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Howard Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 395 students

 

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Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014

My school is a PK-6 grade elementary with a rich tradition in Fort Smith, Arkansas. We have had many successes and continue to strive to improve for our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 16, 2012

From the front door and first experience with the receptionist Howard is upbeat, and positive. Those kids and their faculty and staff have it together. No one is messing around, education is top priority but student and their adults are treated with encourgment and dignity....Go admin at Howard, its working


Posted July 5, 2009

I think this school needs to educate their teachers. the experiance I had, they need communication skills,and how to deal with kids with emotional,and social behaviors
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

This school has many great teachers. Highly militant discipline, which is needed.
—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 79% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
64%
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 84% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
28%

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

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
62%
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
Hispanic 58% 10%
Black 24% 21%
White 10% 65%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97%N/A60%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1301 North 8th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: (479) 783-7382

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