The Arkansas Department of Education has released additional information in its latest version of the annual “report cards” for the 2017-2108 school year for schools across the state. Last fall, the ADE released letter grades for each school. The new reports provide additional details to provide the public more information about each school and district.

“I encourage students, parents, educators, and community members to spend time reviewing the reports for their school and district,” ADE Commissioner Johnny Key said in a news release. “The reports, combined with other available data and information, should be used to guide conversations regarding continuous school improvement. Together, we will provide a student-focused education to all students in Arkansas.”

Statewide, there were 152 schools that received an “A”, 313 schools that received a “B”, 380 that received a “C”, 145 that received a “B”, and 44 that received an “F”.

In Southeast Arkansas (Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew and Lincoln counties) there were no schools receiving an “A”. There were four schools receiving a “B”, 16 receiving a “C”, 17 receiving a “D” and one receiving an “F”. See the letter grades for each Southeast Arkansas school at the end of this article.

The letter grades are based on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) school index scores, which take into consideration ACT Aspire tests results and improvements from the previous year, high school graduation rates, progress by students who are English-language learners, and indicators of school quality and student success such as student attendance, science achievement and gains, college entrance exam scores, and the number of students reading at their grade level.

In addition to the letter grades, the report card shows ACT Aspire test results from the spring of 2018 and from previous years, high school graduation rates, teacher qualifications, college-entrance exam results, per-student expenditures, property-tax rates and information about gifted and talented students, students in foster care, students affected by homelessness, students from military families, demographics and other statistical information.

The 2017-2018 school year letter grades for schools and characteristics about the school districts in Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew and Lincoln counties are listed below. There is far more statistical data about each district and school on the ADE website which can accessed here.

CLEVELAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

• Rison Elementary School — B
• Rison High School — B
• Kingsland Elementary School — C

District Enrollment — 848
Avg. Class Size — 15
Avg. years teaching experience — 9
Per pupil spending
• District avg. $11,395
• State avg. $9,914
English Learners — 1 percent
Low-income — 60 percent
Students eligible to receive special education — 13 percent

CROSSETT SCHOOL DISTRICT

• Crossett Elementary School — C
• Crossett Middle School — D
• Crossett High School — D

District Enrollment — 1,689
Avg. Class Size — 16
Avg. years teaching experience — 9
Per pupil spending
• District avg. $9,821
• State avg. $9,914
English Learners — 2 percent
Low-income — 62 percent
Students eligible to receive special education — 10 percent

DERMOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT

• Dermott Elementary School — D
• Dermott High School — D

District Enrollment — 351
Avg. Class Size — 9
Avg. years teaching experience — 1
Per pupil spending
• District avg. $13,424
• State avg. $9,914
English Learners — 0 percent
Low-income — 95 percent
Students eligible to receive special education — 15 percent

DREW CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

• Drew Central Elementary School — D
• Drew Central Middle School — C
• Drew Central High School — D

District Enrollment — 1,027
Avg. Class Size — 15
Avg. years teaching experience — 9
Per pupil spending
• District avg. $9,715
• State avg. $9,914
English Learners — 5 percent
Low-income — 73 percent
Students eligible to receive special education — 14 percent

DUMAS SCHOOL DISTRICT

• Central Elementary School — C
• Reed Elementary School — D
• Dumas Junior High School — C
• Dumas High School — D

District Enrollment — 1,250
Avg. Class Size — 14
Avg. years teaching experience — 5
Per pupil spending
• District avg. $11,003
• State avg. $9,914
English Learners — 10 percent
Low-income — 71 percent
Students eligible to receive special education — 11 percent

HAMBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT

• Noble-Albritton Elementary School — C
• Portland Elementary School — C
• Hamburg Middle School — C
• Hamburg High School — C

District Enrollment — 1,774
Avg. Class Size — 17
Avg. years teaching experience — 12
Per pupil spending
• District avg. $9,521
• State avg. $9,914
English Learners — 11 percent
Low-income — 64 percent
Students eligible to receive special education — 10 percent

HERMITAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

• Hermitage Elementary School — C
• Hermitage High School — C

District Enrollment — 446
Avg. Class Size — 13
Avg. years teaching experience — 5
Per pupil spending
• District avg. $11,497
• State avg. $9,914
English Learners — 18 percent
Low-income — 76 percent
Students eligible to receive special education — 12 percent

LAKESIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT (Chicot County)

• Eudora Elementary School — F
• Lakeside Elementary School — D
• Lakeside Middle School — D
• Lakeside High School — D

District Enrollment — 999
Avg. Class Size — 13
Avg. years teaching experience — 10
Per pupil spending
• District avg. $11,148
• State avg. $9,914
English Learners — 8 percent
Low-income — 102 percent
Students eligible to receive special education — 11 percent

MONTICELLO SCHOOL DISTRICT

• Monticello Elementary School — C
• Monticello Intermediate School — D
• Monticello Middle School — B
• Monticello High School — D

District Enrollment — 1,930
Avg. Class Size — 17
Avg. years teaching experience — 13
Per pupil spending
• District avg. $9,783
• State avg. $9,914
English Learners — 1 percent
Low-income — 58 percent
Students eligible to receive special education — 8 percent

STAR CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

• Brown Elementary School — D
• Star City Middle School — C
• Star City High School — C

District Enrollment — 1,537
Avg. Class Size — 16
Avg. years teaching experience — 9
Per pupil spending
• District avg. $9,044
• State avg. $9,914
English Learners — 3 percent
Low-income — 68 percent
Students eligible to receive special education — 10 percent

WARREN SCHOOL DISTRICT

• Eastside Elementary School — C
• Brunson New Vision Charter School — C
• Warren Middle School — D
• Warren High School — D

District Enrollment — 1,613
Avg. Class Size — 16
Avg. years teaching experience — 10
Per pupil spending
• District avg. $10,051
• State avg. $9,914
English Learners — 7 percent
Low-income — 96 percent
Students eligible to receive special education — 11 percent

WOODLAWN SCHOOL DISTRICT

• Woodlawn Elementary School — D
• Woodlawn High School — B

District Enrollment — 564
Avg. Class Size — 14
Avg. years teaching experience — 8
Per pupil spending
• District avg. $8,455
• State avg. $9,914
English Learners — 2 percent
Low-income — 42 percent
Students eligible to receive special education — 14 percent