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Western Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 285 students

 

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Posted today

One of the best public schools in the state. The principal and teachers love and care for their students. Great PTA !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

This school has been great for my child from Kindergarten through the 2nd grade. Great Principals and the teachers and staff are better than average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2005

I've been a parent of a Western Hills Eagle for the last 4 school years. I had sons in K-5 and 3rd grade this year. Western Hills is by far one of the best schools. The level of commitment to excellence by both the principal and staff are outstanding. They have a wonderful gifted and talented program (ETC) and a great reward system to promote reading for all grade levels. They received a grant for the music department by VH1, and have a great basketball team. There's a great deal of parent involvement and the school shows their appreciation with events such as Dogs for Dudes, Bahamas Mama Day, and Grandparents Day. Unfortunately, we're moving out of state and my sons want to take Western Hills with us. Our next school has some pretty big shoes to fill because Western Hills has set some pretty high standards. We'll miss Western Hills!
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
17%
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
Black 73% 21%
Hispanic 14% 10%
White 11% 64%
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 86%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4901 Western Hills Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501) 447-6900

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