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Drew Central Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 437 students

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5 stars


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Posted July 19, 2009

We love DC! Drew Central has the best teachers and staff, in every grade. They truly strive to ensure that the students get the most out of their education. This is the best school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

My children have attended DC since Kindergarten. My youngest daughter will be entering 6th grade this year. We have been fortunate to be in this school district as the administration, teachers and other staff care very deeply about the children. My child has a speech impediment and requires a 504 in areas of spelling. This has been met and exceeded. As a mental health therapist, I have found the school district more than willing to assist in meeting ALL of the children's needs. I am very involved in the district as a parent and therapist. I have found that it excels in all areas and the quality of the teachers and administration is exceptional. The district may not be the richest or be able to offer programs that some schools can, but continues to build and excel in the areas of education and extra curricular activities available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

All employees of this school show sincere interest in the students that they recceive the best education possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2003

Excellent school and staff
—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.

Grade level

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

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 85% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
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
White 68% 65%
Black 23% 21%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 80%N/A60%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (870) 460-5500

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • None
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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250 University Drive
Monticello, AR 71655
Website: Click here
Phone: (870) 367-6893

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