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Turnbow Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 797 students

 

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 4, 2014

I can't agree more with the previous review. The number of fundraising campaigns is ridiculous. It is all about money. The pressure they put on kids to bring money is crazy. For Halloween if a child does not sell this much or does not bring a check this big, he/she does not participate in fun activities. Those kids had to stand and watch others having fun. What is this school teaching? What kind of lesson is that?! We are lucky to have a great teacher. However there are a few teachers who are abrasive in the way they talk to kids and they are kids' nightmare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

This school has gone from having educational values to making money their top priority. The administration here has belittled low income families and has a blatant disregard for human compassion. This is the reason there are so few parents volunteering at the school. This school is a disgrace and an embarrassment to community education and the virtues and morals of the general public.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2013

I like the school the school. My daughter a was in a E.D and her teacher was a wonderful teacher she help past to meed daughters goal's thanks to them she got better and her school work. The teacher and the principal help to be much better the experience in school for me and my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

My son has been going to this school for 2 yrs now, and I absolutely love the teachers! they have helped my son achieve his goals, he was allowed to compete in the Spelling Bee and thanks to the great teacher he has he made it to the finals. He is being taught a different language which I think ALL elementary schools should do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2012

If it wasn't for somebody posting a sign on the side of the road on the way to Turnbow Elementary we would have never known that they were following curriculum written by the U.N. This is just a broader symptom of the school's lack of communication and disregard for parents. My child has some learning disabilities and the teacher refuses to work with us to allow us to help our child. We have repeatedly asked for my child's vocabulary lists, math problems, and spelling lists, and we are made to feel like it is this huge inconvenience. The whole feeling of the school is that they really don't want any part of parental involvement except for monetary donations to a limitless number of class parties, seasonal celebrations, and fundraisers. The message is basically, "We know more about what is best for your kids... stay out of the way." I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

Turnbow has offered many live learning experiences for my child. I completely support the Common Core shift, as I feel this will allow my child to obtain more meaningful experiences. Turnbow is ahead of the game largely due to their rigorous expectations. We absolutely love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2010

The indoctrination of this Ib World School is Un-American. The Principal is not concerned with what the parents think.. Also the school will not call you if something happening, the principle should be fired!!! They process kids for the global government!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2010

My daughter got her elbow broke 2 weeks before school was out because she was left in the classroom by her teacher and another student shoved her down. She was left all day with a broken elbow until she got off the bus. I never got a phone call. The principal called her a bully (in front of her) among other things. I sat in the classroom only to wonder how any of the children could learn. Students would get up when teacher was helping other students and draw on the board, use the overhead, kick back in thier chairs, poke each other with pencils, etc. There was no respect for that teacher. That teacher had no control on her classroom
—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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
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 45% 65%
Hispanic 35% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 13% 0%
Black 3% 21%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A60%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3390 Habberton Rd
Springdale, AR 72764
Phone: (479) 750-8785

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