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White Hall Junior High School

Public | 7-9

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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Posted March 4, 2014

This is the 3rd school my child has attend since Kindergarten (currently 7th Grade) and by far her least favorite. My child is begging to be homeschooled. The administration is only concerned with sports. They do not care about the academics provided to the children. Bullies control the entire school and nothing is done because of the "social status" of a select few parents. They have a drug problem, they are being sold on the buses, in the restrooms, and between classes. They have middle school children experimenting with sex, both same and different sex relationships, in the hallways. I have seen teachers change grades for a student because their parents felt the grade wasn't justified. At the end of the day they put on a great front but this administration only cares about the almighty dollar and sports. They care nothing about the children which is obvious by the things that are allowed within those walls: racism, bullies, favortisim, drugs, sex, and lack of "teaching."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

As previous comments indicate the district is not all it should be, or claims to be. Nepotism and discriminatory practices are rampant and tolerated. A core group of parents actually determine how the school and related activities are operated. When college personnel report they cannot contact/receive timely feedback concerning a graduating senior, that is a problem. When year after year the same teachers who pass out handouts continue...passing out handouts... instead of teaching, there is a problem. When teachers are competing with students for the cover of Teen Magazine, or BFF status, there is a huge problem. When staff are FB friends with students, there is a problem. When a class valedictorian reports they were not prepared for basic first year college elective courses because they never had science labs they needed, did not have homework, didn't know how to write a term paper, there is a HUGE problem. When parents are hesitant to bring problems to light for fear of retaliation there is a HUGE problem. Teachers are not held accountable for failing to perform, but the students are and they will suffer the long term consequences.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 14, 2013

Unfortunately, we expected so much more from this school because it is so close to the arsenal. There are some really, really good teachers, and there are some really, really bad ones too. The administrative staff is primarily interested in maintaining control and less concerned with the children actually enjoying school. Bullying is rampant and the environment is divided into distinct cliques. We are Caucasian and have witnessed several instances where children of other races where discriminated against by the students and the staff. My children are miserable and we are transferring out next year. We come from a very nice school system in Northern Arkansas and we just were not expecting this. Maybe if you are transferring from a city school then you won t mind the atmosphere and attitudes as much. Many of the people that I work with have chosen the Pulaski School System over White Hall and take the long commute to work instead. My children are miserable and we are transferring out next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

the staff is helpfull and the campus is new
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2008

This is the best school in the world. It has the best teachers and staff. If you need them, they will help you no matter what. You will always learn and have fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2007

Great School and Superb Assistant Principal, Don Stringer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2006

This is an awesome place to send your children. I think it's the best in the state. The building is brand new, and the teachers are great.
—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 77% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
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 75% 64%
Black 16% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 34%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8106 Dollarway Rd
White Hall, AR 71602
Phone: (870) 247-2711

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