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Sutton Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 496 students

 

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Posted July 12, 2013

I disagree strongly with the last review. Sutton is a wonderful school and the principal and the assistant principal are good administrative officers. I have 2 boys, one with developmental issues and the staff has worked very well with both my children. The school system has made improvements to the school in the last year also. Ms Matthews is a great principal who rewards and recognizes the kids accomplishments and brings a great spirit to the students, teachers and (most) parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

If you want a school that has a new principal and/or assistant principal every school year, this is the school for you. The administrative strength of this school is absolutely horrible. While most of the teachers are wonderful, the leadership from the Principal and Assistant Principal is sorely lacking. We are changing to another school in the district for the next school year. The Principal and Assistant Principal preach "medicate your child" all the time .. of course, we all know this is because the school itself gets a financial bonus for every child on a prescription medication. If you have to force students on medicine to fund your school, may not be such a great place. I am sorry to leave this school only because my children will miss most of the teachers, the two office secretaries and the nurse .. the Principal and Assistant Principal really should find jobs in an occupation where children are not involved. They are wretched women that do not listen to the parents and think all the kids are bad. I would not recommend this school for anyone looking for administrative strength.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

I am a mommy of twin boys that started Kindergarden at Sutton this year. They are in seperate class rooms, so I have the joy of knowing two out of the four K teachers. These teachers are loving , kind, and helpful. They really put forth all the effort a parent expects from a teacher. I just love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

Sutton is tops in my book, hate that Mr. Shipman has retired but school is the best elementary on the northside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2008

this is an awesome school and my mother came her so did i and now my daughter
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
21%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

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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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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
Hispanic 53% 10%
Black 15% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 1%
White 13% 64%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Fort Smith, AR 72904
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