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Mountain Pine High School

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Posted October 18, 2008

The Mountain Pine School district is wonderful. As a former student, now at the U of A, I was completely prepared for college. I love being in a small town, I love knowing everyone in my school, and I love being able to talk to the teachers when I need help. All of my teachers went above and beyond to help me excel. The sports programs are great. My coaches have always been there for me to help me succeed in anything I tried. I was in the band program for 6 years and it is one of my most cherished experiences. Newer more advanced curriculum is being added every year, and I am proud to say I graduated from Mountain Pine. :)


Posted January 30, 2008

The school is a wonderful learning environment for my 2 sons. The faculty takes an interest in them, knows them by name and wants them to succeed. Mt. Pine School is a great place to get involved as a parent and a great place to grow as a student. If you have the opportunity grow with us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

The Mountain Pine School district is probably the best kept secret in Garland County! The school is small enough that each student receives the personal attention they need, yet big enough to excel in any subject they choose. The admin, teachers, coaches and school board are eager to help the students obtain their goals. We have two children from the district. Our daughter is currently attending UALR and working toward her business degree. Our son is a senior and is planning to attend Arkansas Tech next year to begin the pre-pharmacy program. The opportunities are available at this school for anyone who wants to succeed. If you are considering a change for your child, please visit Mountain Pine. We think you will be glad you did! Tim & Tammy Griffith, parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2007

I am teacher at Mountain Pine High School. This is my 13th year teaching and I have taught at large, middle and small schools. I am excited to say that in the three years I have been teaching here, I have seen a steady improvement in the student body and in the caliber of education they are receiving. I believe my colleagues love teaching their area of expertise and so make it an enjoyable experience for the students. In addition I have noticed the students taking pride in the fact that they are soon to be honor graduates or completers in an elected field. Further, we have coaches who love their athletes and are always seeking ways to improve them and challenge them to be better on the field and in the classroom. It is a superb school and getting better!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 24, 2006

I am a mother of two boys, both are students at Mountain Pine and i am the High School Art teacher. This will make our fourth year at this school. I have been teaching for nine years. Mountain Pine is a small school with the hometown feel. My cildren have excelled and risen to the top of their class under the instruction and care of the elem. staff. With the realistic student/teacher ratio., I have the opportunity to learn about each of my students where they excel and where they need attention. I can focus on the individual the needs. This is not possible in larger school, where the focus is on numbers per class and students per room. We currently have Advance Placement in eight subject areas and Workforce Ed. in six. As a mother and a teacher Mountain Pine is the school of opportunity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

I really do think Mountain Pine is a very great school ecspecially if you are looking for a little school with smart kids it really does have smart kids in it so i thank all of the teachers for being great at mtn pine and hopefully all of the test scores go really great. sports wise All of the coaches work hard all year just to improve how the kids play sports which is really great therefore mountain pine is the best thanks to the teachers,coaches,bus drivers,lunch ladies,Administrative so hopefully mtn pine stays for the future kids it will be a very great experience .
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 31, 2004

Mountain Pine High School is a AA school. It holds about 750 students currently and holds 60 staff members including adminstration. I think Mountain Pine is a wonderful school, because it is not to big and the student teacher ratio is excellent. There are many qualified teachers at this school and great classes. For example everything from basic math all the way to College Algebra. This school year 2003-2004 we have only seen two fights out of the entire school year. We have great discipline, but we never have to use it, because the school is so well organized and run with superior adminstration and staff. I think out of all the schools in Garland County this one is the best choice that anyone could make. We hope to see you soon.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
52%

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 70% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
21%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 64%
Black 11% 21%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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726 Blakely Dam Rd
Mountain Pine, AR 71956
Phone: (501) 767-6917

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