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J. J. Izard Elementary School

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Posted February 27, 2007

We are in our second year at Izard and loving every day of it. My daughter is doing awesome. All the teachers are awesome. I have not met a teacher I would'nt want my children to have. The entire staff is friendly. I always feel welcome in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

jj izard is a great school. the teachers are wonderful. there learning programs are realy effective. the principal and teachers do a great job in letting the parents know what is going on with your child's education on a daily basis. this to me is a good way to get the parents involved in our kids education. overall it's been a good experience.
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Posted October 14, 2005

I recently, took my child out of J.J'izard due to my husband job traveling my child has attended there since pre-k. and now is in 2nd grade. I've enrolled her in diffrent state schools but still can't find that winning edge of nurture and knowlegable teaching methods that I'zard teachers and staff provide each student with. I absolutly, plan on putting my child back into this school for a good quality education. special thanks goes out to the teachers at this school keep up the excellent work in building our childrens future.
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Posted October 20, 2004

I recently moved from this school district. I have to say that JJ Izard is a fine school for students who can keep up with the curriculum. For those that struggle, it might not be. My child has gone from D's, F's, and one C to A's and B's in his new school. JJ Izard had him graded on the same level as 'Normal kids.' His new school grades him on his level. I have to ad in that Mrs. Deffenbaugh was an excellent teacher. She kept my nephew's attention. I'm sad to say that he's not doing so well in his new school (it's a different one). Mr. Summerhill was a good principal, however when confronted for help on a situation he was a man of few words. He was very easy to get along with, and to talk to.
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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
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 49% 64%
Hispanic 40% 10%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 3% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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501 North 24th St
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: (479) 474-3150

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