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Pottsville Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 402 students

 
 

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Posted October 17, 2010

Pottsville Junior High is about average when it comes to academics. Even the Pre-AP classes do not give the students the challenge they need to prepare for high school and college.
—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 77% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
37%
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 77% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
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

Algebra I

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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
White 95% 64%
Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 21%
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 47%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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250 Apache Dr
Pottsville, AR 72858
Phone: (479) 968-6334

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