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Jones Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 14, 2012

Jones is a fantastic place to teach!! The children are hardworking and the teachers and staff very caring towards the children and each other. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else...
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 30, 2011

Fantastic learning atmosphere, caring staff and several ( I think five) teachers are national board certified. Jones has twice in the past few years been awarded the Arkansas School of Distinction award.On family participation events literally hundreds of peopl,show up. Respect is practiced here, from the principle on down children are addressed in a courteous human way. I wish my elementary school would have been half this good..


Posted July 2, 2008

As a teacher at Russell D. Jones Elementary, I find the school to be an interesting place to work. The students are by and large hard working, respectful children. The teachers have spent a great deal of time and effort to clearly identify the needs of our student population. challenge
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 20, 2007

Everything comes home in English and Spanish. All parent communication is bi-lingual which makes for a lengthy night. My child has had one great teacher, one uninvolved teacher and one drill sergeant teacher. If we could sell our house, we would love to get out of this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

My children have been at Jones since the doors opened. Parents, including myself have witnessed the leaders at Jones display unsupportive actions towards the children and staff. For children to succeed they need to be incouraged. The parent involvement at Jones is very low, due to leaders making it hard for parents to share their ideas, and are basically turned away. When some parents have tried to express their concerns with the leaders at Jones they have been treated disrespectfully. It also seems that Jones has become the guinea pig school for several different programs, which seems to be more for status than being beneficial to the children. My children have had some wonderful and caring teachers at Jones, but it takes great leaders to make a great school. I have not given up hope for Jones. I think with more accessible and supportive leaders Jones could be a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2004

My children have gone to Jones for 2 years. Its a nice school with great staff. My children love it there, and Jones offers Reading Recovery and other special programs for children who need the extra help. The childrens safety is #1.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
56%
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
Hispanic 76% 10%
White 20% 64%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 21%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 84%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2926 South First St
Rogers, AR 72756
Phone: (479) 631-3535

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