Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Bob Courtway Middle School

Public | 7-8

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars


Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

6 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted October 3, 2007

BCMS is a wonderful school! This is my son's third year -- 6th, 7th and now 8th. The administration and teachers are caring and dedicated to student achievement. The athletic program is tops as well. My child's health problems have been handled with dignity and concern. We are glad to be part of the BCMS family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2006

If you have a child with special needs, the level of encouraged parental involvement is non-exisistent. It's incredibly difficult dealing with people who have absolutely no clue and refuse to change--for which is all to the detriment of the student. The student is the one who pays the price for the school's continued arrogance and lack of knowledge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2006

My daughter absolutely loves this school. I had my concerns about putting her back in public school. She was in homeschool for the 6th grade. The school has been wonderful in helping her with whatever she needs. We both look forward to the rest of the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

I am a parent of a 7th grader at BCMS. It is the very best school in Conway. The principal is wonderful! My daughter is getting better grades than she has ever gotten. The teachers are wonderful and helpful! I can't say enough about the quality of this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2005

This is my first year as a Bob Courtway parent, and I love the involvment the teachers and administration give. Any problem I have had, they have reponded quickly and addressed and quickly found a solution. After being a parent from Ida Burns (the best, in my opinion) elementary school, I was worried of my sons special needs, but Bob Courtway made him feel very comfortable and he looks forward to attening every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

We are the top middle school in Conway and in the process of becoming more effective in our teaching methods for better student learning outcome.
—Submitted by an administrator


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 77% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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

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 61% 64%
Black 32% 21%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
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 56%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1200 Bob Courtway Dr
Conway, AR 72032
Phone: (501) 450-4832

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools




St Joseph School
Conway, AR




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT