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L. L. Owen Elementary School

Public | 2-3 | 389 students


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Posted October 21, 2009

My daugter is in the 2nd grade at this school and I love it. Academically she is doing very well, never thought to look at playground equuipment, I mean as long as the the child is learning thats all that count. I buy her some toys for home. L.L. Owen keep up the great work
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 15, 2008

I think this is a very progressive school. Mr. Taylor is on top of what best practices in education. The district really supports its teachers financially.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted May 7, 2008

For the area this is a exceptable school. The child olny being there for two years makes it hard to really feel involved. Teachers seem to be very ridgid in there thinking and not willing to learn new ways. Playgrounds in all schools in this district are in very poor condition. Very dated, same thought and playground equipment as it was 20 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 3, 2008

I just want to say that I have a 3rd grader in this school and I wouldn't have her anywhere else. She is school choiced here and I definately made a good choice in this move. Love the teachers and the principal. They keep learning fun while providing a good structured learning enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 30, 2007

My son as well as my nieces and nephews go or have gone to this school. Mr. Taylor is an exceptionally well principal and he makes sure that all of his students adhere to school policy. The teachers at this school make sure that the children understand that learning can be fun and more important than recess. I wouldn't send my children to another school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 9, 2004

I just want to say I have a child that is in 3rd grade here and I think this school is a great school. My son has been on the A&B Honor Roll since last year and is still on it this nine weeks. I think Mr. Taylor is doing a great job with the students.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 10, 2004

L.L. Owen is a great school. This is my son's second year at Owen. He has learned so much from his teachers. They are not affraid to challenge the students. They also have a strict discipline policy that is upheld. I have reccomended this school to everyone that asks me where is a good school. Thanks to the staff for caring for our children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 30, 2004

My son went to L.L. Owen for 2 years and loved every bit of it. The teachers and principal have been wonderful in helping him with his studies and learning new things. The principal is one who will listen and take immediate action.
—Submitted by a parent

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The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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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 68% 21%
White 30% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 10%
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 76%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3605 Oakwood Rd
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
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Phone: (870) 879-3741


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