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West Junior High School

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4 stars

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Posted June 21, 2011

this school is awesome and don't go calling it a bad school because guess what you don't know how to spell the word DAUGHTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO BLUE IMPS BABY!


Posted April 1, 2011

This school is so bad that my doughter has had a nife pulled on her three times in two years! I advise you not to go to this school. The best thing to do it to go to Marion. That is where my doughter graduated and she loved it. She is now a respected lawyer
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

West Jr. High is one of the best schools in the state. They have great administrators and teachers who care deeply about these kids. If you want to make sure your child is learning and is being kept safe, send him/her to West.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

WJHS has some of the best administration and teachers I have ever had the honor to meet. I feel that my children are learning, as well as kept safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

West Junior High is a wonderful Jr. High School. This is the best Jr. High in our and district
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 77% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
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 51% 64%
Black 46% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 10%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 99%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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331 West Barton St
West Memphis, AR 72301
Phone: (870) 735-3161

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