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Weaver Elementary School

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Posted December 22, 2010

Weaver has a competent, but unchallenging staff of teachers, as a parent of a student you are left with the impertion that parental involvement is not wanted. The faculty is unequipped with the training or ability to serve the students in anything, but the most mediocre way. Weaver could be a great school but the principal asks for such basic expectations from students. The problem at Weaver is not unique, it exists in most of the schools in West Memphis. Since the faculty hand pick the parental boards themselves, and make certain that the people chosen will not challenge the normal dumbed down version of education the trend of mediocrity will not change in the near future. The only reason anyone should send their child to this school is if they are stuck and cannot send them anywhere else. If you do not believe me look at the books and other learning material that Weaver uses most are out dated by at least 10 years or more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

Weaver has a great staff. The only fault I have found with this school would be that they don't challenge the students. I have a Kindergartener that clearly was aboove the lessons taught, but he remainded in kindergarten the entire year. Even after his teacher asked the principal about getting him work that was more suited for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

This school has the potential to be great under the right leadership. The teachers work very hard with their students. They care if their students learn. There also needs to have more parent participation. Go to the classroom and see what is going on-talk with your child's teacher and work with him/her.
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
72%
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 73% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

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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
Black 99% 21%
White 1% 64%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 10%
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 99%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1280 East Barton
West Memphis, AR 72301
Phone: (870) 735-7670

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