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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Arkansas High School is a public school located in Texarkana, AR. It has 1,045 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Address
1500 Jefferson Ave
Texarkana, AR 71875
Telephone
(870) 774-7641
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Arkansas High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1260
6 responses
Average ACT
23
134 responses
AP Enrollment
47%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$38,088
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$722
National
$949
Median Home Value
$118,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Orange crush! Rival pep rally
    23%
  • Pep rallies
    20%
  • PROM
    20%
  • Hog callin'
    18%
  • Powder Puff Football game
    8%
  • Crush the car
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,045
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,133
Teachers in First/Second Year
16%
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,572/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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I like my yearbook class and our pep rallies, other than that Arkansas wasn’t such a great school so I honestly wouldn’t recommend it. I don’t even want my sisters going there but unfortunately I have no say in that. There’s just too much drama and the administration never want to listen to you, they just think that putting everyone in ISS or suspension will help but it doesn’t. Also the dress code for girls is ridiculous especially when you have faculty that doesn’t even obey it or pick and choose who’s breaking dress code or not, like its our fault that puberty hit us and some girls are little more blessed than other but it’s not like we asked for it.
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Arkansas High provides a very exciting environment and atmosphere for the students. The Arkansas High faculty enforce fair and reasonable rules that all students must follow so we can be responsible adults. Arkansas High incorporates fun activities that involves eveyone to work together and be respectful to one another for instance, pep rallies, fundraisers, and groovy dances. I do insist that any newcomer to Arkansas High will feel welcomed and will have a great learning experience.
Honestly, the only thing I see wrong about Arkansas High is the cell phone rule. Teachers need to realize that the golden age of technology is here, and more and more technologies are coming out. It's sometimes okay to put away the text book and break out the cellular device! I also do not enjoy the fact that we do not have lockers, but are expected to carry around so many books and things. This can be a real inconvenience. Otherwise, the faculty is great, acedemics are fantastic, and I can proudly say I will be well prepared for college when I graduate in 2018.