of these things they are enforcing I see why the children are rude and having poor grades. I believe that the school board should have everything back it was and let kids express their own feelings about what things are happening to their schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2003

I think Blytheville High School is one of the best schools in Arkansas. I feel safe when I send my childern their under the principalship of Tommy Coleman
—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 70% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
33%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
23%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
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
Black 80% 21%
White 18% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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600 North Tenth St
Blytheville, AR 72315
Phone: (870) 762-2772

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