Ashdown High School

10 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Ashdown High School

Ashdown High School is a public high school located in the small town of Ashdown, Arkansas. It is part of the Ashdown Public Schools district and serves students in grades 9-12. The school has a proud tradition of academic excellence and a wide range of extracurricular activities.
The school has a strong focus on preparing students for college and the future. It offers a variety of classes and programs, including Advanced Placement and dual credit classes, as well as career and technical education classes. Students can also participate in a variety of clubs, sports teams, and other extracurricular activities.
At Ashdown High School, students are encouraged to be involved in their community and to give back. The school has a strong commitment to service and volunteerism, and students are encouraged to take part in various service projects throughout the year.
Ashdown High School is committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. The school has a strict no-tolerance policy for bullying, harassment, and discrimination. The school also has a team of counselors and social workers to help students with any issues they may be facing.
Overall, Ashdown High School is a great place for students to learn, grow, and prepare for their future.

Address:

171 Locust St
Ashdown, AR 71822

Phone:

(870) 898-3562

Site:

www.ashdownschools.org

Grades:

9 – 12

Enrollment:

423 students

Overview Ashdown High School

Ashdown High School serves 423 students in grades 9-12.
Ashdown High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Verdict on Ashdown High School

Ashdown High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Ashdown High School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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