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Westside Middle School

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Posted November 22, 2013

I really like this school, however I find it hard at times to like it. I shouldn't have to strive so very hard to like this school. Its sad to me because there are some very good teachers and people in westside. The kids are treated poorly by some of the teachers and are not respected at all. I think they should reevaluate some teachers employment there and hire ones who want to make that difference. I would not be where I am at today if it wasn't for many great teachers in my life. My children do and will in the future play sports for westside. They also are good athletes. I just am a parent who watches who and what my children are surrounded by and I am getting concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

I am a parent of two children who enjoy Westside School because of the caring teachers, safe environment, and appropriate curriculum that they experience daily. And my children are not 'rich farm kids or sports players'!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

I went to this blasted school. Its crap! No involvement with the students, basicaly the staff is turning it and ther est of the campus into a prison. please! Don't enroll your kids here! Nothing but rich farm kids and sports players, and if you are not one of these you'll more then likly not find acceptance
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 9, 2004

I have never had a bad experience with the teachers or staff at this school. My son has gone there since kindergarten and everyone has always responded with kindness and consideration for both students and parents. I am proud to say that my son is a student there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2004

Very poor school when it comes to educating children with ADD. My children went to this school for 2 years and I will never take them back there again.
—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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 64%
Black 3% 21%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 60%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1800 Hwy 91 West
Jonesboro, AR 72404
Phone: (870) 972-5622

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