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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Arkansas High School is a public school located in Texarkana, AR. It has 1,082 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
1500 Jefferson Ave
Texarkana, AR 71875
Telephone
(870) 774-7641
Website

Arkansas High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
16%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
101 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$37,659
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$702
National
$949
Median Home Value
$106,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
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
Report
  • 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
1,082
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
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
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,650
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%
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
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,940/ 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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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.
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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.
Two many teachers quit without notice. Dealing with teenage kids is a tough job, ask any parent. Many people right out of high school get a degree in education only to find out later that they hate teaching and finding it difficult to reason with kids. Unfortunately this can't be explained, only experienced which brings us back to teacher turnover. Bottom line is we have to have teachers in our class rooms so onward we go hoping someone, someday, will better educate our young students before entering into the classrooms as wannabe teachers.