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Park Hill Elementary School

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Posted November 14, 2009

Great school! I agree that they are benchmarked focused and much learning time is spent preparing for annual benchmark exams. However, the staff & teachers really care about the students. Park Hill is rich in history and cares about the community it serves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

My child will be beginning her fourth year at PH. I have seen much improvement in the last three years in the teachers and curriculum as well as my child's overall interest in learning. I think a few more extracurricular activities would be nice, but he main thing I see lacking is parental involvement. PTA should be stronger.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

My child has attended PH k-5 and the quality of education has changed over the years. K-2 was a very good experience. I loved Mrs. Thornton, she was a great principle. My husband and I ran into her several times buying uniforms for needy children. The quality of education from 3rd grade on has been under par. Teachers do not reinforce classroom work with homework. Beginning at the 3rd grade level,in attempt to teach responsibility to the children they failed to meet the needs of the parents to know valuable information concerning tests and work assignments. They are utterly Benchmark focused and the children lack the skill to pass the test because basic skills were ignored.
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Posted April 20, 2005

My daughter Krystal went to Park Hill K-5. She loved it. I love the fact that the teachers interact with the children and are concerned with each and everyone one of their wellbeing. I highley recommend this school to anyone.
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Posted July 18, 2004

My child is about to begin her third year in this school. We are pleased with the quality of the teachers and staff. I feel confortable with the level of education she is getting. This is a smaller school which I feel is a bonus because the children are not so apt to get lost in the crowd. We plan to continue there because of the quality teachers and staff that she is involved with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2004

We are a transfer from another NLR school...am so delighted here. Teacher quality and leadership strength is exceptional. My child's gifts and talents have been drawn out because the teachers see the students as individuals and not another headache. My child is a QUEST student here and he absolutely loves it. Before we came to PH, he begged every year to quit the QUEST program. I see now it all had to do with the teachers and the leadership. The teachers at Park Hill don't just teach their own agenda, but attempt to make it beneficial for each student. The atmosphere is exceptionally peaceful compared to where we came from. I am so thrilled for my child in his last year of elementary school. What a wonderful and peaceful experience it has been for my entire family.
—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.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
43%
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 55% 21%
White 27% 64%
Hispanic 17% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 84%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3801 Jfk Blvd
North Little Rock, AR 72116
Phone: (501) 771-8175

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