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David O'dodd Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 358 students

 

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Posted May 1, 2014

I went to this school years ago, and I still live in the neighborhood that this school is based in. I find it very hard to believe that this school could receive such an abysmal rating. I'm really shocked, especially given that it is such a small school. How is this so?


Posted October 30, 2003

David O. Dodd Elementary is a small, but robust school in the LRSD. As a result of being a small school, (less than 300 students) the classroom sizes are extremely beneficial to the students, not only in the 'whole class' prospective, but more 'one-on-one' time with their teacher provides increased exposure to personal confidence building, encouragement, along with each student's scholastic needs. This school also has a tremendous network of volunteer workers, which not only help in daily classroom activities assisting the teachers, but keeping watchful eyes before and after school as well. The principal of this school is very much a 'hands-on' administrator. Her direction and leadership of the teaching staff has produced very dedicated and focused instructors. In addition, she is also an 'approachable' principal for both parents and students.
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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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
10%
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 51% 21%
Hispanic 37% 10%
White 9% 64%
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 90%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6423 Stagecoach Rd
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501) 447-4300

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