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Ellen Smith Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 519 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 20, 2014

The last parents comment was totally uncalled for. That was the previous posters experience with Ellen Smith. With that being said, I love Ellen Smith, the teachers, the principal and all of the staff members. They work hard for our children. When my son was in kindergarten he had difficulty reading. The staff at Ellen Smith quickly placed him in a class with Mrs. Paladino. She was wonderful. I sat in one of her classes with him and I learned so much as a parent! My son is an excellent reader now. He is also meeting and exceeding in most of his school work. I cannot thank Ellen Smith enough! I have two children who currently attend Ellen Smith and every teacher I have come across has been truly wonderful. It's such a blessing to have your children go to a school where the teachers actually care! Thank you Tachers and staff at Ellen Smith for all that you do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2012

Both of my children have attended Ellen Smith since K and everything was fantastic until we discovered that my soln has a learning disability and from that point forward i can say my experience has been terrible. The teachers are amazing but the principal has been a road block. The school says they want parrental involvement which is true, but they don't want parent opinion. They want you to come help and volunteer but do not want your opinion and refuse to work with you. If your child has a learning dissability I DO NOT reccomend Ellen Smith.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

We love Ellen Smith. It is a very organized school with wonderful teachers, principal and hard working parents. My child has had a great experience here and learn alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

I love this school! The teachers are awesome and the parents are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

Ellen Smith is the most perfect school i have ever seen. I feel so honored to give my daughter the education that ES & CPS gives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

The most wonderful, caring group of teachers and educators anyone could ever pray to have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2004

The best start for a great education! Great Staff, Caring teachers an overall perfect place for a childs first years in education!
—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.

Grade level

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 65%
Black 15% 21%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Asian 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A60%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1601 South Donaghey Ave
Conway, AR 72034
Phone: (501) 450-4815

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