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E-Stem Public Charter Middle School

Charter | 5-8 | 502 students

 

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted February 2, 2013

I am a former student of Estem Middle. I was disappointed with the school. The academic program was neither challenging nor creative. Perhaps this is due to the fact that my grade was completely overrun with disciplinary issues. It would be unfair to say that the administration did nothing to try and solve these issues, but their methods were appropriate for five year olds and not middle schoolers. I got the feeling that the faculty was overwhelmed and overworked, not surprising since the Estem philosophy was to keep expanding the charter to bring in more students, despite a lack of space to accommodate them. Anyhow, the students definitely ruled the roost when I was there. I often sat in class and watched my classmates pitch spitballs and yell at the teacher without punishment. I hope that the school has worked out some of these issues by now. The best advice I can offer is to not rely on the rainbows and ponies experience that the staff will promise to give you, that was my mistake. Talk to people, a lot of people, about their personal experience with the school. It's the only way you'll get an honest idea of what you're signing up for.


Posted June 8, 2012

Excellent school. Our kids have been in this school for the past four years. We feel very fortunate to have our kids here. Excellent leadership and a great learning environment.
—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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
35%

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

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 77% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
68%
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% 65%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 32%N/A60%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 374-7836

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