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Tolleson Elementary School

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Posted July 7, 2010

My daughter is going into 1st grade this year, she has been going to Tolleson since pre-k. Her pre-k teacher did not do a very good job.. Her teacher last year was awesome. My daughter has had problems getting used to the whole school idea. She is just very talkative. But her kindergarten teacher helped her with that. The teachers were very nice and helpful. Can't say that about Tollesons students.They need to get a nurse in there to check EVERYONE for headlice atleast 4 times a year. My daughter came home with it so many times. And I would inform the school, after I treated her hair and made sure that it was gone, and sent her with a note to the office explaining why she was out and that they needed to check heads. But they didn't and she got it many many times again. Just a few thoughts..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

We were an active duty family who transferred from Honolulu, Hawaii and we herd of Tolleson from other military families who were stationed here before. The talk was always above reproach. The faculty even participates in the holiday play with the children. No teacher ever did that when I was a youth! My wife and I received an award for the progress our child is making. Rest assured your child is in well capable hands while they attend Tolleson Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2008

I have had children at Tolleson for 4 years now, and I can honestly say I would not send them to any other school in this area. I have seen every aspect of life here, from scraped elbows to extreme disciplinary action, from special needs children who come in to our school unable to speak and function to children I would not hesitate to call brilliant. Not one child is treated with disrespect, and everyone expects the highest standards of behavior, kindness, manners, and effort not just from the students but from all the teachers and staff. It is a genuine relief and pleasure to find staff and teachers that are still willing to work with a concerned parent, to see that you are not the only one that wants your own child to do his best. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2007

The teachers are great, the office staff is wonderful and everyone is concerned with helping your child learn and grow. They take time to get to know you and your child, if you're willing, and use that knowledge daily to interact with your child. I love this school and we'll be sad to go next year! (military family)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

The teachers are phenomenal with their teaching and leadership skills. Their patience with these children should be applauded. 80% of the students are military, (constant leaving and/or getting new kids) yet the teachers are able to comfortably bring the child(ren) into their new surroundings while still giving them a high level of education. The teachers and office staff seem to know every child by complete name, and at least one of their parents as well. The parent involvement in difficult now, but with more word of mouth and better communication, the PTAs and volunteering are getting better. The entire adult staff really do take the childrens' learning (educationally, emotionally, socially) to heart and strive to bring them to above standards. Highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

We have been pleased with the school. Class sizes are good and the staff is friendly. PreK was excellent, K was hard due to a teacher on maternity leave. Overall would recommend this school.
—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 79% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
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
White 50% 64%
Black 38% 21%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 64%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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601 Harris Rd
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Phone: (501) 982-7456

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