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Amboy Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted August 10, 2014

My children been attending Amboy since kindergarten. There now in the third and fourth grade there. I love the school atmosphere, knowing the staff has been a plus. I'm a parent so there are some things that need improvement. Like better principal and parent interactions and improvements with calendar activities. Also I wish they had cameras in classrooms so we the parents can see first hand what goes on with our children. I don't have any major complaints. My children enjoy their experience there and we hope to have a couple more amazing years of education and development and fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

I moved my children to Amboy after the recent boundary shifts and we LOVE it! Great administrative vision and teachers. Uniforms are a plus. Their building beautiful new facilities! Can't wait to see it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

Getting better teachers every year! New campus is looking so pretty! Mark my words, Amboy is on the rise! Now that the newer administration seems to have found their groove, we expect amazing things to come! My children and the neighborhood kiddies are excited for another great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2014

We originally wanted our son to go to a school which was close physically ord figured that Amboy was a good choice. This year has been a year of hard knocks. Our son has been through a whole lot of drama in his short little life. Even though flyers have been sent home concerning bullying, uniforms and daily conduct of students, all of these topics have been an ongoing problem. Bullying is certainly a daily problem. Uniforms are expensive and yet because of growth spurts this year, we've had to purchase 6 complete wardrobes this year sizes 5, 6, & 7 in uniforms and in a regular wardrobe for use outside of school. We hear daily reports of our son being bullied and have tried to help him see that as bad as it is, bullying is part of life even with grown ups, and therefore he needs to be very careful in how he chooses his friends. However, he has a right to be educated without the fear of being hurt physically or teased because he tends to be a peacemaker. A new school is going up for next year and we are hoping that confronting these issues will be a priority this year and as the new school year begins. Our children truly deserve at least that much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2013

Not well at all. When my child started having problems, the staff jumped straight to discipline instead of support. I had to request meetings and alternate interventions on my own, and we never got the follow-up (occupational therapy, referrals, etc.) that were agreed upon in the one meeting I was able to get, even after multiple requests. Had to start from scratch at new school since they didn't complete any of their own recommendations or forward any paperwork as promised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

This is my child's second year at Amboy and we are now convinced we need to move out of this school district. I went to their lunch and watched as some kids had 7 minutes to eat. They were not allowed to talk during lunch. Their recess is just as short. So don't expect your child to gain any social skills from this or any North Little Rock school district school. If you visit their school district main office, you will find rude, unprofessional people complaining about soap operas. This is evident by their horrible schools. You might as well send your kids to prison, at least it's managed better. While there are some great teachers at Amboy, you would be doing your children an incredible disservice by sending them to any North Little Rock school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2012

My child has been attending Amboy for the past 3 years. The school continues to impress me with how much they care.
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Posted July 31, 2010

I have to say, I didn't know what to expect coming from another district, but I am very satisfied. The staff are wonderful! They really care. Keep up the GREAT work!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

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 84% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
32%
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 67% 21%
White 22% 64%
Hispanic 10% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 93%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2400 West 58th St
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Phone: (501) 771-8185

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