Watson Chapel High School

10 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Watson Chapel High School

Watson Chapel High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. It serves students in grades 9-12 and is part of the Watson Chapel School District. The school opened in the fall of 1971 and has since become a highly respected educational institution.
The school offers a wide variety of academic and extracurricular activities for its students. Watson Chapel High School is committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. The school has a strong focus on college and career readiness, and provides a variety of resources to help students prepare for the future.
The school also offers a variety of sports and activities for students to participate in, including football, basketball, volleyball, softball, track, and golf. Watson Chapel High School also offers an extensive band program, which includes marching, concert, and jazz bands.
The school is dedicated to providing an excellent education for all students, and strives to ensure that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Watson Chapel High School is committed to helping students succeed both in and out of the classroom.

Address:

4000 Camden Rd
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

Phone:

(870) 879-3230

Site:

Visit School Website

Grades:

10 – 12

Enrollment:

539 students

Overview Watson Chapel High School

Watson Chapel High School serves 539 students in grades 10-12.
Watson Chapel 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 6-9% (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 10-14% (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 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Verdict on Watson Chapel High School

Watson Chapel 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 Watson Chapel High School is 0.28, 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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