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Heber Springs Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 830 students

 

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Posted March 10, 2009

My children enjoy this school and the teachers are great and diciplined yet they are overworked but what teacher in any school district isn't. I wish they had an afterschool program for the elementary school. The school district needs a stronger reading program, there are quite a few students still having trouble reading, maybe a reading before or after school program may help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

I have moved to Heber from Memphis TN and found this school to be huge, with over-crowded classes and a stressed teaching staff. I would not want my grandson attending this school... ever.


Posted March 1, 2005

This entire 'academic' system in the community is riddled with politics and preoccupied with its sports program. The needs of the students are secondary in regards to the agenda of a bureaucratical 'school board' and their nepotistic mind set. The school as a whole doesn't represent a diverse cirriculum or demographic regarding ethnicity. Set in a 'rural' county of Arkansas this public school is quite appealing to those which seek a sequestered community mentality.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 16, 2004

My daughter is a student at Heber Springs Elementary right now, and this school is one of the best schools I've seen. There are smaller classes than you would see in a larger community,and there is a good teacher- student relationship.
—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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

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

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
22%
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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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 93% 65%
Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 21%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian 0% 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 59%N/A60%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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901 Front
Heber Springs, AR 72543
Phone: (501) 362-8155

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