Walnut Ridge Elementary School
10 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Walnut Ridge Elementary School
Walnut Ridge Elementary School is a public school located in the city of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. It has been providing quality education to the local community since its opening in 1964. The school offers a wide range of educational services, including a variety of academic and extracurricular activities. With its dedicated staff and teachers, Walnut Ridge Elementary School strives to create a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment to help students reach their full potential. The school provides a rigorous curriculum that is designed to meet the needs of each individual student. The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, and encourages students to become active and engaged learners. In addition, the school offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including sports, music, and art. At Walnut Ridge Elementary School, students are encouraged to be responsible and respectful citizens. The school promotes a culture of respect, responsibility, and accountability. It also emphasizes the importance of developing strong relationships with peers and teachers.
Walnut Ridge Elementary School is committed to providing a quality education to its students. The school works hard to ensure that each student is given the opportunity to reach their full potential, and to become successful, contributing members of society.
508 E Free St
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Pre-K – 6
Overview Walnut Ridge Elementary School
Walnut Ridge Elementary School serves 533 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Walnut Ridge 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 26% (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% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).
Verdict on Walnut Ridge Elementary School
Walnut Ridge 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 Walnut Ridge Elementary School is 0.19, 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.