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Siloam Springs High School

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Posted December 8, 2013

I graduated from this school and went on to attain a biology degree, as well as continue my education past my Bachelor's. I have felt "behind the curve" when I left Siloam Springs High School, even though I graduated with a GPA above a 4.0 (thanks to AP courses being on a 5 point scale). My senior year, I wrote a single 3-page paper for an AP Literature class (supposed to be on a college level of difficulty) and did not once take home a text book. I am not accusing Siloam of being a poor school, but I am accusing our education system in general of being broken. It is forced to tailor itself to the lowest common denominator, and offer little challenge of to those students who are "above average". Siloam could improve by actually making "advanced" classes advanced, and not simply just more difficult than an average course.


Posted August 30, 2008

I graduated from Siloam Springs and my boys go there now. We are excited about the new High School, open by the fall of 2010. The sports programs are progressive and very successful. I do, however, believe that the coaching staff is a bit too extreme and has a bad habit of demeaning and using scare tactics to motivate the students. The FFA program is among the best in the state, affording students many varied experiences within the program. Business classes are above average and adequate. The arts programs of the school are varied. While the Band program continues to grow and win awards over the past 30 years, the art, choir and drama programs are lacking. The student body tends to be a bit 'small town minded', but there are several who think outside that box. Overall, Siloam is a good school with opportunites for every type of student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

The school staff is great. Very supportive and caring. Education in excellent in most subjects, although some of the departments are lacking. But I do not place blame on the teachers or staff. A lack of money is about the only issue here. If the schools themselves are not improved and the teachers pay is not brought up to competitive standards, then I am afraid to say that it will greatly decrease the quality of education here. Even the best teachers can only do so much to keep up with other schools wtihout having the same resources. And quite frankly, I am not sure when the citizens of the community are going to realize that money is needed desperatly do keep a competitive education fully functional.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 8, 2004

I have 1 child who graduated from SSHS, and 2 currently attending. I find the teachers and administrators extremely caring and doing their best to educate the students with very little support from the community. Yes, the buildings and equipment need much improvement, but there are some great programs and the teachers are in touch with the needs of the students. If only the community would understand the importance of support. We moved here from a neighboring community just so my kids could attend these schools, and we all love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2003

I was extremely unsatisfied with the environment at SSHS. My student was so miserable she began to refuse to go. Siloam High is a small minded, unconcerend, broken down school. The halls even flood in the rainy season. I moved my daughter and she is doing wonderful. I would suggest you send your children elsewhere.
—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 70% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined 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 66% 64%
Hispanic 24% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black 1% 21%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1500 West Jefferson
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: (479) 524-5134

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