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J. O. Kelly Middle School

Public | 6-7 | 1062 students

 
 

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Posted June 14, 2011

My child attended J. O. Kelly Middle School during the 2010-2011 school year. She had excellent teachers and the principal is top notch. Next year, my child will be placed in the top-level math and reading classes. I can say from experience that if you don't like this school, you might want to look within yourself to find the problem because I guarantee you there is no problem with this school. All schools have bullies and if your child had a problem, they would have taken care of it promptly. Put your child in this school and abide by the rules. Your child will excel in every area and you will be glad you listened to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

I am very disappointed in this school. They do not control bullying of students.......there has already been a stabbing at the school as well. I would not advise any parent to take their child to J.O. Kelly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

I had two kids that attended J.O. Kelly. They both had a great experience. My kids' test scores soared way up while at J.O. Kelly. While my kids were at the school, J.O. Kelly was recognized as an Arkansas Diamond School, one of only 4 Arkansas schools at the time. The teachers and administrators make all the difference, and it shows in an award winning school like J.O. Kelly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

My son is in 6th grade @ J.O. Kelly. This school is all right, it could be a lot better if favoritism wasn't shown and all students were treated equal. The school does have some excellent clubs/activities forthe kids, and overall, the teachers do seem to care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

I love this school!!! It rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2005

My son has gone to JO Kelly for the past two years. I am very pleased with all involved. The teachers are very concerned for their students and want only the best for them. I would highly recommend this school. And when it is all said and done, I will have had four children go through this school. My oldest, who is now a senior, has had only A's & B's and still does.
—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 73% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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 77% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
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
Hispanic 48% 10%
White 30% 64%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 14% 0%
Black 3% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1879 East Robinson
Springdale, AR 72764
Phone: (479) 750-8730

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