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Cato Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 323 students

 

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Posted January 17, 2014

This is in reference to the last post, I don't know where the word "spearhead" came from, I'm assuming spellcheck somehow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

They told me my son needed speech therapy which I agreed with but I knew it was because he had been hard of hearing since he began to talk so it affected the way he spoke. The speech therapist told me I was wrong and the doctor was wrong that he was not at all hard of hearing. He ended up having to have surgery on his ears and had to wear ear plugs for several days because he was not used to the loud noise that is every day life. He cried just from the noise of the car and his siblings on the drive home. It made a tremendous difference in him in every way. The school and the spearhead therapist along with the nurse that tested his hearing stuck by their assessment that this child had no difficulties hearing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2013

After walking into the office I can't believe that anyone could walk out with a positive attitude. The woman in the office is very unfriendly and acted like I was putting her out when I asked for information about my child's schedule. The feeling I get when I walk around the school is they don't want parents around. A teacher actually looked at me and said, what are you doing, I was walking my daughter to her class. I read reviews where parents/grandparents could volunteer and when I asked about volunteering I was told that there was nothing for me to do at the school. I am not impressed with the school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2012

I love cat o I have three kids going to school so three out of five kids in together they help,each other with schol projects the eat breakfast together at the school the teachers r nice they let me know when or if my kids r bad . And they let me know when my kids don't trun in homework I love this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

I believe Mrs. Sheppard to be, one of the most caring, honest women I've meet in along time. Thank you Cato School for your Pre-K threw forth grade. All of you gracious folks once again, have had and have the pleasure to have meet, and going to meet in the furture.


Posted December 30, 2010

Oh the great Cato Elementary. Was there for my 1st and 2nd grades of my schooling. Mikey Snider and i gave that place a work over while we were there. I would love to go back to Cato one time and just take a walk back through those walls.


Posted June 4, 2010

I SO HOPE MY DAUGHTER ENTERS MY GRANDSON IN CATO FOR 4K, HE'S BEEN SAYING SINCE HE COULD TALK, " WHEN I'M 4 I'M GOING TO 4 0 CATO". NEXT YEAR MY DAUGHTER WILL BE IN 5TH AND I'M ALREADY DREADING HAVING TO LEAVE WHEN THAT YEAR ENDS. I LOVE, APPRECIATE, AND SUPPORT OUR PRINCIPLE! WE THOUGHT WE COULDNT MAKE IT WITHOUT OUR OLD ONE BUT WHEN THE NEW ONE CAME SHE STEPPED RIGHT UP AND WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE HER!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I am a grandparent and I live a block from school. I can be involved in all activities and the school encourages me to do so. The classrooms are open and that is interesting to me and my grandsons seem to like it very much. They like their teachers and are interested in the school work which to me would make for a great school for learning. I vote for Cato school for America's Favorite School.
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

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 84% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
36%
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 69% 65%
Black 27% 21%
Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A60%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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9906 Cato Rd
North Little Rock, AR 72120
Phone: (501) 833-1160

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