Howard Elementary School
10 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Howard Elementary School
Howard Elementary School is a public elementary school located in a vibrant and diverse neighborhood in the heart of the city. The school has been a cornerstone of the community for over 50 years, providing quality education to hundreds of students each year.
Howard Elementary School offers a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on the development of literacy, math, science, social studies, technology, and the arts. This curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all students, regardless of their academic level. The school also provides a wide range of extracurricular activities, such as sports teams, clubs, and after-school programs.
The school’s faculty and staff are committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students. The teachers are dedicated to helping each student reach their fullest potential and are supported by a strong administrative team.
Howard Elementary School is a great place for students to learn and grow. With its strong academic program and commitment to providing a positive learning environment, the school is a great choice for families looking for an excellent education for their children.
1301 N 8th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Pre-K – 6
Overview Howard Elementary School
Howard Elementary School serves 334 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Howard 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 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 20-24% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black and Hispanic).
Verdict on Howard Elementary School
Howard 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 Howard Elementary School is 0.59, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.