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Shirley, AR
Students enrolled: 247

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154 School Dr
Shirley, AR 72153

(501) 723-8193
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March 27, 2012
In 2008/09 a great school was put it on the down side. Special Ed kids were disciplined and hurt by state laws not being followed. the board did nothing. Now there is a new board, new principal and many new and younger teachers. The school stood behind teachers that had no business teaching children. One 3rd grade teacher is still there because of her friendships and not teaching ability. She has no business being in a classroom. Please research this school well before putting your children into it.

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March 26, 2012
My son is disabled & has been discriminated against at this school. If you have children at this school or you plan on having your child attend this school... you better be prepared to do their job for them. I had to request meetings & I had to request a study plan. This school did nothing to benefit my son without my effort to initiate it first. This is by far the WORST school. My son also had sharp chest pain so I kept him out until he was cleared by his doctor- then they turned us in for truancy. THEY DONT CARE ABOUT THE KIDS- THEY ONLY CARE THAT THEY MISS OUT ON THE $21 PER DAY THE KIDS ARE OUT. THEY NEVER EVEN SAID: "Wow, your second grader has sharp chest pain... I hope he feels better". NEVER SHOWED ANY CONCERN ABOUT HIS WELLBEING. Now, would you send your children to school with sharp chest pain? I hope NOT. To me, that's a CPS (Child Protective Services) Case if you send them to school & put them in harms way like that. I am writing a Bill Proposal for the State of Arkansas to protect children against schools like this! Don't let them descriminate against you... you &your children also have RIGHTS. When you hear of Joshua's Law, you'll know where it came from!!

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December 18, 2009
I was very proud to have my children attend shriely elementary sc hool. Was there for two years and both my children and I hated to leave. No jobs made us leave and come back to our home town. I want to thank my children's teachers and the principal. They are all educators that the people in the district should be thankful for. If people are griping, they should go try other places before they gripe. We would gladly return and without hesitation put our children back there. They are way ahead here. thank you again Shirley elementary.

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July 24, 2009
The longer the current Superintendent and Elementry Principal are at Shirley the more the school suffers. It was once a great school and these ratings show how it is falling over the last months. The Special Ed department and most of the teachers are 1st class. School board lacks in leadership and only one member stands up for what is best for the school.

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July 14, 2009
My child went from hating her last school to loving school, wanting to learn and eager to get to school each day. Teachers and staff go above and beyond to help and encourage her in her work. Kudos!

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March 01, 2009
I can remember when Shirley was a great school. At this time I couldnt be more disgusted with the Superintendent and School Board. I will say there is some good faculty there who would go the extra mile helping the children. I cant say the Sup. or School Board consider the children or community first. I would give Shirley School a grade of F on Administration and a C + for teachers.

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2009
In 2007 This was a real good school. 2008 it started going down. 2009 Parents are starting to pull out child. Many are disappointed with the administration and several unresolved issues. However, teachers (for the most part) especially in the Special Ed department are excellent. State Board of Education has been called in on issues lately.

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August 22, 2008
Sorely disappointed with the administration and several unresolved issues. However, there are many GREAT teachers that go the extra mile to help their students.

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July 03, 2008
Mrs Baine took the time to really teach my child to read. My child is a little difficult at times, but she took the time and put the effort in to help my child excel. The school the teacher and the principal are wonderful. We are having to change schools this year, but I would say this school is awesome.

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April 15, 2008
I want to say how pleased I am to have my children attend Shirley Elementary and High School. Everyone is very nice and supportive to my childrens needs and academics.

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March 21, 2008
What a great place for our children to be going to. I feel fortunate to have my children in a public school that puts students first. The teachers and principal could make a lot more money if they went to Florida and there everyone would feel the way I do. We are lucky. I Count my blessings for such a nice place for my children to be loved and taught when they are not with me.

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January 31, 2008
Shirley Elementary is a great school and it has top teachers and administration. I go there and work some with children that need extra help and I totally agree with the other person that the teachers and principal are fantastic and go above and beyond their call of duty to help our children. thanks for all your hard work and dedication. Being so good they should deserve more pay. They aren't in it for the money and that is evident.

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January 24, 2008
Shirley Elementary is absolutely amazing! The teachers and the principal are among the best in the state! All of the staff go above and beyond to ensure the best education for our students!

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December 31, 2007
I have three students in school in Shirley Elementary and they are pleased to be tgoing to school every day. They love their 'prinicpal'. She brings new life to our school and community. She is easy to talk to and goes above and beyond her call of duty for what is best for our children. She has given children hope when there is not much help coming from the homes. We should be pleased someone like her is willing to stay and make Shirley her home.

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Shirley Elementary School
154 School Dr, Shirley, AR  72153
(501) 723-8193
Last modified Shirley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shirley Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top