Bates Elementary School
10 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Bates Elementary School
Bates Elementary School is an exemplary public school located in the heart of the city. It has been a part of the community for over 50 years and is well known for its commitment to excellence in education. The school offers a rigorous curriculum, with an emphasis on the core subjects of math, science, and language arts. Additionally, students have access to a variety of enrichment opportunities, including music, art, and physical education.
Bates Elementary School has an active parent-teacher organization that works to ensure the success of all students. The school also has a strong focus on community engagement, with a variety of outreach programs and volunteer opportunities. The school is committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment for all students. Bates Elementary School has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying and works hard to promote a positive school climate. The staff is dedicated to providing students with the tools and resources they need to succeed in school and beyond. Bates Elementary School is a great place for students to learn and grow. With its commitment to excellence in education and its focus on creating a safe and nurturing environment, Bates Elementary School is an excellent choice for families looking for a quality education for their children.
14300 Dineen Dr
Little Rock, AR 72206
Pre-K – 5
Overview Bates Elementary School
Bates Elementary School serves 373 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Bates Elementary 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 15-19% (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 15-19% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black and Hispanic).
Verdict on Bates Elementary School
Bates Elementary 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 Bates Elementary School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.