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Prairie Grove Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 591 students

 

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Posted February 25, 2013

Agree with other poster, poor administration. Morningstar is very bad for this school and the students here. Leadership really stinks and the kids here suffer for it. Find a better school for the sake of your childs future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2012

As much as I would love to rate this school with high stars, I just can't. Most of the teachers are great with a few exceptions, as with most schools, but when it comes to administration (principal, vice principal) don't expect your voice to be heard or acknowledged. The VP is known for comparing everything to his son, "if my son can deal with this, yours can" type of statements are always flowing out of his mouth. I would say he is the driving force of a lot of negative feelings for the middle school within the community. I have not seem much respect for the parents from him, just his useless interjections and arrogant ramblings. The secretary is amazing and will do her best to help you any chance she can. I also really do appreciate the counselor and her crazy words of wisdom. She really seems to care for the children. Sadly the lack of good leadership causes this school to run a muck all to often. Last year some of the students were not even allowed to eat in the cafeteria for breakfast, even on cold wet days. Parents were just offered another son comparison "my son did this before, he was fine", and many kids ended up not eating because of this. I wish parents had a voice here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

I absolutely love the PG schools. I have 3 students currently in the Middle school, each one of them are doing excellent. Coming from large schools in FL where class sizes are in the upper 20's to low 30's to class sizes of 11 - 18 makes a big difference. Communication between teachers, staff and parents are excellent as well. I have received both phone calls and emails telling me if my child is having problems in an area or to just let me know they enjoy having them in their class. I'm not too fond of the bus situation however. The 'rules' seem not to apply to all. The drivers seem to have their 'favorite' students and discipline from the bus driver and supervisor of transportation is grossly unfair. Grades K-12 ride the bus together, unlike in larger cities where, elementary, Jr High, and High School ride separate buses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

There seems to an EXTREMELY amount of drama in this school with the girl's. They physically taunt one another. The teacher's DO NOT spend enough one on one time with the student's that need help in their subjects. They do not get involved with the parent's and communication is horrible.


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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 84% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
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 73% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 64%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 42%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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824 North Mock
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Phone: (479) 846-4221

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