Watson Elementary School
10 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Watson Elementary School
Watson Elementary School is a public school located in the heart of a vibrant community in the city of Houston, Texas. At Watson Elementary, we strive to create a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment for all of our students. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to helping every student reach their full potential.
At Watson Elementary, we offer a wide range of academic programs and activities that are designed to meet the needs of each individual student. We have a strong focus on literacy and math, and our students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities such as band, orchestra, and athletics. We also offer a variety of clubs and organizations, including a student council, to help foster leadership skills in our students.
At Watson Elementary, we believe in providing a safe and inclusive environment for all of our students. We have a zero-tolerance policy for bullying and strive to create a culture of respect and acceptance for everyone. We also have an active and involved parent community that works in partnership with our teachers and staff to ensure the success of our students.
At Watson Elementary, we are proud to be part of a great community and to be able to provide a quality education to our students. We look forward to continuing to work together to ensure the success of all of our students.
7000 Valley Dr
Little Rock, AR 72209
K – 5
Overview Watson Elementary School
Watson Elementary School serves 419 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Watson 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 4% (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 3% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black and Hispanic).
Verdict on Watson Elementary School
Watson 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 Watson Elementary School is 0.48, 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.