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Elkins High School

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3 stars

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Posted July 18, 2013

Horrible school worst school you could send your kids too needs restaffed very rude people
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 6, 2013

I would give this school 0 stars I went to 5 schools and was an elkins student for about 5 years, and elkins made every other school look incredible, at elkins students are picked not taught, if they dont pick you you might as well put your head down in every class because they will fail you any way they can think of even if its not school related, very much bigotry and racism toward individuals at this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2012

I am an Elkins High School Alumni and after reading a few of the above comments I just wanted to add that I, as a student, recieved an excellent education from Elkins. Teachers were always willing to spend extra time and effort to help thier students succeed as students as well as people. I was very prepared for college when I graduated Elkins High School and have graduated the U of A with special thanks to EHS teachers who pushed me to be the best I could be. If you are concerned about your child or yourself getting the education you need from Elkins to succeed in college try taking thier AP curriculum courses I found these especially challenging and worthwhile. GO ELKS!!


Posted October 12, 2010

i think that the elkins school system as a whole is very positive and shound. I dont however think the high school math department is..This is the weakest link! I feel that the high school math teachers do not give their all to make sure these kids understand and prepare them for college. I do think that the atmoshpere of the school and the bond with the kids is very strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

i am a former student of elkins high school. And some of the teachers are great but overall i hated it. If i didnt understand something they didnt even try to work with me. The best teachers they have are miss.smith, miss.hutchins, mr.hess and thats it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2008

I am an alum of Elkins High School. I like how the teachers have prepared my son for college, staying after school, and after class. My son looks forward to school everyday and working hard for college
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

This school did not prepare me for life. The teachers did not go out of their way to help students (with the exception of a few) learn the skills needed to help them get through life. All they cared about was testing testing testing. They wanted the money from the state. That is wrong!


Posted August 18, 2008

Im a 9th grade student attending elkins high school in arkansas and i think it is a great school! We have exelent teachers! All in all, Elkins is an awesome school
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2007

I am a former student at Elkins High School. Overall, Elkins is a great school. However, it does not prep students for college at all. For example, I thought that I knew everything that I needed to know about writing a paper in a Freshman College English Class. However, I knew nothing at all. The standards of writing and communication slack to the lowest of standards.


Posted May 14, 2006

Elkins has the lowest rate of pay in NWA, and yet the teachers give 110%. I don't think this situation will last much longer; why would anyone work for 10K less a year?
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2004

I believe Elkins High School should offer a larger curriculum for the students, including an additional foreign language and more AP options. I believe the school is sound academically, but needs further advancement in parent/teacher communication and communication between the administration and parents and students.
—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 70% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

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

Algebra I

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
51%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
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 90% 64%
Hispanic 7% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 21%
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 44%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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349 North Center
Elkins, AR 72727
Phone: (479) 643-3381

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