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Lavaca Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 255 students

 

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Posted December 29, 2008

The school is what I'd call below average. STudents don't even have lockers and have to carry all their books with them everywhere. I'm sure chiropractors love it. Science is textbook only, very little hands on, probably because they don't have the money for anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

Lavaca Middle school is a run of the mil school. There are some good teachers and there are so not that great teachers. There needs to be information available concerning childrens grades before progress report or report card time. Parents do not see daily work because it is generally due at the end of the class. So helping before grades are effected is hard. 7th and 8th have many activities but 5th and 6th pretty much have drama. No sports. The grades are issolated from each other. 5th and 6th in one section and 7th and 8th in another. This makes it hard to interact with thier friends. Even activities after school are now separate. A dance coming up is 5th and 6th 5-7:30 and 7 and 8 after.
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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

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 77% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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
White 93% 64%
Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 21%
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 53%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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603 North Division St
Lavaca, AR 72941
Phone: (479) 674-5618

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