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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
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Wilbur D. Mills High School is a public school located in Little Rock, AR. It has 613 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 11% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.

Wilbur D. Mills High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
11%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1200
12 responses
Average ACT
23
151 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$46,719
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$673
National
$949
Median Home Value
$67,700
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
59%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Football Games
    27%
  • Band concerts
    12%
  • Basketball games and volleyball games also!
    12%
  • Drama events
    12%
  • Orchestra Concerts
    12%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
613
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,583
Teachers in First/Second Year
37.8%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,081/ year
National
$12,239
54%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Wilbur D. Mills High School Reviews

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The administrators and teachers at Mills work hard to make sure students are successful, and they celebrate student successes along the way. They really care about the students!
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Mills is a very welcoming and friendly place. The school is a big family, full of support, especially when it comes down to sports and academics. We have just recently gotten a new football field, field house, baseball field, and we are currently building a new school with a new basketball court. In 2016-17, our basketball team won the 5-A State Championship. Aside from sports, Mills is one of the top academically advanced high schools in Little Rock. I am currently in the Honors Program. The teachers are very involved and thorough with lesson plans so the program is very beneficial for students. Through this program, I was able to be inducted in the National Honors Society. I've also been nominated and am attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA this (2018) summer. These programs are certain to ensure a great future for students, educationally and professionally. I've really enjoyed my experience there, and it's a great school for exceptional students.
I have spent the last four years of my life at Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School. I have had some of the best times and some of the worst times there. However, as my graduation approaches, I can only seem to focus on the good times that I had there. Despite how I rated the school below, I feel that Mills is a good school. All my teachers cared that I knew how to do whatever it was that they were teaching me. My grades were never bad. The thing that I would like to see change about Mills is its reputation. I honestly feel like Mills gets a rep and I don’t thing that it should.