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W. T. Cheney Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 366 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2011

I can not believe that anyone will say that WT Cheney is the worst school. This school is an achieving school and has been for several years. The teachers are helpful and the students are rewarded and celebrated all the time. Each morning the duty teachers start the children off with a hug as soon as they exit the car. If you are taking your children to another district, then you are sending them 2nd class. Great school, great students, great staff, great district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

Pine Bluff School District is the worst school district I have ever been involved with. Both of my children spent this year at W.T. Cheney and it has been a nightmare. The administration is unhelpful, the teachers are hateful and inadequet. My son didn't even have a teacher for a whole nine weeks. Everytime I visit, teachers are screaming at the children and calling them jerks. I am transferring my children after this year. The only regret I have about moving to Pine Bluff is the awful, awful school district. This town will never get better unti the schools do, but I don't see this happening. If you live in Pine Bluff put your children in Watson Chapel or a private school.
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Posted February 11, 2005

W.T. Cheney is a wonderful school. It is the perfect educational environment for our children. Upon relocating from Dallas, Texas, we were uneasy about uprooting our children in the middle of the school year. Mrs. Lusinger (Kindergarten, Mrs. DeMoss and Mrs. Christian made the transition flawless. Our children are excited about their education and we could not be happier for them - or ourselves. If you're seking a quality education, caring and attentive teachers, and a wonderful support staff - W.T.Cheney iss the perfect match for you. Andrette & Colangelo Tolbert
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
19%
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 90% 21%
White 7% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 10%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2206 Ridgway Rd
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
Phone: (870) 543-4382

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