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Jacksonville Lighthouse Middle School

Charter | 5-8 | 208 students

 
 

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Posted August 26, 2014

it starts at 7:45 and ends at 3:45 which is about 9 hours long the only breck you get is lunch I haven't learned anything during transition there is no time to go to the bath room they are so harsh that is you miss one homework you stay in after school


Posted December 6, 2013

The middle school is split between 2 buildings. Teachers keep quitting every year, and the principal at the beginning of the year is no longer the "lead" principal. He's done such a poor job with the students, teachers, and parents that he was demoted to a "newly create" position that is not even within the Lighthouse Charter. My family's kids aren't learning ANYTHING and they miss the teachers who left them for better working conditions. Seriously consider OTHER schools.


Posted July 18, 2013

The education received in the upper grades at the main campus of this school is subpar due to discipline problems stemming from a lack of follow through at the administration levels. The student knows there will not be major punishments and they act accordantly. Many of the students act the way they should but the few students can make for a disruptive class and school. Most of the teachers are wonderful and really care about the students education. They will work with the student to help the student achieve and reach their highest potential when the student is willing to try. The teacher do try their best even with classroom management but their hands are tied by actions of the administration. I pulled my child out of the school because of a lack of discipline within the school as a whole. Maybe in a few years when the people in charge learn how to run a school and start keeping teacher for more than a few months the school will improve. The idea behind the school is wonderful and would really be of some use if it was put into action.
—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 84% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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
Black 50% 21%
White 40% 64%
Hispanic 10% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 63%N/A61%
Female 56%N/A49%
Male 44%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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251 North First St
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Phone: (501) 985-1200

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