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Acorn High School

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3 stars

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Posted August 22, 2014

After attending Mena high school for almost 12 years I transferred to Ouachita river school district my junior year. I immediately loved it. The staff was more personal, the disciplinary methods were extraordinarily better than Mena School District. I felt like the personal level that I connected with the teachers on helped my grades and my high school career rocket and push me towards college.


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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 77% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
72%
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 70% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
95%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 64%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 21%
Hispanic 1% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 59%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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143 Polk 96
Mena, AR 71953
Phone: (479) 394-5544

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