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Pine Bluff High School

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Posted March 11, 2008

I attended Pine Bluff High from 1979-1980. My oldest son attended from 1995-1998, my daughter from 1999-2002, my middle son from 2001-2004 and my youngest son from 2004-2007. I can honestly say that this school has taken some hits over the past thirty years, but I see positive growth every time I ride by the campus. It is a wonderful school and I'm happy that me and my children are alumni of PBHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2007

Pine Bluff High has really opened my horizons. The typical cliches about high school haven't affected me. People talk about how cliques can ruin a student's life, but I've noticed that at PBHS you can be anyone you want to be and have friends doing all sorts of activities. The Fighting Zebras really excell in track and basketball, but there's also golf, tennis, football, baseball, and then many art-focused teams. An orchestra, A Cappella choir, a fantastic art club, a very active history club, and the list goes on. If you can think of something you want to do, they most likely have it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2006

I'm not a parent, but as a Pine Bluff High School Alum, I really feel that Pine Bluff High is a great choice to send your child. Besides all of the extracurricular activities that the school provides, the school is committed to excellence and also committed to helping students further their education. My time spent there is where I hold some of my fondest memories. The teachers are there to help as much as possible. Also, being a former Pine Bluff High School athlete, I feel that I must speak on the subject. The
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 8, 2006

Pine Bluff High School is a great place for young adults to excell and blossom into young mature adults. Going int my second year at PBHS I can honestly say this school has a great academic atmosphere. We are also full of school spirit and we love our sports. We are also very supportive of our arts as well. We have many ways for you to exprss yourself at Pine Bluff High, rather its in clubs, sports, arts or other organizations. This is a great school and a wonderful choice for your child!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2006

Pine Bluff High School is a great school for anyone to visit and to attend. I encourage everone to listen to their band and go to their basket and football games. They really have good teams. The teachers are great and cool to hang around with. They also has one of the best ROTC programs in the state of Arkansas. At this time as a student at PBHS I would like to thank all the voters that voted on the school bond. We are waiting to be in our new class rooms.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2006

This school is not the best choice to go to. But it isn't the worst. If I had to pick a school I would not pick this one.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 26, 2005

This school is awsome! This year will be my second year attending PBHS. Pine Bluff High not only has a great band but also a great orchestra, choir, football, soccer, baseball and softball, tennis, and track team. The teachers here are awsome. The students are fun to. You will be making a great choice by sending your child here to PBHS home of the 'Fighting Zebras'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2005

Pine Bluff High School has a really great band. They perform really well I think they should be invited more places so people would geta chance to hear how great they are. This school is really wonderful.
—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 70% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%

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39%

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32%

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29%
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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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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10%

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16%

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14%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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19%

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67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
41%
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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
Black 97% 21%
Two or more races 2% 2%
White 1% 64%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 10%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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711 West 11th St
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Phone: (870) 543-4300

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