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Russellville Upper Elementary School

Public | 5 & ungraded | 427 students


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Posted March 11, 2009

What a great experience 5th grade has been! Moving 'up' from elementary school sounded pretty scary, but the 'big school' look with the warmth and comfort of elementary school was exactly the right fit to prepare my son for the rest of middle school. The teachers take their jobs very seriously . . . from dressing more professionally that most of my co-worker in an office environment, to holding kids to their expectations of academic performance and behavior. If this sounds a little structured, don't worry, the warm, friendly environment has opened up a world of possibilites to my son and his classmates. They are teaching kids to take responsibility for themselves and at the same time inspiring them to love to learn. At your schoold do you hear many parents 'complain' about how much time their children want to spend reading at home? :) We could not be more pleased.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 22, 2008

I can tell you they take the 'no child left behind ' literally. Regardless of whether the child is ready to go to the next grade or not they will pass them on.There is a general lack of concern for academics.
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Posted October 4, 2007

This school is wonderful. The principal is awesome and the teachers are the best!
—Submitted by a parent

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The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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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
White 68% 64%
Hispanic 21% 10%
Black 7% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 67%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1201 West 4th Place
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 968-2650


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