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Westside Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 595 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 24, 2011

This is an excellent school, definitely well-rounded, as each subject receives plenty of attention. Test scores reflect it as well. The teachers are all caring and very good at what they do. The office staff is very personal and friendly. Parents are involved in many areas. The administration is always available. I have two children attend this school and they both have thrived.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

My son was in kindergarten last year and his teacher thought him so much. They have great teachers that really do care about your kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

Westside has been a prayer answered for our special needs child. Dixie Branscumb(speech) has been a major force in getting the help our special needs kid needed. The school has surprisingly been very proactive in giving our child a wonderful learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2006

This is a great school! I have 2 kids who have been in this school from K-4. Still have 1 right now in the school! Would not change. All of the staff have always been very good with my children. I would highly recommend this school anytime!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

Excellant school. Teachers are very dedicated to the students. They are also very protective of the students. You have to have a photo ID on record to pick up the child if you are not the parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2006

Being a parent of a child who will be attending kindergarten there, I am now apprehensive about sending him to this school because of the previous review that I read. Come on, if a child is on honor roll they are more than likely doing their best already and should not be reprimanded for not 'waxing exellence.' They are kids, not Navy Seals.
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Posted January 27, 2005

If I could I would move my kids to another school in Searcy. They pile on homework and make the kids do work during inside recess and then tell the kids they need to see more out of them when that child is on A honor roll. I think the staff could use alot of improvement and if another parent has a problem I wish them luck in getting it resolved. I have had 3 kids in this school and none of them were/are happy going to school there. There isnt any title one teachers because the government wont send funds due to all the wealthy kids that attend there.
—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.

Grade level

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

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 85% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
88%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 65%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Black 3% 21%
Asian 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A60%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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512 Country Club Rd
Searcy, AR 72143
Phone: (501) 268-0111

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