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Bonnie Grimes Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted June 3, 2012

My children attended this school while in K, 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades. Their teachers and the staff seemed to enjoy what they do and enjoy the kids. One child had speech therapry, the other had a special ed class to improve reading. I felt both learning plans were well thought out and very helpful considering the improvement made in my kids. Conferences were very insightful and weekly notes helped me know what to work on at home, or how my child behaved that week. One teacher would even email me when my son had an especially good day because she wanted me to know how proud she was of him! I had to choose this school because I was in it's zone, but I am so happy to have such a great school that my kids enjoyed attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2010

We were hesitant to go into a public school after private preschool, but...absolutely love it there!!! The staff is most helpful and have not met a teacher that I do not like. The cultural influences have been such a benefit to our daughter in representation of many ethnic groups. I would highly recommend Bonnie Grimes to anyone who is new to the area!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Wonderful teachers and the entire staff! They all know us by name and treat the kids so well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

We have been at Grimes for the last eight years and plan to be there until our youngest finishes grade school in 2011. We have enjoyed it, but we have noticed a different mood in the school this year and are concerned with the lack of enthusiasm we see. The teachers are more stressed and the PTO--granted I have not been a part of it--have been basically dismissed. If I am sending my child somewhere else for 7 hours of their day, I want it to be to a good place. I want a leader at the school to set a good tone that trickles to the faculty and onto my kids. Please let me know if anyone else feels this way and what we can do to correct it. Thank-you, Darla Leehans
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

Bonnie Grimes has wonderful teachers, some of which have a long history with the school. PTO is very active at this school. It is great to drop of your child in the morning, and be greeted in front of the school by a member of the Watch Dog Dads...some mornings the principal is also out front to greet the kids...Terrific! Good library, cafeteria, and overall well maintained building. Playground could use some updating. Grimes Good Egg program is a great encourager. Nurse and office staff are friendly and helpful. Rogers street traffic right around 7:50am can be tough when coming from the North and entering Bonnie Grimes: The light at New Hope causes congestion. Extracurricular activites take place at the school including Boy and Girl Scouts, and beginning sports such as Little Dribblers. An overall great Elementary school for getting your children off to the right start!
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
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 63% 10%
White 31% 64%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 21%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1801 South 13th St
Rogers, AR 72756
Phone: (479) 631-3660

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