Walnut Ridge High School
10 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Walnut Ridge High School
Walnut Ridge High School is located in the small town of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. It is a public high school that serves the students of the town and the surrounding area. The school is home to over 500 students, and has a wide range of academic and extracurricular offerings.
At Walnut Ridge High School, students have the opportunity to explore their interests in a variety of ways. The school offers a variety of classes, from core classes like math and science to more specialized classes such as art, music and foreign language. The school also offers a number of extracurricular activities, including sports, clubs and organizations, and community service opportunities.
The school strives to create a safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students. The faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students reach their potential and achieve success. They are committed to providing the best possible education for their students and preparing them for college and beyond.
Walnut Ridge High School is a great place for students to learn, grow and thrive. With its diverse range of academic and extracurricular offerings, it is a great place for students to get the most out of their high school experience.
508 E Free St
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
7 – 12
Overview Walnut Ridge High School
Walnut Ridge High School serves 443 students in grades 7-12.
Walnut Ridge 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 21% (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 30% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).
Verdict on Walnut Ridge High School
Walnut Ridge 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 Walnut Ridge High School is 0.17, 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.