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Mount Ida Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 247 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2013

My school has helped my kids with their speech and social skills and have always kept me informed on their progress.I moved here when my son started kindergarten and he was so far behind in social skills .And my daughter also has done well and yes the work does get harder as they go up in grades .They are now passing to the 5&6 . I am not from this area and not related to anybody so I am an outsider but my kids have been treated great and that's all that matters to us.!! And I thank them for all they have for them !!! I am a grandmother who adopted them to give them a chance and moved from Nebraska and it was the best thing I ever did for them .
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Posted May 5, 2006

At the elementary level through 4th grade,the teachers are excellent and the classes are a good ratio..teacher/student.Also the school has a new teacher who is doing wonderful things with the music/art classes.Its a very good safe school.high school is really bad for teachers who seem completely uncaring toward students having problems.
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Posted January 28, 2006

I have 1 child alread graduated from Mt. Ida schools and is doing great in college. I have 2 daughters in elementary and 1 more going in next year. I feel the school at the lower levels - Kindergarten and 1st grade have excellent teachers. When the children start into 2nd and 3rd grade, and I even noticed it when my oldest daughter was in elementary, the teaching quality lowers, the teacher to student ratio worsens, and as the work gets harder - which is typical as one gets older - the childs grades suffer because I don't feel they get the attention or instruction they need or deserve.
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Posted September 14, 2005

I'm hoping that those who read these reviews will realize that the person who wrote the negative review is, obviously, someone with a chip on their shoulder and an ax to grind with the school. Both of my children attended Mt. Ida Elementary and had a wonderful school experience! Their teachers provided quality instruction with a variety of educational experiences. Both children were involved in a variety of athletics and extra curricular activities and had more opportunities than there was time for. As parents, we were encouraged, and welcomed, to be as involved as we chose. My children's elementary experience provided them with the tools they needed to insure success throughout their school careers. Both have earned college scholarships and are on their way to successful careers. Thank you MI Schools!
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Posted September 15, 2004

Both of my kids went to mount ida and I think overall they had two good teachers. There is a clique with the teachers and all they worry about is themselves. You have to be realted or know somebody to even teach there, then you have to fit in with the snobby, arrogant staff they have. I don't think there is a lot of caring for the kids that go there and I think the challenges are few and far between for the students. Both of my kids did well there but there were so many pushed aside because they had bad blood in the family and that was passed on to the kids. And again they are very racial and only interested in sports. The arts are rarely recognized or taught.
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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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
66%

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77%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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84%

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94%

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 85% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

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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
White 96% 64%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 21%
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 71%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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430 Ball Park Rd
Mount Ida, AR 71957
Phone: (870) 867-4596

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